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.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Galloway Police Chief Responds to Online Critics Regarding Operations of the Police Department

Chief Patrick Moran
Galloway Township Police Chief Patrick Moran has come out to publicly defend his Police Department after what appears to be a handful of anonymous individuals criticizing the operations of the Police Department on Galloway Patch.

Galloway Patch has since removed some of the comments however, Galloway Township News was able to capture the initial comments that spurred Moran's initial response prior to deletion.

The anonymous individuals criticized the Police Department for not releasing information to the public in a more timely manner after incidents occurred and further accused the Police Department of not being proactive in crime related areas of the Township. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Driver, Passenger Trapped in Overturn Vehicle After Collision on Route 9 in Galloway

On April 13, 2014 at 8:56 p.m., the Galloway Township Police Department responded to a Motor Vehicle accident involving an overturned vehicle with possible entrapment on New York Road (US Route 9) by Chanese Lane.

According to Police a 2004 Buick Ranier, operated by Paul Zavocki of Toms River, NJ, made a left turn out of the gas station onto northbound US Route 9.  As the Buick entered the roadway it was rear ended by a northbound 2013 Toyota Camry, operated by Ann Rapisardi of Little Egg Harbor, NJ.   

The impact caused the Toyota to overturn.  The driver of the Toyota, and her passenger, David Rapisardi, had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Galloway Township Fire Department. Both were taken to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center - Mainland Division for head and chest injuries.

The driver of the Buick and the passenger, Alice Zavocki, complained of chest pain and were treated at the scene. The driver of the Buick was issued a summons for careless driving.

The accident is being investigated by Officer Paul Smith.  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Driver in Early Morning Crash Charged with DWI and Assault by Auto

On April 13, 2014 at approximately 6:15 a.m., the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Route 50 in the area of mile post 21.5 for a single car motor vehicle crash. 
Investigation revealed that a 2012 Honda Civic driven by 20 year old Anasha Grady of Vineland, was traveling South bound on Route 50 when it left the roadway and struck a utility pole. 
A passenger sustained serious leg injuries and was transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center City Division by members of the Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Credibility of Former EHC Detective Steven Hadley Called into Question in Inmates Court Documents

John Paff, Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Police Accountability Project has broken the news about a letter he wrote to a drug inmate who is claiming that his suppression motion was improperly denied because the judge relied upon the credibility of a police officer who has since been charged with official misconduct.

The police officer in question is former Detective Steven Hadley of the Egg Harbor City Police Department. The inmate is Terrance D. Harris. Harris is currently serving an eight-year sentence for "second-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute."

Traffic Advisories in Galloway Township - Week of April 14-18

Motts Creek Road, Galloway
County road work will continue on Motts Creek Road in Galloway, 7 AM - 5 PM Monday through Friday, weather dependent. Alternating traffic patterns will be in effect. Motorists are advised to plan travel time accordingly.

Pitney & Moss Mill Intersection, Galloway
An alternating traffic pattern will be in effect on Pitney Road at the intersection of Moss Mill Road in Galloway, Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 5 PM, with assistance from flagmen as needed. Motorists are advised to plan travel time accordingly or seek an alternate route.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Absecon Police Department Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs at the Absecon Municipal Complex

Absecon, N.J. – On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Absecon Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. 
Bring your pills for disposal to city hall lobby at 500 N. Mill Rd. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. 
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