Some residents of the Lower Saucon Road area of Lower Saucon Township were recently targeted by four Phillipsburg, N.J. area men who allegedly went on a mission of mayhem armed with paintball guns, carbon dioxide pistols and a machete with a 14-inch blade.
According to Lower Saucon Township police, Zachary Dalrymple, of 952 High St., Phillipsburg; Dylan Graner, of 46 Miller St., Phillipsburg; Kevin Gulick, of 389 Warren St., Phillipbsurg; and Dillon O'Connor, of 389 Sigsbee Ave., Alpha, admitted to "driving around shooting signs, vehicles and buildings" on the evening of May 1.
Police said they responded to the Lower Saucon Road area after receiving a report from a caller who said four individuals in a truck had shot at a flagpole, and that the shot sounded as if it had come from a .22 caliber rifle.
After responding to the area, police say officers observed a vehicle that matched the description provided by the caller and stopped it.
Inside the vehicle they discovered two paintball guns; two "very real-looking" CO2 pistols; supplies for the guns, including paintballs and carbon dioxide cartridges; and the machete, police said.
After the first call was received, two other calls were made to township police to report "drive-by type shooting" with paintballs, police said.
The four men have been charged with making terroristic threats and "multiple other charges," according to police.