WINSLOW TOWNSHIP NJ (November 7, 2018)--On November 6th, 2018 at approximately 2:00 pm, Winslow Officer Michael Smith saw a vehicle being driven along Erial Road with the rear license plate bent upward and not visible. Officer Smith activated his emergency lights and attempted to stop the vehicle for the improper display of the license plate.
The driver, later identified as Warrick L. Burkholder failed to stop. Instead Burkholder continued to drive along Erial Road into Gloucester Twp driving at 35 mph. Burkholder threw his hands into the air and disregarded the signal to stop. He continued to drive, now slowing his speed to 25 mph.
Officer Ryan Crossley assisted Officer Smith.
Both officers continued to follow behind Burkholder to College Dr. in Backwood where Burkholder pulled into a CVS parking lot driving to the rear of the store and into the adjacent Dunkin Donuts parking lot located at 651 College Dr, Blackwood and came to a stop. Once stopped he was ordered to get out of the car, which he refused to do. Officers Smith and Crossley took Burkholder out of the car where he resisted arrest and was eventually handcuffed without injury to anyone.
Burkholder told officers that he was heading to Dunkin Donuts for work and was running late. He was taken to Headquarters where he was processed for Eluding and Resisting Arrest and released on a summons pending a Superior Court hearing.