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Madison Purse Snatcher Ensues Police Chase


A 29-year-old Morristown woman accused of attempting to steal a woman's purse was arrested after a police pursuit over the weekend.

According to authorities, on May 5th at 5:48 p.m., Madison police were dispatched to the Shell Gas Station, located at 103 Main Street, for a report of a robbery.

Upon arrival, witnesses advised police that the suspect, later identified as Jacqueline Humen, 29 of Morristown, approached the victim and attempted to take her purse from her by using force.

Officials said a struggle ensued and Humen fled the scene after she was unable to take possession of the victim’s purse.  

Madison patrols were advised that the suspect fled west on Main Street in a grey Honda Civic. Shortly thereafter, an officer observed Humen’s vehicle on Madison Avenue and ensued a motor vehicle pursuit. According to authorities, Humen eventually stopped her vehicle on Madison Avenue in Morristown, where she was placed in custody by Morristown Police and Madison Police officers.

Police charged Humen with Robbery, Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer and Obstructing the Administration of Law. Humen was transported Morristown Medical Center for further evaluation.  

Police said the victim refused medical attention and was not injured.