Seneca Falls parents charged with leaving rifle unsecured after incident involving minor

Police say that a Seneca Falls couple had firearms seized from their home after an investigation and welfare check over the weekend.

Police say Adam Wilson, 38, and Jill Wilson, 40, both of Seneca Falls were charged with endangering the welfare of a child after an investigation by the Seneca Falls Police Department and Seneca County Child Protective Services.

Police say they were called to the residence after a mental health incident that involved a minor. Police say the child removed a rifle from the parent’s bedroom for an unknown amount of time before it was discovered.

The rifle was not secure, nor did it have any trigger locking devices as required by law, according to police. They say the intentions of the minor are not clear, but the following day another check was performed by police.

Officers found that the rifle was still not secured. As result, all firearms were seized from the home and both Wilson’s were charged.

Both will appear in Centralized Arraignment Court at a later date.


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