Police: Man arrested for Secaucus crash after providing false name, fleeing the scene


A man was arrested for a Secaucus car crash last week for providing a false name to police and fleeing the scene, getting captured after a brief foot pursuit, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Hazir Gordon, 25, of Newark, was charged with providing false information to law enforcement and resisting arrest. The passenger of the vehicle, Jasmine Scarmazzo, 19, of Jersey City, was also charged with hindering apprehension, according to Police Chief Dennis Miller.

On Wednesday, August 24th at approximately 12:58 p.m., Secaucus police responded to the parking lot of Bob’s Furniture, located at 3 Mill Creek Drive, on a report of a motor vehicle crash.

When approached by police, Scarmazzo stated she was driving the car despite the fact that Gordon was actually driving. Gordon then provided false information about his identity, fleeing from the scene of the crash when he was told he was under arrest.

After a brief foot pursuit, he was captured and taken into custody.

Gordon was remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, while Scarmazzo was issued her complaint summons and released, police said.

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