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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Atlantic City Man Convicted of 2012 Fatal Shooting of Pleasantville Man

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man was convicted of murder in Atlantic County Superior Court for the 2012 fatal shooting of a Pleasantville man, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Today, an Atlantic County jury found Gregory J. Gibbs, 37, of Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ, guilty of murder and three weapons possession charges for the December 3, 2012 shooting death of Chikki Smith, 33, of Pleasantville, in a parking lot behind a bar on South Main Street in Pleasantville.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Man Driving 146-mph on White Horse Pike Charged by Mullica Police

Robert F. Gibase
The Mullica Township Police Department reports the following incident that occurred i the early morning on April 17, 2014.

Corporal Jake O’Hara and Patrolman Mike Jamerson were on routine patrol at approximately 3:55am when both officers were traveling West on Rt. 30 in separate patrol cars near Darmstadt Avenue. 

A 2012 Cadillac CTS operating at an extremely high speed approached the officers from behind them. The Cadillac passed both officers recklessly and continued West on the White Horse Pike (Route 30). 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Galloway Man Arrested on Weapons Offenses After Shooting Wildlife in Absecon

On April 17, 2014 Absecon Police received several calls regarding a male brandishing what appeared to be a shot gun at the Bulk Head located on Faunce Landing Road and 4th Street. 
The accused, Brett Duffy of Galloway, NJ was reportedly shooting wild life in the area. 
The subject fled prior to police arrival but was later located on Rt 30 (White Horse Pike) and Second Avenue in Galloway Township. Duffy was taken into custody without incident. 

UPDATED x1: BREAKING NEWS: Bus Fire Closes All Lanes on US Route 30 by Damson Avenue

Credit: Galloway Township News
UPDATED x2: Police believe the fire to be electrical at this time. The driver observed smoke filling the cabin and pulled over to evacuate the bus. This accident is still under investigation. 

All Lanes are open - scene is clear. BREAKING NEWS: Galloway Police have confirmed an "Academy" Bus carrying several passengers is currently fully engulfed with fire at Route 30 and Damson Avenue in Galloway Township. 

All passengers have exited the bus safely and have been transported away from the scene by another bus. All four (4) lanes of US Route 30 (East and West) have been shut down. Unknown cause at this time. 
Credit: Galloway Township News
Check back for details as this story is developing.

Galloway Township Police Blotter – April 6 - 12, 2014

Galloway Township Police responded to 824 calls for service during April 6, 2014 through April 12, 2014.

Additional statistics include: 3 Burglaries, 17 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 82 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 16 Arrests, 7 Domestic Violence,17 Fire Calls, 112 EMS Calls and 2 Juvenile calls.

BURGLARIES :
4/6 Seneca 
4/8 S Ash Ave 
4/11 Leipzig 

Sheriff Balles Warns Public; Impersonator Claiming to be Sheriff Officer is Making Scam Phone Calls

Mays Landing: Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles is advising the public today to be aware of scam phone calls being made throughout the county. 

The subject is identifying himself as an officer of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office. Information given from several victims of the scam have said that the man is using the name Sergeant Jackson and warning them that there is a warrant out for their arrest. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Vineland Pair Indicted in Connection with Hamilton Township Bomb Threats

MAYS LANDING – A man and woman from Vineland were indicted for bomb threats made in February of this year that caused the evacuation of two Hamilton Township schools and the Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
Today, Raheem H. Brown, a 36 year-old male, and Kemon Powell, a 40 year-old female, both of the 800 block of East Wood Street, Vineland, NJ, were each indicted for four (4) counts of terroristic threats, three (3) counts of false public alarm, and one (1) count of conspiracy, in connection with telephoned threats made on Feb. 4, 2014 that bombs had been placed in three Mays Landing public buildings and that a Superior Court Judge would be harmed.
 
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