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West Orange Police Pursuit Ends in Crash, Arrest

West Orange

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation into a police pursuit that ended in a crash Saturday morning in West Orange.

According to a statement released by West OIrnage City Spokesman Mr. Joseph Fagan, the incident happened at approximately 6:20 am where residents in the vicinity of 265 Mount Pleasant Avenue reported to West Orange Police erratic behavior of an unknown male.

Spokesman Fagan said the suspect was ringing doorbells and yelling shortly before he fled the scene in a vehicle.

Police say a description of the vehicle was given to officers who attempted to initiate a stop nearby on Park Avenue by Ashland Avenue.

According to Spokesman Fagan, a crash occurred between the officer and the suspect's car with minor injuries sustained by both parties. Police took the suspect into custody and several charges are pending.

The officer involved in the crash has returned to duty according to Spokesman Fagan.