Police Blotter 2013

POLICE BLOTTER 2014

August 5th

Pemberton Township Chief David H. Jantas announced that law enforcement officers from Pemberton Township will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2014 Labor Day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. Beginning August 15 and running through September 1, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters, banners and mobile video display signs. Launched across the U.S. in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during the busy summer travel season, including the Labor Day holiday period.

"More than 10,000 people are killed in the United States each year in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. Drunk driving is reckless and preventable," said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety. "During this campaign police agencies in New Jersey will be sending a clear message. If drivers are caught driving impaired they will be arrested."

In 2013 alcohol-impaired fatalities accounted for 22 percent of New Jersey's motor vehicle fatalities. As part of the initiative, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2014 crackdown offer the following advice:

  • If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out.
  • Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
  • Spend the night where the activity is held.
  • Report impaired drivers to law enforcement. In New Jersey, drivers may dial #77 to report a drunk or aggressive driver.
  • Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle. It's your best defense against an impaired driver.
  • If you're intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.

June  

  • Ptl. John Laffan responded to the station to take a complaint involving a juvenile harassing others on a school bus. The juvenile's harassment escalated from verbal comments to exposing himself to other students. Case is pending further investigation.

  • Ptl. Jonathan Glass was on the 60 block of Homestead Drive when he observed a vehicle that was registered as stolen. The suspect in possession of the vehicle claimed they had paid for it and had a title; however the VIN number did not match the vehicle. The vehicle was taken and the suspect Bijon Warren, age 22, who had an outstanding warrant, was also taken into custody.

  • Ptl. Robert Ettinger responded to a call on the 600 block of Lakehurst Road for a case of disorderly conduct. The suspect was attending a celebration in the area and became overly intoxicated and aggressive towards other guests. The suspect fled into the surrounding woods when notified the police were on their way. Officer Ettinger found the suspect and ordered him to exit the woods but the suspect refused and fled. With the aide of K-9 Brutus tracking and Officers Brewer and Phillips setting up a perimeter the suspect was apprehended. Subject George Cody age 25, was taken into custody for disorderly conduct.

  • Ptl. David Sawyer responded to call on Juliustown Road where the victim reported their vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle was later located by officers in the woods. Significant damage had been done to it, and some items were missing. The officers had the vehicle towed and contacted the victim about its whereabouts.

  • Ptl. Wayne Davis responded to call on the 100 block of Margaret Street where an assault had taken place. The victim reported that they had a discussion with a worker their neighbor had hired in regard to property boundaries. The conversation escalated into a verbal altercation and then the suspect punched the victim. The victim restrained the suspect in an attempt to avoid any further violence, but let him go when he appeared to be in distress. The suspect used the opportunity to flee the scene. The victim sustained a few injuries but nothing life threatening.

  • Ptl. Perry Doyle took a fraud report at the station. The victim reported that someone had taken a check from their checkbook and tried to cash it for themselves. The bank refused and notified the victim. The victim confirmed the identity of the suspect with the bank. The suspect Victoria Webb age 21, was taken into custody.

  • Ptl. Perry Doyle took a report at the station about an act of criminal mischief that had taken place on Pointville Road. The victim had a bottle thrown at their vehicle from a bus passing in the other direction. The victim pursued the bus and informed the driver about the incident. The suspect was identified as a juvenile and their parents were contacted in regards to the incident and damages.

  • Ptl. Jason Gant responded to a call on the 200 block of Evergreen Boulevard to take the report of an attempted burglary. The sliding door on her residence had been tampered with while she was away. It looked as though no entry was made into the residence and no property was missing.

  • Ptl. Sean Smith responded to a call on the 400 block of Ursinus Court for a theft report. The victim had ordered a package and it was taken off of her doorstep soon after it was delivered.

  • Ptl. Jason Gant responded to call on the 200 block of Iroquois Trail for a report of a vehicle theft. There were drag marks in front of the yard leading the officer to suspect the car had been repossessed. The vehicle had various items of the victim's inside which were listed as stolen as well as the vehicle.

