A car chase through the streets of Bayonne on Thursday resulted in the arrest of two 18-year olds and a 14-year old juvenile from Bayonne. According to Bayonne Police Captain Eric Amato, Endy Lantigua of West 53rd Street in Bayonne, Tyena S. Sierra of Westminster Boulevard in Parlin, New Jersey, plus the 14-year old boy, were taken into custody at 3:15 yesterday afternoon.
Amato says officers in the area of 53rd Street and Avenue B observed a silver colored BMW, later confirmed to be stolen out of Union City, traveling at a high rate of speed. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle but lost sight of it due to the high speed it was traveling.
Later in the afternoon another officer observed the BMW traveling at high speeds and weaving in and out of traffic in the area of 36th Street and Avenue C. As the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, later determined to be operated by Lantigua, with Sierra and the teenage boy as passengers, the vehicle failed to stop and led the police on a pursuit after the 14-year old was allowed to exit the vehicle in the area of 31st Street and Broadway.
The pursuit finally ended in the area of 57th Street and Avenue B after the BMW crashed into the rear of a vehicle stopped at a red light. Following the crash, Lantigua exited the vehicle and led the police on a foot chase until he was apprehended in the area of 57th Street and Avenue B. Lantigua and Sierra were taken into custody in the area of the crash, while the juvenile was taken into custody after being located in the area of 31st Street and Broadway.
A search of Sierra arrest led to the recovery of a knife and a stun gun in her possession.
The trio face numerous charges. Endy Lantigua has been hit with receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and eluding. The female teenager Tyena Sierra is charged with receiving stolen property, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon (Stun Gun). The juvenile boy faces receiving stolen property.
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