Little Egg Harbor Police Remove Combative Drunk, Revive Drug Overdose Victim

Feb 21, 2018

A visibly intoxicated and combative male was forcibly removed from an apartment on Oak Lane and was arrested by Little Egg Harbor Township police after refusing to leave the premises.

On the evening of Feb. 10, Shawn Pettit, 50, of Hammonton was urinating and spitting throughout the residence and refused to leave after being offered rides to another location by police and the tenant who had called the police. According to a police report, Pettit refused to cooperate, began screaming at officers and continued to act in a combative manner. When officers attempted to take Pettit into custody, he resisted officers’ control. After a brief struggle he was handcuffed, but while at police headquarters Pettit continued to be combative, now spitting and attempting to punch officers. Pettit was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstruction.

A Valentine’s Day tragedy was narrowly avoided when police administered the opiod-suppressing drug Narcan to an unconscious 23-year-old male. At 9:35 p.m. on Feb. 14, police and the Great Bay Regional EMS were dispatched to a Mystic Island address for a drug overdose. According to a police report, officers provided first aid and administered Narcan, and within a few minutes the victim began to regain consciousness. Various items of drug contraband were seized and the victim was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center for treatment. Little Egg Harbor police officers Keith Gould, Jimmy Fehring, Mike Mckuhan and Jason Way responded to the incident. —P.J. 



































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