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Fairfield Police Locate Stolen Vehicle and Arrest Najee Moore, 25, of Newark, Thursday Night

Carolyne Volpe Curley / West Essex Now
Najee Moore, 25, of NewarkEssex County Correctional Facility

Hours after the storm dissipated Thursday, Fairfield Police Officer Patrick Reynolds was driving at 9:54pm on Two Bridges Road when he witnessed a vehicle with tinted windows, which is a violation of New Jersey law.

The 2003 black Infinity was traveling south on Two Bridges and had a temporary license plate.
The driver Najee Moore, 25, of Newark, pulled over at Wawa’s on Passaic Avenue.

During the traffic stop:

  • Moore apparently stated that he had no identification, but identified himself to the officer as “Tamir Cooper.”
  • Police determined that the temporary plate was registered to a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox and not an Infinity
  • The Infinity had been reported stolen out of Irvington on Aug. 31, 2021

At 10:25pm, Moore and an adult female passenger were both taken to headquarters for questioning.

Najee Moore, 25, of Newark, NJ, has been charged with the following:

  • Receiving stolen property
  • Hindering apprehension
  • Driving with a Suspended driver’s license
  • Driving a vehicle with fictitious plates
  • Motor Vehicle Violations (3 additional)

The female passenger was not charged.
Moore was transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.


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Anthony G. Manna, Police Chief
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“We, the members of the Fairfield Police Department, are committed to delivering quality services in response to our community's diverse needs. We recognize the need to take a leadership role in the areas of law enforcement, education, domestic preparedness, emergency medical services and address quality of life issues. We seek to build partnerships with all the members of our community in an effort to maintain order while affording dignity and respect to every individual. With faith in our society and honor in our work ethic, we will strive to protect and serve with excellence.”

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Carolyne Volpe Curley, a Certified New Jersey Press Journalist since 2012, has appeared on nationally televised productions and interviewed by the international press. Volpe Curley publishes West Essex NOW, a hyperlocal news site covering Essex County, NJ. Volpe Curley graduated from Lafayette College in 1986, with a BA in both English and Government, and a minor in Women Studies and Religion.

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