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Cranford Police Department Arrest Five for Stolen Vehicle Following Chase by Car & On Foot

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The Cranford Police Department worked with New Jersey State Police, the Linden Police Department and the Union County Police Department to apprehend the five men. Credits: Cranford Police Department
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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Police Department arrested five men after a two-mile chase and an on-foot pursuit for a stolen 2008 Mercedes Benz, according to a press release sent by the Cranford Police Department.

The arrest occurred on September 29 at 12:37 a.m., officers James Knight and Timothy Handy noticed a lane violation near Centennial Avenue and Cayuga Road. A NCIC lookup revealed the car was stolen out of Cedar Grove, according to the press release.

As the officers tried to pull the vehicle over, the car accelerated westbound onto Raritan Road. The CPD followed the Mercedes for two miles until the stolen car struck a median and rolled over at the intersection of Centennial Avenue and Raritan Road, according to the press release.

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With the help of the New Jersey State Police, the Linden Police Department and the Union County Police Department, all five of the car’s occupants were arrested as they attempted to flee on foot, according to the press release.

“This incident was a textbook collaborative effort involving multiple law enforcement agencies in making these arrests swiftly” Acting Chief of Police Joseph VanBergen said.

The driver, Aaron Scarborough, 24, of Irvington was charged with second degree eluding, third degree receiving stolen property, and fourth degree resisting arrest.  He was committed to the Union County Jail pending a detention hearing in Superior Court, according to the press release.

The following passengers were charged with third degree receiving stolen property and fourth degree resisting arrest, according to the press release:

  • Juan Leandry, 18, Newark
  • DeQuelle Nelson, 21, Newark
  • Amahad Denton, 25, Newark
  • Patrick Roberts, 19, Irvington

All were released on CPD charges pending a Union County Superior Court appearance, according to the press release.

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