  • Ptl. Shaun Myers responded to a call on the 500 block of New Jersey Road to investigate an attempted burglary. The residence was found to be unsecured, however nothing was missing. Evidence suggests no entry was made into the residence.

  • Ptl. Anthony Luster was on patrol on when he observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Scammell Drive. The officer approached to speak with the driver and a large cloud of smoke came out of the vehicle smelling of burnt marijuana. Officer Smith was on scene to assist with the search of the vehicle. The officers found marijuana in the vehicle and took Serneria Solomon, age 22, into custody.

  • Ptl. Jason Luis responded to a call on the Broadway to investigate a report of a theft that had taken place. The victims were collecting donations outside of the Browns Mills Acme market when a suspect grabbed their donation jar and fled. The victim gave chase but the suspect escaped in a vehicle. The victim managed to recover the container and a small amount of the funds that were left.

  • Ptl. Michael Bennett responded to call on the 70 block of Homestead Drive to investigate a burglary that had taken place. The victims arrived home to find their house unsecured, ransacked, and many items missing. Neighbors reported a suspicious vehicle in the area while the victims were away.

  • Ptl. Vincent Cestare responded to a call on the 300 block of Trenton Road to investigate a theft that had taken place. The victim found that there were signs of entry into their warehouse and multiple items were missing. Pictures of the area that were taken around the time of the burglary were turned in giving the officer a suspect to the crime.

  • Ptl. Robert Shinn responded to a call on Broadway for a theft from a motor vehicle. The victim reported they left their vehicle unsecured as they went into the store for a few minutes. When they returned some items were missing from their car. There were no witnesses in the area at the time of the incident.

  • Ptl. Kenneth Volk responded to call on the 100 block of Lakehurst Road to investigate reports of a fight. The suspects had left in opposite directions after the altercation. Officer Volk was assisted by officers Davis and Price in locating the possible suspects. Officers Price and Davis had found one of the suspects who explained how the altercation began when the other suspect insulted his pregnant girlfriend. Officer Volk found a man travelling the opposite direction matching the description of the 2nd suspect and questioned him about the incident. No complaints were signed; both parties declined further action from the police.

  • Ptl. Sean Smith responded to a call on the 40 block of Pepper road to investigate a burglary that had taken place. The victim reported that while they were away someone had come into their house and removed various electronics and money.

  • Ptl. Anthony Luster responded to a call on Coville Road to investigate a burglary that taken place. There were signs of forced entry and items were missing from the residence. The victim's caretaker found the residence unsecured and items were missing when he arrived to handle some of the victim's affairs.

  • Ptl. Jonathan Glass responded to a call on Tecumseh Trail for a report of criminal mischief taking place. The victim reported hearing glass breaking, and when patrols arrived they found damage to both the victim's house and car. They did not locate any suspects in the area however the victim did inform them of some people who may be upset with her.

  • Ptl. Jason Gant responded to a call on Ft Dix Road for a theft from a vehicle. The victim reported they had left their vehicle unsecured and someone had taken some of their keys out of the vehicle. Witnesses in the area reported seeing a suspicious person near the vehicle, but the suspect fled when they approached. The victim feared that the suspect would return to take the vehicle so they rendered it inoperable and patrols checked on it throughout the night.

May  

  • Ptl. Shaun Myers responded to a call on the 100 block of Lilac Street to investigate a burglary that had taken place. Copper piping had been removed from the residence.

  • Ptl. Vincent Cestare responded to a call on Dahlia Street, to investigate signs of forced entry on a residence. The suspect failed to make entry and nothing was missing but there was damage to the property.

  • Ptl. Jason Gant was approached about an incident that took place on 100 block of Trenton Road. The victim had been approached in their vehicle by a suspect they had previous dealings with. The suspect tried to start a verbal altercation saying the victim had threatened them. The officer advised both of their rights against harassment and encouraged both to avoid further contact with one another. Both parties agreed

  • Ptl. Jonathan Glass reported to the Lourdes Emergency room to take a report of an assault victim. The victim had been driving down Rancocas Lane when they were cut off by another vehicle causing them the victim to pull over. Two suspects in masks then exited their vehicle, approached the victim's car and then pulled him from his car and began to assault him. The victim suffered no life threatening injuries.

