Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rabies Confirmed in Skunk Located in Galloway on Odessa Avenue

A skunk collected from the 200 block of Odessa Avenue in Galloway has been confirmed as the seventh case of rabies in Atlantic County this year, but the first found in Galloway.

This is the second rabies case found in a skunk. The other previous cases involved four raccoons and one fox.

The skunk was found in the property owner’s yard and exhibited aggressive behavior before it crossed the street into another property where it was captured and removed by the local animal control officer. It was sent to the state lab for testing where it was confirmed positive for the viral disease on August 28, 2014.

Absecon Police Arrest Two Men Involved in Recent Burglaries to Local Businesses

On Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014, the Absecon Police Department Detectives arrested two individuals after a three week long burglary investigation involving local businesses. 
Two local residents were arrested and charged in three separate burglaries that occurred on August 2nd, 8th, and 24th to the same business- Sunoco Gas & Minimart located at 471 White Horse Pike. 
In all three burglaries, forced entry was made into the business and cash and large amounts of nicotine products were stolen. Surveillance video and evidence recovered at the scene resulted in the suspects being identified. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Galloway Police Receive Two Surplus Military Vehicles to Assist Emergency Management Operations

The Galloway Township Police Department was issued two special purpose vehicles through the federal Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) program.  

"This program is administered through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and supplies law enforcement agencies with surplus military property" Sgt. Joe Picardi said.  The vehicles include a Humvee and a 6x6 Utility Truck.  

Both vehicles were inspected by the Galloway Township Fleet Manager and picked up at Fort Dix.  Both are in running condition and appear to have been well maintained.  

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Absecon Police Arrest Burglary Suspect; Charges Include Theft and Mischief

The Absecon Police Department arrested William Ricks, age 29 of Pleasantville for burglary after he entered an acquaintances residence in Oyster Bay Condominiums on August 30, 2014. 
The police department was dispatched around 1:00 PM when the victim, a 36 year old female was notified that a person was attempting to gain entry into the residence. 
Upon the police arrival Ricks advised the officers he was at the home to retrieve belongings and he was unable to retrieve his belongings because no one was home. 

Sayreville Woman Arrested for Assault on Police and Others

The Absecon Police Department arrested a 24-year-old female from Sayreville on August 30, 2014 at approximately 10:10 AM after she contacted a friend for a ride home after a night out in Atlantic City. 
Shannon E. Walsh was a passenger in a vehicle operated by Caitlin Whittet, age 26 of Ocean Twp., Monmouth County. Walsh began assaulting Whittet after they left Atlantic City as she was operating the vehicle with her 3 year old son was in the vehicle. Whittet was able to call 911 and notify Absecon Police of the assault. 

Two Atlantic County Men Sentenced in the 2010 Murder of Egg Harbor City Mother

MAYS LANDING – Two Atlantic County men were sentenced today for their roles in the 2010 murder of an Egg Harbor City mother of two, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Rafael J, Olmo, 31, of the 400 block of Philadelphia Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ, and Mario J. Adams, 32, of the 1100 block of Applefield Loop, Hammonton, NJ, were sentenced today to imprisonment in New Jersey State prison for the murder of Deanna Downs, 29 years old. Downs was found shot dead behind her residence at Harbor City Apartments, Atlantic Avenue, Egg Harbor City, in October 2010.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Absecon Police Investigating Attempted Robbery of Female Employee of Card Smart Cards

The Absecon Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that occurred on August 29, 2014 at approximately at 8:20 PM. 
A 26-year-old female employee of Card Smart Cards located on the White Horse Pike in the Absecon Center was closing up the store and was taking out the trash when she was attacked by two black males approximately 6 feet tall wearing dark clothing, short hair and no facial hair in the rear parking lot. 
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