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Franklin Lakes PD: Wanted Parolee Caught In Stolen Car After Brief Chase

Larry Simms
Larry Simms Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy FRANKLIN LAKES PD

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – Franklin Lakes police chased down and caught a wanted parolee who was behind the wheel of a stolen car, authorities said Monday.

Officers Mark MacQuesten and Francis O’Brien were on Route 208 when they spotted the car, which had been reported stolen out of Newark last Thursday, around 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Capt. John Bakelaar said.

A brief pursuit ended on Route 287 when the driver, 40-year-old Larry Simms of Asbury Park, voluntarily pulled over, the captain said.

Simms, who was wanted on a parole violation, was being held in the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing on charges of motor vehicle theft and eluding, Bakelaar said.

He also received summonses for driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, making an unsafe lane change and failing to yield to a pedestrian, the captain said.

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