  • Ptl. Robert Ettinger responded to a call on the 3500 block of Weymouth road for theft. The victim was visiting friends in the area and had gotten out of the vehicle with many bags some of which she chose to leave on the sidewalk for a short time. When she came back to retrieve her property from the sidewalk they were gone. A witness reported two suspects had taken the bags and driven off. A vehicle matching the witness's description was tracked down in the area. An inquiry of the whereabouts of the victim's belongings was made. The suspects stated it was a misunderstanding and someone in the area said it was trash they could take it. The property was returned to the victim.

  • Ptl. David Sawyer responded to a call on the cross streets of North Pemberton Road and Birmingham Road to assist an East Hampton Officer with an intoxicated driver. The driver had driven the vehicle off of the road a struck a sign. When the driver exited the vehicle he smelled strongly of alcohol, was very disheveled and had trouble keeping his balance. The officer conducted some tests to determine the driver's level of intoxication. The driver Warren Coleman age 52, was taken into custody.

  • Ptl. Michael Bennett arrested Jacob Jackson, age 26, on Julius town road for defiant trespassing and multiple active warrants. Upon searching Jackson, Officer Bennett also found illegal substances.

  • Ptl. Thomas Lucas took a report of a fraud attempt from a victim at the station. The victim's estranged wife had forged his signature on some checks and tried to deposit them in her account. The bank was notified and the money was not moved.

  • Ptl. Jason Luis responded to a call on Ridge road and North Lakeshore Drive reporting an unattended child in a vehicle. While en route to the location the officer observed a vehicle matching the description, with a child, travelling in the opposite direction at a high rate of speed, and crossing the double yellow lines. The officer did a U-turn and began pursuit of the vehicle. Once stopped the officer inquired about the vehicles prior location to make sure it was the same one that was reported: it was. The driver smelled of alcohol and the child in the backseat was not secured in a child restraint seat. The officer asked the driver to exit the vehicle and conducted some tests. The driver, George Barraclough age 31, was given filed sobriety tests, and was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.

  • Ptl. Shannon Lagraff responded to a call on the 600 block of Trenton Road at Lourdes Emergency room to take the report victim that had been assaulted at their residence. The victim had answered the door and found three suspects who asked her to step outside. When she refused them, they grabbed her and pulled her outside, throwing her on the ground. After they assaulted her they fled on foot. The victim was a little disoriented due to the event but suffered no life threatening injuries.

  • Vincent Cestare took a report about a fraud case that had taken place. The victim reported that when they checked their bank statements there was a charge made from overseas. The victim contacted her bank and also filed a report.

  • Detective Sgt David King took the report of a fraud victim at the station. The victim had tried to sell an item online and the purchaser sent her fraudulent money orders. The money order was traced back to a false name and address.

  • Ptl. Kenneth Volk investigated a report taken at the station about fraudulent bank transactions taking place. The victim had a joint account with a relative whose estranged husband was accessing their joint account. The bank was notified of the fraud so no further withdrawals could be made.

  • Ptl. Shaun Myers responded to a call on the 30 block of Meadowbrook Drive for money missing from a safe. There were no signs of damage or forced entry to the safe however the victims did have some possible leads of those who have come through the residence.

  • Ptl. Shaun Myers took a report on the 200 block of Cherokee Trail for an act of criminal mischief. The victim's had arrived home to find a sizable dent in the side of their vehicle. A large rock thought to be the projectile in question was found near by.

  • Ptl. John Hall responded to a call on the 80 block of Peony Street for a report of suspicious subjects at a vacant residence. The officer found signs of forced entry on the crawlspace entrance and while inspecting the area found two suspects 18 year old Charles Taylor, and a juvenile. The suspects came out of the crawlspace and had burglary tools in their possession. Taylor was taken into custody for burglary, possession of burglary tools, and criminal mischief.

