Thursday, January 10, 2019




New Paltz man arrested after high-speed two-county chase


NEWBURGH – A Town of New Paltz man is under arrest following a high-speed chase Wednesday morning that started in the City of Newburgh and went north into the Town of Newburgh and the Town of Marlborough.

It ended when the suspect, Darren Marcisak, 43, crashed his pickup truck into a police car. He fled on foot into an orchard at Truncali Farms but was apprehended a short time later.

The situation started at around 9:30 in the morning when a Newburgh City police officer and his K-9 attempted to initiate a traffic stop near Carson and South Lander streets.

Marcisak feigned pulling over near Benkard Avenue and Liberty Street, but then stepped on the gas and took off. The police chase continued north on Water Street through the city and then onto Route 9W north.

Marcisak was taken to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital for treatment and evaluation. Several police officers were also treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

A parade of police cars in Marlborough where the suspect was caught (photo: Bob McCormick)

It was learned Marcisak had several outstanding warrants, including reckless endangerment, two counts of assault, criminal mischief, reckless driving, failure to comply, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, felony DWI drugs, resisting arrest, and aggravated unauthorized operation of a motor vehicle as well as many vehicle and traffic tickets.

City of Newburgh Police were assisted by Newburgh and Marlborough Town Police, State Police and members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force.


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