Hoboken police caught an unlicensed Jersey City man who crashed a stolen vehicle into several parked cars after chasing him on foot, authorities said.
Enrique Ramirez, 46, of Jersey City, was charged with theft, resisting arrest, possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia, careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and being an unlicensed driver, according to Police Det. Lt. Edgardo Cruz.
Police Officer Dennis Figueroa, Jr. was dispatched to the area of 11th and Adams Streets on a report of a black Jeep leaving the scene of an accident, officials said.
Sgt. Edward Sellick advised units he was with a vehicle matching the description in the area of 16th Jefferson Street. As Figueroa arrived, he observed Ramirez fleeing the scene on foot while Sellick pursued him, police said.
According to authorities, Figueroa joined the pursuit and was able to apprehend the defendant several blocks away. While Sellick suffered a minor leg injury during the pursuit, he remained on duty.
A search of the defendant found him to be in possession of a glass pipe commonly used to smoke CDS.
After investigating further, it was determined that the vehicle had been stolen several minutes after the victim left it running while making a delivery. Ramirez then crashed into several parked cars after taking the vehicle, police said.
He was issued several motor vehicle summonses and processed for the criminal offenses and then remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center.