Crime Log – January 12, 2018 – February 23, 2018

Jan 12:             Police responded to Sam’s Club, 200 Birch Creek Rd, for a report of burglary and theft.  The investigation revealed that over two nights, unknown actors broke into trailers on the property and stole various products including TV’s, home surveillance systems and various other household electronics, with an estimated value in excess of $8,300.  Surveillance footage has been reviewed and the investigation is ongoing. 

Jan 15:             While on a motor vehicle stop for speeding, officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle.  A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and during that search, a vile containing suspected marijuana was located in the vehicle.  The driver, a 27 year old Philadelphia woman, was arrested and transported back to headquarters.  There she was fingerprinted and photographed.  She was then served summonses for Speeding, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt and Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana and released pending a date in Logan Township Municipal Court. 

Jan 17:             Police were dispatched to UPS, 200 Birch Creek Rd for a panic alarm.  Upon arrival it was discovered that a 23 year old Penns Grove woman had been terminated for poor work performance and became irate, refusing to leave the facility.  Police were able to deescalate the situation and the woman was escorted off the property without further incident. 

Jan 20:             Police located a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Township Line Road Park after the park was closed for the evening.  There were two males in the vehicle who appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance.  A subsequent probable cause search turned up drug paraphernalia and a clear liquid suspected to be GHB.  A 25 year old Logan Township man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a 27 year old Turnersville man was charged with Possession of GHB.  Both men were processed and released pending court action. 

Jan 24:             Incident to a motor vehicle stop for an equipment violation, the officer observed marijuana residue throughout the vehicle.  A subsequent probable cause search revealed that the passenger, a 19 year old Woodstown man, was in possession of several vials of suspected marijuana.  He was arrested and transported to headquarters for processing.  He was then charged with Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana and released pending a date in Logan Township Municipal Court. 

Jan 25:             Upon conducting a registration inquiry on a vehicle, it was learned that the driver’s license of the registered owner was suspended.  A motor vehicle stop was conducted and upon approaching the vehicle, the officer immediately detected the odor of marijuana and a probable cause search was conducted.  During that search, the rear seat passenger, a 22 year old Penns Grove man, was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana.  He was arrested and transported to headquarters for processing.  He was then charged with Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana and released pending a date in Logan Township Municipal Court. 

Jan 26:             Police were dispatched to Taylor Farms, 406 Heron Dr for a report of several vehicles being burglarized and items taken from within.  The subsequent investigation revealed that a 23 year old form Chester, PA, Hassan Miller, had entered at least three separate vehicles in the parking lot and had taken cash, lottery tickets and various other items from within those vehicles.  He was ultimately arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was transported to headquarters where he was processed, served and released pending a date in Gloucester County Superior Court. 

Jan 27:             Officers responded to a report of a chimney fire on Abbey Lane and ensured the home was evacuated.  Firefighters from several jurisdictions responded and extinguished the fire.  There were no injuries reported and the damage was contained primarily to the chimney area. 

Jan 28:             A 32 year old Logan Township man was arrested and charged with criminal mischief after he was captured on video surveillance throwing food at a vehicle on Robins Run West.  He was processed and released pending a date in Logan Township Municipal Court. 

Jan 29:             An employee of a trucking company contracted by Amazon Fulfillment, 2277 Center Square Rd, reported that his unlocked vehicle was entered while he was working and $5000 cash as well as two watches with a total value of $800 were taken from inside the car.  A review of video surveillance was unable to identify the suspect. 

Jan 30:             A Stirrup Rd resident reported that an unknown actor burglarized his residence while he was at home.  The suspect, a black male who was estimated to be between 25-35 years of age, knocked on the victim’s door several times before kicking the door causing the door jamb to crack and allowing the door to open.  At that time the victim yelled to the intruder, who then left the residence and fled in a dark gray Honda.  No other suspect identification was available. 

Jan 31:             A vehicle which had been previously reported stolen in Warrington, PA was located on Mulberry Ln.  The 2016 Toyota was towed from the location and secured for Warrington Police to process it for evidence. 

