Crime Log October 26, 2018 – November 27, 2018

Oct 30:                        Police were dispatched to Valken Sports for an internal theft report.  Company officials related that as a result of an ongoing internal audit it was learned that an employee was issuing refunds to fraudulent accounts and using the proceeds of those refunds as her own.  The total amount of the fraudulent transactions was found to be in excess of $23,000.  The employee, a 49 year old Lindenwold woman, was subsequently arrested and charged with Theft.  She was processed and released pending an appearance in Gloucester County Superior Court. 

Oct 30:                        Police were dispatched to Holiday Inn, 1 Pureland Dr, for a report of a dispute and criminal mischief.  The ensuing investigation revealed that after attending a hiring event at the hotel, the suspect, a 20 year old South Harrison man, became angry with staff at the event and was asked to leave. Upon doing so, the man punched the side of a parked car causing an estimated $400 in damage.  The suspect was also found to have two outstanding warrants from West Deptford Municipal Court with a combined bail of $1700.00.  He was ultimately taken into custody at his home and transported to headquarters for processing.  He was charged with criminal mischief, posted partial bail on the warrants and was released pending future court appearances. 

Nov 6:             Upon responding to a fire alarm at Mallard Foods, 3 Mallard Court, it was discovered that numerous people were sleeping in the facility as if it were there home.  The property did not have the appropriate zoning approval or Certificate of Occupancy for this use and, as such, the individuals were removed from the premises. 

Nov 6:             Police were dispatched to ACME, 1619 Center Square Rd, for a report of shoplifting.  Upon arrival it was learned that a black male and a white female entered the store, removed $474.27 worth of raw shrimp and Tide Pods detergent before fleeing the scene in a grey Chrysler Sebring. 

Nov 8:             Police responded to UPS Mail Innovations, 200 Birch Creek Rd, for a report of attempted theft.  Upon arrival, officers learned that a temporary employee removed four pairs of sunglasses and four bottles of perfume from packages inside the facility and concealed them in his clothing.  The suspect, a 47 year old New Castle, DE man, was confronted by company officials and ultimately returned all the items.  He was subsequently terminated and escorted off the property.  Company representatives declined to pursue criminal charges. 

Nov 10:           Officers were dispatched to Gastrol, 1705 Center Square Rd, for a theft report.  A male drove up to the pumps and requested $25 worth of gas and drove away without paying the attendant.  No investigative leads were able to be pursued. 

Nov 14:           While on a motor vehicle stop for an equipment violation, police detected the odor of marijuana in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.  The driver, a 20 year old Philadelphia man, subsequently surrendered a vial containing suspected marijuana.  He was arrested and transported to headquarters where he was fingerprinted and photographed.  He was charged with Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana and released pending a date in Logan Township Municipal court. 

Nov 23:           A random inquiry on a vehicle’s registration revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen.  Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop of the vehicle and the driver, a 19 year old Camden man, was taken into custody.  The driver was also found to have multiple active warrants for his arrest with bail totaling over $4,500.00.  He was then processed, charged with Receiving Stolen Property and turned over to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department for transport to the Salem County Jail to await a detention hearing. 

Nov 25:           An anonymous employee of UPS Mail Innovations, 200 Birch Creek Rd, reported to supervisors that two female employees, a 34 year old Crum Lynne, PA woman and a 32 year old Chester, PA woman, were observed stealing from packages within the facility.  Further investigation revealed that some of the products were in the vehicle driven by the Crum Lynne woman.  Police escorted the suspects to the car to retrieve the stolen product.  As the door to the vehicle was opened, the smell of marijuana was detected in the passenger compartment.  A subsequent probable cause search revealed a clear bag containing suspected marijuana as well as empty bags and a vial commonly used to package marijuana.  Both women were arrested and transported to headquarters where they were fingerprinted and photographed.  The Chester resident was charged with Theft and the Crum Lynne resident was charged with Theft and Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana.  Both were released pending a date in Logan Township Municipal court.