Search Warrant Served – One person in custody

Press Release- April 27th, 2018

For Immediate Release:

Search Warrant Served- One person in custody- PJPD/OCSO

On April 26, 2018 at approximately 7:40pm, members of the City of Port Jervis Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff Office Special Operations Group executed a Port Jervis City Court ordered “No Knock” Search Warrant at the second floor apartment located at 96 Franklin Street in the City of Port Jervis. Officers arrested Carlos Tirado, age 31, of the above address and charged him with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree with Intent to Sell (B Felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree (Class D Felony) and Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree, (A Misdemeanor). A quantity of cocaine, a scale and packaging materials were recovered during the search.

Additionally, Tirado was charged with Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree (D Felony), Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in the 3rd Degree (A Misdemeanor), Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor) and several vehicle and traffic law violations. The charges are the result of an investigation into an incident that occurred on April 16th at about 11:39pm in the City of Port Jervis where the defendant led police officers on a vehicle pursuit and was later apprehended during the service of this search warrant.

The defendant was arraigned in Port Jervis City Court and remanded to Orange County Jail in lieu of $25,000.00 bail pending further court appearances.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting this case.

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.

William J. Worden, MPA

Chief of Police

Port Jervis Police Department

20 Hammond St

Port Jervis, NY 12771

Office: (845)856-5101

Fax: (845)858-4078

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