Resident Arrested After Leading Police On Car Chase
By Saul Qersdyn
Published: July 16, 2014 @ 2:50 PM EST
On Monday, July 15th, at 10:30 a.m. Detective Sergeant Dominick Frino and Detective Robert Harms arrested Brian Belles, age 46, of Roselle Park on a 2nd Degree Eluding warrant issued by Roselle Park Police following an investigation led by Detective Harms regarding a pursuit that took place on July 14th at approximately 12:20 p.m.
Brian Belles was found by detectives hiding out at a family members residence in Elizabeth.
On July 14th, members of the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) contacted the Roselle Park police regarding an eluding investigation they were following up with involving a black 2002 Mustang being driven by Brian Belles. When police arrived in the area of Belles home, he was pulling up in a black Mustang. Patrolman James Kompany attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on the Mustang. However, the driver reportedly led police on a chase onto the Garden State Parkway (Northbound). Due to the reported reckless driving and knowing the identity of the driver, the pursuit was terminated just prior to the entrance to Exit 138.
Police made contact with the owner of the vehicle – who is a family member and – he advised that Brian Belles had custody of the vehicle and had just called him on his cell phone advising him that he was being chased by police. He was directed by the car owner to report the vehicle stolen. Following this information and the identification made by Patrolman Kompany, a warrant was issued for Brian Belles for 2nd Degree Eluding and bail was set at $70,000.
Brian Belles is currently lodged in the Union County Jail on $70,000 bail.