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Accused shoplifter speeds off from New Milford police

Photo Credit: NEW MILFORD PD (Right: Chief Frank Papapietro

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN? Police are looking for a Little Ferry man who they said clipped a New Milford officer trying to arrest him as he sped off in his car after a strong-armed robbery in Dumont.

Dumont police put out the call around 9 o’clock Saturday night after a theft at the Madison Avenue CVS.

Moments later, a black Audi matching the broadcast description passed New Milford Officer Bryan Mone on River Road.

Mone pulled the car over at Cedar Road, New Milford Police Chief Frank Papapietro said.

Seeing the driver, Richard Scrivani, reach into the glove compartment, Mone ordered him to show his hands and get out of the car, the chief said.

Scrivani refused, and the officer tried opening the door, which was locked, Papapietro said.

He ordered the driver to open it, which he did, the chief said.

At that point, backup Officer Richard Giacobone, Jr. arrived.

Scrivani, 22, “became combative,” then got back into the car and hit the gas, hitting Giacabone’s right arm, the chief said.

Sgt. Daniel LaMorges was arriving and tried following the car but lost sight of it. He opted not to pursue, given the slick road condition, Papapietro said.

Giacobone was treated at Holy Name Medical Center and returned to full duty, the chief said.

Meanwhile, a search continued for Scrivani, who is charged with:

·         Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer

·         Resisting Arrest

·         Eluding

·         Assault by Auto

Additional charges from Dumont police are pending.

ABOVE (left): Mugshot courtesy NEW MILFORD PD (Right: Chief Frank Papapietro)

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