On Tuesday, May 18, at 4:31 p.m. Ptl. Brett Byron was supervising a stationary radar detail near Boulevard and Wilshire Drive Whilst, the officer noticed a 2005 Ford Econoline Van traveling west at a high rate of speed.
According to police, Ptl. Byron attempted to orchestrate a motor vehicle stop. The van then suddenly turned north through a number of backstreets attempting to misdirect the officer. The van then traveled through an open gate at the dead-end of Wilshire Drive and onto the vehicle on foot and headed for Union County’s Lenape and Nomahegan Park.
A number of different towns such as Kenilworth PD, Cranford PD, Union County Sheriff's Office, and Union County PD, responded to the suspect’s last known location. Which was the area of 652 Riverside Drive in Cranford.
Police said that after roughly an hour of searching the woods, officers from Cranford PD spotted the suspect in the marsh near Venetia Avenue in Cranford. After being instructed out of the Rahway River the suspect was taken into custody.
According to police, after being transported back to Kenilworth Police headquarters, the suspect Edgardo Serranoingles, 37, of Newark, was charged with second-degree Eluding, third-degree Receiving Stolen Property, and fourth-degree Resisting Arrest by Flight.
After processing, Serranoigles was transported to Union County Jail where he will await a detention hearing.
Following the incident, the suspect received care at Union Hospital for a minor hand injury. A Kenilworth officer also sustained a laceration to his hand during the foot chase.