Couple Arrested In Watervilet On Drugs And Weapons Charges
A Rensselaer man was out of jail on a pre-trial release with assault and attempted murder charges when he got himself in trouble once again.
According to WNYT, Officers with the Watervliet Police Department were conducting an investigation yesterday in front of 808 4th Ave. in Watervliet because they had received numerous complaints about the residence. Around 6:00 p.m. officers encountered Mr. Raymond Yannick of Rensselaer.
As the officers were speaking with him, Mr. Yannick began to run from the scene, but he was detained after a brief struggle. During the process, Mr. Yannick allegedly tossed a small bag to a woman inside of the home located at 808 4th Ave.
Police officers were able to recover the bag and they arrested the occupant, Julie Murley, for trying to hide the bag and its illegal contents.
Officers were able to recover the bag which contained money, drugs, and a loaded 45-degree caliber handgun.
Julie Murley was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence and second-degree Obstructing Governmental Administration. She was issued an appearance ticket and released.
Raymond Yannick was charged with second-degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance; second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon; third-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon; fifth-degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance; Two counts of seventh-degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Resisting Arrest. He was arraigned virtually today.
Joseph Centanni, Chief of Police, said “Illegal firearms are one of the most hidden items in the criminal world which increase the difficulty for law enforcement officers to locate them. After receiving numerous complaints about this residence, our officers took proactive steps which resulted in the arrest of a violent felon and the removal of a loaded handgun and drugs from our streets.“ Fortunately, this incident ended without anyone being seriously injured.