  • Ptl. Kenneth Volk responded to a call on the 400 block of Beech Street for a fire at a vacant residence. The fire was contained and extinguished by the fire dept. However the officer was still able to find signs of entry. The neighbors in the area reported a suspect enter the residence and then flee after the blaze was started.

  • Ptl. Brian Bartleson responded to a call on the 60 block of Monroe Ave for a burglary that had taken place. The victim reported that the house was secured when they departed, but he came back to find that many appliances had been taken and the residence was left unsecured.

  • Ptl. Michael Bennett was taking part in a mobile inspection detail and conducted a stop for a driver without a seat belt. When the driver rolled down their window there was a strong odor of marijuana. A K-9 unit was brought in for further investigation and made a positive indication for illegal substances in the vehicle. The vehicle was taken for investigative purposes.

  • Ptl. Robert Shinn responded to call on the 200 block of Princeton Avenue to investigate reports of criminal mischief. The victims reported juveniles in the area using a rock to scratch up vehicles. The juvenile was apprehended and their parent was contacted regarding the matter.

  • Ptl. Jason Luis responded to call on the 200 block of Louisiana Trail for a group of suspicious suspects who attempted a robbery in the area. The victim was walking down the road when a dark vehicle approached him and the occupants demanded money from him. The suspects had bats and threatened the victim when he denied having money on him. The suspects fled when they another vehicle approached and the victim was unharmed.

  • Ptl. Vincent Cestare investigated a report on the 100 block of Almond Avenue for a report of missing medication. The victim thought the medication was stolen and wanted to put in a report for good measure.

  • Ptl. Vincent Cestare responded to a call on Broadway to the Acme supermarket. A purse had been left at the store and was turned in by a concerned patron. When the purse was opened to find identification there where multiple packs of lunch meat in the bag. The owner of the bag, Tyiesha Troutman age 26, was located and taken into custody for shoplifting.

  • Det. Brian Smith was flagged down by a victim on Market Street to report an act of criminal mischief. The victim reported that two juveniles had thrown a piece of pavement at his vehicle. The suspects fled when the victim came outside to check what the commotion was.

  • Ptl. Brian Bartleson responded to a call on the 200 block of Harvard Ave to investigate a burglary of a residence. The victim had returned home to find signs of forced entry and various items missing.

  • Ptl. John Hall responded to call on the 100 block of Lemmon Ave about an act of criminal mischief. The suspect(s) had damaged a vehicle, smashing a window and scratching the paint. The victim and neighbors had not heard anything suspicious the evening it took place.

  • Ptl. Michael Bennett responded to a call on the 1400 block of North Lakeshore Drive to investigate a burglary. The residence had been left vacant and when a representative of the property owners showed up at the residence they found signs of forced entry. There were various items taken such as piping and such. The Owners were contacted about the situation.

April 

  • Ptl. Thomas Lucas responded to a call on 70 block of Sepulga Trail to investigate property stolen from a vehicle. The victim had started their vehicle and went back into their residence and when they re-entered the vehicle they found belongings missing.

  • Ptl. Bruce Phillips responded to a call on the 20 block of Poppy Street about a vehicle break in. The victim reported being in their house when they heard noises coming from their truck. They went out to investigate and witnessed three suspects fleeing the scene. The vehicle door was left ajar and a few items were missing.

  • Ptl. Charles Bennett responded to the 600 block of Pemberton Browns Mills Road to investigate a theft at The College book store. The store reported that an employee had been taking funds from the register for an extended period of time. Colleen Moore, age 50, was taken into custody for theft.

  • Ptl. Vincent Cestare investigated a report on the 200 block of Orange Ave, where a suspect had broken the windows of a residence. The victim reported no prior problems with people in the area.

  • Ptl. Vincent Cestare investigated a report on the 600 block of Beech Ave about a burglary at a residence. The suspects forced entry and took an assortment of valuables and a few weapons.

