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On Wednesday, December 6th, 2023, Officers Cicirello and Ferris were on a stolen vehicle traffic detail when they attempted to stop a vehicle in the 800 block of North Salina Street for driving with no headlights on. The driver, later identified as 43-year-old Michael Seaver, refused to stop and led the Officers on a short pursuit. During the pursuit, Seaver drove through two metal fences near NBT Bank Stadium. Seaver also caused a traffic accident at the intersection of Lemoyne Avenue and Grant Boulevard.

Seaver eventually stopped the vehicle, a 2014 Hyundai Sonata, in the front yard of a home in the 900 block of Lemoyne Avenue before fleeing on foot. Other Officers arrived on the scene and were able to arrest Seaver in the backyard of a home in the 3000 block of Grant Boulevard.

When Officers searched the vehicle that Seaver was driving, they found a Taurus 709 9mm semi-automatic handgun. The handgun was loaded with one round in the chamber, and a further five rounds in the magazine.

Seaver was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. He was then lodged in the Onondaga County Justice Center and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, and Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree as well as several vehicle and traffic violations.

We would like to thank Officers Cicirello and Ferris for their keen observation skills, recovering a stolen vehicle, and working to ensure that another handgun was taken off of City Streets.

Sources: Syracuse Police Department 

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