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Medina police charge Buffalo man for allegedly discharging gun at O’Brien’s in December

Posted 16 March 2018 at 2:17 pm

Press Release, Medina Police Department

MEDINA – The Medina Police Department on Dec. 10, 2017 responded to a report of a weapon being discharged at O’Brien’s Tavern on Main Street. Witness accounts stated that the individual responsible was not targeting anyone, and the gun was fired into the ceiling.

Officers from the Medina Police Department recovered a discharged round that was lodged in the ceiling. Information obtained during the investigation developed a suspect in this incident. On Dec. 20 this suspect was arrested in Niagara County, and found in possession of a firearm.  The discharged round and the recovered gun were sent for lab analysis, which confirmed that the round had been fired from the gun recovered.

As a result of this investigation, on March 13, the Medina Police Department charged Patrick Casanova, 24, of Buffalo with the following: Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd, a class C felony; Reckless Endangerment 1st, a class D felony; and Criminal Mischief 4th, a class A misdemeanor.

Casanova was arraigned in the Town of Ridgeway Court and bail was set at $25,000 cash, $100,000 bond.  As a result of his arrest, there are additional felony charges pending.

Multiple Medina Police Officers assisted in this investigation with the primary officers being Officer Cory Collins and Officer Joe Frentz. Several other agencies assisted in this investigation and arrest including the Orleans County Major Felony Crimes Task Force, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshall’s Office.

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