  • Ptl. Vincent Cestare responded to a call on the 100 block of Adams Ave to take the report of an attempted break in. The residents noticed that their window screen had been damaged in what appeared to be an attempt to pry it open. No entry was made.

  • Ptl. Vincent Cestare investigated a report on the 100 block of Chippewa Trail where the suspect had forced entry into an unoccupied residence by means of the crawl space and removed copper wires.

  • Ptl. Shaun Myers responded to a call on the 800 block of Pemberton Browns Mills Road after a witness reported an assault. When he arrived on scene he found the victim who reported he was assaulted and robbed at gun point by 8 to 13 suspects when he had gotten off the bus. The victim was not severely harmed in the incident and needed no medical assistance. He reported he was unable to describe any distinguishing features of the individuals. The officers transported the victim to his original destination after he refused to cooperate.

  • Ptl. Shaun Myers responded to a call on the 100 block of Kinsley Road to investigate a report of criminal mischief. The suspect had taken a surveillance camera from the front of the residence.

  • Ptl. Brian Bartleson responded to a call on the 100 block of Arney's Mount Road to the High School. It was found that an unknown suspect had driven through a gate to gain access to the athletic fields. The officials were notified and investigation continues.

  • Ptl. Shaun Myers responded to a call on the 40 block of Trenton Road where an apartment was burglarized. The victim reported that their residence was secure when they left for work that morning, but came home to find multiple entry ways open, some items were misplaced, and funds missing. The neighbors reported being home all day, but saw and heard nothing.

  • Ptl. Stephen Price reported to the 700 block of Pardee Boulevard investigated a burglary at a residence. The victim had come home to find multiple entry ways into the residence unsecured that were not that way when they left, many electronics and tools had been taken. Neighbors in the area reported seeing a vehicle at the residence while the victim was away.

  • Ptl. Vincent Cestare reported to Maryland Trail for a report of criminal mischief to the Presidential Lakes Beach House. Public works had been on scene to repair old damage when new damage was discovered. A few locks and a water fountain had been glued shut.

  • Ptl. Jason Gant reported to Juliustown Road to a motor vehicle theft that had taken place at the Wawa parking lot. Surveillance in the area showed the perpetrator clear enough for the officer and employees to get an idea of the suspect's identity. The one who reported the vehicle missing was not the owner, but the primary operator. The vehicle's owner was informed of the incident. The vehicle was located later that day on Mt. Misery Road with minor suspension damage.

  • Ptl. Brian Bartleson reported to Cedar Road for the theft of a snow blower from the front yard of a residence.

  • Ptl. Jason Luis responded to a call on the 200 block of Pemberton Boulevard to investigate property stolen from a vehicle. The vehicle was accidentally left unsecured while the victim was away from it.

  • Ptl. Charles Bennett responded to a call on the 100 block of Pin Oak Drive to investigate the theft from a vacant residence. The victim reported that when the came to check on the property they found some grates into he crawlspace out of place. There was no entry into the main residence but there was damage to the area under the residence.

  • Ptl. Michael Bennett took a report at the station for an incident that took place on Tecumseh Drive. The victim reported that some of their jewelry had gone missing from their room. They had an idea of some likely suspects and informed the officers of such. Investigations continue.

  • Ptl. Robert Shinn reported to the 200 block of Pemberton Boulevard to take the report of a resident who though someone had broken into their shed. The victim reported nothing missing, but found tracks leading to and from the shed.

  • Ptl. Robert Shinn reported to the 300 block of Pemberton Boulevard where another resident had also heard someone attempting to break into the residence. After failing to get into the residence they proceeded to the shed. The door to the shed was left open but nothing was missing.

  • Ptl. Jason Gant responded to the 300 block of Lark Street to investigate a burglary that had taken place. The suspect forced entry into the residence while the victim was away and took some electronics.

  • Ptl. Justin Kreig responded to a call on the 3000 block of New Moon Street where a burglary had taken place. There no forced entry, but the suspects had taken some electronics.

