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Newark Police Arrest Detroit Man for Auto Theft

By rlsmetro on

Police in Newark arrested Miguel Angel Ortega, 45, of Detroit for receiving stolen property on Wednesday, as he allegedly returned to the parked vehicle at Avon and Hillside avenues.

According to police officers patrolling the area observed the vehicle, a 2001 Ford pick-up truck, parked within 50-feet of the stop sign located at the intersection.

After checking the license plate, officers determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Detroit.

Police said when Ortega approached the vehicle and chirped the key alarm, officers requested his credentials, which they said he could not produce.

Ortega was subsequently arrested.

These are mere accusations lodged against Ortega.

He is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.