MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - On September 27, 2017 a t approximately 9:50 a.m. Ptl. Eric Pastore made a motor vehicle stop after observing the vehicles brake lights not working. Upon approaching the vehicle and speaking to the driver he detected a strong odor of raw marijuana which resulted in the arrest of the operator Chelsea Vandunk, age 21 of Elizabeth, NJ for possession of a controlled and dangerous substance.
On September 29 at approximately 5:35 p.m. Sgt. Michael Jackson observed a blue Suzuki motorcycle in the area Route 22 and New Providence Road. Having just received a radio transmission from Springfield Police regarding a motorcycle matching that description which fled from them at a high rate of speed he attempted to perform a motor vehicle stop of the bike. The operator of the motorcycle instead of stopping for his marked patrol vehicle emergency lights fled onto New Providence Road. The motorcycle traveled New Providence Road in excess of 80 mph nearly striking a vehicle in the area of Wood Valley Road and passed vehicles illegally on their right. In the area of Deer Path Road after nearly striking an upcoming vehicle the operator of the motorcycle stopped,laid the bike down on the ground and surrendered to police.
Jeanpaul Stewart, age 38 of Crescent Avenue, Plainfield NJ was arrested and charged with eluding police as well as several motor vehicle summons issued. He was lodged in the Union County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.