YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: One Garfield police officer chased off four men — two of them Polish nationals — who were beating on two others and another stopped their car a short distance away, leading to arrests yesterday.
Both victims were hospitalized, one with facial fractures and the other requiring stitches, following the assault yesterday afternoon after a party at the Wisla Center, a Polish social center, Detective Capt. Darren Sucorowski told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
Officer Sebastian Tyburski was at the corner of Main and Union as the party let out when a passerby alerted him to the brawl nearby, Sucorowski said.
Tyburski dashed two blocks and ordered the four to stop as they ran off, got into a black four-door Volvo with New York license plates and fled.
He then broadcast a decription of the vehicle and began rendering medical aid to the victims, the captain said.
Almost immediately afterward, Officer Radoslaw Kata spotted the Volvo as it headed north on Shaw Street toward Route 46 and stopped it at Mill Street.
Backup officers from Garfield and Elmwood Park arrived and helped take all four into custody.
Charges later were dismissed against three of the defendants.
Meanwhile, defendant Ryan Hoebel of Galloway pleaded guilty to simple assault.
MUGSHOTS: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
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