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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Galloway Police Blotter September 11 - 17, 2016

Galloway Township Police responded to 629 calls for service during September 11, 2016 through September 17, 2016.

Additional statistics include: 5 Burglaries, 1 Car Burglaries, 32 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 112 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 30 Arrests, 16 Domestic Violence, 7 Fire Calls, 30 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

Burglaries:
Cherokee Dr.
200 Block of Beanfield Pl.
200 Block of Coleman Pl.
300 Block of Upland Ave.
900 Block of Stoney Hill Rd.
Vehicle Burglary:
600 E. Moss Mill Rd

Friday, September 23, 2016

FULL RELEASE: 15-Year-Old Male Arrested in Gun Incident at Absegami High School

On Friday, September 23, 2016, at approx 2:00pm, Absegami High School officials received information that a student was carrying a handgun on the Absegami school campus.  
At the time the information was received, the accused student was in gym class, which was outside in the area of the track/football field bleachers.  
Galloway Township Police, along with school personnel, responded out to the field where they saw the accused student.  At this time school “lock-down” announcements were made over the school’s loud speakers.  
After the announcement, the accused student observed officers approaching and reportedly put his hand into his left front pants pocket, grasping something, and ran out of view of the officers.  Once officers made contact with him at the edge of the bleachers, he was detained.  

Spirit Gas Station in Galloway Robbed; Attendant Assaulted

On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at approximately 9:00pm, Galloway Township Police responded to Spirit Gas Station, located at 14 S. New York Rd, for the report of a Robbery in progress.  

Upon arrival, it was learned that a male dressed in all black clothing had assaulted the 65 year old gas attendant and ran off with an undetermined amount of cash taken from the register. 

The attendant suffered significant injury to his face and head, and was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for treatment. 

Absegami High School Placed on Lockdown; Loaded Hand Gun Located in School

On September 23, 2016 at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Galloway Township Police Department received a call from Absegami High School of a reported student with a handgun on campus.

The school was placed into lockdown for approximately (40) forty-minutes while the Police investigated the report.

A loaded handgun was located and secured. Several students involved in the incident have been identified and the investigation is ongoing. One arrest has been made according to Galloway Police Chief Donna Higbee.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Galloway Police Investigate Suspicious Ticking Package in Trash Receptacle Located in Smithville

On September 20, 2016 at 1:12 p.m., Galloway Township Police received a 911 phone call in reference to a suspicious ticking package located inside of a trash receptacle. 

The trash receptacle was directly in front of 45 S. New York Rd. Upon arrival, patrol units immediately secured the area and began an evacuation of all the surrounding businesses, to include a daycare center that was caring for infants and toddlers at the time.  

After the area was safely evacuated, Galloway Twp. Police requested assistance from the following agencies; Atlantic City Police Bomb Squad, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Stockton State College Police Department, Oceanville Fire Company, Galloway Twp. Ambulance Squad and Galloway Twp. Public Works. 
 
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