June 26, 2017

Fugitive search continues on both sides of Delaware

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PORT JERVIS / WESTFALL TWP – Two fugitives from Tennessee, considered violent and dangerous, remain on the loose, and were last seen in the Tri-State area over the weekend. 

New York State Police said as of Sunday afternoon the search continued for Tennessee fugitives Jarret Heitmann, 24 and Makayla Stilwell, 22.  The last verified sighting, according police, was at the Westfall, PA Walmart at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday June 24.

All police agencies in the immediate area have been aware of the sighting and the investigation is continuing.

Port Jervis police car at the train station, a short distance from the Delaware River

Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden confirmed late Saturday day that PJPD had been assisting along with Eastern Pike Regional Police Department due to a reported sighting and overall effort to keep the area safe.

EPRPD Chief Chad Stewart said Sunday morning that police in Pennsylvania were searching as part of the overall effort, and reported local sighting.

"I can only confirm that there was a report of a sighting," Stewart said.  "There was a search along riverbanks in our area yesterday as part of keeping our community safe and taking precautionary steps.  We would hope, as always, that if anyone sees something they say something.  If they are spotted in our area, we certainly want to know about it,"

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