Bronx Men Fled Cops In Stolen Car

Published on September 02, 2012, 9:47 pm
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Two Bronx men with lengthy criminal records were arrested after fleeing a traffic stop in a stolen car, police said.

Wesley Jenkins, 43, and Jason Lopez, 33, are due back in Town Court on Tuesday following their arrests Saturday morning.

The incident began just after 11 a.m. when Greenburgh police tried to stop a stolen 2007 Toyota Camry as it headed east on Tarrytown Road.

The driver, Jenkins, sped off into White Plains and crossed over the median into oncoming traffic. The car then drove back over the median before becoming disabled on the southbound entrance ramp to the Bronx River Parkway, police said.

Lopez, a passenger in the car, was arrested at the scene. Police said Jenkins ran off but was caught a short time later with the help of White Plains and Westchester County police. Other stolen items were found in the car, police said.

Jenkins and Lopez were charged with third- and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Jenkins was also charged with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, resisting arrest and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Both men have 28 prior convictions, nearly all for misdemeanor crimes, police said. They were arraigned in Town Court and sent to the Westchester County jail, Lopez on $15,000 bail and Jenkins with no bail.


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