Friday, March 30, 2018

Galloway Police Catch Suspect Who Tried to Elude Police

On March 25, 2018 at 8:47 PM, Galloway Police Ofc. Steve Garrison initiated a motor vehicle stop on a minivan at U.S. Rt. 9 and Seaview Ridge Drive. As Ofc. Garrison approached the vehicle the driver left the scene at a high rate of speed.  

The vehicle crashed into a tree a short time later at Jimmie Leeds Road and New Leaf Court, and the unidentified driver fled into the woods.  A search with a Galloway Police K-9 and New Jersey State Police helicopter was undertaken but the suspect was not immediately apprehended.

On March 26, 2018, a follow up investigation by Det. Bryan Casey resulted in the arrest of Eric Von Hess, 38, of Galloway.  Von Hess was charged with Eluding Police and lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Von Hess was previously arrested by the Galloway Township Police Department for Eluding Police on September 12, 2016.


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