Five women arrested in Jackson incident

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JACKSON – Five women were arrested after they allegedly took another person’s vehicle for a joyride in Jackson on the evening of Feb. 2.

Jackson police reported that at 10:39 p.m., Officer Derek Thomason was on patrol when he was alerted that a 2017 Chevy Equinox which had been reported stolen was being tracked by OnStar, which provides vehicle services, on Cedar Swamp Road.

Thomason located the vehicle, confirmed the information and conducted a motor vehicle stop on West Veterans Highway, according to police.

While speaking with the driver, the officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. As other officers arrived at the scene, the five occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody as the investigation proceeded.

Police said a search resulted in the recovery of a substance believed to marijuana, hypodermic syringes and an open bottle of liquor from the vehicle.

Police said the following individuals were arrested:

• A 25-year-old female from Freehold was charged with taking a vehicle without consent, receiving stolen property, driving while intoxicated, possession of hypodermic syringes, possession of marijuana, other motor vehicle violations and an outstanding warrant from Ocean Township. She was initially placed in the Ocean County Jail, Toms River.

• A 22-year-old female from Asbury Park was charged with taking a vehicle without consent, receiving stolen property, possession of hypodermic syringes, possession of marijuana and on an outstanding warrant from Tinton Falls.

• A 27-year-old female from Asbury Park was charged with unlawful means of conveyance/joyriding, possession of hypodermic syringes, possession of marijuana and on an outstanding warrant from Tinton Falls.

• A 26-year-old female from Asbury Park was charged with unlawful means of conveyance/joyriding, possession of hypodermic syringes and possession of marijuana.

• A 23-year-old female from Asbury Park was charged with unlawful means of conveyance/joyriding and possession of hypodermic syringes.