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Wood-Ridge police: Couple wanted for fleeing Pennsylvania with infant arrested

Photo Credit: Courtesy WOOD-RIDGE PD

EXCLUSIVE: A couple wanted by Pennsylvania authorities for absconding with their 10-month-old son were arrested this morning after a resident reported seeing another occupant from their car urinating in the street, Wood-Ridge police said.

The alleged urinator, 28-year-old Colin Negron ( above, right ), was carrying a small amount of meth when Lt. Scott Drotos stopped the car a few blocks away at 8:40 a.m., Police Chief Joseph Rutigliano told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this afternoon, following the 8:40 a.m. stop. Lt. Michael O’Donnell and Detective Joseph Biamonte provided back-up, he said.

A quick computer check turned up a warrant for the driver, 54-year-old Anthony Azzarella of Allentown, Pa. ( above, left ), on charges of child neglect, the chief said.

The third occupant identified herself as Michelle Klementowicz, 44, also of Allentown, Rutigliano said.

Negron and Azzarella were booked and awaiting transfer to the Bergen County Jail, and Klementowicz was trying to arrange a ride for her and the infant after their unregistered vehicle was impounded, when Rutigliano’s officers found that she also goes by the name Michelle Miller, the chief said.

They then discovered warrants obtained by Pennsylvania’s Child Services Department for hers and Azzarella’s arrests, he said.

“Child Services had responded to their Allentown home to take custody of the baby, but Azzarella and Miller fled,” Rutigliano said.

“Until today, Child Services had no knowledge of the baby’s whereabouts,” he added.

After being notified by his officers, they picked up the infant at Wood-Ridge police headquarters, Rutigliano said.

Azzarella and Miller were both being held without bail in the Bergen County Jail until an extradition hearing can be held.

Negron, meanwhile, was being held on $1,000 bail, charged with urinating in public and meth possession.

MUGSHOTS: Courtesy WOOD-RIDGE PD

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