Erratic driving leads to stolen car, Galloway man’s arrest

Reports of an erratic driver harassing people led to the recovery of a stolen car and arrest of a Galloway Township man.
Galloway police were called at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for the report of an erratic driver around Mohave Drive, police said.
The vehicle’s occupants were also harassing residents in the area, according to the report.
The suspect vehicle was found in the area of Jimmie Leeds Road and Ridgewood Avenue, with fictitious plates, police said.
Officers tried to stop the vehicle, but it fled south on New York Road, according to the report.
There was a brief police chase, which was terminated due to public risk.
Atlantic County sheriff’s officers helped locate the vehicle in Atlantic City, and Galloway Officer Ronald Gorneau responded to the scene.
Atlantic City police recovered the vehicle, which had been stolen from the city, an investigation found.
The driver was identified as Joseph Martinez, 22.
He was charged with eluding police, receiving stolen property, obstructing the administration of the law and numerous traffic violations.
Those charges were put on a summons.
Martinez was briefly jailed for unrelated warrants,but has since been released, records show.
Galloway police thanked the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office and Atlantic City Police Department for their assistance.

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