By: Richard L. Smith
Police took the male driver of a stolen into custody and charged him with assault and receiving stolen property after he struck and injured a woman with the car in Newark's North Ward Wednesday afternoon.
The incident happened around 4:25 p.m. near the intersection of Clifton and Bloomfield Avenues.
Emergency responders arrived at the intersection and found the woman suffering non-life-threatening injuries after a blue Maserati struck her and sped from the scene.
Officers canvassing parts of the North Ward found the stolen car in the 100 block of Ridge Street and then arrested the driver.
Newark Police Auto Squad detectives continue to investigate the incident.
No other injuries were reported.