First gun arrest of new year in Newburgh


NEWBURGH – It was just three hours
into the 2015 and Newburgh City Police made their first gun arrest.

Police were called to the area of Crown Fried Chicken at 219 Broadway
for a report of a man with a gun.

When officers arrived, they saw a man matching the suspect’s description
given by a caller inside the restaurant and as officers approached, the
man attempted to leave on foot.

Officers detained the man, later identified as Steven Hall, 23, of Wallkill
and recovered a loaded 22 caliber handgun from his coat pocket.

He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and held pending arraignment.


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