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Crime Log – August 31, 2017
Jul 27: Police responded to Shady Brook Ln for a report of an abandoned vehicle. Upon arrival it was discovered that the vehicle, a 2008 Honda Fit, had been reported stolen from Camden City on July 13, 2017. The vehicle was impounded and the owner notified on how to retrieve same.
Aug 1: Officers responding to a dispute in the High Hill Farms development too one of the involved parties, a 35 year old Logan Township man, into custody on numerous outstanding warrants from multiple jurisdictions. Same was transported to headquarters where he was processed and subsequently turned over to the Salem County Jail in default of $1630 bail.
Aug 3: Police investigated a harassment complaint involving numerous individuals being harassed by a neighbor on Main St and Rt 130. The suspect, a 63 year old Bridgeport resident, reportedly drove erratically on Rt 130 in an attempt to intimidate two neighbors and allegedly used his hand to simulate shooting at another neighbor. There was not sufficient probable cause for officers to sign criminal complaints against the man, however, the victims were advised of their right to sign complaints through the Logan Township Municipal Court. The suspect refused to speak to police regarding these allegations.
Aug 4: Police were dispatched to Greenyard Logistics, 405 Pedricktown Rd for a report of theft of a cell phone. Upon arrival an investigation revealed that a female victim had misplaced her phone and a coworker had picked it up. Once that male coworker realized that police were on their way, he fled into a wooded area across the street from the business, dropping the phone in the parking lot. A check of the area yielded negative results and the victim did not want to sign complaints since her phone had been recovered.
Aug 5: A Goldenrod Ln resident was the victim of criminal mischief. An unknown actor shot a pellet gun at the caller’s window, damaging same and causing an estimated $270 in damages.
Aug 9: A Harvest Rd resident reported having $10 in cash taken from her vehicle during the overnight hours. No tangible evidence was obtained to assist in identifying a suspect.
Aug 10: An Oriole Dr. resident reported that approximately $7,100 in cash and jewelry had been stolen from within the residence. The victim reported that there had been contractors in the residence the previous day replacing flooring in the home. The suspects were all identified and investigators have been conducting interviews. Charges are pending upon completion of the investigation.
Aug 10: While investigating a suspicious vehicle, police arrested a 29 year old Glassboro woman on an active warrant from Pennsauken Municipal Court. She was transported to headquarters where she was processed. She then posted $60 toward the $800 bail and was released pending a new court date.
Aug 10: A 26 year old Mullica Hill woman reported being the victim of a strong arm robbery at Performance Foods, 301 Heron Dr. It was initially reported that a male had grabbed her purse from her hands as she was walking along the driveway and the suspect then fled into the woods nearby. A K-9 Unit was dispatched from the Salem County Sheriff’s Department and attempted to track the suspect with negative results. Further investigation revealed inconsistencies in the victim’s story. It was ultimately determined that she knew who the suspect was and that he was communicating with her during the K-9 track advising her that he had been picked up and was back at his residence. Upon completion of the investigation, the “victim” was charged with filing a false police report and her arrest is pending.
Aug 10: A Shady Brook Lane resident reported fraudulent activity on her debit card. It was learned that there was a charge of $110 at a Sam’s Club store in Pennsylvania that the victim has never visited and she had the debit card in her possession at all times. An investigation was conducted to include retrieving surveillance footage but police and the victim were unable to identify the suspect(s).
Aug 11: A Hedgerow Dr. resident reported that his vehicle had been burglarized overnight. Taken from within the vehicle were CD’s and an unknown amount of loose change.
Aug 11: A Woolwich Township woman reported having her vehicle entered while she was at the Gloucester County Dream Park. An unknown actor(s) entered her unlocked vehicle and removed three credit cards from her wallet. Several attempts were made to utilize those cards at various locations in Pennsylvania but the charges were declined. The investigation into the attempted purchases is ongoing.
Aug 14: Incident to a motor vehicle stop, police arrested the driver, a 26 year old Philadelphia man on an outstanding warrant from Salem County Sheriff’s Department with bail in the amount of $2204. Same was then turned over to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department for transport to the Salem County Jail.
Aug 15: Police were dispatched to McDonald’s, 1701 Center Square Rd, for a suspicious vehicle with potentially intoxicated individuals is the parking lot. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the occupants and immediately observed narcotics paraphernalia in the vehicle. As a result of the ensuing investigation, a 35 year old Franklinville woman, Joelene Alvino, was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS (Heroin), Possession of CDS (Marijuana), Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Xanax without a prescription, Possession of CDS with the intent to distribute, Failure to Surrender CDS to police, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Hypodermic Needles. She was fingerprinted, photographed and turned over to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department for transport to the Salem County Jail to await a detention hearing. A 35 year old Malaga man was also arrested on an outstanding warrant from Camden City Municipal Court. He was transported to headquarters where it was discovered through Camden County Police Department Metro Division that the warrant had been satisfied earlier in the day but had not been removed from the warrant database. He was then released and provided a courtesy transport to meet a ride in order to get home.
