Man Leads Police on Chase Arrested at Tropicana

ATLANTIC CITY: On Saturday, February 18, 2023 at approximately 8:15 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department received a call that a 2023 white GMC Sierra had not been returned to the Barlow GMC car dealership after a morning test drive. The customer had been identified as Jason DeAngelo 47 years old from Barnegat Township, N.J., and he had taken the vehicle for a test drive at 11:00 AM.

A short time later, the vehicle was observed by the Tuckerton Borough Police Department on Rt. 539, and they attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle did not stop, and drove south on the parkway. They did not pursue the vehicle any further.

This information was received by the Stafford Township Police Department’s
DEU, which was able to gain intelligence that the vehicle and DeAngelo were in the Atlantic City area near the Tropicana Casino.

The DEU was able to locate the vehicle in the parking garage of the Tropicana Casino unoccupied. The DEU then contacted the New Jersey State Police Casino Operations Unit to help assist in locating DeAngelo in the Tropicana Casino.

Through coordination with security at the Tropicana Casino, the DEU and the New Jersey State Police Casino Unit were able to locate DeAngelo in the Tropicana where he was arrested without incident. He was later transported to the Stafford Township Police Department for processing.

DeAngelo was charged with 3rd Degree Unlawful taking of Means of Conveyance in Stafford Township, and 2nd Degree Eluding out of Tuckerton Borough.

Angelo was later transported to Ocean County Jail where he was lodged on his charges, and pending a future appearance in Ocean County Superior Court.


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