By Mark Gerlach
There have been a number of gun-related incidents in the City of Newburgh this summer. Crime statistics from 2015 went up in some categories.
Most recently, a 28-year-old victim, Joel Ladson of Beacon, suffered a gunshot wound on Aug. 23, according to a bulletin from the city police department. Ladson’s injuries weren’t life-threatening, police said. The shooting occurred in the area of Grand and Catherine streets.
Twenty-nine-year-old Deandric Little of the Town of Newburgh died from a gunshot wound he sustained on Aug. 1.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the City of Newburgh Police Department at 845-561-3131.
City crime statistics have risen overall this summer when compared to last year’s numbers, according to recent data.
“Part one crimes,” which include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, larceny, burglary, and auto theft, have risen in the city since May, when compared to 2015 figures. Crimes in this category were at 104 in May 2015, and rose to 132 in May 2016. Part one crimes were at 102 in June 2015, and have risen to 146 in June 2016, and from 117 in July 2015 to 120 in July 2016.
Violent crime remained about the same, year over year, with the exception of slight decreases in May and July. Violent crime numbers dipped from 41 in May 2015 to 31 in May 2016, and from 45 in July 2015 to 43 in July 2016. There was a small uptick in June from 35 in 2015 to 40 in 2016.
To read the full article see the Friday, Aug. 26 editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post.