Mansfield Township
Police Department

190-A Atlantic Ave.
PO Box 177
Columbus, NJ 08022

609-298-4411 Police Station
609-723-8300 Dispatch

Mansfield Police Department

Driver Arrested After Refusing To Stop – 2/1/14

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On February 1st at approximately 6:30 p.m., police attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on a 2008 Chevrolet HHR for a traffic violation. The driver, later identified as Richard R. Leoncini, 57 years old of Monroe, entered  State Highway Route 68 southbound after first committing a traffic violation on US Highway Route 206.  Leoncini refused to stop for police and was finally apprehended without incident at the security gate to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst off of State Highway Route 68. Once in custody, Leoncini was transported to Mansfield Township Police Headquarters and processed. Leoncini was charged with Eluding, Improper U-Turn, Failure to Maintain Lane and Disregard of a Traffic Control Device. Leoncini was lodged in the Burlington County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. No one was injured during the pursuit.