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DEVELOPING PARAMUS-NEWARK: Paramus Pursuit Ends in Newark Crash, Bailout


A pursuit that reportedly began in Bergen County ended in a crash and foot pursuit in Newark’s West Ward Monday evening.

According to preliminary reports, Paramus Police notified surrounding municipalities that they were pursuing a vehicle that was reported stolen and refused to stop for their officers at around 9:05 p.m.

The driver of the stolen white Mercedes sped southbound on The Garden State Parkway where he crashed into a vehicle near the Essex Toll Plaza before continuing to speed away.

The driver then sped down the Parkway where he exited at 145 in East Orange then made his way to the vicinity of South Orange Avenue and Columbia where both suspects bailed from the vehicle after a crash at that location.

Police caught up with one of the suspects but there is an active search near The Bradley Court housing complex for a second male suspect who exited the vehicle then fled on foot.

One police officer received treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

There are no other immediate reports of serious injuries at this time.