Teen theft suspect’s current event

By Karen Zautyk

A Newark teenager, spotted in Kearny with a stolen motorcycle, tried to elude the law by jumping into the Passaic River, only to be swept away by the current, police reported.
The suspect was rescued by two civilian boaters and Kearny officers.
The saga began at 11:20 a.m., July 21, when Police Officer Michael Warren saw the 16-year-old pushing a red motorcycle down the steps of West Hudson Park and across Kearny Ave., Police Chief John Dowie reported.
Noting that the teen was not wearing a helmet, nor was there one with the bike, the officer approached him. Dowie said the youth dumped the bike on Kearny Ave. and fled on foot down Rose St., heading toward Belgrove Drive.
When spotted near the Exxon Station at Belgrove and Passaic Ave. by Det. Brian McGarry, the youth ran across Passaic and up the old railroad embankment, pursued by McGarry and Officer Frank West.

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