Police Get Tip in Time to Save Suicidal Woman
Current medical status of 26-year-old unknown after being found in back of car.
In collaboration with the Mt. Olive Police Department, officers from Washington Township were able to find and save a Long Valley woman who was believed to be suicidal, police said.
Police received a call Monday at about midnight from the Mt. Olive Police Department about a 26-year-old woman who left an apartment in that township and was believed to possibly have a knife and may attempt “suicide by cop” if approached by police, Lt. Doug Compton said.
The woman had a last known address of Long Valley, Compton said. Under the direction of Cpl. Robert Oranchak, officers Kirk Griffin and Adam Feichter began checking various location within Washington Township, and shortly after 1 a.m., Mt. Olive police provided additional information of the woman’s potential whereabouts, Compton said.
Shortly thereafter, Oranchak and Griffiin found fresh tire marks heading into a wooded area near the address reported, Compton said. The woman’s car was about 200 yards off the road, with the 26-year-old lying in the backseat, Compton said.
She was unresponsive but breathing, and the officers removed her from the car and assessed her condition, Compton said. She was then carried back to the roadway where she was turned over to the Long Valley First Aid Squad and medical personnel from St. Clare’s Hospital. She was later transported to Morristown Medical Center for further treatment.
The Washington Township Police did not release the identity of the woman. Her current condition was not known.
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