A New York man has been released on bail after being accused of stealing parts from a Route 46 dealership and trying to elude an officer over the weekend, Parsippany Police said.
Tamer Morra, 36, of Staten Island, N.Y., was charged with burglary to auto, theft of movable property, eluding, possession of a prescription legend drug (Oxycodone) without a valid prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of burglary tools (a screwdriver), possession of a controlled substance in a vehicle, careless driving and failure to display a license plate.
Officer Marc Fernandez responded to the Paul Miller Land Rover Dealership for a report of a suspicious person who was attempting to steal a vehicle from the auto lot Sunday morning at about 8:25 a.m., police said.
Police said the officer arrived and saw a white Range Rover exiting the lot onto Route 46. Fernandez signaled the vehicle to stop, but police said the SUV pulled onto the highway, nearly sideswiping the patrol car.
The officer finally stopped the vehicle near Rutgers Plaza, police said. Fernandez found two tail-light assemblies in the back seat of the vehicle and later discovered they had been stolen off vehicles at the dealership, police said.
Morra was released after posting $2,500 bail, pending an appearance in court, police said.