Pursuit leads to gun recovery

Posted 9/8/21

On Tuesday morning  at approximately 12:55 a.m.. the Town of Newburgh had a robbery occur at a Gulf gasoline station on route 9W.

A description was provided of motorcycles that had fled the …

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Pursuit leads to gun recovery

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On Tuesday morning  at approximately 12:55 a.m.. the Town of Newburgh had a robbery occur at a Gulf gasoline station on route 9W.

A description was provided of motorcycles that had fled the scene upon police arrival. City of Newburgh Officers began to canvass the north end of the City of Newburgh and located a motorcycle committing multiple vehicle and traffic infractions in the area of South Street. Patrol Officers attempted to make contact with the operator by initiating a vehicle and traffic stop, however the operator fled north on Grand Street at a high rate of speed and subsequently crashed in the area of 1 North Street.

The operator was identified as 31 year old Rajohine J. Johnson who suffered injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for treatment of his injuries. Investigating Officers located a Glock, 9mm semi-automatic handgun and a magazine to the weapon loaded with 16 rounds of 9mm ammunition at the scene of the crash.

The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges related to this incident are forthcoming. Anyone with information is asked to contact the City of Newburgh Detective Division at (845) 569-7509.

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