Police: Three Bayonne teens charged with stealing car after leading authorities on chase


Three Bayonne teenagers have been charged with stealing a car after leading authorities on a chase Thursday afternoon, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The 15-year-old boy was charged with aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, and eluding, the 15-year-old girl was charged with receiving stolen property and resisting arrest, while a 16-year-old girl was charged with receiving stolen property, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

They were taken into custody at about 4:07 p.m. from the area of 63rd Street and Avenue C. The incident began with a report of a gray-colored Nissan Murano that had just been stolen from outside a business in the area of 18th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard.

As officers investigated and attempted to make contact with the owner of the vehicle residing on West 54th Street, an officer observed the stolen vehicle parked and occupied in the area of 53rd Street and Avenue B.

As the officer exited his vehicle in an attempt to make contact with the operator, he gave numerous commands for the driver to exit the vehicle. Ignoring the commands, the driver, later identified as Juvenile 1, fled and traveled east on 53rd Street towards Avenue C.

The officer then began to follow the vehicle and encountered it stopped at a red traffic light which appeared to have crashed into a parked motor vehicle in the area of 53rd Street.

The officer again exited his vehicle and attempted to make contact with the driver, all the while commanding him to exit the vehicle. As the officer reached for the door handle of the stolen vehicle, the vehicle accelerated, nearly crashing into the officer.

The vehicle struck the officer’s hand, causing an injury. A brief motor vehicle pursuit ensued which ended at 63rd Street and JFK Boulevard when the stolen vehicle became inoperable due to the damage from the crash.

The 15-year-old boy was taken into custody as the operator of the vehicle and juvenile occupants were also taken into custody.

While officers attempted to place the 15-year-old girl into custody, she resisted by tightening her arms and refusing to be handcuffed, though she was ultimately placed into handcuffs without further incident, police said.

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