Police Officer Dragged In Town Center Incident

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verona policeFor those of you who spotted a bit of police activity in the center of Verona today, here’s what we know about what happened.

Around noon, a Verona Police Department officer was attempting to remove a person from a vehicle from behind a business on Bloomfield Avenue. Instead of complying, the as-yet unidentified male started his vehicle and tried to leave the area. The officer–also unidentified as of now–was dragged a short distance as the motorist fled.

The officer was taken to the hospital, treated for some minor leg injuries and released.

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The motorist was later spotted in Clifton and pursued by the Clifton Police Department before being apprehended in Montclair.

We’ll bring you more details when we have them.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]

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