LIVINGSTON, NJ — A police chase that began in Roseland at approximately 2:34 a.m. on Saturday ended in Livingston with the arrest of one of four suspects who fled from the stolen vehicle they were occupying at the time.
When officers from the Roseland Police Department located a stolen motor vehicle and attempted to stop it, police said the driver attempted to elude the officers and led them on chase along Laurel Avenue into Livingston. The vehicle, a 2018 Toyota Highlander, had been reported stolen from Holmdel two days earlier, police said.
Livingston police explained that the stolen car hit a utility pole on Tulip Court, shearing off the right front wheel. Four occupants, all wearing masks, ran from the disabled Highlander.
Police from Roseland, Livingston, Fairfield and West Orange as well as a Morris County K9 Unit searched the area. Hours later, one suspect was located hiding in a portable toilet near 48 Laurel Avenue, according to Livingston police.
The suspect—identified as Avery Solomon, 20, of Bloomfield—was turned over to Roseland police and later charged for being an occupant in the stolen vehicle.