Tuesday, January 3, 2012


From NJ.COM:

NEWARK — Two teenage Newark residents were arrested today after they led police on a chase that spanned across Hillside and Newark and ended only when they smashed the vehicle through a South Ward storefront, authorities said.
Andrew Cappel Jr. and Tamanisha Mitchell, both 18, were captured near Hawthorne Avenue and Leslie Street after Cappel drove the carjacked vehicle through a storefront window, injuring a 48-year-old pedestrian in the process, said Lt. Vincent Ricciardi, a Hillside police spokesman.
The chase began around 12:10 p.m. in Hillside, when officers noticed Cappel and Mitchell riding in a 1998 Acura that had been carjacked earlier in Maplewood, said Ricciardi. Police ordered Cappel to pull over near Williamson Avenue and Aldine Street, according to Ricciardi, but the teenager sped off and led officers on a chase into Newark.
The Acura struck a 48-year-old woman near Leslie Street as Cappel slammed the car into a storefront window. With officers close behind, both Cappel and Mitchell took off on foot, but were arrested by Hillside Police a short time later, Ricciardi said.
The unidentified woman was taken to University Hospital in Newark for treatment, according to Ricciardi, who did not know the extent of her injuries.
Cappel was charged with aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and various weapons offenses, said Ricciardi. He will be held at the Union County jail.
Mitchell, who was charged with resisting arrest and receiving stolen property, was released with a summons.

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