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Long Hill Police Arrest Newark Teen for Vehicle Theft

By rlsmetro on
Long Hill Newark

Police in Long Hill took a Newark teenaged adult into custody and charged him with allegedly stealing a vehicle in the township on Friday morning.

According to a statement released by police, at approximately 2:23 a.m. a resident of Millington called the police to report their 2017 Range Rover was just stolen from their driveway.

Police say responding officers observed the Range Rover and a Mercedes Benz fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed on Long Hill Road. T

The Mercedes failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and crashed into the front of a residence in Gillette with one occupant of the Mercedes bailing from the car to the waiting Range Rover and the second occupant, **Mr. Ahmad Singletary, 19, from Newark,** was taken into police custody according to the police statement.

Police say Singletary was not injured in the crash, but a further investigation revealed that the Mercedes was stolen from Old Bridge Township on September 13th.

Police arrested Singletary where he was then processed, and issued summonses for burglary, conspiracy to commit theft, possession of stolen property, eluding police, criminal mischief, driving while suspended, unlicensed driver, reckless driving, failing to stop at a stop sign, fictitious license plates, and failure to keep right.

Police officials say Singletary was transported to the Morris County Jail pending a bail hearing.

According to Open Public Records reports, Mr. Singletary was arrested in March with four other males for burglarizing vehicles in Wayne.

The stolen Range Rover was later recovered in a neighborhood in Newark according to reports.