The Paramus Police Department reported the arrest of Mr. Javon Reaves, 29, of Jersey City, for possession of a stolen vehicle.
According to Paramus Police, on Monday, August 8, at approximately 7:09 pm, the Paramus Police responded to a home on Highland Avenue regarding a motor vehicle crash.
Police said the home's rear yard abuts the Garden State Parkway southbound.
Arriving officers determined that a 2018 Nissan Maxima had driven off the exit ramp of the Parkway and crashed into the home's backyard.
According to police, the vehicle's driver had exited and fled on foot before the officers' arrived.
A computer check of the registration revealed that the car had been stolen earlier in the evening from Monroe, New York. Witnesses were able to describe the driver and officers began to search the surrounding area.
According to Paramus officials, Police Officer Nicholas Perna and Police Officer Clario Sampson located the suspect walking on Alden Road when he allegedly tried to identify himself as the stolen car victim; however, it was quickly determined that his real identity was Javon Reaves.
Police arrested Reaves for possession of a stolen vehicle and he was transported to Paramus Police Headquarters, where he was booked and processed.
Authorities said he was remanded to Bergen County Jail pending a bail hearing.
The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.