Aug 20: Police were dispatched to Appliance Warehouse, 730 Veterans Dr for a report of theft in progress. The caller, a manager at the facility, advised Dispatchers that he arrived at the building and observed a male loading appliances into a box truck. Upon seeing the manager, the truck exited the lot, with the caller following and calling 9-1-1. Officers were able to stop the truck on Route 130 in the area of Barker Ave at which time the driver fled on foot into a wooded area. Police set up a perimeter of the area and attempted to track the suspect with the assistance of a K-9 unit but had negative results. A follow up investigation was unable to identify the suspect. The appliances were all recovered and returned to the owner.
Aug 22: Incident to a motor vehicle stop for an equipment malfunction, police detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Upon further investigation, the driver, a 21 year old Millville man, surrendered suspected marijuana that he had in his possession. He was arrested and transported to headquarters where he was processed, served summonses for Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana and Driving While Suspended and released pending a date in Logan Township Municipal Court.
Aug 23: Police were flagged down on Cedar Swamp Rd in the area of the Route 130 overpass for a report of theft. The complainant advised that on two occasions over the past several weeks, unknown actor(s) broke into the company’s vehicles while they were being stored in the area and stole a large quantity of commercial tools with a total value in excess of $7,800. No additional information could be obtained in an attempt to identify the suspect(s).
Aug 23: Incident to a motor vehicle stop, the driver, a 27 year old Chester, PA man, was arrested on two outstanding warrants from Hamilton Township Municipal Court with bail totaling $1000. He was transported to headquarters where he was processed and released on his own recognizance with a new court date in Hamilton Township Municipal Court.
Aug 26: Incident to a motor vehicle stop, the driver, a 38 year old Pennsville man, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from West Deptford Township Municipal Court with bail totaling $1000. He was transported to headquarters where he was processed. After posting $200 towards the outstanding bail, he was released on his own recognizance with a new court date in West Township Municipal Court.
Aug 26: A Lakeside Dr resident reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle during the overnight hours and stole her wallet. The wallet was recovered a short distance away from the vehicle however the victim’s NJ driver’s license and her daughter’s Social Security card had been taken from within. No tangible evidence was found at the scene to identify the suspect(s).
Aug 27: A Honeysuckle Ln resident reported that during the overnight hours his 2007 Honda Civic was stolen. The victim reported that he had left the keys within the vehicle and felt confident that he had locked the doors however there was no broken glass or any other tangible evidence in the area. No suspects have been identified.
Aug 27: Police responded to a Repaupo Station Rd residence for a report of a fight. Upon arrival it was determined that the resident had a group of friends attending a party at the home and a dispute took place among two of the attendees. While both individuals, a 20 year old Logan Township man and a 21 year old Williamstown man, displayed minor signs of a physical confrontation, neither wanted to pursue criminal complaints against the other. The Williamstown man was driven home by a friend and officers cleared with no further action taken.
Aug 28: Police were dispatched to Super Fitness, 545 Beckett Rd, for a report of a dispute that turned physical. Upon arrival, the parties were already separated. The on scene investigation revealed that two members, a 21 year old Swedesboro man and a 54 year old man from Woodbury, had previously exchanged words in the facility over the appropriate gym etiquette. Incident to that verbal dispute, the Swedesboro man’s mother responded to the gym to confront the Woodbury man. At that time the argument became heated and the parties had to be separated. All involved individuals were advised accordingly on the procedure to sign criminal complaints should they see fit and the Swedesboro man’s gym membership was revoked at management’s discretion.
Aug 29: Police responded to the area of Harvest Rd near Mulberry Ln for a report of suspicious activity. Upon arrival, they encountered a 31 year old Wynnewood, PA man who had numerous outstanding municipal court warrants and was wanted by the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department for a Probation Violation and the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office for Larceny. He was arrested and transported to headquarters where he was processed and turned over to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department for transport to the Salem County Jail.
Aug 30: Police were dispatched to an Applewood Dr residence for a report of an unwanted person. Investigation on scene revealed that a contractor had been terminated by the homeowner and the caller was requesting that the contractor, a 23 year old Sicklerville man, be escorted from the property. While on scene, officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the contractor’s vehicle and learned that the contractor had outstanding warrants from Deptford Township and Lindenwold Boro with a total bail of $805. A subsequent probable cause search revealed a bag of suspected marijuana. The man was arrested and transported to headquarters where he was fingerprinted, photographed and served a summons for Possession of Under 50g of Marijuana. He was then released with dates to appear in Logan Township, Deptford and Lindenwold Municipal Courts.