Feb 1:              Police were dispatched to the construction site on Route 130 at the Raccoon Creek Bridge for a report of theft.  It was learned through the investigation that on 1/20/18, an unknown suspect(s) entered onto the site and stole a Lincoln Electric 300 Amp tow-behind welder.  A GPS unit attached to the welder revealed that it was transported to Wilmington, DE but the signal was lost that same day.  The welder was entered NCIC. 

Feb 2:              While investigating an attempted shoplifting from Wawa, officers were able to locate and stop the vehicle that the female suspects had fled the scene in.  The two female suspects informed police that they did not have ID cards in their possession and provided names and dates of birth for officers to use to verify their identity.  Upon reviewing the digital driver’s license image to verify that the women had supplied false information as to their identity.  The driver was ultimately identified as a 41 year old Philadelphia resident and the passenger was a 21 year old woman, also from Philadelphia.  Both were arrested on Hindering Apprehension charges and transported to headquarters.  There, they were processed and served their summonses.  The 21 year old was released pending a date in Logan Township Municipal Court.  The 41 year old was found to have additional warrants and was subsequently turned over to Evesham Police in default of $750.00 bail. 

Feb 4:              While on a motor vehicle stop for speeding, it was discovered that the driver, a 23 year old Woolwich Township woman, was a Fugitive from Justice out of Cecil County, MD.  She was taken into custody, and transported to headquarters where she was processed and remanded to the custody of the Salem County Jail to await extradition to Maryland. 

Feb 5:              A Shady Brook Ln resident reported that an unknown actor had attempted to gain entry to a rear door sometime between 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM.  Due to a secondary security device, no access was gained but the exterior handle had been broken in the attempt.  The damage was estimated to be $100. 

Feb 7:              An Edward Dr resident reported that sometime between 8:00 and 10:45 AM, an unknown individual entered the home and stole approximately $8.00 from within.  There was no evidence located with which to identify a suspect or suspects. 

Feb 10:            While on a motor vehicle stop for a vehicle that was failing to maintain its lane, police detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  A subsequent probable cause search revealed three vials of suspected cannabis oil in a backpack belonging to a rear seat passenger.  The 19 year old Dover, DE man was arrested and transported to police headquarters.  He was processed, charged with Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana and released on a summons pending a date in Logan Township Municipal Court. 

Feb 10:            Acting on a report of suspicious activity at a construction site on Route 130, police located a truck in the area.  Upon making contact with the driver, a 34 year old Brookhaven, PA man, he alleged that he was having mechanical problems with his vehicle.  Further investigation revealed evidence that he had exited his vehicle and was attempting to remove a commercial grade tamper from the construction site.  He was arrested and transported to headquarters for processing.  After being fingerprinted and photographed, the suspect was charged with two counts of Trespassing and Criminal Attempt – Theft.  He was released pending Superior Court action. 

Feb 15:            During the overnight hours, police received numerous reports of vehicle burglaries in the area of Elmwood Place, Peachwood Dr and Hancock St.  Loose change, a pair of Oakley sunglasses, and a Samsung Galaxy were among the items taken from numerous unlocked vehicles.  Surveillance video has been obtained and the investigation into the thefts is ongoing. 

Feb 17:            Officers responded to the area of New Castle Ln for a report of suspicious activity, specifically that the occupants were smoking marijuana inside a vehicle.  Upon locating the vehicle, officers made contact with the occupants and immediately smelled the odor of marijuana within.  The ensuing investigation revealed that the driver, a 19 year old Logan Township man, was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the form of a glass smoking pipe.  He was arrested and transported to police headquarters.  There, he was processed and charged with Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphenalia.  He was then released on a summons pending a date in Logan Township Municipal Court. 

Feb 18:            Police responded to a construction site on Route 130 for a complaint of burglary to the office trailer.  Further investigation revealed that tools and batteries were taken from the trailer and on site storage containers and a Ford F-150 was stolen from the site as well.  Video surveillance was retrieved and the investigation is ongoing.