Beggar with Arrest Warrants Allegedly Flees Hillsdale Police, Resists Arrest
Police in Hillsdale NJ recently arrested a Park Ridge man who allegedly caused a disturbance outside a local grocery store.
Around 10:30 a.m., the Hillsdale Police Department received a 911 call about a man standing in the parking lot of the ShopRite Supermarket on Broadway in Hillsdale, New Jersey. The man was reportedly begging for cash and possible threatening passersby.
Hillsdale cops went to the area, but the suspect had already left. Witnesses told police that the suspect drove off in an SUV.
Officers later located the vehicle in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. The suspect had driven to the Oritani Bank and stopped in the parking lot.
Police officers spoke to the suspect and ran a computer check on him. Police discovered that the suspect had three outstanding arrest warrants.
When police tried to arrest the suspect, he allegedly hit the gas pedal and fled the scene. Police officers eventually tracked down the suspect in a nearby wooded area and placed him under arrest.
The threatening situation prompted law enforcement to issue a shelter-in-place alert at Pascack Valley High School, which meant that students were not allowed to leave the school until the situation was resolved.
The suspect is a 33-year-old man from Park Ridge, New Jersey. He has been charged with numerous crimes, including eluding police, evading, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, and illegal possession of drugs.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ.
Eluding Police, Resisting Arrest Charges in Hillsdale NJ
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Fleeing ‘Beggar’ Triggers School Lockdown, Cops Say.”