LA MESA, CA – According to reports, deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office recently revived a suspected car jacker who was alleged to be experiencing an overdose shortly after a police pursuit.
The incident took place on June 19th, when the wife of a retired police officer was said to have had her vehicle stolen by a male suspect.
The victim’s phone was still reportedly inside the stolen Honda Civic, and authorities tracked the car down to a Sprouts Market located on 4630 Palm Avenue in La Mesa.
A pursuit took place after law enforcement made contact with the vehicle, with both deputies from the SDCSO and officers from the La Mesa Police Department assisting. The suspect reportedly drove the vehicle through a brick wall, and proceeded to head down Palm Avenue.
Reports say that the suspect crashed the vehicle again, going through a gate and then subsequent fencing from an apartment complex. Thereafter, police allege that the male suspect fled the vehicle on foot.
When authorities caught up with and detained the suspect, he reportedly began to showcase signs of a drug-induced overdose. Deputies were said to have administered NARCAN to the suspect before transferring him to a local hospital for further treatment.
The victim identified the man arrested as the suspect involved in the carjacking incident. There were no reported injuries sustained to the victim during the alleged carjacking.
Just recently in Point Pleasant Canal, New Jersey, a State Trooper is credited alongside an individual who has been described as a “Good Samaritan” for saving eight people from a sinking boat, according to reports. Had it not been for these two individuals responding to the incident on June 14th, things could have gone far worse.
NJ State Trooper, Good Samaritan Rescue Eight People from Sinking Boat https://t.co/Wvj9udLPUZ
— Cynthia Ford (@CynthiaFord6764) June 18, 2020
A 26-foot boat that was out on the Point Pleasant Canal was said to have started taking in water at approximately 5:00 p.m. on June 14th. State Police from the Marine Services Bureau were notified of the call for assistance shortly thereafter.
An unidentified individual that happened to be nearby was able to assist five people present on the sinking vessel and get them safely to shore, while three others remained behind in hopes of salvaging the boat. Apparently, the efforts to try and save the boat were moot as the boat began taking in even more water.
Sgt. Michael Krauchuck had then responded to the scene of the sinking vessel, and was able to secure the boat to the State Police boat, and was able to rescue the other three aboard before having to cut the boat loose so as not to sink with it.
All of the individuals rescued were reportedly examined by EMS while at the Point Pleasant Station. Luckily, there were no reported injuries from the incident.
With all the negative media attention that police have been getting from mainstream news sources and social media, it’s refreshing to see and hear the stories behind their heroism and bravery. This is what America needs to see and hear more of during these troubling times.
This isn’t the only recent event that showed the amazing efforts of law enforcement coming to people’s aid in New Jersey.
Imagine having to bury a loved one who was burned alive because police were disbanded during a societal breakdown. It’s a horrible thing for anyone to have to think of.
Fortunately for the family of one New Jersey teenager, the police were ready, willing and able to do their job.
Two New Jersey police officers heroically put themselves in harms way to rescue a 17-year-old female from a burning vehicle. Monday evening at 6 pm, police were called to the scene of a crash between a FMC Envoy and a Cadillac Escalade.
— emey (@Skoot62) June 17, 2020
The front end of the Envoy caught fire and the teen, who had been partially ejected from the back seat of the Enjoy, was caught between the two vehicles.
The fire began to spread towards the teen as the officers worked to extinguish it. Fearing that they wouldn’t get it out in time, Officer Donna Gonzalez and Patrolman Robert Kelly used the front end of their patrol car to push the Escalade away from the envoy and freed the teenage female while other officers put out the fire.
The video can be seen below and is absolutely incredible.
Quick thinking by Marlboro Police save a young girl’s life.
This was the scene Monday on Conover Rd.
Officers found a young girl pinned between the two cars.
They used a police SUV to push the car off the girl & get her out.
The girl in critical condition.
Another teen also hurt pic.twitter.com/flAgvRbvzT
— Amanda Russo (@Amanda_Russo12) June 17, 2020
Marlboro Police Chief Peter Pezzullo said:
“If not for the officers’ decisive action, the young lady pinned between the two vehicles would have undoubtedly perished.”
The teen was treated at the scene and then was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition.
— Joseph Maloney (@MJoemal19) June 17, 2020
The 57-year-old driver of the Escalade was uninjured. He had no passengers in his vehicle.
Likewise, the 17-year-old male driver of the Envoy was also uninjured.
Marlboro Township Police department is investigating the cause of the accident.
It’s certainly fortunate for the people involved and their families that the police were able to respond. Another ending is tragically unthinkable.
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