Three men are being held without bond after police seized more than three dozen magazines and at least two dozen firearms from a Washington County home in New York.

Members of the State Police Special Investigations Unit Firearms Trafficking Interdiction Unit and Criminal Investigations Bureau (BC) conducted a search warrant at a house on State Route 372 in Greenwich, New York on Thursday, August 18, 2022 following an investigation that led police to believe illegal firearms were at the scene. The Washington County District Attorney’s Office participated in the investigation.

Photo credit: New York State Police (August 2022)

Photo credit: New York State Police (August 2022)

According to a written statement from the New York State Police, the NYSP states, “An investigation has revealed that the three suspects were involved in the illegal manufacture of various firearm parts, including kits that would convert firearms into fully automatic weapons”.

Among the items seized, according to police, were the following:

  • six assault rifles (including two fully automatic machine guns)
  • two ghost pistols – handguns
  • “many” long guns
  • more than forty high-capacity rifle and pistol magazines

Police say the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information that may be helpful is urged to call the State Police or Crime Stoppers.

Photo credit: New York State Police (August 2022)

Photo credit: New York State Police (August 2022)

The police arrested three men who were staying at the house. The men are identified as John D. Petteys Sr., 68, of Greenwich, John D. Petteys Jr., 28, of Greenwich, and Andrew J. Fisk, 28, of Greenwich.

John D. Petteys Sr, the father of John D. Petteys Jr., is charged with the following:

  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree (felony) (for possession of a machine gun)
  • two counts of second degree criminal possession of a weapon (felony)

John D. Petteys Jr. is charged with the following:

  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree (felony) (for possession of a machine gun)
  • two counts of second degree criminal possession of a weapon (felony)

Andrew J. Fisk is charged with:

  • two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree (felony)

All three suspects were arraigned in Easton City Court. The NYSP says they are being held without bond at the Washington County Jail.

Photo credit: New York State Police (August 2022)

Photo credit: New York State Police (August 2022)

No injuries were reported as a result of the arrests.

Regardless of the area in which an investigation or crime is taking place, anonymous calls, emails and messages may also be left with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers by calling: 1-866-730-8477 (ADVICE)by visiting www.mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile App. All information received by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% confidential.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  Regardless of any statements or photographs regarding potential evidence presented or accusations alleged, the reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

Individual photo credit: New York State Police (August 2022)

Individual photo credit: New York State Police (August 2022)

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