Saturday, November 24, 2007

Press Release from Middletown Twsp. PD

Middletown Township Police Department

Press Release

Prepared by Det. Lt. Joseph C. Capriotti

On October 18, 2007 at approximately 1:08PM Middletown Twp. Police Officer Michael Kenney was dispatched to an office complex at 113 Tindall Road to investigate a road rage incident that escalated into the theft of a purse.

Officer Kenney interviewed a woman who explained that as she was driving on Wilson Avenue at the intersection of Chestnut Street another car nearly struck her car necessitating her to sound her horn to warn the other driver.

The car then began to tailgate her as she continued on Wilson Avenue to Cherry Tree Farm Road and then onto Tindall Road. As the suspect vehicle was following, her the driver and three passengers of the car were shouting obscenities and making obscene gestures toward the victim. The victim turned into the office complex on Tindall Road and the suspect car continued on Tindall Road.

The victim got out of her car and opened the trunk and placed her pocketbook inside. She then went to retrieve additional items from the back seat of her car to place in the trunk when she noticed the suspect vehicle had returned and was stopped right behind her.

A female got out of the suspect vehicle and confronted the victim. After some words were exchanged the suspect reached into the trunk of the victim’s car and took her pocketbook and fled north on Tindall Road in the vehicle. The woman is described as approximately 5’5”, long brown hair pulled up, wearing a white color hooded sweatshirt, between 17-20 years old.

The vehicle is described as a white four door, possibly a Chevrolet Malibu, with either dark wheel rims or no hubcaps and a tinted sunroof.

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