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22 October 2019
Whitney Point man arrested after violating order of protection then punches wall at barracks

Major Brian Shortall
Troop C Commander


On October 8, 2019 at approximately 4:00 p.m., New York State Police at Whitney Point arrested Joshua J. Hackel, age 28 of Whitney Point, NY for the misdemeanors of Criminal Contempt in the second degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree and Obstruction of Governmental Administration. 

Troopers were dispatched to an address on Leekville Road for a report of a violation of a temporary order of protection.  A victim told troopers that Hackel contacted the victim on social media and appeared at the victim’s residence, violating the order of protection. 

Troopers located Hackel at a residence in Nanticoke and he was arrested.  Troopers also found Hackel in possession of suspected methamphetamine and he was additionally charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree.  While being processed at the SP barracks at Whitney Point, Hackel became unruly, struck a trooper then punched a wall causing damage to the wall.  Hackel was evaluated by medical personnel but refused further care. 

Hackel was subsequently transported to Broome County Central Arraignment and Processing. 

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