On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at approximately 6:31 PM, the Lebanon Police Department received a report of a man in a white SUV screaming and firing a gun in the Mechanic Street area. While on the phone with the caller, Dispatch could hear gun fire in the background.
Officers arrived and located the vehicle and the man in the parking lot of Kleen Dry Cleaners next to Dairy Twirl on Mechanic Street. Officers were able to de-escalate the situation and the man surrendered without further incident. The man was identified as Joseph Day, age 39, from Windsor, VT.
The investigation at the scene revealed Day had fired multiple shots from a handgun inside of his vehicle. One of the bullets impacted a post in the parking lot of Kleen Dry Cleaners. During a search of Joseph’s vehicle, Officers located the firearm along with shell casings and marijuana. There were no reported injuries.
Day is charged with Reckless Conduct with A Deadly Weapon, a Class B Felony, Controlled Drug Acts Prohibited and Driving While Intoxicated, both Class B Misdemeanors. Day was held in preventative detention at Grafton County House of Corrections and is scheduled for an arraignment with the Grafton County Superior Court on August 19, 2021.
Authorized by: Deputy Chief Matthew S. Isham Date: 08/19/21