Newark teens carjacked woman in Paterson. Police officers quickly chased and arrested them. | Paterson Times

Newark teens carjacked woman in Paterson. Police officers quickly chased and arrested them.


A pair of teenagers from Newark dragged a woman out of her vehicle and carjacked her in South Paterson late Saturday night, according to public safety director Jerry Speziale.

Police arrested a 17-year-old and a 13-year-old, both of Newark.

Police said the incident unfolded at around 11:30 p.m. outside 828 Main Street. Suspects opened the door of the woman victim’s gray Honda CRV with Connecticut plates. They grabbed her by the arm and pulled her out of the vehicle.

Police officer Eddy Pichardo observed the car jacking and began to pursue the suspect vehicle traveling on Getty Avenue. The 17-year-old was driving, and the 13-year-old was a passenger in the vehicle. Both suspects had prior charges for similar offenses, police said.

Pichardo tried to conduct a motor vehicle stop, but the vehicle led him on a chase onto Main Street in Paterson and Clifton. The vehicle entered the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy on Main Street and Crooks Avenue through a driveway in the rear of the building. The suspect vehicle struck the push bumper of a marked police vehicle. Police officer Ryan Fitzsimmons was behind the suspect vehicle in the parking lot. Unable to stop, he struck the suspect vehicle in the rear with his push bumper.

Police vehicle sustained minor damage to the push bar bumpers.

Police arrested the driver, but the passenger tried to flee on foot. The 13-year-old passenger was chased for a block on foot before placed under arrest.

No suspects or officers were injured.

“Officer Pichardo was quick in his actions and as a result identified and ended this situation quickly,” Speziale said.

  • Herb Thompson

    give them life

  • Rupert Bodkins

    Why were they out free after doing this before? Oh right, the NJ "bail reform" law. Idiotic,whoever thought this was a good idea, lock them up. Now that would be real "bail reform". Bring back 'work details". Make young offenders work-manual labor in prison until they are so exhausted they won't have the energy to commit crimes anymore. and keep them at it, for at least a few years. A nation that becomes "soft' is doomed to fail. Look at al the examples in history where criminals were "coddled" in their cultures. I don't expect draconian measures, but this new bail reform, is a joke.

    • Mike Corleone

      I agree with you. The only thing I ever feared about the bail reform was the fact that they knew it would fail and used it as a stepping stone to remove bail entirely, taking away right to be considered innocent until found guilty. Instead of "removing" bail, it should of just been adjusted.
      As for being tough on crime. Great idea, but let's take a look at the 3 strikes laws and the death penalty. They exist in states, but people still commit crimes and get sentenced to them. What this country needed to do was closed the border doors to the country way back in the early 80's and work on education and job reform. Crime prevention. The 60's were better than the 50's, 70's better than the 60's, then things slid downward in the 80's and now it's too late. You'll be lucky if this country will still be here in 50 years.

      • MarquinhoGaucho

        I doubt these teens were immigrants and immigrants have much much lower crime rates than Americans. But the tough on crime part I agree, lock them up and throw away the key

        • Mike Corleone

          Really quick. I know that. What I meant by that, was, that was one of the things the country needed to work on way back when, along with working on rebuilding the country. Cause when you look at it now, it's a top priority. (Immigration).
          No offense to anyone's ethnic background. But enough is enough. Too many people is too many people. No matter how you draw it up.

  • FirestormWatcher

    We all know what the problem is in this country. It’s the lack of parenting. These kids grow up with no respect for anyone or anything, there are no fathers in the homes, they make the baby and move on to make the next one and on and on.