NJ chase for stolen luxury car ends in crash, 2 on the run
HOLMDEL – The pursuit of a stolen car early Friday morning ended in an accident.
The incident comes as police have begun to take advantage of a change in policy governing police pursuits.
With the number of stolen cars on the rise, Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin on April 29 announced changes to his office’s vehicle prosecution policy that will allow prosecutions at least through the end of 2022 based on of committing several additional crimes, including stealing a car and receiving a stolen vehicle. vehicle.
In the two weeks since the announcement, there has been an increase in lawsuits, including brief lawsuits in Jackson and Manalapan on Sunday.
A BMW 3 Series sedan reported stolen in Lawrenceville was spotted by a Tinton Falls police officer on the Garden State Parkway Friday morning, Holmdel police say. A brief northbound pursuit was halted by officers due to excessive speed.
The BMW left the promenade and was spotted by Holmdel Police on Crawsfords Corner Road. Another chase ended in an accident at the intersection of County Road 520 and Everett Road. Two of the four individuals inside were found in Thompson Park in the Lincroft section of Middletown. The other two are still at large.
Kyree D. Lane Jr, 18, of Irvington, and Dupree Turner, 18, of East Orange, have been charged with receiving possession, resisting arrest and obstructing the law. One of the charged men was injured in the pursuit on foot.
They are being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute for a bail hearing.
Law enforcement complaints
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased Platkin has eased pursuit restrictions, but still believes tougher penalties are the key to reducing car thefts.
“It helps the officer in that the officers and the supervisor can make the decision to prosecute or not to prosecute. My fear is that we are prosecuting individuals who have been involved in the car theft ring for some time. and that they are repeat offenders and they shouldn’t be on the streets,” Golden told New Jersey 101.5.
The sheriff said the car theft is classified as a non-violent crime. Under bail reform, offenders are released within 24 to 48 hours, even for a second offence. In the case of minors, they are detained even less.
“In the case of the miner, we’re just making repeated, rotating adjustments to the door station house. They’ll continue to be used as mules for those car rings around the state. That’s impacting the public safety because we have repeat offenders on the street in these car chases who shouldn’t be there,” Golden said.
Other circumstances that will qualify for prosecution are possession of illegal weapons, possession of a firearm or explosive device for an unlawful purpose, burglary of a house, and biased intimidation.
Previous reports by Michael Symons have been used in this report
Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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