HACKENSACK, N.J. — City police issued a warrant out for the arrest of a career criminal from Hackensack -- recently released from jail -- who crashed a stolen vehicle with two other occupants this morning.

Shortly before 9 a.m., city Police Officer Frank McCall observed three people in a 2017 Lincoln MKZ — previously reported stolen.

When he activated his overhead lights and sirens to attempt to stop the vehicle, the driver, 48-year-old Antonio D. Singletary, drove south on Polifly Road before crashing into a light pole, knocking it over. He continued down the street until he crashed the car into a curb before it was disabled. 

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When the trio exited the vehicle, two were apprehended by McCall and Detective Sergeant John Dalton; Singletary ran down the embankment where he disappeared into overgrown brush.  

An investigation with help from the Bergen County Sheriff's Office, the Bergen County Rapid Deployment Team and the Hasbrouck Heights, Lodi and South Hackensack Police Departments revealed Singletary’s identity and a warrant for his arrest was issued by police.

He was charged with eluding, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest by flight and contempt of a court order. He was issued 12 motor vehicle summonses. 

The passengers were released when police confirmed they had no knowledge that the vehicle was stolen.  

An investigation is ongoing into the burglary proceeds; additional charges are possible.