ONEONTA POLICE DEPARTMENT
For Immediate Release

On April 23, 2019 at about 3:30 PM the City of Oneonta Police Department Special Response Team with assistance from the New York State Police, State University Police at Oneonta, and the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant at 95 Main St Oneonta NY after developing information that Gabriel N. Truitt, 33 years of age, was in the residence. Gabriel N. Truitt was wanted after being indicted on charges in relation to the fire at 5 Walling Ave Oneonta NY that took the life of John Heller.

Gabriel N. Truitt was located in the house hiding in the basement and was taken into custody without incident. He is being held until he can be arraigned in the Otsego County Court.