READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A 15-year-old boy was charged early Thursday morning after a police chase in Readington Township.
At around 12:20 a.m., officers on routine patrol discovered three vehicles driving slowly on Dreahook Road. When the officer attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop, the three vehicles accelerated and attempted to flee, police said.
The officer initiated a pursuit, having reason to believe he discovered a crime in progress, police said.
The pursuit ended on Stanton Road in Clinton Township when one of the vehicles crashed and the driver was taken into custody, police said.
The other suspects fled the area, police said.
A police investigation revealed that the suspects arrived in the township in a vehicle that had been stolen from Newark, police said.
The suspects then took two vehicles from a residence on Dreahook Road. One vehicle was taken from the driveway while the second vehicle was removed from the resident’s garage. The suspects used the garage door opener from the unlocked car in the driveway to access the garage, police said.
The 15-year-old boy from Newark was charged with eluding, burglary, theft and receiving stolen property. He was then turned over to the Hunterdon County Sheriffs Department for transport to a Juvenile Detention Center.