NPD1, the City of Newark’s Public Safety Helicopter, assisted in the arrest of a 15-year old juvenile auto theft suspect today police said.
According to authorities, at approximately 1 a.m., Newark Police officers observed a black 2002 Honda Accord at Quitman Street near the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. that had been reported stolen out of West Orange.
Police said with the assistance of NPD1, officers on the ground located the vehicle at Murray Street, near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue.
When cops began to approach, the juvenile exited the vehicle and fled on foot police said.
Officers on foot caught up with the suspect and arrested him without incident.
A loaded handgun was recovered from the vehicle according to police.
The arrested juvenile is charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Mischief, Eluding and Resisting Arrest.
These charges are merely accusations.
The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.