Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville police charged an Atlantic City man with an array of offenses over two arrests late last month, including shoplifting, terroristic threats, witness tampering, criminal mischief, harassment and resisting arrest, according to township police Chief Raymond Davis.
At 10:41 p.m. Nov. 24, police responded to the English Creek ShopRite to investigate a report of shoplifting.
Timothy Bowens, 55, was observed fleeing the supermarket in a black Nissan Xterra, police said.
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Patrolman John D’Augustine attempted to stop Bowens’ Nissan on the Black Horse Pike near Farr Avenue. Bowens refused to stop and continued east on the pike, police said.
Bowens, the Nissan and the merchandise stolen from ShopRite were later located in Pleasantville, police said. Bowens was taken into custody and transported to the Egg Harbor Township Police Department.
He was charged with shoplifting, eluding and failure to submit fingerprints and was released on a summons pending court, police said.
On Nov. 29, police responded to a residence in the McKee City section of the township to investigate a report of terroristic threats.
Patrolman Shane Gilson identified Bowens as the accused, police said.
Police said Bowens had showed up at the victim’s residence to threaten him. He also reportedly smashed out two windows of the victim’s vehicle while at the location, police said. He left the scene just prior to officers’ arrival.
Warrants were issued for Bowens’ arrest on charges of making terroristic threats, witness tampering, criminal mischief and harassment, police said.
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On Nov. 30, Bowens was located and apprehended after a brief foot pursuit in Pleasantville on the bike path between Sheffield and Decatur avenues. The arrest was a cooperative effort between Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville police.
Bowens was processed on the aforementioned warrants and additionally charged with resisting arrest in Pleasantville, police said.
He was lodged at the Atlantic County jail pending court.