Irvington Man Arrested for Running Auto Trafficking Operation

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NEWARK, NJ – The New Jersey State Police believe they have arrested the leader of an automobile theft and trafficking operation.

This week, police arrested Tyquan R. Black, 19, of Irvington, for allegedly running an auto theft trafficking network in Newark, Essex County.

According to the New Jersey State Police, on March 20, troopers from the New Jersey State Police Troop ‘B’ Totowa Station were notified that a Porsche Cayenne was stolen out of Wyckoff Township.

“During the investigation, troopers received live updates from Porsche through the Global Positioning System (GPS) and located the vehicle at a stoplight in Newark,” the NJSP said. “The driver of the vehicle, identified as Tyquan R. Black, fled in the Porsche, ran a red light, and subsequently struck an ambulance in the same location.”

Tyquan Black who was not injured during the crash was arrested. A state police investigation learned that Black was responsible for trafficking twelve cars totaling over one million dollars.

“Tyquan R. Black was charged with eluding, assault by auto, obstruction, criminal mischief, receiving stolen property, and leading an auto theft trafficking network. He is detained in the Essex County Jail,” the agency said.