Pleasantville Police Blotter

R.J. Liberatore Jr.

PLEASANTVILLE — A 17-year-old boy led police on a chase through Pleasantville and Atlantic City in a stolen car before striking a pedestrian and crashing into two parked cars and a police car, police said Monday.

According to Capt. Matthew Hartman, at 3:21 p.m. Saturday, officers were alerted to a stolen vehicle from Ventnor in the city using an automated license plate reader.

Patrolman Juan Morillo attempted to stop the stolen vehicle at Stenton Place and Main Street, but the driver fled east to Route 30 and headed toward Atlantic City.

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Police said several unidentified men ran from the vehicle at North Michigan Avenue near Horace Bryant Park. Those men have not been located, according to Hartman.

The chase continued to the 1400 block of Atlantic Avenue, where the driver struck a woman who was exiting a parked car on the street. Police said she was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus with nonlife-threatening injuries.

The suspect attempted to drive away from the scene but also struck another parked car and a Pleasantville police car before the vehicle became disabled.

The 17-year-old, who was not identified because of his age, was taken into custody without incident.

Police said he is facing multiple charges from Pleasantville and Atlantic City police.

He is currently being held in the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center in Egg Harbor City.

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Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.

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