North Street & McKay Road
On August 4th, Huntington Station residents observed police activity at McKay Road and North Street. According to police they were responding to a 911 call. The caller stated that there was someone at 174 McKay Road threatening people with a bat.
When Police arrived they were told by an eyewitness that someone had a black object that could have possibly been a rifle. As a precaution North street and McKay were closed to pedrestians and vehicles. Reporters from The Huntingtonian witnessed police frantically looking in and out of 174 McKay and looking for something on the ground . Gregory Ortiz of Huntington Station was arrested for Menacing-2nd degree with a weapon.
120.14 Menacing in the second degree.
A person is guilty of menacing in the second degree when:
- He or she intentionally places or attempts to place another person in reasonable fear of physical injury, serious physical injury or death by displaying a deadly weapon, dangerous instrument or what appears to be a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or other firearm; or
- He or she repeatedly follows a person or engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts over a period of time intentionally placing or attempting to place another person in reasonable fear of physical injury, serious physical injury or death; or
- He or she commits the crime of menacing in the third degree in violation of that part of a duly served order of protection, or such order which the defendant has actual knowledge of because he or she was present in court when such order was issued, pursuant to article eight of the family court act, section 530.12 of the criminal procedure law, or an order of protection issued by a court of competent jurisdiction in another state, territorial or tribal jurisdiction, which directed the respondent or defendant to stay away from the person or persons on whose behalf the order was issued.
Menacing in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor. Please keep in mind that a court must find someone guilty of any crime and a person is considered innocent until that happens.