Arrests piling up in connection with Calamity Jane’s burglary

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According to Washington County Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, a total of 31 handguns were stolen from Calamity Jane’s Firearms and Fine Shoes on Friday, Oct. 21, at approximately 4:33 a.m. In addition, one shotgun had been stolen about a week before from the store.

To date, 11 handguns and the shotgun have been recovered.

During the course of the investigation into the burglary, four long guns and two additional handguns were recovered that were not related to the burglary but were illegally possessed.

Also during the course of this investigation approximately 10 oz. of cocaine, 500 bags of heroin and assorted pills have been seized.

To date, the investigation has led to the execution of numerous search warrants and the arrest of 11 people.

Arrested in Washington County by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are Martin R. Taft, 47, from Salem who has been charged with grand larceny in the third degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree and burglary in the third degree; Jonathan E. Combs, 42 , from Wells, Vermont, who is charged with grand larceny in the third degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree and burglary in the third degree; Billie Jo Parker, 47, from Hudson Falls who is charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree; Sean C. Parmeter, 55, also from Hudson Falls who is charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree.

Charged in other counties by the New York State Police are Penny R. Phillips, 49, from Cambridge who is charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree; Robert A. Crosby, 34, from Queensbury who is charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree; Kwahpreme R. Mitchell, 31, from Cohoes who is charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree; Andrea Leombruno, 39, from Queensbury who is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree; Ginger Wood, 32, from Watervliet who is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree; Morgan Harris, 29, from Hudson Falls who is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and a violation of probation; and David P. Nowlan, 50, from Queensbury who is charged with tampering with evidence, conspiracy in the fourth degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree.

In addition to assistance from the New York State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has been assisted by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Hudson Falls Police Department, Granville Police Department, Glens Falls Police Department, Vermont State Police and Manchester Police Department in Vermont.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 518-746-4623.