Police chase in Vernooy Kill Falls area

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Police chase in Vernooy Kill Falls area

New postby dave » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:00 pm

The NYS Police and DEC are in pursuit of Joshua Stuart in the Vernooy Kill Falls hiking area. He is considered armed and dangerous. The DEC has closed the Vernooy Kill Falls hiking area while they pursue him

Mr Stuart had fired a gun in the Ellenville Emergency Room on Friday, September 28, 2018. There was a dispute over a patient in the Emergency Room. The ER was closed for a period of time.

Mr. Stuart is reported to be wearing blue jeans, flannel shirt, and white sneakers. He might have a black coat with white thin strips (horizontal and vertical). State Police say that Mr Stuart is 155 lbs and 5'8" tall. He was driving a White Dodge Ram 1500, which he abandon in Napanoch.

State Police said that the DEP police confronted Mr Stuart near his truck. Mr Stuart then fired multiple shoots at the police with a pistol. He didn't hit any of the police. Mr. Stuart then ran into the woods.

Mr Stuart, 42, of Kerhonkson was arrested in 2016 for armed robbery of a pharmacy in Kerhonkson.

UPDATE - Oct 1st - The suspect, Joshua Stuart, was spotted in Brooklyn. The Vernooy Kill Falls region has been reopened. The man hunt continues in Brooklyn NY.

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