Two 18-year-olds and a 14-year-old were charged with stealing a silver BMW in Union City before leading police on a chase and crashing it in Bayonne, authorities said.
Endy Lantigua, of Bayonne, Tyenna Sierra, of Parlin, both 18, and a 14-year-old male from Bayonne, were all charged with receiving stolen property, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.
Lantigua was also charged with resisting arrest and eluding, while Sierra faces unlawful possession of a weapon (knife) and prohibited possession of a weapon (stun gun).
The trio was taken into custody at approximately 3:15 p.m. yesterday. Officers in the area of 53rd Street and Avenue B observed a silver colored BMW, later confirmed to be stolen out of Union City, traveling at a high rate of speed.
The officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but lost sight of it due to the high speed. A short while later, another officer observed the BMW traveling at high speeds and weaving in and out of traffic in the area of 36th Street and Avenue C.
As the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, later determined to be operated by Lantigua with Sierra and the juvenile as passengers, the vehicle failed to stop and led the police on a
pursuit after allowing the 14-year-old to exit the car in the area of 31st Street and Broadway.
The pursuit terminated in the area of 57th Street and Avenue B after the BMW crashed into the rear of a vehicle stopped at the red light.
After the crash, Lantigua exited the vehicle and led the police on a foot chase until he was apprehended in the area of 57th Street and Avenue B.
Lantigua and Sierra were taken into custody in the area of the crash while the juvenile was taken into custody after being located in the area of 31st Street and Broadway.
A search incident to Sierra’s arrest led to the recovery of a knife and a stun gun in her possession, police said.