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Whitehall Police Department, NY
Friday July 27th, 2018 :: 08:57 a.m. EDT


PRESS RELEASE / ARREST: Barricaded subject arrested following investigation of Domestic Disturbance incident.

INCIDENT TYPE: Domestic Disturbance / Barricaded Subject / Arrest

CASE #: 18-29263

DATE / TIME OF INCIDENT: 07/26/2018, 4:00 PM

LOCATION OF INCIDENT: Montcalm Avenue, Village of Whitehall

PL 120.14 01 Menacing 2nd – Weapon (A Misdemeanor)
PL 265.02 01 Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd (D Felony)
PL 205.30 Resisting Arrest (A Misdemeanor)
PL 195.05 Obstruction of Govt Admin (A Misdemeanor)

SUSPECT: Gordon, Joseph P. AGE: 51

On Thursday, July 26, 2018 at approximately 4:00 PM, the Whitehall Police Department received a report of a prior domestic disturbance that occurred at a Montcalm Avenue residence. As the investigation initiated, it was reported a subject involved in the domestic disturbance had made threats to harm others reportedly threatening to shoot an involved party, brandishing a firearm to the victim. Patrols responded to the residence to attempt to communicate with the subject and found the subject had barricaded himself inside the residence. Assistance was requested from other area law enforcement agencies, including the New York State Police SORT (Special Operations Response Team). Access to the Montcalm Avenue area was restricted throughout the evening and Officers made personal contact with the residents in the immediate area of the incident, advising them of the situation and requested they relocate to ensure their safety. Following multiple attempts to communicate with the subject, Officers lost contact with the subject and made entry to the residence. The subject was found to have consumed an unknown amount of medication and was able to be subdued and taken into custody following a brief struggle. At approximately 11:59 PM last night the scene was cleared, roadway re-opened and the subject was transported to a local hospital for evaluation of non-life threatening injuries.

Officers recovered two loaded firearms from the residence that were placed near the front window, where Officers observed the subject throughout the incident.

Gordon was released from the hospital this morning, processed and arraigned at the Washington County Centralized Arraignment Court at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and remanded to the Washington County Correctional Facility for lack of bail.

HANDLING OFFICER(S): Sgt. Ryan Pedone, Ptl. Bryan Greco, Ptl. Paul Zinn

Washington County Sheriff’s Office
New York State Encon Police
Skenesborough EMS

ARRAIGNED: Yes – Washington County Centralized Arraignment

LODGED / LOCATION: Washington County Correctional Facility, $10,000 Cash / $20,000 Bond.

The members of the Whitehall Police Department want to extend our thanks to the New York State Police, NYSP SORT Team, Washington County Sheriff's Office (NY), NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Police and Skenesborough Emergency Squad INC for their assistance in bringing the incident to a safe resolution. We also thank the members of the community for their support and understanding during this incident.

Whitehall Police Department, NY
57 Skenesborough Dr
Whitehall, NY 12887

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 518-499-1316

Montcalm Ave
Whitehall, NY 12887

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