Verplanck Man Charged with Threatening Family

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Michael Massa, 30, of Verplanck was arrested Saturday for allegedly threatening to kill family members with a loaded handgun.
Michael Massa, 30, of Verplanck was arrested Saturday for allegedly threatening to kill family members with a loaded handgun. Photo Credit: New York State Police

CORTLANDT - State Police arrested a town resident following a domestic dispute call Saturday at a residence in Verplanck. According to Cortlandt State Police troopers, upon arrival to the scene, Michael Massa, 30, of Verplanck, had already fled.

He was reportedly located a short time later by Investigator Sean J. Morgan and State Trooper James R. Stirpe with assistance from Buchanan and Peekskill Police. Massa allegedly threatened to kill a family member with a loaded firearm during the course of the dispute, according to police, and troopers recovered a loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun from the scene.

Massa was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D Felony, and one count of second-degree menacing, a class "A" Misdemeanor.

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