Wednesday, around 7:20 pm, Syracuse Police conducted a vehicle and traffic stop in the 300 block of Park Street.
The vehicle was being operated by 19 year old Kobe S. Lang, of Edison Street, Syracuse. While the officers were speaking with Lang, he put the car in drive and drove away.
A traffic pursuit ensued and finally ended when the vehicle Lang was driving, struck a utility pole at the intersection of Bear Street and Sunset Ave. Lang then got out and fled.
Police Officers observed Lang throw a handgun into the weeds as he was running away. Lang then attempted to conceal himself in the tall grass, but was eventually called out by police and was taken into custody.
Officers conducted a ground search where they located a loaded, defaced, Hi-Point Firearms Model CF .380 caliber handgun. Upon further investigation, it was also determined that the vehicle Lang had been operating was stolen.
Lang was arrested and charged with a variety of weapons, stolen property and traffic violations.