Newark Police Charge East Orange Resident with Crashing Car into West Ward Supermarket

Authorities in Newark are reporting the arrest of Mohamed Dukereh, 19, of East Orange, following a car crash into a supermarket Saturday.

According to police, at around 7:19 p.m., police and firefighters responded to City Supermarket, located at 525 Irvington Avenue, to a call of a car that crashed into a building at that location.

Arriving firefighters observed a 2006 Nissan, driven by Mohamed Dukereh, had crashed through the front entrance of the supermarket.

Police said a second vehicle, a Toyota Camry, was also struck by the Nissan during the collision.

Dukereh suffered minor injuries and was transported to University Hospital for treatment then released.

Emergency responders evacuated customers and store employees, but no one suffered injuries.

A check of the building's structural stability by engineers was determined to be safe authorities said.

Police arrested Dukereh at the scene charging him with being an unlicensed driver.

This charge is merely an accusation.

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

Irvington Avenue, Newark, NJ, 07106