Media Release - Aggravated Assault / Resisting Arrest

Incident Type: Aggravated Assault / Resisting Arrest             

Date and Time of Incident: January 03, 2011 at 10:27AM  

Accused name only when charged and arrested / City / Age: Matthew Tomlinson / Somers Point / 24

Incident Location by hundred block, no exact address: E. White Horse Pike (Rt-30) / 8th Ave. 

Arresting / Investigating Officer: Ptl. B. Casey #87

Misc. / Other Related Information:  

On January 3, 2012 at 10:27am, Galloway Police Officer Bryan Casey conducted a motor vehicle stop on Rt 30 just east of 8th Ave on a white 1997 Ford Explorer. The driver, Alysha Levenski, age 21 of Somers Point, was stopped for motor vehicle violations. A male passenger, later identified as Matthew Tomlinson, age 24 of Somers Point provided a false name to police. There was also a third occupant in the vehicle, Troy Helduser, age 35 of Folsom NJ. K9 Corporal Mark D’Esposito arrived to assist. 

As officers were attempting to identify Tomlinson he fled on foot across Rt 30 with officers in foot pursuit. Tomlinson fled through a wooded area into a residential section of Absecon. Several other officers from Absecon and Galloway responded to establish a perimeter. As officers were searching backyards Tomlinson emerged and was apprehended near Morton Ave and Shelburne Ave in Absecon. When officers returned to the vehicle, they found that Helduser had also fled. Levenski, who was still on scene, was charged with Hindering Apprehension of Another as well as motor vehicle offenses for having a broken windshield, view obstruction and no rear view mirror. Helduser was charged with Hindering Apprehension of Another and Obstruction of Justice.

Tomlinson was found to have a Violation of Probation Warrant from the Atlantic County Superior Court and a Municipal Warrant. Tomlinson was charged with Hindering Apprehension, Resisting Arrest and Agg Assault on Police. His bail was set by JMC Howard Freed at $50,000 cash. Tomlinson was transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.     


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