Newark Police Officer Dragged by Suspect Fleeing in Stolen Car

Police officials in Newark are reporting that a Police Officer was injured after being dragged by the driver of an alleged stolen vehicle today.

“I am grateful that the officer is currently being treated for his injuries and that he has survived this senseless violence,” Director Ambrose said.

”We are actively investigating this incident with assistance from our state, county and local law enforcement partners to locate and apprehend the suspects, who remain at large.”

Police say Just after 9 a.m., an officer patrolling the area of 12th Avenue and South 9th Street approached a suspicious vehicle occupied by two males.

The driver accelerated, dragging the officer, who sustained injuries to the knee, neck and chest.

Police said the Officer was transported to University Hospital for treatment.

The suspect vehicle, a gray Honda CRV, crashed at 11th Avenue and South 12th Street, with the driver and passenger fleeing the scene on foot into a nearby cemetery.

The first suspect is described as a Black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The second suspect is only described as a Black male.

Police say he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and had a bag.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of the suspects to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS.

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.