Police say New Milford goose hunter was armed with knives, crossbows
March 5, 2012
By Jerry DeMarco, CliffViewPilot.com
Called by a concerned resident, Lt. John O’Malley and Patrol
Officers John Moroney and Kevin VanSaders found 49-year-old John
Hall carrying a yellow duffel bag filled with weapons and a 10-inch
knife tucked into his waistband, Chief Frank Papapietro said Monday
Hall also smelled of alcohol, he said.
his front pocket was a 4-inch switchblade knife and in his boot
another knife of the same size, Papapietro said.
first "claimed he was target practicing by Hardcastle Pond but later
stated he used the weapons for protection," the chief said.
No injured or dead animals were found in the area, he added.
Hall posted 10 percent of his $20,000 bail and was released pending
a Municipal Court date on several charges of weapons possession and
Papapietro said his officers seized the
weapons and have notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office
Animal Cruelty Unit.
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