At approximately 1:20PM on January 23rd, 2022 Utica Police Officers were dispatched to a residence on the 900 block of Elizabeth St regarding a male in possession of a machete asking in a suspicious manner.
As they arrived they learned that the male did not threaten anyone with the machete, but the callers were concerned that he also possessed unregistered firearms and were concerned for their safety.
The officers were provided a shotgun and a .380 handgun. At this point the male was transported to the Utica Police Department where it was definitely established that the weapons belonged to him.
Following the investigation, Ler Wah age 28 of Utica was charged with:
Criminal Possession of a Firearm