Police Blotter 2013
POLICE BLOTTER 2014
- Ptl. Anthony Luster responded to a call on the corner of Hunter and Philips Street about a confrontation taking place between a group of approximately four individuals. Neighbors in the area reported that one of the suspects may have had a weapon, based on the nature of the conversation, and later reports of what sounded like gunshots.
- Ptl. Andre Byrd investigated a report of a robbery on Market Street. The victim reported that they were headed into town when they were approached by two large men in hooded sweatshirts that demanded money from him. When he refused, they forcibly took his wallet from him. Investigations continue.
- Ptl. Perry Doyle responded to a call on Juliustown Road at the bus garage about batteries being stolen out of the buses. It was found that a total of four buses were missing their batteries.
- Ptl. Shaun Myers responded to call on the 100th block Daniels Ave about a breaking and entering. A field inspector had noticed there was forced entry into the property and that the dishwasher from in the residence had been removed to the front deck.
- Ptl. Thomas Stewart investigated a call about a stolen wedding band on Horizon Road. The victim had a probable suspect in mind. Upon investigation Officer Stewart confirmed the wedding band had been pawned by the suspect in question.
- Ptl. Michael Brewer responded to a call on Poppy Street about some yard equipment that had been stolen from off the victim's front porch. The victim reported that he had gone inside for about twenty minutes, and heard their dogs barking. When he checked the front yard his equipment was gone. The victim didn't notice anyone in the area.
- Ptl. Bruce Phillips conducted a vehicle stop on Lakehurst road near its intersection with Junction Road after observing the vehicle to be speeding and failing to maintain its lane. The driver, 47 year old Anthony Justice, was taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated.
- Ptl. John Laffan responded to a call on Warren Ave. about a generator that had been stolen off of the victim's porch. The victim's car had also been rummaged through but they were unsure if anything had been taken from inside of it. The neighbors in the area said they did not see anything out of the ordinary.
- Ptl. Stephen Price responded to a house fire on the 300 block of Wildrose Street. Upon arrival he found Sgt. Wehman was already on location and had confirmed that the residence was clear of people. The home owner was at home alone and had gotten out safely when she saw smoke filling her house. The Fire Chief determined that the fire was caused by a short in an extension cord that was connected to a space heater. The fire quickly engulfed the house after it sparked. The fire was put out and nobody was injured.
- Ptl. Stephen Price investigated an SUV that was burnt up and left on Turkey Buzzard Bridge Road and Deep Hollow Road. The vehicle was towed to the impound lot for further investigation.
- Ptl. John Laffan responded to call on Finch Street about a theft out of a vehicle. The victim reported that one of their door locks was broken and someone had taken advantage of this to go through their car. The suspect stole the victim's wallet, tools, and jewelry.
- Ptl. John Laffan investigated a report on the 100 block of Sunset Road about a theft. The victim had been away on military leave, and when they returned home they had found that their generator was missing out of their front yard. The neighbors in the area reported that they had seen nothing out of the ordinary while the victim had been gone.
- Ptl. John Laffan investigated a call on the 3000 block of South Lakeshore Drive, about a theft. The victim reported that the only item they noticed missing was a television. Officer Laffan checked the residence and found no signs of forced entry. Investigations continue.
- Ptl. Shaun Myers investigated a report on Lawrence Drive about a vehicle that had been vandalized. The victim reported that their father's car, which they normally drive, had had the tires punctured. The neighbors in the area reported that they hadn't seen anything suspicious. The victim had an idea of who the culprit might be, however investigations continue.
- Ptl. Shaun Myers investigated a report on Chippewa Trail about a burglary that had taken place. The victim had their window smashed with a piece of concrete and two jewelry boxes had been stolen. The victim had an idea of who the suspect might be. The suspect in question eventually identified as Brendan Buckman (age 22), who was taken into custody, and the jewelry was recovered and returned to the victim.
- Ptl. Michael Bennett was on patrol on Juliustown Road when he recognized two suspicious people walking toward the Red Carpet Inn. One, Mercedes Fentress, 21 years old, was known to have a warrant out of his arrest. Upon his arrest he was found to have imitation narcotics on him. He was taken into Custody.
- Ptl. Sean Smith Responded to a call about a stolen vehicle on the 3000 block of New Moon Street. The neighbors had noticed and alerted the victims of the crime.
- Ptl. Edward White responded to a call about the theft of some money and keys on the 400 block of Dartmouth Ave. The victim reported they were out for only a few hours and no forced entry was found.
- Ptl. Shannon Fallen responded to a call at the high school about a physical altercation between two juvenile females. They had been pulled apart by a security guard who was injured in the process. After speaking with multiple people at the scene and reviewing video evidence one of them was taken into custody for assault upon the security guard.
- Ptl. Anthony Luster responded to a call on the 3000 block of Liberty Street about a burglary. The door to the residence had been kicked in and the suspects had taken a laptop, charger, and external hard drive.
- Ptl. Daniel Matthews responded to a call about the theft of a wallet. The victim stated they had accidentally misplaced her wallet at a restaurant on Trenton Road and when she went back to recover it someone had already taken it.
- Ptl. Thomas Stewart investigated the theft of a vehicle. The Victim had left his vehicle with the suspect to make repairs, but the suspect disappeared with the vehicle. Det. Chris Mahler conducted a further investigation and it was found that Michael Kienzle, 29 years old, had sold the vehicle to a recycling center as scrap. Kienzle was the person the victim left the car with for the repairs, he was charged with motor vehicle theft.
- Ptl. Michael Bennett investigated a burglary on the 100 block of Bobwhite Blvd. The suspect had entered through an open sliding door and taken a large amount of jewelry and change. The suspect also stole a firearm. Neighbors in the area had a surveillance camera that saw the suspect exiting the premises as the victim's son arrived. Detective Watters investigated further and was able identify Kyle Grover, 18 years old, as a suspect who received the stolen property. Grover was charged with receiving stolen property. A juvenile was identified as the person who broke into the residence; the juvenile was charged and placed into the Burlington County Juvenile Detention Center.
- Ptl. Edward White responded to a call about the theft of jewelry and a watch on Cherokee Drive.
- Ptl. Art Shinn was flagged down while on patrol to investigate a report of criminal mischief on Ridge Road. The victim's car had been repeatedly struck with a large block of wood.
- Ptl. Charles Bennett responded to call about a suspicious person trying to break into a house through a window on the 800 block of Forest Ave. Officers Bennett and Sawyer closed in on the suspect who then took off running through the woods. He was apprehended and identified as Michael Frake, 23 years old. After being searched he was found to be in possession of illegal substances and was charged with both possession of drugs and burglary.
- Ptl. Andre Byrd responded to a call about a break-in and assault on Lockwood Lane. The suspect had kicked in the door and when the resident confronted him he was hit multiple times. The suspect was identified and a warrant issued.
- Ptl. Anthony Luster responded to a call about an assault on the 200 block of Norcross Lane. The suspect, who was and adult, came outside when she heard her brother in an argument with the victim, who was a juvenile. The suspect punched the victim in the face three times. The juvenile's mother signed a citizen's complaint against the suspect.
- Ptl. Shaun Myers responded to call on Crescent Drive about criminal mischief. The victim came out of her house to find that the two tires on her driver's side had been slashed.
- Ptl. Shannon Fallen responded to call on Marygold Street about a theft that had taken place. The suspect stole a laptop and a jar of change.
- Ptl. Sean Smith responded to a call on the 3000 block of Weymouth Road about an act of criminal mischief. The victim heard a noise and when she came out she found that a brick had been thrown through her car window.
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