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Woman who stole oil tanker truck involved in ‘several vehicle pursuits’ and ‘several motor vehicle accidents,’ police say

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Police in Wildwood, New Jersey, say that a woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of an oil tanker truck.

Forty-four year old New Jersey resident Camille Wescott has been arrested and charged with one count of receiving stolen property (a crime of the second degree), one count of obstruction of justice (a crime of the fourth degree) and one count of resisting arrest (a disorderly persons offense, according to the Wildwood Police Department.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on July 24, 2021.

Police say that around 12:30 p.m., stole a Wescott had stolen the Taylor Oil Tanker Truck from a location in Bellmawr, New Jersey.

Throughout the day, Mrs. Wescott was involved in several vehicle pursuits with several different law enforcement agencies and Mrs. Wescott was also involved in several motor vehicle accidents in several different jurisdictions,” police said in a news release.

Around 8:30 p.m., the Wildwood Police Department received word of an erratic driver behind the wheel of a Taylor Oil Tanker Truck. Police learned that the tanker was parked near the gas pumps at a Wawa Market parking lot.

Police had learned that the tanker truck had been reported stolen out of Bellmawr and conducted a a high-risk stop.

During this time, the defendant refused to comply with officer’s commands and refused to exit the vehicle. On several occasions, the defendant pressed on the brake pedal and checked her mirrors as if she was attempting to pull the vehicle out but she was unable to get the tanker truck re-started. The defendant had the driver and passenger side doors locked and still refused to exit the vehicle. Due to public safety concerns and fear that the commercial oil truck would travel back onto the highly congested public roadway, forced entry was made into the vehicle and the defendant was removed from the vehicle and taken into custody without further incident,” police said.

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