July 22, 2019 – July 28, 2019
On July 22, 2019 at 02:04 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo conducted a random license plate check on his MDT of a passing vehicle on Pompton Avenue. The response indicated that the vehicle had been reported stolen. He attempted to stop the vehicle and it accelerated away at a high rate of speed. He pursued the vehicle north on Pompton Avenue into Little Falls where the pursuit was terminated as the suspect vehicle passed the Willowbrook Mall. Little Falls Police continued the pursuit until the vehicle crashed at the Rt80/Rt46 interchange. Ptl. Grigolo, with the assistance of Little Falls and Fairfield Police Officers, located the operator as he attempted to flee on foot toward the mall. The driver, a 30 year old male from Newark, was arrested, processed, and transported to the Essex County Jail.
On July 24, 2019 at 12:37 p.m., Ptl. Anthony Cardona stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. It was determined that the operator, a 23 year old male from Belleville, was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested, processed, and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
On July 24, 2019 at 11:53 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Johnson stopped a vehicle after a random plate check on his MDT revealed that the operator had a suspended license. The driver, a 26 year old male from Morris Plains, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. He was processed, and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.