(Pursuit termination location – NJ Turnpike, Eastern Spur, Seacaucus NJ)
On Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 0940hrs the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department received a call from the NY State Police that they were engaged in a pursuit southbound on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The vehicle, a black Chrysler 200 was occupied by a subject wanted for a homicide out of Troy NY. P.O. Donald Liu #396 engaged in the pursuit at interchange 5 with NY State Police. Chief Michael Coppola #348, Dlt. Roman Galloza #345, Lt. Jesse Cohen #354, P.O. Travis Philhower #397 and P.O. Timothy Conboy #393 entered into the pursuit as it continued south on the Palisades Parkway through the NJ Section.
The vehicle was operated at speeds below 90mph throughout the chase however when south of Interchange 1 in the Englewood Cliffs NJ section, the vehicle crossed the Parkway into oncoming northbound traffic and drove through the Sunoco gas station passing attendants and motorists. The vehicle re-entered northbound traffic while driving southbound and exited onto Fletcher Avenue in Fort Lee NJ. Once south of Linwood Ave, the vehicle crossed back onto the correct side of the road and then entered US Route 1&9 southbound.
Additional local agencies joined to assist as the pursuit continued south on 1&9 and then on the NJ Turnpike, Eastern Spur, Southbound. The subject was ultimately stopped in traffic at the 18E Toll Plaza in Secaucus NJ. Parkway officers placed the subject into custody with assistance from the other agencies and later transported him back to the Palisades Interstate Parkway NJ Headquarters for processing.
The subject was positively identified as Mr. David Campos, a 45 year old white male from Troy NY and was confirmed to be wanted by Troy NY PD for a homicide which occurred earlier in the morning.
Multiple charges and extradition are pending.