Monday, October 22, 2018




Man arrested following police chase in PA and NY


PORT JERVIS – A Phoenixville, Pennsylvania man was arrested Sunday morning in Port Jervis following a police pursuit that began in Pennsylvania.

The chase began by National Park Service Police Rangers in Pike County, PA, after Jeffrey Steigelman, 26, nearly struck a park ranger with his vehicle.

Port Jervis Police were notified that Steigelman was leading ranges and officers from Milford Boro and Eastern Pike Regional Police toward the City of Port Jervis in an attempted to elude authorities.

Officers from Port Jervis and the Town of Deerpark deployed to the Port Jervis-Matamoras Bridge and other locations in Port Jervis and spotted Steigelman around 8 a.m. driving a in a reckless and unsafe manner entering Port Jervis from Matamoras.

Officers attempted to stop him as he entered Port Jervis, but he continued to drive in a reckless manner to elude police. Officers successfully deployed a series of tire deflation devices and the driver was stopped after striking and damaging a fence and two unoccupied parked cars on Pike Street.

Steigelman was taken into custody and was treated for minor injuries.  He was charged by Port Jervis Police with reckless endangerment, a felony, unlawful fleeing a police officer, reckless driving, criminal mischief, criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of marijuana along with several vehicle and traffic violations.

He also faces additional charged in Pennsylvania the National Park Service, Milford Boro Police and Eastern Pike Regional Police.

Also assisting Port Jervis Police at the scene of the arrest were the Port Jervis Fire Department and Port Jervis Ambulance Corps.


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