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Man gets arrested after he arrives at police station in stolen vehicle to pick up friend who was arrested for eluding police in Hunterdon County

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Newark man who was arrested for eluding police in Readington Township was picked up at the police station by a friend driving a stolen vehicle who was then also arrested.

On Tuesday, October 4, at around 11:49 PM, an officer observed a dark colored Audi and a Honda Accord traveling closely together on Main Street in Whitehouse Station, with the Honda Accord also having a loud exhaust, police said.

The officer attempted to stop the Honda and it fled onto Route 22, with the other vehicle traveling onto Oldwick Road. The pursuit terminated on Route 22 near Merck Drive and Enjel Rodriguez, of Newark was taken into custody without incident, police said.

Rodriguez was charged with eluding, unlawful possession of a weapon, and conspiracy, police said.

Shortly after Rodriguez was taken into custody, officers were notified of a dark colored Audi that had just been stolen on Hilltop Road, police said.

At headquarters, officers were preparing to release Rodriguez to a friend but to the astonishment of the officers, the friend, Rahim Irish, of Newark had arrived driving the vehicle that was stolen from Hilltop Road, police said.

Irish was taken into custody and was charged with receiving stolen property, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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