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Ventnor teen arrested in stolen truck after leading A.C. police on chase

Updated: Apr 23

A Ventnor teen was arrested Friday after he allegedly Atlantic City police on a chase in a stolen truck. The truck reported stolen overnight was spotted at about 12:50 p.m. Friday. Officers Al Herbert and John Sharkey tried to stop the driver, but he fled, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.

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Truck and police car towed from scene in Port Republic. (Photo by Alex Cohen)

He continued over the Peter Egnor Bridge on Albany Avenue then onto the Atlantic City Expressway and eventually the Garden State Parkway, according to the report. He got off the parkway in Galloway Township and ended up on Sooy’s Landing Road, a dirt road in Port Republic, where he stopped. The driver was given multiple commands to exit, as police conducted a high-risk stop. He got out of the truck, but then got back in and put it into reverse. The teen then stopped again and got out, where he was taken into custody by the officers and Sgt. James Herbert, Fair said. A screwdriver was found in truck, which was believed to have been used to start the stolen vehicle. The 16-year-old was charged with eluding, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and possession of burglar tools. He was taken to Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center in Egg Harbor City. As the incident came to an end, Officer Brendan Andros’ patrol car slid on the gravel and struck another marked car, Fair said. There was minor damage to the vehicles, but no injuries.

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