  • Ptl. Bruce Phillips responded to a call on Maryland Trail where he observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the park parking lot after hours. The officer approached the vehicle and inquired as to what the driver and two passengers were doing at that location. The vehicle smelled of marijuana, which prompted the officer to call a K-9 squad. Two of the suspects, the driver Brittany McCollough age 24, and the front passenger Briana Smith age 21, were found to have illegal substances in their possession and were taken into custody. The second passenger was not in possession of any controlled substances and was released.

  • Ptl. Shannon Lagraff responded to a call near New York Road and New Jersey Road for an attempted criminal mischief. The victim's car had stalled on the road and their associate had stopped to assist them. While they were talking an unknown suspect approached the disabled vehicle and threw and unknown object at it, and fled. The object failed to make contact with the vehicle.

  • Ptl. Brian Bartleson responded to the 300 block of Seminole Trail of some juveniles trespassing in the shed of a vacant residence. The officer found two juvenile suspects in the shed smoking marijuana, they were taken into custody.

    Ptl. Jonathan glass responded to a call on Vincentown Road to investigate a burglary of a residence. The suspect had taken some cash and electronics.

March  

  • Ptl. John Laffan responded to a call on the 3300 block of Liberty Street about a subject who had broken a vehicle window. The suspect had been walking down the street with a friend and decided to target the car of their ex's new significant other. The friend attempted to stop the suspect and wrestle him to the ground when he saw what was going on. The suspect however escaped from the friend's grasp.

  • Ptl. Brian Bartleson responded to the Wawa on Arney's Mount Road about a case of threats and harassment. Three subjects walked into the store together and split up inside. One of the three, a female, was grabbed by the waist by an unknown subject. Her boyfriend warned the subject to leave her alone. The unknown subject pulled out a knife as the three got into their vehicle, and began yelling threats at the three of them along with another subject. The three managed to escape in their vehicle. The suspects Kyle, were identified, taken into police custody and charged. Hadfield (age 23) was charged with Trespassing, and Robert Lewis (age 20) was charged with Possession of a Weapon, Terroristic Threats and Trespassing.

  • Ptl. Anthony Luster was on patrol on Juliustown Road when he observed a vehicle skid to a stop; pull in and out of multiple parking spaces nearly hitting the curb of some. Ptl. Luster conducted a stop of the vehicle, and found the driver lethargic with slurred speech with his face down on the steering wheel. Ptl Kreig arrived on location to assist. The driver could barely stand when asked to exit the vehicle and smell strongly of alcohol. The officers attempted to conduct some field sobriety tests, but the suspect failed all tests. The driver was identified as Michael Harper (age 38) and was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.

  • Ptl. Vincent Cestare responded to a call on Broadway at the Acme market about a shoplifting in progress. The manager has witnessed two suspects, one of which put an item in her purse as she was walking around the premises. The officer questioned the suspects and based on the information at hand took one, Michelle Hager, age 28, into custody. The other identified as Christina Hatfield. Age 29, was found to have a warrant out for her arrest and was also taken into custody.

  • Ptl. John Hall investigated a call on the 900 block of West Lakeshore Drive about damaged property. The victim reported that they heard a noise at about 11 o'clock the night before and disregarded it but found the next morning that their window had been broken.

  • Ptl. Shannon Lagraff responded to a call on the 500 block of Lakehurst Road about an aggravated assault. The victim was found on location with a towel on their neck where they had been wounded. They said they had gone to visit a friend's residence near by and decided to take a nap there. They awoke to their friend, the suspect, on top of them with a knife in hand. The victim sat up and found they were already wounded and fled to a near by store to get help. The suspect, Shelly Webb, age 40, was located and taken into custody.

  • Ptl. Jason Luis took the report of a victim at the station, who had lost their debit card, and had money being taken out of their bank account without their permission.

  • Ptl. Brian Bartleson responded to a call on the 300 block of Lakehurst Road about the theft of a weapon from the residence. There was no forced entry and the victim said no other property was missing.

  • Ptl. Stephen Price responded to the 100 block of Kinsley Rd. about a harassment complaint. The victim had received multiple calls from a blocked number and the caller had be yelling cursing at them. The officer made a harassment complaint and advised the victim to notify their telephone provider.

