Florham Park NJ police recently apprehended a NY teen who reportedly stole a motor vehicle and then caused an accident during a police pursuit.
The suspect, a 17-year-old boy from NY, reportedly stole the car in Florham Park. According to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, a patrol officer received an alert about the theft and quickly found the suspect. The cop tried to stop the teen suspect in a parking lot, but suspect allegedly hit the accelerator and tried to drive away.
Only a few moments passed before the juvenile suspect reportedly crashed the stolen vehicle on Park Avenue. The teenager then allegedly tried to make a run for it, but he was soon captured by police.
The suspect has been charged with numerous offenses, including eluding police, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, obstruction of justice, and hindering apprehension. The suspect was also cited for several traffic offenses.
Since the suspect is underage, it is possible that he will be charged as a juvenile, not as an adult.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Teen Crashed Stolen Car During Police Chase, Cops Say.”