Four Newark men were arrested following an early morning carjacking Saturday in the city, authorities said.
Jahad McRae, 18, Marcus Brent, 18, Steven McRae, 20, and Quasim McRae, 18, have been charged with receiving stolen property (auto) after allegedly carjacking a 42-year-old woman at gunpoint Sunday at 6 a.m. and obtaining her 2011 Chevrolet Traverse along with personal items, according to Sgt. Ronald Glover of the Newark Police Department.
Newark Police detectives first observed the car committing motor vehicle violations in the area of 15th Avenue and S. 9th St. and soon found that the vehicle was reported carjacked. Detectives pursued the car until it came to an abrupt stop at the intersection of Norfolk Street and South Orange Avenue and, after a brief foot pursuit, all men were apprehended.
Jahad McRae was also charged with resisting arrest, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana within 1,000 ft. of a school and possession of marijuana within 500 ft. of public housing.
Both Brent and Steven McRae were additionally charged with resisting arrest, while driver Quasim McRae was issued numerous motor vehicle summonses and additionally charged with eluding, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon (auto) and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes (auto).
Additional charges may be pending, said Glover.
"I applaud the officers involved in the apprehensions. I am also pleased that the suspects are being held responsible for their reckless actions, and will no longer be able to put the citizens of Newark in danger," said Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio in a statement.
– Staff reports