Rifles and ammo confiscated by police
VILLAGE OF FISHKILL – A New Hampshire man is in jail following his arrest for allegedly pointing a gun at another person in the Village of Fishkill.
Late Monday, Dutchess County 911 received a call for Flory’s Mobil gas station on Schuyler Boulevard of a man reportedly pointing a gun at another person.
Fishkill Village Police located a man fitting the description provided in a vehicle with out-of-state license plates. He was later identified as Richard Chase, 50, of Amherst, New Hampshire.
Officers ordered him several times to show his hands and get out of the car, but her refused and began to reach for items on the front passenger seat. After a period of time, he complied and got out of the vehicle and was placed into custody. He was then positively identified by the person who called 911.
Investigation resulted in officers locating three fully loaded rifles and additional ammunition in the vehicle.
Chase was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing. He was taken to the hospital complaining of a health issue and later transported to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.
Town of Fishkill and State Police assisted at the scene.