Suspect Leads Police on Foot Chase Through West Collingswood Heights Neighborhood


Officers from Oaklyn, Audubon, Collingswood, Haddon Township, and the Camden County Sheriff K-9 unit apprehended 24-year-old Kevin Hill, Jr. of Paulsboro after he abandoned his car at a traffic stop.

By Matt Skoufalos | August 18, 2016

A routine vehicle stop turned into a daylight foot pursuit Thursday, as police from multiple jurisdictions chased down a Paulsboro man who ran off through neighborhoods in West Collingswood Heights to avoid arrest.

It started when Oaklyn Police Officer Michael McGeehan stopped a car in the area of the Black Horse Pike and Kendall Boulevard around 11:15 a.m.

According to Oaklyn police, after the suspects pulled over, the driver allegedly fled the car on foot. Assisting officers from Audubon, Haddon Township, Collingswood, and the K-9 unit of the Camden County Sheriff’s Department allegedly chased him through backyards in the area, eventually apprehending the man in the area of Pershing and New Jersey Avenues.

The driver was identified as Kevin Hill, Jr., 24, of Paulsboro. He was charged with resisting arrest, obstruction, and hindering apprehension.

Police said Hill, Jr. had an active warrant out for his arrest from Salem County as well as outstanding warrants from multiple jurisdictions in Camden and Gloucester Counties. He was remanded to the Camden County Jail in lieu of cash bail.

During the chase, a female passenger who had been in Hill’s car allegedly tried to drive off when he fled, striking an Oaklyn police cruiser with her car in the process, and causing minor damage.

Authorities said the woman was apprehended a short distance away, was issued multiple motor vehicle summonses, and was released.

All information provided by Oaklyn Police. An arrest is not a conviction.

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