Newark Man Arrested, Charged with Eluding Police, Possibly Driving a Stolen Vehicle With Stolen License Plates

Also, a Princeton man was arrested and charged with DWI.


A 19-year-old Newark man was arrested after he allegedly sped from police in both Princeton and Bridgewater driving a possibly stolen SUV with stolen license plates. 

Henry Belford was charged with eluding/hindering apprehension, receiving stolen property and possession of altered motor vehicle parts. 

According to police, Belford was stopped for speeding in a black Land Rover at 2 a.m. An investigation revealed that the vehicle had stolen license plates and an altered vehicle identification number indicating it was possibly stolen.  

Before Belford could be identified and arrested, he sped away on Cherry Hill Road, driving at least 80 mph. The vehicle was later spotted on Route 78 in Somerset County, but again fled from police, heading towards Newark. 

Princeton Det. Ben Gering worked with the Newark Police Department to identify the driver and a $50,000warrant was issued for Belford's arrest. 

Princeton Police arrested Belford was arrested at 8:30 a.m. on Dedar Avenue in Newark with the assistance of the Newark PD Fugitive Apprehension Squad.  

An investigation continues into the whereabouts of the possible stolen vehicle as well as the involvement of accomplices.

Belford was committed to the Mercer County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 22. 


A 29-year-old Princeton man was arrested after police stopped him for speeding and found that he had been driving while intoxicated. 

Alexander Roche was charged with driving under the influence. 

According to police, the incident happened on Jan. 16 at 11:29 p.m. on South Harrison Street. 

He was arrested, charged and released. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 16. 

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