On Friday, February 28, at approximately 1:13 am, Officer Kenneth Anderson and Sergeant Jeremy Warner were on patrol in the area of Greencrest Drive where they observed a suspicious vehicle.  

After a brief investigation the search of the vehicle led to the recovery of a loaded .380 caliber handgun, and a switchblade knife.  

The below-listed defendants were arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree: 

  • Rahmon L. Ward, 22 years old, a City of Newburgh resident 
  • Franky Azor, 20 years old, a Middletown resident 
  • George F. Rodriguez, 19 years old, a Monroe resident 

The defendants were arraigned in the City of Middletown Court before Judge Stephen Brockett and remanded to the Orange County Jail with bail until their next court appearance

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