TOMS RIVER: Police were out with a vehicle and driver on Mercer in the Bellcrest section during the 17:00 hour today. a firefighter witnessed a vehicle strike a utility pole on Hazelwood @ Fischer- and flee the scene. The vehicle was reported to be last seen driving down Hazelwood as the firefighter went to inspect the utility pole.

Moments later as the pole was deemed to have suffered no damage, Dispatch advised police located the vehicle on an undisclosed block of Mercer- nearby. It was noted that the vehicle was drivable.

*No further details available at press time.

*Bellcrest Bird Gang was also questioned if they saw the suspect vehicle.