Special Newburgh PD foot patrol seizes three guns


NEWBURGH – Officers assigned to a special foot patrol detail late
Monday afternoon made a significant find when they discovered three handguns
in one area.

Officers Jeffrey Perez and John Maguire were on patrol walking in the
area of William and Hasbrouck streets at 4:30 p.m., an area known to have
a high number of gun-related incidents.

The officers, knowing how contraband is hidden, searched the trash cans
in the area, found a shoebox in one can and recovered two loaded handguns
– a Dan Wesson .357 magnum revolver reported stolen from Tampa,
Florida, and a High Point .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

Officers also observed a vehicle parked near the trash can with no plates
and the hood slightly ajar. When they opened it, they found a black plastic
bag stuffed inside the engine compartment containing a loaded Raven Arms
.25 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

The three weapons were turned over to Crime Scene Unit detectives, who
are investigating.

The street patrol officers are part of the G.I.V.E. (Gun Involved Violence
Elimination) initiative.

“Our state funding, under the Gun Involved Violence Elimination
initiative gives us the ability to put officers on foot patrol in areas
prone to gun violence and has without doubt prevented shootings and saved
lives,” said Police Chief Daniel Cameron.


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