GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ – A joyride for three Camden teens in a stolen vehicle ended with a crash with injuries and a date with a judge in juvenile court.
According to police, on Monday, at approximately 11:29 am Gloucester Township Police were dispatched to the area of Black Horse Pike at Batten Avenue inn the Hilltop Section of Gloucester Township for a report of a motor vehicle crash blocking the roadway where the three occupants of one of the vehicles involved had fled the scene.
“Upon arrival of Gloucester Township Police, one of the occupants that initially fled from the vehicle responded back to the scene with a complaint of pain to his head as a result of the collision,” police reported. “He was treated by Inspira BLS for minor injuries and taken into custody after it was determined the vehicle he was riding in was reported stolen from Philadelphia.”
The suspect was transported to Jefferson Hospital, Stratford, NJ for observation and subsequently released. The occupants of the other vehicle involved in the collision reported no injuries.
According to police, while officers were investigating the collision, several residents called 9-1-1 reporting they observed the other two occupants that fled the stolen vehicle running through their yards.
“A K-9 Officer from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to begin a track for the other occupants who were subsequently located along Lower Landing road,” police said. “The two juvenile male subjects were taken into custody and transported to police headquarters for processing. Investigation revealed that the stolen vehicle occupied by the three male juveniles attempted to make a U-turn on the Black Horse Pike without yielding to oncoming traffic which resulted in the collision.”
All juveniles were charged on a juvenile petition and released to the custody of a parent pending Family Court hearings.