By: Richard L. Smith
Passaic County authorities took three Newark residents into custody after a high-speed pursuit that ended in Newark Monday night.
According to a statement released by Lt. Robert Bracken, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Clifton patrol units spotted a stolen 2021 Bentley, which had recently been taken out of Fort Lee.
Lt. Bracken reported the vehicle was traveling in the westbound lanes of Route 3 near Broad Street when our officers attempted to pull the driver over.
Police say, the stolen vehicle crashed after striking the guardrail and became disabled on the side of Route 3 during which time the two male occupants fled into a nearby neighborhood on foot.
While officers were searching for these suspects, Lt. Robert Bracken said a second stolen vehicle, which had just been taken out of our jurisdiction, specifically a 2021 Mercedes Benz, fled on officers as they attempted to stop it.
A motor vehicle pursuit ensued onto the Parkway South and ultimately into the City of Newark during which time the suspect vehicle crashed into one of Clifton’s patrol vehicles.
Lt. Robert Bracken said four occupants bailed out on foot and were chased by Clifton officers, Essex County Sheriff's Officers, and Newark Police.
A loaded handgun was subsequently discovered in the stolen vehicle.
Three of the four suspects were taken into custody after the foot pursuit.
Lt. Robert Bracken identified the suspects as:
1) Mr. Sebastian Perrecent, 18, of Newark
2) Mr. Quason Robbins, 19, of Newark (pictured)
3) a male juvenile, 16, of Newark.
Three suspects remain at large.