By CBSNewYork Team

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A Newark man is facing multiple charges after police said he stole a fire department vehicle and led officers on a chase through several towns.

Hector Perez, 48, was arrested Sunday in Ridgefield Park.

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Investigators said Perez stole a Newark Fire Division vehicle from the scene of a fire at Avon and Peshine Avenues.

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Perez crashed the vehicle during the police pursuit, they said.

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Perez, who is missing an eye, was not hurt.

CBSNewYork Team