Armed Citizen in New York
|Armed Citizen in New York|
Times Herald-Record, November 3, 2014: A homeless man was arrested on Halloween after a homeowner found him inside their home and held him at gunpoint, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. At about 3:30 p.m. deputies responded to James Street for a report of an intruder inside a home being held at gunpoint by the owner, deputies say. When they arrived deputies say they found Christopher Scott, 25, inside a locked closet. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass in the second. Scott was arraigned in Rosendale court and sent to Ulster County jail on $2,500 cash bail to return on Nov. 11.
WIVB, September 1, 2014: A homeowner and his son held two would-be burglars at gunpoint after the suspects tried to break into their home, according to Orchard Park Police. Officers were called to a home on Transit Road shortly after 1 a.m. on reports of two people in dark clothing trying to break in. A second call was received a short time later informing police that the suspects were being held at gunpoint by the homeowner and his son. Police arrived on scene and determined 18-year-old Jacob Rappleye and 22-year-old Anthony Guarino, both of Lancaster, used a ladder to climb up to a second story window and break into the home. Both are charged with attempted burglary, criminal mischief, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Rappleye was released on bail while Guarino was sent to the Erie County Holding Center. Police are continuing to investigate the attempted burglary.
WIVB, April 15, 2014: A pizza deliveryman attacked by four people attempting to rob him opened fire, hitting an 18-year-old man who is now in police custody. Buffalo Police say the driver was attempting to make a delivery at 474 Cornwall around 10:30 p.m. on Monday when he was attacked by four assailants who began beating him on the head and body with an unknown object. The deliveryman drew his legally registered handgun and opened fire, hitting an 18-year-old man, who is now in police custody at ECMC and is listed in fair condition. The other three attackers fled and remain at-large. Police did not say if the driver suffered any serious injuries in the assault. Anyone with information about the attempted robbery should call the confidential tipline at 847-2255.