Greenburgh Police chased down two Bronx men with lengthy criminal records on Saturday morning September 1 shorty after 11 am. The two were driving a stolen 2007 Toyota Camry eastbound on Route 119 (Tarrytown Road) and sped away when police attempted to pull them over. During the chase, the car jumped over the median and drove into oncoming traffic -- then crossed back over the median, damaging the car, which came to a stop on the southbound entrance to the Bronx River Parkway. The passenger in the car, later identified as Jason Lopez, age 33, surrendered immediately, but the driver of the car, Wesley Jenkins, age 43 made a run for it. He was stopped by the Westchester County Police and the White Plains Police and according to the report, “apprehended after a brief struggle.”
Both suspects were charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd Degree for the stolen car and 5th degree for stolen merchandise found in the car. In addition, Jenkins was charged with Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
Jenkins has 28 prior convictions including 4 felonies and 24 misdemeanors and Lopez has been convicted of one felony and 27 misdemeanors. Both suspects were arraigned before the Honorable Judge Gordon-Oliver and transported to the Westchester County Jail. Jenkins was held without bail and Lopez held on $15,000 bail. They are due back in Court today, Tuesday September 4th.
And what about the hair? Were the men in disguise or are those their usual dos? No information about the men’s unusual style was provided by the police.
(Pictured at top: Jason Lopez, at right; Wesley Jenkins)