On May 30, 2016 at approximately 9:00pm, the Galloway/Mullica Township Police Dispatch Center was notified of a subject who had just stolen a vehicle from Regional Tire and was enroute to an address in Mullica Township.
Galloway Officer Brent Lopez responded to Regional Tire (904 W. White Horse Pike) and observed their secure tow lot had been broken into and a Regional Tire tow truck had been stolen.
Mullica Township Officer Ryan Spencer located the stolen vehicle in the area of White Horse Pike and 5th Avenue, where the vehicle was involved in a collision.
After investigation, it was learned that Joseph Raymond, 21 of Egg Harbor Township, had broken into the secure tow lot of Regional Tire to retrieve belongings out of his impounded van.
Raymond's van was involved in a previous reported crash at Aloe & Cologne Ave on May 29, 2016 where he fled the scene of the accident and left an injured child behind.
While inside the secure area, he entered a Regional Tire tow truck and drove it through the security fence and left the property. He was located at South Jersey Auto Salvage, in Mullica Township, where he crashed the tow truck into a parked backhoe inside the salvage yard.
Joseph Raymond was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Pomona where he was treated for minor injuries.
Mullica Township Police charged Raymond with Driving While Intoxicated, Receiving Stolen Property, and numerous motor vehicle summonses.
Galloway Township Police charged Raymond with Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief. Judge Howard Freed set bail at $25,000 on these offenses and Raymond was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.