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Suspect Wanted for Eluding Newark Police


Police in Newark request the public’s help locating Mr. Rufus Brown, 47, of Newark, wanted on a charge of eluding in an incident that occurred on Sunday, August 21. 

At approximately 1:20 p.m., police observed an Econoline van in the area of Tremont Avenue near Chelsea Avenue that was reported stolen on August 19.

According to police, a motor vehicle stop was attempted, but the driver fled.

About an hour later, officers observed the same vehicle again at Chelsea Avenue, heading towards Tremont Avenue. 

While officers detained the male driver, his passenger drove away in the stolen vehicle, heading east on Tremont Avenue towards North Munn Avenue.

Officials said detectives investigating this incident have identified the passenger as Rufus Brown and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

While police are actively searching for Brown, they seek the public’s help quickly locating him as part of this investigation. 

Police said Brown is 6-ft. tall and weighs 200 lbs., with a medium brown complexion, gray hair and brown eyes.

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information about the whereabouts of Rufus Brown to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). 

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