Police Struggle With Man Over Handgun in Post Office
Police responded to the Hudson Valley post office after receiving reports that a man had overdosed, and was unconscious.
On Monday, March 4, Monticello Police received a 911 report of a man who had possibly overdosed at the Monticello Post Office on Broadway in the Village of Monticello.
Officers arrived and located the man, identified as Carlos James Gilmore, 58, of Monticello inside the post office. He was sitting in a chair unconscious and sweating profusely.
Officers were able to wake Gilmore, and stand him upright. While interviewing Gilmore, officers noticed a bulge in his left coat pocket. One of the officers patted down Gilmore’s coat pocket and felt a heavy object which appeared to be a handgun. Officers then attempted to remove the object just as Gilmore reached into the pocket and tried grabbing onto it.
A struggle then ensued between Gilmore and officers. One officer was able to pull Gilmore's hand out of his pocket, while the other held onto control of the object.
Walker then removed the object, which was a plastic bag containing an illegally possessed “Highpoint” 9MM handgun and a magazine with 7 rounds of ammunition, and toss it on the floor.
Gilmore was taken into custody without further incident. He was arraigned and remanded to Sullivan County Jail without bail.
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