MONTICELLO - Village police say a man they found with a loaded pistol after responding to a shots-fired call was also wanted in Pennsylvania on felony stolen property charges.
Monticello police said they responded about 8 p.m. Monday to Osborne Street for the shots-fired call, and found Kristopher Frederick, 21, of Blakeslee, Pa. with a group of other men on the street. As officers spoke to the men, police said, Frederick “bolted,” running from the officers and setting off a foot chase that lasted several minutes. Police said officers chased Frederick to Broadway and back to Osborne, where they found him attempting to hide in a shed behind a home. Police said that when they took him into custody, they also found a loaded Hi-Point 9mm handgun that Frederick had tried to hide near a barbecue grill. The serial number on the gun was defaced, police said.
State police and Sullivan County sheriff’s deputies assisted village police.
Police charged Frederick with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and with being a fugitive from justice, felonies; and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.
Frederick is also wanted in North Hampton County, Pa. on felony charges of receiving stolen property.
Sullivan County Court Judge James Farrell conducted a virtual arraignment for Frederick and ordered him held in Sullivan County Jail to await a court date.