14 January 2020
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander

On January 14, 2020, State police Middletown responded to the Wallkill Rest Area on Interstate 84 in the town of Wallkill for a report of a stolen U-Haul. Troopers located the vehicle in the parking lot and verified that it was reported stolen from Parkersburg, West Virginia. Troopers identified the operator of the vehicle, TONI WALKER, age 29 and  the passenger, JOSEPH WILLIS, age 35 both from Parkersburg, WV. When the occupants exited the vehicle, troopers observed a child seat with an infant seated between the driver seat and passenger seat. A search of the vehicle yielded several hypodermic needles and used bags of heroin.

Walker and Willis were both charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th degree (felony), Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Possession of Hypodermic Needles and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree (all misdemeanors). Both were issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Wallkill Court on January 28, 2020 at 2 p.m.

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