Newark car thief tries to run over cop in Jersey City, police say

JERSEY-CITY — An 18-year-old Newark man has been charged with stealing a woman’s car in Jersey City and then trying to run down a police office, authorities say.

Lamont Wiggins, of Nevada Street, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, hindering apprehension, eluding police, theft and burglary to the vehicle in Wednesday’s incident, the criminal complaint says.

Wiggens allegedly got into the woman’s 2005 Mazda without her permission on Kennedy Boulevard near the Bayonne border, and was last seen by the woman and a witness driving the car near Merritt Street and Avenue C in Bayonne. Officers responding to a …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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