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Buffalo man on probation arrested for having a stolen handgun

Tyrone R. Gates, 40, of Grant Street was arrested by Buffalo police Wednesday afternoon after two Erie County probation officers checking his flat found he had a loaded .40 caliber pistol in a pocket of a jacket he had left on his front room couch, police said.

Police officers sent to assist the probation officers charged Gates with a felony count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Buffalo Police officials said the handgun had been reported stolen in Kenmore on July 16, 2015.

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