QUEENSBURY — State Police have arrested a Jackson man for allegedly stealing items from the AT&T store in Queensbury.
State police responded to the store around 3:14 p.m. on October 22 for a report of theft. An investigation determined that Joseph M. Brandmeyer, 42, entered the store and stole several items. He then put them in a vehicle in the parking lot, according to a statement.
Brandmeyer was charged with misdemeanors seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and petty larceny. He received an appearance ticket and was released.
The vehicle belonged to Penny R. Phillips, a 49-year-old Cambridge resident. Police recovered an illegally held handgun and items containing drug residue. Police say his gun was stolen from Calamity Jane’s Firearms and Fine Shoes store on Dix Avenue in Kingsbury.
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Phillips is one of five people arrested in connection with the Oct. 21 theft of firearms from the store.
Phillips was charged with third degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of a firearm and one misdemeanor count of seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in this case.