Three People Arrested after Allegedly Eluding East Rutherford NJ Police in Stolen Vehicle
The car chase began in East Rutherford. An East Rutherford NJ patrol officer came across a 1995 Honda Civic that had been reported stolen.
The East Rutherford police officer turned on his lights and his siren and attempted to get the driver of the stolen vehicle to pull over. However, the driver reportedly ignored the instruction and tried to flee the area.
The East Rutherford police officer was soon joined his pursuit by officers with the Carlstadt Police Department.
The driver of the stolen car eventually reached Lyndhurst NJ and lost control of the vehicle while attempting to make a left turn.
The vehicle came to a stop and the occupants got out of the car. They then allegedly tried to flee the scene on foot. Police almost immediately captured two of the suspects, while the third suspect was caught in a nearby backyard roughly 10 minutes later.
The alleged driver of the stolen vehicle is a 21-year-old male from North Bergen, NJ. He has been charged with several crimes, including receiving stolen property, eluding police, and flight from arrest. Additionally, he allegedly wanted drug offenses charges out of NY.
The other two suspects are a 19-year-old female and a 23-year-old female, both of whom are from Brooklyn, New York. They have been charged with unlawful taking of means of conveyance and flight from arrest.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the three suspects were moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “3 Arrested after Cops Chase Stolen Car through Meadowlands.”