  • Pl. John Laffan was approached by a victim, while responding to an unrelated matter on Liberty St. The victim wanted to report an incident that took place earlier that day on Rancocas Lane where they were almost run over while walking on the side of the road. The suspect swerved towards them and then quickly came to a halt. They then exited the vehicle and began to strike the victim in the face. They then fled in their vehicle. The victim recognized their assailant and wanted to file a complaint. The suspect then showed up later at the victim's residence to talk it out, however when the conversation deteriorated she assaulted the victim's significant other, and fled. Neither party responded to the police station to sign complaints.

  • Ptl. Wayne Davis responded to a call on Broadway Boulevard about a burglary that had taken place. The suspect had forced entry into the building and stolen some paintings while the residents were away for an extended period of time.

  • Ptl. Thomas Stewart responded to a call on Gladiolus Street about a domestic dispute that had taken place. The victim and suspect had been in the victim's vehicle when the argument started. The suspect got out of the vehicle and the victim continues to her residence where she locked the suspect out. He continued to yell and scream outside of the residence. Upon the officer's arrival neither party wanted police involvement.

  • Ptl. Jason Luis was on patrol on Lakehurst Road when he observed a suspect whom he knew to have a suspended license operating a vehicle. He conducted a stop of the vehicle and the suspect had neither the registration nor insurance papers with them for the vehicle. The suspect, identified as Thomas Dawkins, age 41, did have an active warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody. Upon being searched he was found to have illegal substances in his possession and was also charged for such.

  • Ptl. Anthony Luster responded to a call about a theft of a vehicle from the victim's driveway on Kinsley Road. The vehicle was located by Officer Smith in an area not far from the theft. The vehicle was still running but empty, on a curb, with its passenger side door open. There was minor damage found to the vehicle that had occurred after the theft. There are no suspects at this time.

  • Ptl. Anthony Luster took the report of a victim at the station who reported one of her center caps stolen from her vehicle.

  • Ptl. Thomas Lucas responded to a call on Juliustown Road about a fight taking place. One of the suspects had left prior to the officer's arrival, but the other was on scene still and said he had been punched in the face, and wanted to sign a complaint against his assailant.

  • Ptl. Justin Kreig responded to a call on the 3000 block of New Moon Street for a burglary that had taken place. The victim had been a target on multiple occasions and had an idea of who the suspect may be. The suspect entered the residence while the residents were away and made off with some electronics.

  • Ptl. Sean Smith was responding to a call on the 100 block of Kinsley road for incident when he observed two suspects assaulting someone. The victim was on the ground being punched repeatedly when the officer yelled for the two to stop their attack. The two suspects fled the scene, but the victim seemed to have sustained no major injuries of any kind. The victim reported that he did not know his assailants, adding that he did not want any further police involvement.

  • Ptl. Sean Smith investigated a burglary on the 200 block of Kinsley Road. The suspect forced entry into the residence and stole an assortment of items including prescriptions and weapons.

  • Ptl. Robert Shinn, responded to a call on 200 Kinsley Road for the report of three suspects from an earlier incident going into a residence. Officer Shinn went to the front of the residence and Officer Bennett arrived on scene and went to the back. When the officers entered the house the three fled. The two juveniles ran into a bedroom and when Officer Shinn pursued them, they ganged up on him and tried to assault him. Ptl. Shinn was able to eventually gain control of the two subjects after a brief struggle. Other officers on scene apprehended the adult. As the officers attempted to put the juveniles in the patrol cars one of them smashed a window of the vehicle. The Juvenile's relative Peggy Perez, (age 38), arrived on scene and began to threaten the police ignoring their commands to stay away from the scene. She was arrested for obstruction along with the two juvenile's, and Tyler Harris, (age 19), who were arrested for resisting arrest.

January  ;th

  • Ptl. Anthony Luster responded to a call on the corner of Hunter and Phillips 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 sweat shirts 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 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.

January 1st

  • 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 Marigold 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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