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Two Arrested in Newark for Occupying Car Stolen from Closter NJ

By rlsmetro on

Police in Newark reported that officers arrested Mr. Rasheed Mells, 23, and Mr. Keshawn K. Creech (red hair), 19, both of Newark, after the two men were observed speeding in a stolen vehicle last night.

According to police, just after 9:30 p.m., NPD1, the Newark Police helicopter, reported a stolen gray Alfa Romeo SUV speeding in the area of 16th Avenue and South 13th Street.  

The vehicle, stolen from Closter, with the key fob left inside, was later observed parked in a driveway at North 6th Street and 12th Avenue.

Upon becoming aware of police presence, Mells, the driver, exited the vehicle and ran. He was apprehended at North 11th Street. 

Director O’Hara, who was in the area with Newark police officers who had been deployed to enhance police visibility and to suppress crime, apprehended Creech, the vehicle’s passenger, at the location where the car had stopped.

Officials said Mells faces charges of receiving stolen property, obstruction of the administration of the law and resisting arrest. Creech is charged with taking without the owner’s consent.

These charges are merely accusations.  

Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.   

Police haven't confirmed if Creech and Mells are the same suspects wanted for the pursuit, crash on 7th Avenue.