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Police Chase Leads to Drug Arrest in Cedar Grove


CEDAR GROVE, NJ - An attempted motor vehicle stop led to a brief police chase and drug arrest in Cedar Grove early Friday morning.  

Sgt. Jose Rodriguez was on patrol when he observed a vehicle speeding on Pompton Avenue. Sgt. Rodriguez attempted to stop the vehicle, but the operator failed to stop and brief pursuit began.

Officer Christopher Lynch assisted Rodriguez and the vehicle was eventually stopped on Pompton Avenue at East Lindsley Road. Steven Collin, 27, of Fairfield, was placed under arrest for eluding. A 26-year-old passenger, Matthew Baynes of West Caldwell, was also arrested for an outstanding criminal warrant from Woodland Park Municipal Court.

Baynes was unable to post the required bail and was turned over to Woodland Park Police. Collin was charged with eluding and possession of CDS (Cocaine). He was transported to the Essex County Jail.

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