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Schenectady Police Officer arrested in Glenville

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Updated: 4/18/2013 2:11 pm

GLENVILLE, N.Y. - A Schenectady City police detective has been put on unpaid leave after the Glenville Police Department arrested him for an alleged "road rage" incident.

Glenville Police have charged 45-year-old John Hotaling, of Glenville, after they were contacted on Sunday, April 7th, around 2:45 p.m. by Matthew Arnow stating that a man, identified as Hotaling, had pointed a gun at his father, Jeffrey Arnow, and him.

Arnow claimed the incident happened while they were stopped at a red light at the corner of Maple Avenue and Alplaus Avenue. It is alleged the Arnows were traveling north on Maple Avenue when they were passed by Hotaling in a no passing zone.

Arnow told police when both vehicles came to the red light, Hotaling exited his vehicle to confront the Arnows. The Arnows then exited their vehicle which led to Hotaling returning to his vehicle where he retrieved, what was believed to be, his duty weapon and pointed it at the pair. Matthew then called 911 and as he attempted to give the dispatcher Hotaling's plate number, he sped off.

Glenville Police, with the assistance of the Schenectady Police Department and the Schenectady County District Attorney's Office, completed the investigation which led to Hotaling's arrest.

Hotaling turned himself in to police Wednesday night. He has been charged with Menacing.

He has been placed on 30 days unpaid leave from the Schenectady Police Department.
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