ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- A police chase that began in Trenton on Thursday night ended in Robbinsville with the arrest of a suspected carjacker. At approximately 10:08 p.m. City of Trenton Police Officers Olix Heredia and Marvin Hebert were on patrol in the area of West End Avenue when they saw a 2019 Jeep Compass with a Pennsylvania license plate as it drove around in the area. The same vehicle had been reported as carjacked at gunpoint earlier in the evening in Morrisville, PA.
The Trenton police officers attempted to stop the vehicle when the driver of the Jeep, later identified as Christopher R. Hersey, 30, of Trenton, is said to have accelerated and drove away.
Officers Heredia and Hebert continued to pursue the stolen Jeep through the City of Trenton, onto Route 195 traversing Hamilton Township, and then onto Route 130. The pursuit ended when the Jeep ran out of gas on Route 130 south in Robbinsville Township.
Hersey has been charged with second degree eluding as well as other motor vehicle violations.
Members of The New Jersey State Police and Robbinsville Police Department assisted the Trenton Police Department in bringing this dangerous incident to a peaceful conclusion.
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