Newark police arrest teen in stolen car wanted for shooting

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Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara reports that Newark Police Division’s Aviation Unit assisted in the arrest of two suspects operating a stolen vehicle wanted in connection with a shooting incident that occurred in Newark.

“I would like to commend the coordinated efforts of our Aviation Unit Pilots Larry King and Angel Gonzalez, along with Sergeant Dellavalle and the members of the Criminal Intelligence Unit in apprehending these suspects,” Director O’Hara said. “Once again, the coordinated efforts of our aviation unit and ground resources resulted in a safe apprehension of shooting suspects.”

On January 22, 2022, police in the area of Quitman Street and Muhammad Ali Avenue, a stolen white two door Chevrolet Camaro was observed traveling at a high rate of speed through the intersection. The vehicle was stolen from a neighboring jurisdiction and was also a vehicle that was sought in connection with a shooting incident within the City of Newark that occurred on Friday, January 21, 2022. The detectives attempted to initiate a motor vehicle stop but the Chevrolet Camaro refused to stop and continued traveling at a high rate of speed.

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Newark Police Division’s Aviation Unit monitored the vehicle’s activities from the air while communicating with the Criminal Intelligence Unit regarding the Chevrolet Camaro’s direction of travel. The pursuit continued onto the Garden State Parkway and into the Township of Irvington. When in Irvington, the occupants of the stolen auto exited and attempted to flee on foot. One adult male, later identified as Marcus Hyles, and one juvenile male, 17 years of age, were successfully apprehended without incident or injury. Both individuals were charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest. The juvenile also had an outstanding arrest warrant from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department on an unrelated matter.