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Tracking Device Leads to Car Thief's Arrest, Police Say

Levanter Turner, 21, drove off with a 2009 Cadillac CTS from the Exxon station on Oak Tree Road in Iselin, according to police.

A car thief was apprehended late Monday night thanks to the vehicle's tracking system, police said.

Levanter Turner, 21, of Newark, was charged with receiving stolen property, theft by unlawful taking, resisting arrest and possession of burglary tools after jumping in a man’s 2009 Cadillac CTS a little after midnight on Monday and fleeing the scene, police said.

The owner of the Cadillac entered the store of the Exxon gas station on Oak Tree Road in Iselin around 11:52 p.m. Monday and left the keys in the ignition, according to Woodbridge Police.

As the man exited the store, he witnessed Turner driving off with his car, police said. Once Woodbridge Police arrived on scene, OnStar was contacted and able to locate the vehicle on Magnolia Street, which is near the Exxon station, police said.

Woodbridge Police located the vehicle on Magnolia Street and saw Turner exit the car and begin to flee on foot, police said. Officers were able to return the vehicle to the owner and later found Turner at the Metro Park Train Station, where he was placed under arrest and transported to Middlesex County Jail, Woodbridge Police stated.

Turner is being held on $50,000 bail with no 10 percent. 

MrDoughnut July 09, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Not too bright several police officers live in the area. If the suspect was hitchhiking he could of gotten a ride down to the police station in no time! They should bill this clown for services rendered and paid for buy residents.
MrDoughnut July 09, 2013 at 07:44 PM
I'd be looking to see if this suspect matches the photo of the guy that robbed the bank not too long ago, the Taco bell, or other recent crime.
MrDoughnut July 09, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Too bad we don't have the drive ins around here any more because blowing the photo up on that big screen and adding an award would get alot of these criminals caught.
MrDoughnut July 09, 2013 at 07:49 PM
If you don't think you look pretty on the big screen just imagine what you look like in handcuffs.

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