On Dec. 8, at approximately 1:39 p.m., Gloucester Township officers were alerted by an anonymous tip that a white Dodge Journey operated by a Florida woman was in the Sicklerville section of the township.
The operator and vehicle were allegedly involved in recent package thefts, police said. Officers located the vehicle traveling on Jarvis Road and conducted a motor vehicle stop. The license plate was listed as stolen.
Officers observed juveniles inside the vehicle unrestrained before it fled at a high rate of
speed. A short time later, officers observed the vehicle parked and occupied on Parsons Court. As the officer approached the vehicle giving commands to stop, the driver once again allegedly attempted to flee, striking the officer with her vehicle. Arriving units attempted to pursue the vehicle however, it was quickly terminated for safety concerns.
The officer, who was struck, was transported to Cooper Hospital for treatment and is in stable condition.
The woman faces charges of eluding, two counts of endangering the welfare, aggravated assault (all second degree) and aggravated assault on law enforcement (third degree).
Anyone with information is asked to contact Gloucester Township police at its non-emergency number, (856) 228-4500 or contact 911 for an
To send an anonymous tip via text message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIPGLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777.