Newark New Jersey police recently arrested two teens accused of stealing a car and then crashing it on a local road.
Three suspects – one adult and two teenagers – allegedly stole a 1999 silver Mitsubishi in Irvington, New Jersey. Around 1:45 a.m., Newark patrol cops saw the stolen car driving down the wrong side of Broad Street and gave pursuit.
The car eventually stopped, but only after spinning out of control and crashing into a vehicle parked on the side of the road.
After the auto accident, the suspects reportedly got out of the stolen car and made a run for it. Newark police officers were able to catch up to two of the suspects, while the third suspect managed to evade police on foot and get away.
The two teenage suspects who were apprehended by Newark NJ police are a 13-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy. The adult suspect remains at large, with Newark police trying to locate him.
Thankfully, nobody suffered any injuries as a result of the car accident.
Both suspects who were captured have been charged with receiving stolen property.
Depending on the outcome of an ongoing investigation into the case, it is possible that they could face criminal charges for auto theft as well.
Additionally, while placing the 16-year-old male suspect under arrest, police officers patted him down and allegedly discovered him in possession of a handgun. As a result, he has also been charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
For more information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Teens Charged after High-Speed Wrong-Way Crash, Cops Say.”