Police chase ends in crash in Newark; man arrested

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NEWARK -

One person was arrested late Sunday night after a police chase ended in a crash in Newark, authorities said.

Police said that shortly before midnight, a sergeant on patrol on Elizabeth Avenue saw two people run into a car after robbing someone. The sergeant pursued their vehicle to Sherman Avenue, where the driver lost control and struck a pole at Vanderpool Street. 

Police arrested Lamar Williams, 21, of Newark at the scene and found a firearm, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said. Williams requested medical attention for non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was hurt.

Ambrose said Williams’ two accomplices escaped.

Anyone with information about the robberies or William's accomplices is asked to call the department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-695-8477 or 1-877-695-4867. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

Anonymous tips may also be made using the police division’s website or through the department’s new smartphone app that is available at iTunes and on Google Play. Search “Newark Police Division” to download the app.

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