Armed Robbery Arrests

Press Release
City of Port Jervis Police Department
10 July 2020

Armed Robbery Arrests

On July 8, 2020 at approximately 8:38pm, Port Jervis City Police Officers responded to a report of a 23 year old male who reported being robbed at knife point by multiple suspects near the intersection of Barcelow Street and Seward Avenue. The victim reported while meeting with a female at this location, two males approached him while he was seating in his motor vehicle, held him at knife point and stole US Currency and other valuables from him. The victim reported that the suspects attempted to steal his vehicle but was able to flee the area

A subsequent investigation by City Police Detectives involving various jurisdictions in the Tri-State area led to the arrests of the following persons:

Alecia Deitz, age 19, of Port Jervis, New York, was charged during the late evening hours of July 9, 2020 by City Police Detectives with Robbery in the First Degree, a Class B Felony. Deitz was held overnight in the City Lock-up, arraigned in Port Jervis City Court and remanded to Orange County Jail in lieu of $75,000.00 bail pending further court appearances.

On July 10th, 2020, during the early morning hours, Mikeal Williams, age 19, of Roanoke, Virginia, was arrested by New Jersey Transit Police Officers after locating the suspect at Penn Station located in Newark, New Jersey. Mikeal is currently being held in Essex County Correctional Facility as a Fugitive From Justice based upon a Port Jervis City Court Arrest Warrant issued by the Hon. Matthew Witherow, City Court Judge for the crime of Robbery in the First Degree, a Class B Felony. Williams is being held pending an extradition hearing.

The Port Jervis City Police Department is continuing the investigation into this incident and were assisted by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Town of Deerpark Police, Hudson Valley Crime Analysis Center, New York State Police, Eastern Pike Regional Police Department, Pike County District Attorney’s Office and New Jersey Transit.

Notice: A criminal charge is merely an allegation by the police that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.