New Jersey man seen “nodding off” at Quick Check in Berkeley arrested for Cocaine possession
It all started with a concerned citizen doing the right thing and because of it a man with a stash of drugs, namely Cocaine, has been arrested and is facing several charges.
Berkeley Township Police have announced the multi-arrest of 21-year-old Kyle Comerford of Lacey Township on multiple offenses related to his Monday afternoon alleged eluding and stashing of narcotics.
Police said that they got a call around 12:11 pm from a concerned citizen who was at the Quick Check on Atlantic City Boulevard at the time and learned from this person that a man came up to the gas pumps and looked to be under the influence, even "nodding off" while in his vehicle.
A short time later, officers from BTPD arrived at the Quick Check and found the driver, Comerford, and asked him to roll down the window but he reportedly had no intention on speaking with police who also noticed that he was allegedly hiding something between the front seat and center console.
The Berkeley Police Officer then ordered Comerford out of the vehicle but he declined several times and then put his truck in reverse, crashed into an unoccupied police patrol vehicle -- causing damage -- and then drove over the curb, onto the grass, and then onto Central Parkway eventually making a right onto Route 9 and heading southbound towards Lacey Township.
Berkeley Police informed Lacey Police and they found Comerford on Renee Court at which point, he got out and fled on foot, for a period until officers found him, arrested him, and seized a bookbag filled with narcotics.
Comerford was charged by Lacey Police for what he allegedly did in their jurisdiction and then was transferred into Berkeley Police custody and subsequently charged with Eluding, Obstructing the administration of law, possession of CDS, Possession of CDS with the intent to distribute, and seven separate charges for possession of scheduled prescription drugs and possession of Cocaine.
Following the arrests and processing, Comerford was brought to the Ocean County Jail.