NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop D Commander
On January 30, 2021, State Police in Watertown arrested Richard E. Daniels, age 43, from Watertown, NY, for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree (D-felony) and Criminal Mischief 4th degree (A-misdemeanor).
Mr. Daniels is charged with firing a .22 caliber rifle from his residence at a woodchuck and striking a neighbors pole barn 216 feet away (within the 500 feet of a dwelling) in the Town of Watertown.
Mr. Daniels is also charged with possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony in Florida in 2001.