FLORHAM PARK BOROUGH, NJ (Morris County) – An Essex County man is now facing charges after he allegedly stole a car and then tried to get away from police while driving it, according to acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll.
On June 2, Florham Park police received a report of a 2019 BMW 7 Series stolen from a residence within their jurisdiction, Carroll said.
Responding officers located the stolen vehicle on Columbia Turnpike, being followed by a vehicle stolen from another jurisdiction outside of Morris County, both traveling at a high rate of speed. As police attempted to stop the vehicles, they are alleged to have attempted escape by traveling at speeds exceeding 100 mph, Carroll said.
The BMW stolen out of Florham Park crashed a short time later in Millburn Township. The driver, later identified as Tysean Ware, 18, of Newark, attempted to flee after crashing the BMW and was subsequently apprehended by the Millburn Police and the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll said.
Tysean Ware has been charged with second-degree eluding a law enforcement officer, third-degree burglary, third-degree theft of a motor vehicle, second-degree joyriding. He was also charged in Millburn Township with third-degree receiving stolen property, and third-degree hindering apprehension.
“This arrest was the result of excellent police work by the Florham Park Police Department and the Millburn Police Department. Subsequent investigation is being conducted jointly by the Florham Park Police Department Detective Bureau and the Morris County Auto Theft Task Force, which operates thanks to the contributions and staffing provided by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and Morris County Chiefs of Police. Assistant Prosecutor Erin Callahan is representing the State in this prosecution,” Carroll said.