According to police, at 1:30 am, officers were monitoring traffic in the area of Liberty Avenue and Hillside Avenue when a white Dodge Charger with no license plates committed several traffic violations.
Police say a pursuit was initiated when officers attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop, but the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Mr. Ryan Camargo, disregarded the officers’ signals.
According to police, Camargo’s vehicle lost control and struck a utility pole on Morris Avenue in Union.
While attempting to remove Mr. Camargo from the vehicle, one officer sustained an injury to his hand when Mr. Camargo accelerated the car, continuing to elude officers.
Police say the pursuit continued through Kenilworth and Cranford before being terminated.
A short time later, the suspect vehicle was found disabled on Springfield Avenue in Westfield.
A canvass of the area for the suspect by Hillside, Kenilworth, Cranford and Union County officers resulted in the arrest of Ryan Camargo.
Police say Mr. Camargo received medical attention and was transported back to the Hillside Police Department where he was processed and charged with Aggravated Assault; Eluding; Receiving Stolen Property and two counts of Resisting Arrest.
He was also found to have an active criminal warrant from Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police say Mr. Camargo is being held at the Union County Jail pending a court appearance.”