The New Jersey State Police have arrested Tyquan R. Black, 19, of Irvington, for allegedly running an auto theft trafficking network in Newark.
State Police said on March 20, troopers from the New Jersey State Police Troop ‘B’ Totowa Station were notified that a Porsche Cayenne was stolen out of Wyckoff Township.
According to NJ State Police, during the investigation, troopers received live updates from Porsche through the Global Positioning System (GPS) and located the vehicle at a stoplight in Newark.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Tyquan R. Black, fled in the Porsche, ran a red light and subsequently struck an ambulance in the same location.
Tyquan Black, who was not injured during the crash, was arrested. Through various investigative means, it was learned that Black was responsible for trafficking twelve cars totaling over one million dollars.
Tyquan R. Black was charged with eluding, assault by auto, obstruction, criminal mischief, receiving stolen property and leading an auto theft trafficking network. He is detained in the Essex County Jail.
This case is being prosecuted by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Charges are mere accusations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.