DENVILLE, NJ - Three young men and a girl from Bronx, NY were arrested recently by Denville Police after it was determined the car they were in was stolen, police said.
The Aug. 22 incident began when Denville police saw the vehicle, traveling on Route 80 westbound, improperly make a lane change, police said. They said the operator was also driving with the high beams on.
While following the car, police checked the license plate and determined the vehicle had been reported stolen in Bronx the day before, they said.
"Patrol conducted a felony traffic stop with the assistance of the Mount Arlington Police Department and the NJ State Police," said Denville police. The driver, Pedro Cruz De-Leon, 19, passenger Merlink Revas, 19, and a 16-year-old girl passenger were arrested, police said.
"During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the passenger Antonio Guzman, had an active NCIC warrant out of New York City," police noted. All four people were charged with receiving stolen property. De-Leon was charged with driving with an expired license, failing to maintain a lane and improper use of headlights.
De-Leon was released, pending a future court date, because it was determined he has a low risk of committing further offenses, police said. The girl was also released. But "due to extensive out of state criminal history," and Guzman's NCIC warrant, Revas and Guzman were placed in the Morris County Jail, police said.