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.