Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Chase Leads to Arrest, Police Say

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Chase Leads to Arrest, Police Say

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After he was spotted using heroin in a bathroom at Willowbrook Mall on Wednesday, police chased a man through a department store and arrested another man without incident, authorities said.

Jesse R. Simunovich, 23, of North Caldwell, and Michael A. Liska Jr., 24, of Hopatcong, were handed drug-related and trespassing charges, police said.

Officers arrived at Lord & Taylor responding to a defiant trespass call after Willowbrook security officers saw Simunovich, who had been barred from the mall for prior criminal incidents, Capt. Lawrence Martin said.

Simunovich and Liska were observed entering a bathroom at Lord & Taylor, where police saw the two men get into adjoining stalls, Martin said.

Liska fled the bathroom and led police on a chase through the store, Martin said, knocking down clothing racks during the pursuit. …

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