Police in Hillsdale New Jersey recently arrested a Park Ridge man accused of causing a disturbance outside a local supermarket.
At around 10:30 a.m., the Hillsdale Police Department got a 911 call about a man standing in the parking lot of the ShopRite Supermarket located on Broadway in Hillsdale, New Jersey. The man was allegedly harassing shoppers and begging for cash in a threatening manner.
Hillsdale NJ cops went to the area to investigate, but the suspect was already gone. Witnesses told police officers that the suspect drove from the scene in an SUV.
A short time later, police found the motor vehicle in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. The suspect drove from the grocery store to the Oritani Bank and parked in the bank parking lot.
Officers talked to the suspect and ran his information through the system. Police learned that the suspect had three outstanding arrest warrants out of other cities in Bergen County.
When police officers tried to place the suspect under arrest, he allegedly stepped on the gas and fled the scene in a hurry. Police eventually found the suspect outside his vehicle and trying to hide in a nearby wooded area.
The threatening situation caused police to issue a shelter-in-place alert at Pascack Valley High School. As a result, students were not allowed to leave the high school until the situation was fully resolved and the suspect was in police custody.
The suspect is a 33-year-old resident of Park Ridge, New Jersey. He faces multiple criminal charges, including eluding police, evading, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, and illegal possession of drugs.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Fleeing ‘Beggar’ Triggers School Lockdown, Cops Say.”