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Contact: Geoff Ryan
Police Arrest Kensico Reservoir Angler
Commissioner Joel A. Miele Sr., P.E., of the New York City Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that DEP Police have arrested
an angler at the City's Kensico Reservoir on charges of reckless endangerment
and criminal possession of a weapon.
On Thursday, August 9, members of a waterfowl management crew patrolling
the Kensico Reservoir reported to DEP Police that an angler in a rowboat had
exchanged words with them and fired a weapon at close range. No injuries were
reported. The event took place at approximately 2:30 p.m., and DEP Police
began an immediate investigation. The alleged perpetrator was identified as
Doy Hagwood of 10 North Fulton Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 10, DEP Police arrested Mr.
Hagwood outside his home. The arrest was without incident. He was in possession
of a .380 caliber automatic handgun.
Mr. Hagwood, 60 years old, has no prior arrest record. DEP Police filed
charges of criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment from
the August 9th incident and a second charge of criminal possession of a weapon
from the August 10th arrest. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
Commissioner Miele said, "Mr. Hagwood's alleged actions are outrageous,
and we will prosecute to the full extent of the law. It goes without saying,
that his permit to fish at the Kensico Reservoir has been revoked. Under no
circumstances can we allow anglers at our reservoirs to threaten or endanger
the wellbeing of our staff or contractors."