Cops: Yardley Woman with Felony Warrant Jailed after Chase and Pursuit
A Yardley woman with an outstanding felony warrant fled police after a traffic stop, almost striking several officers, now sits in jail charged for fleeing and recklessly endangering police, and a related offense.
Jacqueline Keller, 47 of Yardley was jailed Wednesday night on 10 percent of $50K for the chase and pursuit of her last week.
According to Lower Makefield Police, an officer on patrol was alerted by his license plate reader that the person the vehicle is registered to had an outstanding felony warrant. The officer initiated a car stop on the 1100 block of Edgewood Road at around 8:40 p.m. last Sunday.
As the officer approached Keller’s vehicle, she fled which led to a police pursuit involving multiple police vehicles which was subsequently called off once the chase entered a residential area, police said.
Shortly thereafter, said police, the vehicle was spotted in a nearby cul-de-sac, officers again attempted to stop the Keller, but she drove onto a front lawn, through a backyard and back onto the street, almost hitting three officers who were outside of their vehicles.
Pursuit of Keller was then terminated for a second time, police said.
Officers located her unoccupied vehicle on Penn Valley Road. A K-9 unit was called in which led officers to Keller’s home on West End Avenue, a press release says.
Lower Makefield Police searched the home but to no avail, Keller was not located. A felony warrant was issued by police for Keller’s arrest, said police.
On July 19 at 1:40 am Police responded to call for a person who overdosed at Keller’s home, She was found in the basement, transported to the hospital and was arraigned by On-Call Justice Daniel J. Finello Jr. at 11:45 p.m. this past Wednesday.
She is tentatively scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Morrisville District Court on September 14.
Keller, the next day, was video arraigned by Bensalem Justice Joseph P. Falcone on the warrant she was originally stopped for. In that case, she is charged with felony fleeing, retail theft conspiracy, and related driving offenses.
She is currently scheduled for a August 4, preliminary hearing in that case with her bail set at 10 percent of $30K
Lower Makefield Police expect to file additional charges against Keller, a press release says.