Newark, Irvington men in a stolen vehicle led Cranford police on a car chase that ended in a crash early Friday.
According to police, officers Friday tried to stop a 2008 Mercedes around 12:30 a.m. for a lane violation. However, the driver refused to pull over and instead sped west on Raritan Road. The Pursuit came to a halt when the vehicle struck a median and rolled over near the intersection with Centennial Avenue.
A foot pursuit ensued but the five occupants of the vehicle were eventually taken into custody.
Police charged (driver) Aaron Scarborough, 24, of Irvington, with eluding, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest.
The passengers - later identified as Juan Leandry, 18, of Newark, DeQuelle Nelson, 21, of Newark, Amahad Denton, 25, of Newark and Patrick Roberts, 19, Irvington - were charged with receiving stolen property and resisting arrest.
All five were given summonses and released.