FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2022
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Public Information Unit (609) 882-2000
Lt. Adam Dewechter - ext. 6516
SFC Lawrence Peele - ext. 6531
Sgt. Philip Curry - ext. 6515
Sgt. Alejandro Goez - ext. 6527
Tpr. II Charles Marchan - ext. 6513
Tpr. Brandi Slota - ext. 6515
Newark, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Tyquan R. Black, 19, of Irvington, N.J., for allegedly running an auto theft trafficking network in Newark, Essex County.
On March 20, 2022, troopers from the New Jersey State Police Troop 'B' Totowa Station were notified that a Porsche Cayenne was stolen out of Wyckoff Township, N.J. During the investigation, troopers received live updates from Porsche through the Global Positioning System (GPS) and located the vehicle at a stop light in Newark. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Tyquan R. Black, fled in the Porsche, ran a red light and subsequently struck an ambulance in the same location. Tyquan Black who was not injured during the crash, was arrested. Through various investigative means, it was learned that Black was responsible for trafficking twelve cars totaling over one million dollars.
Tyquan R. Black was charged with eluding, assault by auto, obstruction, criminal mischief, receiving stolen property and leading an auto theft trafficking network. He is detained in the Essex County Jail.
This case is being prosecuted by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Charges are mere accusations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.
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