Newark NJ police officers arrested three (3) Newark men after the pursuit of a stolen car.
Bilal Cureton, Roosevelt Robinson, and Devon Johnson were arrested after they were chased in a car that had been reported stolen. According to authorities, the car was also wanted by Elizabeth and Belleville police departments.
Responding units chased the vehicle through Newark before the three (3) suspects allegedly ditched the car in the area of 200 Bergen Street and took off running. A short time later, officers tracked down the men and arrested them.
According to authorities, a .41-caliber Ruger revolver and hollow-point ammunition were found inside the car.
Mr. Cureton was charged with receiving a stolen car, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of hollow-point ammunition. Mr. Robinson was charged with receiving a stolen car, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point ammunition, and disarming a law enforcement officer. Mr. Johnson was charged withaggravated assault, receiving a stolen car, resisting arrest, eluding, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of hollow-point ammunition
In New Jersey, receiving stolen property is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7. Depending on the value of the property, receiving stolen property can be classified as a third degree crime. If the suspects are convicted of third degree receiving stolen property, they could each be sentenced to as many as five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Newark Trio Arrested, Charged in Carjacking After Police Pursuit.”