The authorities allege that a man from Jersey City who was driving a stolen vehicle and was stopped by Ridgefield Park police on Route 46 attempted to leave but was quickly arrested by the officers. The man was driving the stolen vehicle.
Sgt. William Martin pulled over a black Infiniti for a variety of driving violations, and it was soon revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen, according to Police Lt. Arthur W. Jensen. Sgt. Martin was able to recover the stolen vehicle.
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Brandon Montague, 24, of Jersey City, and Kaira Swinton, 22, of the Bronx were relieved of their responsibilities by Morton as backup Officers Kenneth Knebl and Amanda Thomas arrived, according to the lieutenant’s report.
According to Jensen, the sergeant had begun to take Montague into custody when he abruptly pulled away and sprinted away. Jensen reported that this occurred.
According to him, Knebl and Thomas gave chase of him as the Fort Lee police assisted in the pursuit.
Morton was the one who took Swinton into custody, and he was the one who afterward filed charges against her for the unauthorized taking of a mode of transportation.
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Montague was accused of multiple offenses, including resisting arrest, presenting a false statement to law authorities, and possessing a stolen vehicle along with stolen license plates.
Both he and Swinton were given permission to leave the premises awaiting the outcome of their impending court dates.