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26 February 2018
*Update* State Police make arrest in connection to missing firearm in Columbia County
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Robert C. Gregory
Troop K Commander
Chatham, New York – On February 26, 2018 the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at Livingston arrested a fifteen-year-old for Criminal Possession of a Firearm, if charged as an adult the crime would be a class E felony.
Investigation revealed the gun reported missing from residence in Chatham was possessed by the juvenile illegally.
The juvenile was issued a Columbia County Family Court appearance ticket returnable for a later date.
Chatham, New York – On February 24, 2018, the New York State Police from the New Lebanon barracks investigated a firearm reported as missing from a residence in the town of Chatham.
New Lebanon Troopers and Investigators from SP Livingston initiated an investigation throughout the weekend which resulted in the recovery of the firearm.
During the investigation, the State Police became aware of a social media rumor causing alarm amongst Chatham area residents. There was no evidence at any stage of the investigation of any credible threat to the Chatham Schools or students. The State Police, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and Chatham Central School officials have worked together closely sharing information, and monitoring any new developments.
The criminal matter is still under investigation and with assistance from the Columbia County Attorney’s Office, the State Police are working to resolve the incident in its entirety.
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