HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Two Pennsylvania men face a slew of charges after allegedly attempting to elude police on Christmas Day.
On Dec. 25, a township officer was on patrol when the officer was advised that a stolen motor vehicle was observed on Route 10 by the East Hanover Police Department, police said.
The officer located the suspected stolen vehicle and ran the plate confirming it was stolen. The officer then attempted to stop the vehicle however the vehicle accelerated and attempted to elude police. Police pursued the vehicle along Route 10 but lost sight of the vehicle and began searching the area where the vehicle last seen, police said.
The officer was able to locate the vehicle parked on a dead end street in Parsippany unoccupied and observed a male running through the woods but did not give chase due to not being familiar with the area and wanting to wait for K-9 who was in enroute as was additional officers, police said.
A short time later, a Detective located two individuals exiting the woods in the area and one matched the description provided by the officer, police said.
After an investigation, it was discovered both Demarcus Sagurton, 23, of Bushkill and Drevon Laster, 20, of Saw Creek Estates were the driver and passenger in the stolen vehicle, police said.
A search of the vehicle resulted in CDS, paraphernalia and a weapon being located, police said.
Laster and Sagurton were each charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of CDS and drug paraphernalia, under the influence, taking without owners consent, receiving stolen property and eluding.
Laster was additionally charged with disorderly conduct and hindering. He also received summonses for DWI, unlicensed, uninsured, failure to exhibit documents, two counts of failure to keep right, failure to use turn signal, reckless and careless driving, speeding, unsafe lane change, failure to maintain lane, two counts of failure to observe traffic light, failure to use lights when required, CDS in a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle without consent of owner, failure to yield to emergency vehicle, failure to pull over and stop for an emergency vehicle, unsafe tires, failure to equip limo with fire extinguisher and first aid kit.
Sagurton was also issued a summons for failure to wear a seatbelt.
Both were lodged in the Morris County Jail pending their court appearances.