Two Men Arrested After Allegedly Fleeing Tenafly Police in Stolen Car
Tenafly NJ police arrested two men who allegedly stole a car and led officers on a high-speed pursuit.
A Tenafly police officer was running a radar check while parked on the shoulder of Route 9W near East Clinton Avenue. When the officer noticed a silver Toyota Camry moving at an unusually slow speed and with its headlights inexplicably turned off in the darkness, he began pursuit.
As soon as the officer pulled out, the Camry began to gain speed. The officer turned on the patrol car’s emergency lights and siren, but the suspects’ car did not yield.
The officer called for backup and was soon joined in the pursuit by officers from Cresskill, Alpine, and other nearby police departments.
The pursuit was brief, with the suspects’ car eventually coming to a stop on a dead-end street in Alpine, New Jersey.
The 19-year-old driver of the car was placed under arrest and charged with eluding. He was also charged with several traffic offenses.
Meanwhile, the 50-year-old passenger in the car was arrested and charged with auto theft because the vehicle had been reported as stolen from a rental lot at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Two Men Caught in Stolen Car After Pursuit, Tenafly Police Say.”