Sylvan Beach Man Arrested for Threatening Neighbor with Chainsaw



On November 28th, 2021, at approximately 10:35 PM, New York State Police responded to an address in the village of Sylvan Beach regarding a male threatening his neighbor with a chainsaw. It was reported that Daniel J. Waller (age 59) had arrived at a residence on Pleasant Ave in Sylvan Beach and had damaged a vehicle with a chainsaw and threatened to kill the homeowner. Troopers arrived on the scene and located Waller in the roadway with a chainsaw at his feet. Troopers attempted to take Waller into custody, at which time he physically resisted arrest. As a result, a taser was used to subdue Waller. Waller was then taken into custody without further incident and was charged with the following:

  • Menacing 2nd degree - (A misdemeanor)

  • Resisting Arrest - (A misdemeanor)

  • Criminal Mischief 4th degree - (A misdemeanor)

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree - (D Felony)

State Police have been called to deal with Waller on four separate occasions since 11/27/2021. Waller is a registered sex offender in New York. He was transported to Oneida County Jail where he was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.