Galloway Police have recovered a stolen vehicle, and arrested a Galloway man in connection with its theft, police announced Tuesday morning, April 24.
Reggie Langley, 18, of Galloway, was charged with theft of a 2008 black Dodge Charger, resisting arrest and hindering apprehension following an incident on April 20 at the Shops at Galloway, police said.
According to police, Galloway Police Officer Robert Bauer was on patrol at 5 p.m. and observed a suspicious vehicle parked at the Shops. The vehicle was the Dodge Charger.
Police report that several people were standing around the Charger, but when a 16-year-old unidentified female spotted Bauer, she entered the Charger, removed items and walked onto a trail into a neighboring residential area with a group of males.
A vehicle check of the Charger revealed that it had been reported stolen from Pleasantville on April 12 of this year. Additional officers reported to the scene to assist, and Bauer and Officer Jason Kiamos tracked down the female, who was hiding behind a residence on Cherokee Drive, police said. She was detained, police said.
Officers Kevin Costa and Daniel Choe stopped the group of males, also on Cherokee Drive, police said.
Sgt Richard Barber responded to view video surveillance at the Shops at Galloway, and relayed the description of a male observed operating the vehicle when it first arrived, police said.
One of the males in the group, later identified as Langley, matched the description given by Barber, and immediately attempted to escape police custody on foot, pursued by the officers, police said.
The pursuit continued through a wooded area and into Apache Court, where Kiamos tackled Langley, police said. Langley was then taken into custody, police said.
According to police, Langley was charged and released. The female was not charged.