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Woodcliff Lake cops: Teenagers steered stolen SUV towards cop in chase – New Jersey 101.5 FM


WOODCLIFF LAKE — Two teenagers sped off in a stolen automobile and tried to crash right into a responding officer, after breaking into a house, in line with police.

Officers from two cities needed to terminate their highway pursuit of the suspects on account of security considerations early Wednesday morning.

In response to Woodcliff Lake police, a resident’s residence was “damaged into” for the second time in three months. Digital camera footage from the scene, police stated, suggests the criminals are 13 to 16 years outdated.

Video shared with reveals one of many suspects utilizing a big rock to shatter a glass door. Instantly after one of many suspects kicks the glass, the 2 people run away.

That is when, in line with police, the suspects drove off in a 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, a luxurious SUV that had been stolen from one other jurisdiction.

“These criminals confirmed full disregard for his or her lives, the general public’s lives, and the officer’s lives as they drove off at a excessive price of velocity steering their automobile head on in the direction of the second responding officer,” Woodcliff Lake police stated in an announcement. “Fortunately the officer was in a position to swerve to keep away from a head-on collision.”

Quickly after, Woodcliff Lake officers ended their pursuit. Cops in one other jurisdiction positioned the automobile and commenced their very own pursuit, but additionally selected to cease for security causes.

The automobile was later discovered deserted in Newark, in line with police.

“We’re using each know-how and investigative approach obtainable to us in an try and establish these criminals,” Woodcliff Lake police stated.

Dino Flammia is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You may attain him at [email protected]

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