UPDATE: Paramus Pursuit Ends with Crash, Arrest of Newark Man; One At-large
A pursuit of a vehicle stolen from a dealership in Paramus ended with a crash and foot pursuit of two suspects on the Newark-East Orange border on Monday evening.
Police say two suspects arrive at the Pier One Imports on Route 17 and stole a 2013 Mercedes Benz that an employee was warming up at that location.
Authorities said a Paramus officer spotted the Mercedes speeding southbound on the Garden State Parkway a short time later and chased it to Exit 147 and into East Orange, where the driver crashed the vehicle into a parked car on South Orange Avenue near Columbia in Newark at around 9 p.m.
Police say the suspects bailed from the car and attempted to run when officers captured Mr. Dashon Richardson, 32, of Newark.
According to police, an East Orange officer suffered a non-life threatening injury after a brief struggle with Richardson and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Police charged Richardson with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, eluding and auto theft.
Richardson is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The second suspect remains at-large according to police.