Newburgh PD investigate Shot Spotter activation

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NEWBURGH – Police in the City of Newburgh early Tuesday morning investigated a Shot Spotter activation in the area of 113 William Street. The 12:39 a.m. incident did not turn up a victim, but with the help of State Police, they were able to locate six spent shell casings along with two vehicles that had been damaged by gunfire.

While officers were investigating that incident, others were in another area of the city attempted to address prostitution complaints from local residents.

Officers there responded to the Shot Spotter activation and noticed a vehicle seemingly trying to avoid police activity.

The vehicle tried to drive the wrong way on West Parmenter Street before changing course and driving southbound on William Street.

Officers attempted to initiate a vehicle traffic stop, but the car continued westbound on Hasbrouck Street before the driver stopped and fled on foot.

Officers gave chase and caught Christopher Barbot, 23, of Ulster County, who was taken into custody and found to have an active parole warrant.

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor lacerations to his feet suffering from losing his shoes during his flight from police.

A police K-9 located Barbot’s sneakers later on.

He was charged with the parole violation and turned over to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.