Clifton Officer Catches Two Men in Stolen Car


Last night, at approximately 6:30 PM, Officer Matt West observed a stolen vehicle traveling in the area of Rt. 21 South near Ackerman Ave. The vehicle, a 2015 Honda Pilot, had been stolen out of Clifton on 4/20/23.

The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and subsequently led officers on a motor vehicle pursuit through the streets of Paterson - until he lost control of the vehicle and drove off the roadway near 21st Avenue (Paterson). 

The driver, later identified as Frank Carfagno, 38, of Belleville, along with the front seat passenger, later identified as Scott Amill, 39, of Hackensack, fled from the vehicle and were apprehended after a foot pursuit along a set of railroad tracks.

Carfagno (left) and Amill (right)

Both individuals were charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Burglar Tools, along with multiple CDS-related offenses; including possession of Heroin and Psilocybin Mushrooms.

Press release via: D/Lt. Robert Bracken

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