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High-Speed Chase Through NJ Leads to Arrest of Four Essex, Union County Burglary Suspects

Newark Union County

By: Richard L. Smith 

A coordinated effort by the New Jersey State Police and the Auto Theft Task Force led to the dramatic arrest of four suspects involved in a recent home burglary and vehicle theft.adThe chase transpired across multiple counties on Thursday, concluding with a tense foot pursuit in Newark, Essex County.

It all began on March 10th, when the Motor Vehicle Crimes North Unit (MVCNU) was notified of a BMW SUV reported stolen and connected to a home burglary in Freehold Township, Monmouth County.

State Police officials said the stolen vehicle was sighted traveling through Montclair Township, prompting MVCNU to engage the Montclair Police Department for assistance.

The pursuit continued into West Orange Township, where officers deployed a tire deflation device as the suspects approached the Interstate 280 east entrance ramp.

State Police official said the chase came to a head in Newark when the suspects, desperate to evade capture, abandoned the stolen BMW and fled on foot after MVCNU attempted a stop using an unmarked police car.Ad Despite their efforts to escape, all four suspects were quickly apprehended by the authorities.

Among the arrested was Mr. Nymir Marks, an 18-year-old from Newark (not pictured), who now faces multiple charges, including receiving a stolen vehicle and resisting arrest.

Marks, who sustained minor injuries during the pursuit, was released pending a future court appearance.

His accomplices, Mr. Jalil Morris, 23, of Hillside; Mr. Rayshawn Riddick, 20, of Irvington; and Mr. Yasir Twitty, 20, of Newark, were also charged with similar offenses and are currently being held at the Essex County Jail.

This successful operation underscores the relentless commitment of New Jersey's law enforcement to combat auto theft and protect the community from the repercussions of such crimes.