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.READ MORE: NYC Gun Violence: Mass Shooting On Corona Sidewalk Among More Than A Dozen Weekend Incidents
Investigators said Perez stole a Newark Fire Division vehicle from the scene of a fire at Avon and Peshine Avenues.READ MORE: No Mask Mandate In NYC Though De Blasio 'Strongly Recommends' Wearing Them; Cuomo Announces MTA, Port Authority Workers Must Be Vaccinated By Labor Day Or Face Testing
Perez crashed the vehicle during the police pursuit, they said.MORE NEWS: Governors Ball Drops Rapper DaBaby From Lineup Over Homophobic Remarks
Perez, who is missing an eye, was not hurt.