7/12/23 Gloucester County, NJ – Man Steals Harrison TWP Police Cruiser With K9 – Police Cruiser Found Abandoned In Parking Lot – K9 OK – Man Escaped
July 12, 2023
The suspect who stole a police SUV in southern New Jersey, before ditching the vehicle at a golf course, remains at large.
The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday that a Harrison Twp. police vehicle – with a K-9 inside – was stolen in Paulsboro around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.
The suspect bailed and left the vehicle at the Westwood Golf Course in West Deptford, New Jersey.
Chopper 6 was over the golf course as police swarmed the area.
The police dog, named Dunkin, was not harmed during this incident, the prosecutor’s office said.
The suspect remains on the run.
Police describe the suspect as approximately 5’7″ tall in his mid-30s, wearing a black shirt and green camo pants.
Initially, a shelter-in-place order was put in effect for residents in the Greenfields section and Kings Highway section of West Deptford as police searched for the suspect. That order was lifted a short time later.
Officials posted on Facebook that the suspect was identified, the incident is under control, and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office is handling the ongoing investigation.
They also stated there is no threat to the public at this time.