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Elmira Man Arrested On Weapons Charges

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This afternoon at approximately 1:00 PM, an Elmira Police Officer took a report of a menacing complaint that occurred at a residence on West Hill Road. 

The caller reported that while he was at this residence he was threatened with a firearm, but was able to exit the residence before the situation escalated any further.  The caller advised that once outside he heard a firearm being discharged.  The caller then went to his own residence and reported this incident.  

Officers responded to the scene and eventually made contact with the occupants, who were transported to the Elmira Police Department to be interviewed.  A search warrant was obtained for the residence.  During this search Officers recovered a revolver, a pistol, a quantity of marijuana, a quantity of methamphetamine and evidence that a firearm had been discharged.

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Based on this investigation, the resident, Theodore E Hartman III, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd, a class C felony offense and is currently in the Elmira City Lockup pending arraignment on Friday, October 13, 2018.  Further charges are possible.

The investigation into this matter continues.  The Elmira Police Department is asking any witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Elmira Police Department at (607)737-5626, or the tip line at (607)271-HALT.

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