Newark NJ police arrested two teenagers who allegedly stole a car and then crashed the vehicle before fleeing law enforcement.
Three suspects, including one adult and two teens, allegedly stole the 1999 silver Mitsubishi in Irvington, NJ. A short time before 2:00 a.m., Newark NJ patrol officers spotted the stolen motor vehicle being driven down the wrong side of Broad Street. The Newark cops pursued the car.
The vehicle eventually came to a stop, but only after it had spun out of control and crashed into another car that was parked on the side of the roadway.
After the car crash, the suspects reportedly exited the stolen vehicle and tried to flee on foot. Newark NJ officers managed to catch up to two of the suspects; however, the third suspect got away from law enforcement.
The two teen suspects captured by Newark police are a 13-year-old female and a 16-year-old male. The adult suspect is still at large and Newark police are attempting to find him.
The good news is that no one sustained any injuries due to the car crash.
Both suspects apprehended by police now face criminal charges for receiving stolen property. Depending on what investigators find, the suspect could soon face additional criminal charges for auto theft.
Moreover, the 16-year-old suspect has also been charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose because police allegedly found him with a handgun.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Teens Charged after High-Speed Wrong-Way Crash, Cops Say.”