Newark police arrest teen fleeing from car stolen out of West Orange

NEWARK, NJ — At approximately 1 a.m. on Sept. 3, Newark police officers observed a black 2002 Honda Accord at Quitman Street near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard; the vehicle had been reported stolen out of West Orange.

With the assistance of NPD1, Newark’s public safety helicopter, officers on the ground located the vehicle at Murray Street, near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue. The juvenile exited the vehicle and fled on foot, but officers apprehended him and he was arrested without incident. A loaded handgun was recovered from the vehicle.

The arrested juvenile is charged with receiving stolen property, unlawful possession of a weapon, criminal mischief, eluding and resisting arrest.

These charges are merely accusations. The suspect is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.