Source: Pond drained after suspect tosses firearm into water

A city official anonymously told News 12 that the park’s pond was partially drained to find a gun that a suspect tossed in during a pursuit.

Blaise Gomez

Sep 12, 2022, 4:42 PM

Updated 616 days ago

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A police chase over the weekend in the city of Newburgh ended in a water search for a firearm.  
Several News 12 viewers reached out worried about the police presence Friday night at Downing Park on Carpenter Avenue, and one viewer sent in photos taken from the incident.  
A city official anonymously told News 12 that the park’s pond was partially drained to find a gun that a suspect tossed in during a pursuit.  
The pond was already scheduled to be completely drained Monday due to a nearby construction project.  
News 12 reached out to police and the mayor for information but hasn’t heard back.  


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