Man Tried to Steal Truck While Driver was Pumping Gas: PD

East Windsor police have made an arrest in one of back-to-back crimes Saturday night.

Police said 33-year-old Osniel Gonzalez is in police custody for attempting to steal a truck and may be connected to another incident just beforehand. 

According to police, Gonzalez tried to carjack a man’s truck at the Mercury gas station on South Main Street. The driver jumped into the bed of the truck and reached through the back window, punching Gonzalez in the face.

Gonzalez was arrested and charged with criminal attempt to commit larceny, breach of peace and interfering with an officer. He was issued a $100,000 bond.

Investigators are also looking into whether Gonzalez was involved in an incident just beforehand where an officer was struck by a stolen car trying to approach a shoplifting suspect at Walmart. In that case, the stolen vehicle was found abandoned on Interstate 91 and the suspect fled on foot.

The investigation is ongoing.

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