19 May 2022

  Major Michael S. TenEyck
  Troop D Commander



State Police arrested Robert G. Bailey, age  80 from Tully, NY for the following charges:

  • (3) counts Menacing a Police Officer, a class “D” felony
  • (2) counts Reckless Endangerment 1st degree, a class “D” felony
  • Criminal Mischief 2nd degree, a class “D” felony
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree, a class “A” misdemeanor

On May 18, 2022, just after 1 p.m., State Police in Pulaski were dispatched to 250 Pine Grove Road Camp #7 in the town of Richland regarding an individual shooting his rifle at his neighbor’s property.  A septic system control panel, septic system vent, and the side window of the neighbor’s residence were all shot and damaged. The bullet that struck the neighbor’s window went through the glass, into the residence, and exited the other side of the residence through the siding.  Troopers and BCI investigators responded to the camp and during the course of their investigation, Mr. Bailey barricaded himself inside the camp and during negotiations, fired several rounds from his rifles at the officers. 

Members from the State Police Crisis Negotiations Unit responded and during the negotiations, Bailey continued to fire several more rounds from the residence toward officers.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., Members from the New York State Police S.O.R.T (Special Operations Response Team – Central) took Bailey into custody without further incident.

State Police were assisted at the scene by the NYS Park Police, Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, Oswego Police Department, and the Northern Oswego County Ambulance.


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