Five identity theft crew members -- including a Westchester man police said tried to run and then fought with the arresting officers -- were busted following a Uber stop before dawn Wednesday.
Two police officers in Maywood, New Jersey stopped the Honda Pilot just after 3 a.m., Police Chief David Pegg said.
One of four men in the vehicle – 21-year-old Antonio Bailey of Yonkers – took off, Pegg said.
Bailey struggled with two other officers who found him in a nearby backyard before they took him into custody, the chief said.
Arrested at the scene of the stop:
- Daivon Hooks, 24 of Englewood;
- Lonnie Lester, 21, of Teaneck;
- Johnny Green, 22, of New York.
Detectives later "conducted a search of a motel room in South Hackensack where the suspects stayed overnight, leading to the arrest of Claude Jannestil, 21, of New York, NY,” Pegg added.
Bailey was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
He and his three co-passengers were all charged with receiving stolen property and money laundering.
Hooks also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and Lester with hindering apprehension for providing a false name during the traffic stop, the chief said.
Jannestil was charged with receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Hooks was sent to the Bergen County Jail, while Bailey, Lester, Green and Jannestil were processed and released, all pending first appearances in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
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