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Vehicle Sped Away From Newark Police During Traffic Stop


Newark Police requests the public’s help locating a suspect wanted for eluding when the individual sped off from officers in the below-pictured SUV during a motor vehicle stop on January 23. 

Police say at approximately 8:51 a.m., officers were on patrol in the area of 18th Avenue and Sunset Avenue when they saw a red Dodge Nitro traveling westbound on 18th Avenue with an expired temporary tag.

 When the officers activated their lights and sirens to conduct a motor vehicle stop, the driver initially stopped before speeding off, traveling eastbound on Valley Street toward Irvington.  

According to police, the driver, believed to be a Black male, had dreadlocks and the vehicle was registered to Lateresa Clyburn of Newark.

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information about this incident to call the Police Division’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.