Skip to main content

Two Delmar men arrested on weapons charges

Contributed photo The weapons seized following an arrest in Delmar, according to police.
July 10, 2018 12:15 am

DELMAR — Two men, both of Delmar, were arrested July 6 and face weapons charges, according to Bethlehem Police.

Joseph J. Martin, 42, and Daniel S. Johnson, 48, were arrested last Friday following the execution of a search warrant at a home on Longmeadow Drive in Delmar, according to a statement from the Bethlehem Police Department.

The arrests, following an ongoing investigation, were made by the Bethlehem Police Department, assisted by the Albany County Sheriff’s Department. Police say they found a “small marijuana growing operation and multiple weapons.”

“Also located inside the house was evidence of a larger growing operation that had been recently removed, as well as five cane swords, metal knuckles, 13 Kung Fu throwing stars, two sets of chucka sticks, a metal knuckle knife, numerous daggers, and a bullet-proof vest,” according to the police statement.

Martin and Johnson were each charged with 12 misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and misdemeanor counts of fifth degree criminal possession of marijuana and unlawfully growing cannabis.

Each of the men was arraigned in the Town of Bethlehem Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. They are expected to return to court Aug. 7.

Police ask that anyone with information on Joseph J. Martin or Daniel S. Johnson contact the Bethlehem Police Department at 518-439-9973.