Man accused of stealing, crashing Nutley police car pleads not guilty

Edgar Ordonez appeared before a judge via video to plead not guilty to his charges.

Edgar Ordonez appeared before a judge via video to plead not guilty to his charges. (8/29/16)

PATERSON - A man who allegedly led police on a chase from Nutley to Clifton in a stolen police car pleaded not guilty Monday.

Edgar Ordonez entered the plea before a judge via video in the Passaic County Courthouse.

Ordonez is charged with carjacking, aggravated assault, resisting arrest and weapons offenses.

Authorities say that Nutley police were responding to a domestic violence incident when Ordonez got into the patrol car and drove away. He allegedly assaulted a police officer who tried to stop him.

He was captured a short time later by Clifton police when he allegedly crashed the cruiser into an SUV as he tried to get onto Route 30.

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