11/10/23 Paterson, NJ – Police Car Stolen From Headquarters – Driven 2 Miles – Crashed – Suspect Arrested

November 10, 2023


The employee parking lot at city police headquarters might seem like a safe place to leave a car.

But that wasn’t the case on Friday morning.

Someone stole a marked police vehicle from the lot at headquarters sometime between 6:30 and 7 a.m. and drove the law enforcement vehicle almost 2 miles before crashing near the corner of 21st Avenue and Summer Street, officials said.

Authorities said they arrested a suspect in the theft, but they haven’t released the person’s name.

“The matter is currently under investigation and no further information will be released at this time,” the Police Department said in response to an inquiry from Paterson Press.