Monday, April 8, 2013
Vehicle chased by Glen Ridge and Montclair police before crashing through fence.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, April 8
Glen Ridge and Montclair police chased a van allegedly stolen by a Newark man belonging to a Verona business on Friday, April 5 throughout both townships before the vehicle crashed and stopped, a published report said Monday. Clinton Perry, 49, allegedly jumped in the truck, parked at Hurrell Field in Glen Ridge, and drove away, Lt. Fred Egnezzo of the Glen Ridge Police Department told NorthJersey.com. The van, owned by Hillcrest Farms in Verona, was then chased through both townships before an eyewitness said “the van seemed to have lost control after hitting a bump in the road.” "At that point, the vehicle sideswiped a navy Honda sports utility vehicle and crashed into a fence and two other vehicles, sedans, parked on adjoining lots at …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Stolen Honda Odyssey leads police on a high speed chase through Verona; owner allegedly lied to police about being carjacked in order to get them to the scene faster.
Verona Police scrambled to clear roads as a stolen Honda led police on a high-speed pursuit through several towns on Tuesday March 5, while a Paterson man allegedly lied about a carjacking in order to get a quicker response time from police. Police say Terrence Byrd claimed a car thief brandished a handgun and took his 2013 Honda Odyssey from the A Plus Sunoco station at the intersection of Passaic Avenue and Greenbrook Road on March 5 at approximately 11 p.m. A police investigation revealed Byrd fabricated the part about the gun in order to get officers to the scene quicker, which it did, according to police. Byrd has been charged with filing a false police report. “Mr. Byrd’s actions put a great number of people at risk including the …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Suspect driving stolen Porsche Cayenne arrested nearby after high-speed chase .
An East Orange man, who led Cedar Grove police on a high-speed chase through the township Thursday morning before eluding them, was arrested a short time later in nearby Clifton, officials said Thursday. Cedar Grove police attempted to stop a stolen 2004 Porsche Cayenne driven by Kenneth D. Daniels at 7:27 a.m. at the intersection of Pompton and Stevens avenues, officials said. However, officials said, Daniels refused to stop and began the high-speed chase heading north on Pompton Avenue. Officers pursued until losing sight of the Porsche as it approached the Route 23/Route 46/Interstate 80 interchange, police said. The car had been reported stolen in Little Ferry on Feb. 13. Clifton Police recognized the car when it became disabled on Rt…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Cedar Grove Police chased a stolen white Audi through the streets of Cedar Grove and into Verona Thursday morning.
Cedar Grove police officers pursued a stolen car on a high-speed chase through the township and then into Verona on Thursday before the chase was called off, Cedar Grove police reported. Officials said an officer saw a white 2001 Audi A8 at stopped in the middle of Bowden Road with its headlights out at 5:20 a.m. and stopped to investigate. The Audi, occupied by three black men, took off, refusing to stop, police said. Two officers chased the car through several Cedar Grove streets before the chase continued on Bloomfield Avenue in Verona. “Due to road conditions and the excessive speed of the Audi, the officers discontinued attempts to stop the car for reasons of public safety,” police said. The car was last seen heading east on …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A matching glove was found at the scene and in an abandoned vehicle linked with the burglary.
Cedar Grove Police have recovered fingerprints and a glove from car believed to be involved in a Nov. 20 burglary of an Eileen Drive residence, officials said Thursday. “They (police) located the vehicle and were able to get (finger)prints,” said Cedar Grove Township Manager Thomas Tucci during the Dec. 3 council meeting. In addition to the fingerprints, police recovered a single glove from the site where the chase began. A matching glove was later found in the recovered vehicle, said Tucci. “Hopefully there is some DNA in the glove,” he said. “Police are looking into leads of that case.” Cedar Grove Police Chief Richard Vanderstreet said the incident began after an officer noticed an unoccupied Buick LaCross rental car parked on Eileen …