Roselle car thief captured in Linden

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LINDEN, NJ – A 20-year-old man has been arrested after he was seen driving a stolen vehicle.

Daishon Jones of Linden was arrested on Thursday, January 20, 2022 after Officers observed him operating a black BMW SUV that was reportedly stolen in Roselle earlier that day. Jones quickly fled the area, but Officers located the vehicle parked on Cavell St in Roselle. Officers located Jones walking from the area and positively identified him as the driver.

“Car theft has dramatically increased over the past several months, not just in Linden but across the state,” said Police Chief David Hart. “I am incredibly proud of the work that leads to arrests like this, but we cannot stop this trend alone. An overwhelming number of these cars were stolen while they were left running, and we will not realize a drop in these crimes until people start locking their car doors and stop leaving their cars running unattended.”

Jones is charged with third degree receiving stolen property. He was committed to the Union County Jail pending a scheduled appearance in Superior Court.

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Anyone with information about this incident or other crimes is encouraged to contact the Linden Police Detective Bureau at (908) 474-8535. Information about this incident or any other crime can also be shared anonymously via email to