Stolen Infinity Outruns Police on Rt. 280

Man evades pursuing West Orange Police heading into Newark in stolen Infinity G37XS.

A man stole an idling car in West Orange Jan. 24 and evaded police on Route 280 heading into Newark last week, police said. 

According to West Orange police reports, the car, a white Infinity G37, was reported stolen from an Arverne Road residence at about 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 24. 

The owner told police, he started his car in his driveway to warm up with the keys inside and doors unlocked. The owner told police he heard the car pull out of his driveway, before seeing it head east on Arverne Road. 

West Orange police spotted the car on Northfield Avenue heading toward Route 280, officials said, but followed undetected behind the car and ran the license plate. When police attempted to pull the car over, the driver sped off.

Another officer pursued the Infinity on Whittingham Road entering Route 280 East, but the driver elluded police.

Police said the car was last seen exiting onto First Street in Newark heading South. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate it, police said.

Steven Serebrenik February 06, 2013 at 05:17 PM
David, Sorry, my mistake....
David Peart February 06, 2013 at 06:24 PM
I'm not sure anyone is suggesting that we do nothing. We do however have to consider the possibility that we already have it right and not seek to fix what isn't broken. The issues that need fixing are not necessarily what we are discussing.
Gary Englert February 10, 2013 at 02:48 AM
Steven Serenbrenik: What we need to do is let cooler heads prevail and not jump to the illogical conclusion that armed psychopaths invading schools, movie theaters and shopping malls are so prevalent that we need to create some broad reaching secuirty bureaucracy to deal with such things. Do keep in mind that, prior to 9/11/01, the greatest mass murder in our nation's history was perpetrated by a miscreant packing a Ryder truck with a home made bomb made of fuel oil and fertilizer...and he killed 168 people without firing a shot. Protecting our schools from such a thing would require that no motor vehicle be allowed within a hundred yards of one; is that practical and where was the public outcry to support such secuirty? The bottom line remains that armed security guards (of any type) are simply not necessary in the vast majority of the schools in this country....and where they are, they should be professionals and properly trained to handle the situations they are likely to face. Thinking volunteers are an answer is naive and anyone proposing such a thing has no understanding of the liability issues at hand, let alone the very harsh realities faced by people who must actually engage an armed aggressor...bowel and bladder control not being the least of them. Lastly, your intiial comments on cirme ignore the fact that, in general, it has been declining for decades in the USA and West Orange is no exception...there's half as much as there was 15 years ago.
Gary Englert February 10, 2013 at 02:50 AM
David Peart: And yours is a voice of reason...with the practical and professional experience to know from whence you speak.
kleeneth March 20, 2013 at 02:15 AM
Leaving a car unlocked with the keys inside and running is really dumb. The cops should have avoided all pursuit of the stolen car to prevent an accident. And the jerk who allowed this to happen deserves a hefty increase in insurance rates.


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