Hit And Run Leads To Police Pursuit, Suspect Still At Large

Photo courtesy of copcruisers.org
Photo courtesy of copcruisers.org



JACKSON – Township police are trying to locate a Manahawkin woman accused of a hit and run accident which kicked off a long pursuit.

Jackson Township Police said the accident happened on October 8 around 4:25 p.m. on West County Line Road.

After being hit by a 2013 Hyundai, the driver of the other car began following the vehicle and called police.

Officer Cassie De La Torre located the vehicle traveling on East Commodore Boulevard and attempted to stop the Hyundai. The driver disregarded the officer and sped off.

The pursuit continued onto Cedar Swamp Road and I-195 west. The driver accelerated to speeds as high as 80 miles per hour.

Due to public safety concerns regarding the weather and traffic, the pursuit was called off.

Police were able to identify the suspect as 25-year-old Samantha Oliveira of Manahawkin. Although police haven’t found her yet, she has been charged with eluding, obstruction, hindering apprehension and she was entered as an NCIC wanted person.

Motor vehicle summons for speeding, reckless driving along with multiple other motor vehicle violations were also issued.  

Anyone who knows where Oliveira is should call Jackson Police at 732-928-1111.

As always, the public is reminded that any persons arrested or charged with any offenses or crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.