Pursuit Of Stolen Vehicle

?On Thursday, September 30, 2010, at 5:10 p.m., Patrolman John Deegan relayed to dispatch that he was following a 1998 silver 4-door Audi being operated in a reckless manner westbound on East Westfield Avenue at Magie Avenue. Sgt. Theodore Dima, riding in another patrol vehicle, observed the vehicle near Walnut Street. Sgt. Dima then activated overhead lights and siren, in an attempt to make a motor vehicle stop. The Audi made a right turn northbound on Walnut Street at a high rate of speed and disregarded the police vehicle’s lights and siren. The vehicle continued through the borough entering the Garden State Parkway northbound where the pursuit was terminated. The license plate and description of vehicle were given to surrounding agencies. At the time of the pursuit, the vehicle was not reported stolen. Later that morning the vehicle was reported stolen out of Elizabeth, NJ. The vehicle was then recovered in Newark later that afternoon; abandoned, stripped of its air bags, and stereo equipment.

Detectives Keith Wintermute and Richard Cocca responded to the location in Newark where the vehicle was recovered in order to process the vehicle for evidence.