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Irvington Township Men Arrested in Wayne for Car Theft

By rlsmetro on
Wayne

Wayne Police said on Tuesday, December 14th, at approximately 1:52 p.m., the owner of a 2021 Bentley Bentayga called Wayne Police to report that it had just been stolen from Massola Drive and that the caller was following it in another vehicle traveling south on Berdan Avenue. 

Polices said the caller reported that the vehicle turned onto Hamburg Turnpike towards Alps Road when they lost sight of it.

Multiple Wayne Police Officers responded to the area and Officer William Hall spotted the stolen vehicle traveling south on Alps Road and engaged in a pursuit. 

According to police, the driver of the stolen vehicle began to operate the car erratically by driving on the wrong side of the road at high speeds. 

Traffic Bureau Lieutenant Joe Rooney ordered all officers to terminate the pursuit for safety reasons. 

Police said moments later, officers observed the stolen vehicle crash and rolled over at Alps Road and Maple Avenue. 

The two male suspects exited the vehicle and fled on foot into a wooded area. 

Multiple officers converged on the area and began searching for the suspects. Officers John Culic and Denis Zamora pursued the suspects on foot and directed officers to their locations. 

According to Wayne Police officials, Officers Culic and Zamora soon captured both suspects with assistance from Lt. Rooney.

Police arrested Mr. Sincere Daniels-Jones, 19 and Unique Shakur Woodward, 21, Irvington, then charged them with Theft (2nd Degree), Criminal Mischief, Resisting Arrest and an Attempt to Elude Police. 

These are accusations and both men are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Wayne Police Department urges everyone to lock their vehicles, remove the keys or any other means of starting the car, and not to leave running vehicles unattended. 

Wayne Police said motor vehicle theft out of residential driveways has increased statewide and has become a frequent problem. 

“These vehicles are then driven recklessly, even when not pursued by police, and are often involved in crashes and/or used in the commission of serious crimes. 

Please do your part in public safety by not making it easy for criminals to commit these offenses”, Wayne Police said.