A Town of Wallkill man was arrested in Middletown last week and charged with car theft.
Officer Nicholas Trapini was patrolling a little after 11 p.m. on July 30 when, police said, he spotted Ceasar Page Jr. on North Street, driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen by a Middletown resident a day before.
When Trapini tried to stop Page, he fled. The short chase ended in Watts Park, when Page drove through multiple fences, disabling the vehicle. He then fled on foot and was caught nearby.
Police said Page has a history of vehicle theft. He was arraigned and sent to Orange County Jail on numerous charges.