When officers arrived it was learned that four people had fled in a black Chevy Tahoe heading east on Route 30 toward Atlantic City.
As officers approached the Tahoe they observed a male passenger exit the vehicle and flee on foot into the marsh near the bridge. The Tahoe then drove around the traffic-control gates and through a red traffic signal on the bridge just as the bridge was being closed.
A short time later Patrolman Jeff Mazer located the Tahoe cutting through several side streets. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and three occupants in the vehicle were arrested; Pornthip "Annie" Charoensook, 35, of Galloway Township, Barry Hardaway, 28, of Atlantic City, and Kelly Whalen, 27, of Atlantic City.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has additional information is asked to contact the Absecon Police Department at 609-641-0667.
The incident is being investigated by Patrolman Joe Akeret and Det. Rick Huenke.