This morning at approximately 7:20 in the morning, a Roselle Park resident reported that their vehicle was stolen. A subsequent police investigation – which included contacting LoJack and the vehicle owner’s finance company – resulted in identifying the vehicle’s location.
Sgt. Michael Wielgus responded to the address provided by GPS and LoJack on East 3rd Avenue just over the border in Roselle. Sgt. Wielgus located the vehicle parked stationary with a male sitting in the driver’s seat.
The driver was ordered out of the car by Sgt Wielgus. Initially, the suspect complied but then fled on foot and over several fences in the residential area according to the police report.
With the assistance from the Roselle Police Department and the Union County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, the suspect was located hiding under a landscaping trailer.
Kendjy Phillipe, age 21 with last known addresses in Edison and Linden, was arrested and charged with NJSA 2C:20 (Receiving Stolen Property) and 2C:29-2(3) (Resisting Arrest).
Two (2) Roselle Park police officers were reportedly injured as a result of the foot pursuit.
Mr. Phillipe was remanded to Union County jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.