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Two Arrested, One At-Large for Roselle Park Incident

Roselle Park

According to Roselle Park Police officials, Corporal Rick Gaylord and Officer Vincent Picarelli responded to the area of Henry St., on a report of suspicious persons looking into parked motor vehicles.

Officials say a resident reported seeing three individuals opening a car door and called out to them.

They then fled the area in a dark-colored Ford Ranger pickup truck. A County alert was put out to surrounding towns to be on the lookout for the vehicle according to police.

Shortly after that, Officer Ted Kot, was in the area of West Westfield Ave. and the Gordon Street Bridge. He observed the Ford pickup truck coming over the Gordon Street Bridge and commit a motor vehicle violation.

Police say a motor vehicle stop was then attempted and the driver of the Ford did not stop.

After a brief motor vehicle pursuit, the following two individuals were apprehended.

Police say, Mr. Nelson Pereyra, 19 of Elizabeth, and a 17-year-old juvenile from Elizabeth were taken into custody.

A third subject is still at large. The Ford truck they were driving was later found to be stolen out of Elizabeth.

Pereyra was processed and released on the following charges, eluding an officer, possession of a weapon, Obstruction, and receiving stolen property.

The seventeen-year-old juvenile male was charged with the following criminal charges, eluding an officer, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana), and resisting arrest. He was also charged with the following motor vehicle summonses, driving without a license, careless driving, reckless driving, failure to signal, speeding, driving wrong way on a one way street ,failure to possess insurance card, failure to possess driver’s license, failure to possess registration, unsafe lane change, failure to pull over for emergency vehicle, and improper use of divided highway.

The juvenile was released to parents, pending a future Family Court date.

Pereyra was released pending a future Union County Superior Court date.

The investigation is continuing regarding the vehicle burglaries reported in the area.