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Issue 34 — Thursday, March 16, 2023

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‘Part 1’ Crimes Decrease In Port Jervis

By Jeremy Van Duyne

PORT JERVIS — Monday night was the first meeting for the month of March for the Port Jervis Common Council. At the meeting, Mayor Kelly Decker went over some city crime statistics for the month of February.
The report that contained the statistics was recently compiled and put out by Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden through the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). This is a reporting system that law enforcement agencies throughout the United States use for collecting and reporting data on crimes.
“We continue to track part 1 crimes,” said Decker when reading the report. “Burglary, robbery, larceny, murder, rape, aggravated assault and motor vehicle theft – to provide historical comparisons.”
According to the report, there was jump in total reported offenses when comparing February of 2023 to February of 2022. The increase is at 5.8 percent, and with specific offenses that the NIBRS specializes in seeing an increase of 4.6 percent year to date when compared to last year.
The crimes that fall under the “part 1” category that were listed however have seen a decrease of 35 percent when compared to this time last year. The report blamed some of the percentage increases on more people being outside after being in strict lockdowns the past few years during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Just recall that people were in lockdown through 2020 and 2021” said Decker. “So now as more people are out those statistics will obviously go up.”................................For more information subscribe to our paper.


Police Link Man To Overdose Death


PORT JERVIS — Port Jervis Police arrested Ralph A. Mann, 36, on March 9th after a lengthy investigation into narcotics trafficking in the Port Jervis area. The investigation was initiated after an overdose-related death that occurred in May 2022. Port Jervis Police responded to the initial overdose call, and the PJ Detective Bureau conducted an investigation with assistance from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Mann was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, a class B felony.
Criminal charges are merely allegations that a defendant has committed violations of the criminal law, and as such they are not evidence of guilt.



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