16-year-old crashes stolen car outside police station, officials say

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    NEWARK — A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he stole a car and crashed the vehicle into a fence outside a Newark police station Saturday, officials said.

    The Newark police division 5th Precinct station and city Public Safety Department headquarters (Google Maps) 

    A woman got out of a Buick and left the car running at a gas station near Meeker and Frelinghuysen avenues before the teen took off with the vehicle shortly after 3 p.m., according to a police spokeswoman.

    The teen later lost control of the car and crashed into a fence outside the Newark police division’s 5th Precinct on Bergen Street, authorities said. The complex also houses the city’s public safety department headquarters, including police and emergency management offices.

    Authorities said officers arrested the teen after he fled the crash on foot.

    Noah Cohen may be reached at ncohen@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @noahyc and on Facebook. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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