Man Burglarizes Jackson Township Home, Teenage Female Home Alone Hides, Calls 9-1-1; Man Flees Scene On Motorcycle

June 11, 2021

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–The Jackson Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to identify and locate a suspect involved in a daytime burglary and vehicle pursuit on Thursday June 10, 2021.

At 12:51 pm, officers responded to a residence located on Leesville Road on the report of an unknown suspect who was inside the residence. A teenaged female was home alone when she heard someone knocking at the front door and ringing the doorbell repeatedly. She called a parent to see if it was known who this might be when she heard a loud bang which was later determined to be from the suspect kicking the front door in to force entry to the residence. She then hung up with her family member and called 911 while hiding in a room in the residence. The suspect entered the residence and went directly to her parent’s bedroom and then walked down the hall to the room she was in. When the suspect discovered the teenager in the room, he ran out of the house and was observed leaving on a motorcycle.

The suspect was described as a white male wearing a long sleeve black shirt, tan pants, gray gloves and a helmet with multiple stickers on it. The motorcycle was determined to be a gray or silver Harley Davidson Road Glide (photo included as sample).

While enroute to the location, Police Officer Daniel Scharff observed the suspect on the motorcycle traveling on Leesville Road approaching him from the opposite direction at a high rate of speed. The officer turned and attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop but the suspect refused to stop and fled at a high rate of speed initiating a vehicle pursuit. The suspect continued on Leesville Road where he encountered and avoided other officers and crossed West Veterans Highway onto Don Connor Boulevard. The suspect continued to Bowman Road and then toward East Veterans Highway and then into a residential area on Reagan Drive. As multiple officers followed and the suspect discovered that he had traveled into a cul de sac, he turned and drove across several yards to avoid the officers and then around the patrol vehicles as they were turning to follow him. He then fled back to Bowman Road where he reached speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour. The suspect was last observed turning onto Toms River Road (571) northbound as the officers began to lose sight of him. At that time the pursuit was terminated for safety reasons.

Photos of the suspect and motorcycle are attached with this release. We are asking that anyone who may know the identity of this suspect to contact the Jackson Police Department at 732-928-1111 or through the department’s StopIt app online.

– The media and the public are reminded that any persons arrested or charged with any offenses or crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.