Hillsdale man accused of shooting at police

03 January 2018

State Police arrest Hillsdale man following a domestic and shooting at responding patrols

NEW YORK STATE POLICE Major Robert C. Gregory Troop K Commander


Hillsdale, New York – On January 2, 2018, the New York State Police and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic dispute on State Route 22 in the town of Hillsdale and arrested Tyler D. Meltz, age 23, of Hillsdale, for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd degree, and Reckless Endangerment in the 1st degree, both class D felonies.

At approximately 10:25 p.m., Columbia County Deputies and State Troopers arrived at a domestic dispute possibly involving a shotgun. Upon arrival to the scene the suspect exited the residence and fired the shotgun at the patrols. The suspect identified as Tyler Meltz, was later found hiding in a nearby vehicle.

Meltz was taken into custody without further incident with assistance from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Meltz was arraigned before the town of Claverack Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $35,000 cash bail or $70,000 bond.

The New York State Police were also assisted by the Hillsdale Fire Department, Austerlitz Fire Department, Community Rescue, and the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.

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