Hastings police forced to go into Hudson River to arrest stolen vehicle suspect

Authorities say Joseph Espinal was caught in the river after a foot pursuit.

News 12 Staff

Jun 23, 2023, 12:28 AM

Updated 303 days ago

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Hastings police had to go into the Hudson River Wednesday to arrest the driver who they say stole a car.
Police attempted to stop the vehicle in the afternoon on Broadway at Main Street.
The driver, 26-year-old Joseph Espinal, pulled into the driveway at 78 Main St. then drove onto the sidewalk and down a staircase before exiting on Main Street.
Espinal took off north after he left the car on Southside Avenue.
Police caught him in the river after a foot pursuit.
Espinal, of the Bronx, faces several charges, including criminal possession of stolen property.


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