ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Albany County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Albany man on gun possession charges. He was allegedly carrying a loaded firearm in Albany.

On Tuesday, November 30, Police conducted a traffic stop in Albany on a silver sedan for a minor traffic infraction. During the traffic stop, it was revealed that the operator, Julio Cruz-Torres, 29, of Albany, was operating the vehicle without a New York State driver’s license.

Further investigation revealed that Cruz-Torres was allegedly in possession of a loaded .380 Cobra Firearm with a defaced serial number on the frame of the weapon.


  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree (Felony)
  • Various traffic infractions.

Cruz-Torres was brought to the Albany County Correctional Facility as a pre-arraigned detainee, and will be arraigned in Albany City Court on Wednesday, December 1, at 9:00 a.m.