Teens arrested for crashing stolen Mercedes and injuring five officers

Teens arrested for crashing stolen Mercedes and injuring five officers

Teens arrested for crashing stolen Mercedes and injuring five officers
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Three teenagers from New Jersey were arrested on Sunday after allegedly crashing a stolen Mercedes-Benz into multiple police cars on Long Island while attempting to elude a traffic stop, leaving five officers with potentially career-ending injuries, according to Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder.

A loaded 9-millimeter handgun and 15 bullets were found in the car, which was driven by a 16-year-old. A 17-year-old sat in the front passenger seat, while a 16-year-old sat in the back. All were charged with second-and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, as well as second-and third-degree grand larceny.

In addition, the driver was charged with escaping in a motor vehicle and five counts of second-degree assault. Two of the accused were freed, while the third was detained owing to a warrant out of New Jersey for car theft. They have hired weapons for Newark, New Jersey gangs “Ryder said on Tuesday.

“They’re packing them up, driving out here, committing crimes, being irresponsible and dangerous, causing damage to our cars, and injuring our police. Two detectives and three cops were hurt and were sent to a hospital for treatment. One of the detectives had a concussion, while the other was experiencing neck problems. The three cops were also injured in various ways.

A detective found a 2020 blue Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 that had been reported stolen the day before in Roslyn, a hamlet approximately 20 miles east of Manhattan, soon afternoon on Sunday. When the detective began a traffic stop, the motorist escaped and collided with several police vehicles before coming to a halt on the Long Island Expressway.

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According to Ryder, the event caused $250,000 in destruction to enforcement of the law property.

According to Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, it’s “as though New York state has invited criminals from all over the area in. We have 16- and 17-year-olds that know the difference between good and wrong,” Blakeman remarked on Tuesday. “They are committing crimes, such as harming police officers, damaging police property, stealing automobiles, and engaging in gang activity. Previously, they were treated as adults. We now treat them as though they are small children.

 

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