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Multiple Juveniles Arrested, Officers Injured in Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle in Newark

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Two Newark Police Officers were injured following a pursuit of a stolen vehicle occupied by multiple juveniles in the city's South Ward. 

On Saturday night, police attempted to stop a vehicle near Ridgewood Avenue that was reported stolen when the driver sped away, striking the cop and causing a foot injury around 11:15 p.m. 

According to police, a pursuit began by police and it ended when the suspected vehicle became disabled from a flat tire near West Runyon Street and Peshine Avenue. 

Police say the suspects bailed from the car, and two were immediately captured.

According to police, several units swarmed the area and apprehended four more suspects, all reported to juveniles. 

A second officer suffered a non-life-threatening injury during the pursuit. Police are trying to determine if a pedestrian found injured in the area was struck by the fleeing vehicle. 

The investigation remains active and ongoing.