Ogdensburg residents charged in connection with NYC homicide fugitive arrest, stolen firearms
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:59 pm

OGDENSBURG -- City police say they arrested a New York City fugitive wanted on homicide charges and also arrested several people stemming from an alleged possession and sale of stolen firearms.

On Monday, March 30, city police released a statement saying on March 23 they assisted the United States Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force with apprehending a New York City man who was wanted on homicide-related charges.

A news release from city police did not name the man or say what he’s charged with.

He was arrested without incident at 939 Jay St., police said. City PD’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at the same address and allegedly found “numerous items of contraband … to include a .22 caiber rifle.”

One resident was arrested, 29-year-old Brittany Dewey. She was charged with child endangerment and released with a citation, police said.

The news release announcing that arrest says city police on the same day “developed information on the sale and possession of stolen firearms in the City of Ogdensburg.” Over the course of the day multiple agencies worked on the recovery of the weapons and making arrests.

A .357 Smith and Wesson revolver as well as a .22 caliber Berretta semi-automatic pistol were recovered in the city. Both guns were previously reported as stolen, police said.

Those arrested include:

Lloyd V. Lennox, 33, of 33 Morley Park Dr., Ogdensburg was charged with two felony counts each of third-degree criminal sale and possession of a firearm and single misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and petit larceny. He was also charged with second-degree burglary for an unrelated burglary that allegedly occurred in December of 2019. He was arraigned in Ogdensburg City Court and remanded to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, in lieu of $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond.

Joseph O. Montoya, 31, of 614 Ford St., was charged with single felony counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a firearm, police said. He was arraigned in Ogdensburg City Court and was remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, Canton on $100 bail. He was also held for New York State parole, police said.

Joan E. Hall, 28, of 614 Ford St., Ogdensburg was charged with single felony counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a firearm, police said.

The investigations are ongoing and further arrests are possible, police said. City police say they were assisted by their K9 Unit, the St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force, New York State Police, U.S. Marshals and United States Department of Homeland Security.