Troy Police Announce Arrest of Burglary Suspects, Confiscate Illegal Handgun

Troy Police Announce Arrest of Burglary Suspects, Confiscate Illegal Handgun

TROY, NY (December 3, 2021) – Assistant Chief of Police Steven Barker issued the following announcement:

“Troy Police Patrol Officers captured two in-progress burglary suspects on Wednesday night, recovering an illegal handgun during the incident.

“On Wednesday, December 1st, around 8:30pm Troy Police Patrol Officers received a 911 call from a resident reporting two suspects in her residence. The victim was locked in the bathroom but reported that at least one of the suspects was wearing a mask. Multiple officers responded and a sharp-eyed officer observed a vehicle fleeing the scene occupied by two individuals wearing masks. A traffic stop was conducted and both occupants of the suspect vehicle attempted to flee on foot. Both were captured and positively identified as the suspects of the burglary. A loaded, illegal handgun (picture attached) was located within the front passenger area of the suspect vehicle. The preliminary investigation has yielded that the victim and suspects were familiar with each other.

“Both defendants were brought to Troy PD for processing and held for arraignment in Troy City Court. Troy PD Members will partner with the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office for the follow-up investigation and prosecution.

“We are comforted that another illegal gun has been removed from our streets, one that could potentially injure a member of our community. We are equally proud of the involved officers from our 3rd Platoon – Afternoon shift who responded, who were able to spot the involved suspects and bring dangerous individuals into custody without serious injury to any of the involved victims, suspects or officers.”

Defendants:

Jessica M. Carrillo (Age: 31, of Manhattan NY)

Charges:

  • PL 265.03(1B) Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree [Felony]
  • PL 160.10(1) Robbery in the Second Degree [Felony]
  • PL 265.02(1) Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree [Felony]
  • PL 195.05 Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree [Misdemeanor]

Luis A. Rivas (Age: 47, of Troy NY)

Charges:

  • PL 265.03(1B) Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree [Felony]
  • PL 140.30(2) Burglary in the First Degree [Felony]
  • PL 160.10(1) Robbery in the Second Degree [Felony]
  • PL 265.02(1) Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree [Felony]
  • PL 195.05 Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree [Misdemeanor]
  • PL 145.00(1) Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree [Misdemeanor]