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Lawrence Mulqueen, 49, of Nanuet man was indicted Monday on charges related to possessing weapons and making anti-government comments on Facebook that police contend included threats to kill state officials, members of Congress and supporters of President Barack Obama.
Mulqueen said on his public Facebook page that he was “anxious to start killing various public officials” and wanted “all followers of President Barack Obama dead,” calling them “traitor scum” and declaring “death to them all,” Clarkstown police said after arresting Mulqueen on Wednesday.
Police searched Mulqueen’s residence on Freedman Avenue in Nanuet and found body armor, two rifles, two rifle bayonets and about 100 rounds of ammunition, including 27 rounds of .50-caliber armor-piercing bullets, known as tank busters, police said. The officers also seized a rifle scope, a sword and a metal knuckle knife.
Mulqueen faces one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, three counts of making terrorist threats, two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of harassment.
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The Rockland Sheriff’s Office will offer free firearm locks for county residents who possess firearms.
Starting Friday, the Sheriff’s Police Division will begin to disseminate firearms cable locks.
• These cable locks will be provided to Rockland residents free-of-charge, on a first come, first received basis.
• In an effort to provide these devices to the maximum number of residents, a limit of four cable locks per household has been established.
• Persons seeking to receive the locks will be asked to complete a voluntary basic information form. If a person chooses not to complete the form, they must display visual proof of residency to the issuing officer.
• If requested and if time permits, the issuing officer will explain how to install the cable lock on a firearm.
The Rockland County Clerk’s Office also has been provided with a quantity of these cable lock devices. They will be participating in this distribution program as pistol permit amendment applications are processed.
A veteran Clarkstown police officer has resigned rather than challenge potential departmental accusations that he filed for several hours of overtime and didn’t work the hours, authorities confirmed.
William “Bill” Sherwood, a decorated officer for more than a decade, filed for routine overtime of four hours allowed for a scheduled appearance before a Rockland grand jury, authorities said.
“We came across a discrepancy in his overtime,” Police Chief Michael Sullivan said. “We did an investigation and some overtime he submitted he didn’t work.”
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