Thief Ditches Stolen Car, Arrested After High-Speed Pursuit Across Bergen County: Oakland PD

Thee people including a 17-year-old were arrested after a high-speed pursuit and subsequent crash in Bergen County early Thursday, June 20, police said.

Yordalis Reyes-Fernandez.

Yordalis Reyes-Fernandez.

Photo Credit: Oakland PD

Oakland police officer Karley Greulich saw a man in all black with his hoodie up and a ski mask near Enterprise Rent-a-Car around 2:40 a.m., Oakland police Capt. Timothy Keenan said.

Upon seeing her patrol car, the man, later identified as Yordalis Reyes-Fernandez, 20, of Paterson ran to his red SUV, which was parked behind M&T Bank, and tried to flee the area, Keenan said.

A registration check of the SUV found it had been stolen out of Passaic, Keenan said. Greulich pursued the car onto Route 287 north and then onto Route 208 south, Keenan said.

The pursuit was called off as Reyes-Fernandez was driving at dangerous speeds, and Greulich lost sight of the car. Reyes-Fernandez ultimately crashed the car Route 208 south, Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Eric Eleshewich said.

Both he, 18-year-old Edwin Noboabelen, and a 17-year-old Passaic boy were arrested.

The adults were charged with receiving stolen property, while the juvenile was released to an adult.

Reyes-Fernandez was charged in Oakland with receiving a stolen vehicle and eluding, Keenan said. He was also issued 12 motor vehicle summonses and lodged in the Bergen County Jail.

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