Newark cop chase ends in crash, arrest

NEWARK — Authorities have arrested a man who they said robbed a 19-year-old, then crashed into a utility pole while trying to escape police.

According to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, city resident Lamar Williams, 21, and two other people robbed the man of cash and other items shortly after midnight Monday. A sergeant in the area saw Williams and the two others getting into a car on Elizabeth Avenue after the alleged robbery, and attempted to pull them over, Ambrose said.

The officer chased the trio until the driver lost control of the car at the intersection of Sherman Avenue …read more

Source: Essex

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