The East Fishkill Police Department has charged 30-year-old Wappingers Falls resident Jeffrey Kimmel with felonies of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Firearm along with misdemeanor charges of Criminal Possession of Marijuana, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Mischief.

Police say that on December 26th they responded to a complaint of a man that was creating a disturbance and threatening employees at a Hopewell Junction business.  Upon arrival officers encountered the man outside of the business and began their investigation.  Police say they discovered both a knife and an unregistered loaded handgun worn on his belt under his outerwear.  After disarming the man identified as Kimmel, he became combative and resisted arrest.  Police also allege that Kimmel was in possession of more than one ounce of marijuana.

Kimmel was arraigned in East Fishkill Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail on a $30,000 cash bail or $60,000 bond pending future court appearances.

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