Crime Log – February 23, 2018 – March 9, 2018

Feb 24:            Logan Township Police K-9 Sergeant Haas and his K-9 partner Hunter were requested to assist with a motor vehicle stop in neighboring Woolwich Township.  The stopping officer had reasonable suspicion to believe there was contraband in the vehicle.  K-9 Hunter did provide a positive indication to the presence of narcotics within the vehicle and a subsequent probable cause search revealed a quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.  The suspect was arrested and charged accordingly in Woolwich Township. 

Feb 25:            While on a motor vehicle stop for a maintenance of lamps violation, police detected the odor of marijuana in the vehicle.  A probable cause search was conducted which revealed two hand-rolled cigarettes containing suspected marijuana inside a plastic container.  The driver, a 20 year old Upper Darby man, was arrested and transported to headquarters.  There, he was fingerprinted and photographed.  He was served a summons charging him with Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Surrender CDS to Police and released pending a date in Logan Township Municipal Court. 

Feb 27:            Police were dispatched to Amazon Fulfillment, 2277 Center Square Rd, for a report of an intoxicated employee refusing to leave.  The ensuing investigation revealed that the employee in question, a 38 year old Pennsville man, was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol at work.  Management began watching him and determined he was unfit to be working.  As they prepared to remove him from the facility, without being provoked, he assaulted a female manager.  After speaking to the victim and reviewing the surveillance footage of the incident, the suspect was arrested and transported to headquarters.  There he was charged with assault, processed and released pending a date in Logan Township Municipal Court. 

Mar 1:              Police stopped a 35 year old Upper Chichester, PA man for a headlight violation.  While speaking with the driver, police detected the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and a K-9 sniff by the LTPD K-9 unit provided a positive indication of narcotics in the vehicle.  A probable cause search was conducted which revealed a quantity of suspected marijuana, two smoking pipes (bowls), three suspected Amphetamine pills and suspected Cannabis oil.  The driver was arrested and transported to headquarters.  There he was fingerprinted, photographed and served with a summons charging him with Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and two counts of Possession of Certain Prescription Legend Drugs.  He was released pending a date in Logan Township Municipal Court. 

Mar 2:              Officers were dispatched to a Lakeside Dr residence for a noise complaint, which has been an ongoing issue.  The two residents there were each subsequently charged with municipal ordinance violations for Maintaining a Nuisance and Noise Violations. 

Mar 3:              Officers responded to the area of Persimmon Pl for a report of vehicles stuck in an adjacent field.  The ensuing investigation revealed that one vehicle had intentionally driven into the field and got stuck.  The other two reportedly responded in an attempt to assist the driver of the first vehicle but ended up becoming stuck as well.  A tow truck was dispatched and removed the vehicles from the field.  In that process there was damage done to a neighbor’s lawn and Beckett Association property.  Another resident in the area also reported that her fence was damaged, apparently as a result of the drivers using it to attempt to free their vehicles.  An 18 year Logan Township man was charged with served with three counts of Criminal Mischief as well as Operating a Vehicle Causing Damage to Agricultural Property and Abandoning a Motor Vehicle on Private Property.  An 18 year old Woolwich Township man and a juvenile from Woolwich were each charged with Operating a Vehicle Causing Damage to Agricultural Property and Abandoning a Motor Vehicle on Private Property.  All three have dates pending in Logan Township Municipal Court. 

Mar 5:              Police were dispatched to the area of Edward Dr near Township Line Rd for a report of a robbery.  Upon arrival it was determined that two males from Camden County responded to that location in an attempt to purchase an iPhone X which was featured for sale on Facebook Marketplace.  Upon their arrival, they were approached by one Hispanic male and one black male.  The black male produced a black handgun and stated his intent to rob the victims.  A physical struggle ensued during which the victims were assaulted and robbed of $600 cash (the agreed to transaction amount) and an iPhone 5.  The suspects then fled into the Greenfields housing development.  A track of the victim’s phone was lost in the area of Edward Dr and Merle Ln. 

The ensuing investigation identified the Facebook profile of a 19 year old Logan Township woman as the seller of the iPhone X.  Further investigation also identified a juvenile male from Vineland as one of the suspects in the armed robbery.  The female has been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.  She was arrested, processed and remanded to Salem County Jail to await a detention hearing.  The juvenile has been charged on Juvenile Petitions with Aggravated Assault, Theft, Robbery and Conspiracy.  His whereabouts are unknown.  The identity of the black male suspect is still unknown. 

Anyone having information with regard to this incident is encouraged to contact Inv. Rob Taylor at 856-589-0911. 

Mar 7:              Police observed a vehicle parked in a handicapped parking space at Wawa, 1700 Center Square Rd, with no Handicapped Parking Placard.  Before the officer could make contact with the driver, the vehicle exited the lot.  A motor vehicle stop was conducted in the parking lot of 525 Beckett Rd for the handicapped parking violation.  While speaking with the driver, a 25 year old Wilmington, DE man, the odor of marijuana was detected in the vehicle.  When asked about the presence of narcotics, the driver surrendered a hand-rolled “blunt” style cigar and a medicine vial, both containing suspected marijuana.  He was also found to have outstanding warrants from Deptford and Westville Municipal Courts.  A subsequent probable cause search of the vehicle yielded negative results for additional contraband.  The driver was arrested and transported to headquarters where he was fingerprinted and photographed.  He was served with a summonses for Possession of Under 50g of marijuana, Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle, Driving While Suspended and Parking in a Handicapped Parking Space.  He was released on his own recognizance on the outstanding warrants and released on the present charges with a date pending in Logan Township Municipal Court. 

March 8:          Incident to a motor vehicle stop for speeding, police detected the odor of marijuana in the vehicle.  A subsequent probable cause search revealed that the passenger, a 36 year old Deptford man, was in possession of two glass smoking pipes commonly used to ingest narcotics.  He was arrested and transported to headquarters where he was processed, served a summons charging him with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and released pending a date in Logan Township Municipal Court. 

March 8:          Police located a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Wawa, with a male sleeping inside.  The ensuing investigation gave rise to reasonable suspicion that there was contraband in the vehicle and a K-9 unit from Mantua Township Police responded to assist.  The K-9 gave a positive indication as to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.  A subsequent probable cause search revealed two sandwich bags, both containing suspected marijuana, a smoking pipe commonly used to ingest narcotics, a metal grinder commonly used to prepare marijuana for smoking and a digital scale.  The driver, a 29 year old Pilesgrove man, was arrested and transported to headquarters.  There he was processed and served summonses charging him with Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana, Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Surrender CDS to a Law Enforcement Officer, and Driving with a Suspended License.  He was then released pending a date in Logan Township Municipal Court.