Sunday, August 20, 2017

EHT Man Charged in Drug and Death Investigation; Others Arrested

MAYS LANDING –An Egg Harbor Township man was charged with first degree Strict Liability Drug Induced Death and first degree Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network during the execution of a search warrant on Tuesday morning at the Bayview Inn & Suites on Albany Avenue in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Jamal Campos, 25, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with first degree Strict Liability Homicide Drug Induced Death, first degree Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network, third degree Possession with Intent to Distribute 100 Wax Folds of Heroin and third degree Possession of Heroin.

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Crackdown Begins Statewide

(Galloway Township) – Police agencies from around New Jersey are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins August 18 and concludes on September 4. During the campaign, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols targeting motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement backed up by educational activities including national radio and television advertisements, posters, banners and mobile video display signs. The campaign looks to curtail impaired driving during the busy summer travel season, including the Labor Day holiday period. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Galloway Man Arrested, Charged and Released After Allegedly Causing Accident, Stealing Car and DWI

Willis Austin
On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:19 a.m., Galloway Township Police Department responded to the intersection of West White Horse Pike and Pomona Road in reference to the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries.  

Upon patrol’s arrival they located the victim, Rachel Thatcher, 27 of Galloway Township, with injuries to her arm and head.  

Prior to being transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center City Division, Thatcher reported that she was traveling eastbound on West White Horse Pike in her 2004 Infiniti G35. As she traveled through the intersection with Pomona Road a 2014 Nissan Altima driven by the suspect, Willis Austin, 34 of Galloway, ran the red light and struck her vehicle. 

According to Police, the investigation determined that Austin was driving northbound on Pomona Road and traveled through the red light located at West White Horse Pike striking Thatcher’s vehicle.  Austin then fled the scene of the accident on foot towards the direction of Pomona Plaza.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Galloway Police Blotter July 30 - August 5, 2017

Galloway Township Police responded to 883 calls for service during July 30, 2017 through August 5, 2017.

Additional statistics include: 2 Burglaries, 0 Vehicle Burglaries, 13 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 75 Tickets issued, 3 Driving While Intoxicated, 48 Arrests, 20 Domestic Violence, 2 Fire Calls, 10 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.
1400 Block of Bally Bunion Dr.
200 Block of Waveland Ave.
Vehicle Burglaries: 
Irish Lane

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cousins Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Murder in 2014 Shooting Death

MAYS LANDING – Two men were convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Murder in the shooting death of a Vineland man in 2014, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Today, after a five day trial, Hykeem Martin, 25, of Buena Vista Township and his cousin Dominique Washington, 27, were convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Murder and acquitted of Murder in the shooting death of Vincent Williams.
On July 3, 2014, troopers from Buena Vista Station responded to 9th Street in Buena Vista Township for the report of a man lying in the roadway with suspected gunshot wounds. Vincent Williams was pronounced deceased at the scene and transported to Shore Memorial Hospital pending a post mortem examination. The medical examiner determined the death to be a homicide.
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