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Gloversville man facing numerous charges

GLOVERSVILLE — A man pulled over in the city for erratic driving was taken into custody after police determined he was driving a stolen U-Haul truck and was in possession of one of the firearms stolen from a Johnstown gun shop days earlier.

Cody A. Beagle, 20, of Gloversville, was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, class D felonies; third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class D felony; fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class E felony; and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, by city police on Wednesday.

Beagle was charged after city police on Wednesday conducted a traffic stop on a U-Haul truck that Beagle was operating for erratic operation at the intersection of Addison and Maple Streets. Also present in the vehicle at the time was a juvenile passenger.

During the course of the stop, police learned that the truck was stolen from a location in Rotterdam. Officers subsequently commenced a search of the vehicle that uncovered a stolen .45 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun and a set of brass knuckles.

Officers determined that the handgun was one of the six firearms stolen from Harnish Outdoor Supply on July 27 during an early morning burglary. As of Tuesday, police had charged four individuals in connection with the burglary at the gun shop and one additional individual for criminal possession of one of the stolen firearms taken from the shop.

The handgun discovered in Beagle’s possession was the fourth handgun reportedly recovered out of the six firearms determined by police to be missing as a result of last week’s theft.

Beagle on Wednesday was held for arraignment and remanded to the custody of the Fulton County Correctional Facility. The juvenile passenger in Beagle’s vehicle at the time of the traffic stop was turned over to a parent.

Beagle was previously taken into custody and charged under similar circumstances in May 2019 when he and three other individuals were located by police in Gloversville in a pick-up truck that had been reported stolen from a business in Broadalbin.

Multiple police agencies converged on the vehicle as it turned into the parking lot of a convenience store located on West Fulton Street. A subsequent search of the stolen vehicle and its occupants uncovered crack cocaine, Suboxone, marijuana and a loaded handgun. Beagle was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a firearm in connection to that incident.

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