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Police Handcuff Newark Man as He Attempts to Flee in Stolen Truck

By kcora on
Harrison Town Newark

A 48-Year-Old Newark man caught in a stolen truck was taken into custody over the weekend by Harrison police.

According to police, Saturday, sometime around 1 p.m., police were called to the 900 South Second Street in Harrison for a report of a stolen truck. Upon arrival, police met with the driver of the truck who told them that as he and his assistant left the running truck unattended as they unloaded items at a warehouse, it was stolen.

With the assistance of a GPS device in the 2016 Freightliner straight job truck, police were able to track and locate truck to an address in Newark.

When the officer approached the driver's door, the driver - later identified as Kevin Hobbs, of Newark - attempted to drive away as the officer remained standing on the truck's running board.

As a struggle ensued between the officer and Hobbs, the officer managed to get onf handcuff on him, forcing him out of the truck, bringing the vehicle to a safe stop.

Hobbs was charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

He was also found to have warrants from Newark, Jersey City and Hillside for various crimes totaling more than $4,500.

His bail was set at $75,000 and he was held at the Hudson County jail in Kearny.