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Friday, June 28, 2013

Atlantic City Police and Prosecutors Office Investigate Fatal Stabbing of Ventnor Man in Atlantic City


ATLANTIC CITY – A Ventnor man was fatally stabbed in Atlantic City late last night, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., Atlantic City Police responded to a 911 call in regards to a male collapsed in the street at the intersection of Texas and Pacific Avenues. Upon arrival, police discovered Oscar O. Mendez, 28, lying in the street. In trying to determine the victim’s condition, police discovered that he had been stabbed.
The victim was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
This homicide is being investigated by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department.
Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes at (609)- 909-7666 or the Atlantic City Police Department Investigations Division at (609)-347- 5766.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Collision on White Horse Pike and Vienna Avenue Resulted in Six Injuries Including Two Minor Children


According to Galloway Township Police an accident that occurred on June 27, 2013 at 6:04 p.m. on the White Horse Pike and Vienna Avenue has sent six individuals including two minor children to the Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in Pomona with injuries. 

A 2004 Jeep Wrangler driven by Matthew Craig of Galloway NJ left the eastbound lane of Route 30 in attempt to avoid a vehicle stopped in front of him. The Wrangler entered head on traffic and struck a 1999 Dodge Durango driven by Linda Johnson of Mays Landing. The Dodge spun out of control and came to rest several hundred feet away. The Jeep Wrangler continued east in the westbound lanes until colliding head on with a 1999 GMC Jimmy driven by Jose Felicano of Egg Harbor City.

All occupants in the accident were injured. The driver of the Jeep suffered serious but non life threatening injuries and was transported to ACMC City Division. The driver of the GMC suffered injuries to his head and neck; he was transported to ACMC Mainland Campus in Pomona. All four occupants of the Dodge including a 10 year old and 12 year old child were transported to the Mainland Campus for minor injuries. 

The right westbound lane of Route 30 was shut down for approximately 2 hours while the vehicles and debris were removed. The driver of the Jeep is being charged with careless driving and failure to maintain lane. 

Officer Steve Garrison is investigating the accident.

Assisting Agencies:
GT Ambulance Squad
Hy Way Towing

UPDATED: Hamilton Township Police Department Seeks Assistance in Identifying Individual in Commercial Burglary


UPDATED: Suspect Arrested for Commercial Burglaries

On June 28, 2013 the Township of Hamilton Police Department located a suspect wanted in several commercial burglaries. 
Officers that were on routine patrol located the suspect during the early morning hours.

The suspect is a 15 year old male who resides in Mays Landing. He was charged with 5 counts of burglary, 5 counts of theft, 2 counts of criminal mischief and 1 count of possession of marijuana. The suspect was lodged in Harbor Fields Detention Center pending juvenile court.


The Township of Hamilton Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the pictured individual in reference to a Commercial Burglary.

On June 25, 2013 (Tuesday) during the early morning hours a local business was broken into in Mays Landing. The suspect is a thin black male possibly in his early twenties with visible tattoos on both arms. The suspect made entry by slipping the lock on the rear exterior door after shutting the power off to the building. Once inside he targeted the cash inside the register. The attached photos are of the suspect’s face and a tattoo on his right arm.

Anyone with information pertaining to this burglary please contact Detective Virga at 609-625-2700 extension 574.

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Press Release and photos provided on the Facebook Page of Hamilton Township Police.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

UPDATED x3: Employment of Egg Harbor City Detective Steven Hadley Subject of Investigation by Atlantic County Prosecutors Office

UPDATED #4 (September 25, 2013): The ACPO has charged Hadley with four counts of second-degree official misconduct. 

UPDATED #2 (June 28, 2013): According to ACPO PIO Haleigh Waltz, Atlantic County Prosecutor has issued a "No Comment" regarding the alleged investigation. We were also notified that any documents GallowayTwpNews.com would request from the Prosecutors Office, would most likely be exempt under Criminal Investigatory Records. In discussions with Waltz, we have decided not to OPRA any documents from the ACPO knowing they would be denied. We continue to urge Egg Harbor City Clerk Meg Steeb to release the records we have originally requested. 

UPDATED #1: Egg Harbor City Municipal Clerk Meg Steeb has confirmed that Detective Steven Hadley was placed on Administrative Leave yet still receiving pay. 

Atlantic County Prosecutors Office Public Information Officer Haleigh Waltz has confirmed as of June 26, 2013 the ACPO has no records of any charges being filed against Hadley. They also would not confirm or deny an investigation. We have requested a statement from the Atlantic County Prosecutor regarding this alleged investigation and we anticipate a response tomorrow. 

The employment of Egg Harbor City Police Detective Steven Hadley has become a focus of an investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office (ACPO). According to City Clerk Meg Steeb, Hadley earns a yearly salary of $91,145. According to sources, it has been alleged that Hadley was under investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office for circumstances surrounding his employment with the City of Egg Harbor. 

On June 12, 2013, GallowayTwpNews.com filed several Open Public Records Request for the following information:

  • Copy of Payroll Records, including time sheets on Detective Steve Hadley from January 2013 to June 11, 2013. Include all days off that are paid and unpaid within that same time period.
  • Copy of the ECDR, Arrest Reports, Mug Shot, Warrants, Dispatch Logs including radio and/or telephone recordings, including any reports by members of the Atlantic County Emergency Response Team (SWAT) for district coverage pertaining to Detective Steve Hadley from January 2013 to June 11, 2013. 
  • Reason for Separation including resignation letter if any on Steve Hadley. Time Frame 2013.
  • Copy of Cell Phone records utilized by Detective Steve Hadley from January 2013 to June 24, 2013. Include monthly invoice and detail of incoming and outgoing calls made from all departmental cell phones utilized Detective Steve Hadley.

On June 14, 2013, GallowayTwpNews.com received a response from James J. Carroll, III, Esq, who is the Municipal Attorney for Egg Harbor City.  In the response Carroll stated, "I have been forwarded your recent OPRA Request dated June 12, 2013.  Unfortunately, those records cannot be provided at the present time pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-3.a since they are the subject of an ongoing investigation .  Publc disclosure of these records at the present time would be detrimental to the public interest and is being withheld until we receive notification that they can be released.  I am advising Ms. Steeb, the municipal clerk, that upon such notification that she should contact you to determine if you still wish to receive said records."

GallowayTwpNews.com disputed the exemption and requested in part the Payroll and Time Sheets be released. City Clerk Meg Steeb responded stating, "The actual time sheets break down the shift he worked and I was told not to release that information while under investigation."

Our request for the Time Records could verify if Hadley was suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation. Egg Harbor City would not release those records. 

GallowayTwpNews.com contacted the Government Records Council regarding the Clerk's stated exemption for ongoing investigation. We notified Steeb of the same. Steeb then responded stating,  "I was just informed by Egg Harbor City Police Captain Kramer that he spoke to Sgt James Kirshner of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and he told Captain Kramer that any  information regarding Steven Hadley would need to be requested through Diane Ruberton, Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor."

On June 25, 2013, GallowayTwpNews.com submitted a request to the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office requesting information under New Jersey Executive Order 69.  According to Executive Order 69, the following information can be released regarding the investigation being conducted by the ACPO.

GallowayTwpNews.com will provide an update to this story once our request is completed by the ACPO.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 69:

(a) where a crime has been reported but no arrest yet made, information as to the type of crime, time, location and type of weapon, if any;
(b) if an arrest has been made, information as to the name, address and age of any victims, unless there has not been sufficient opportunity for notification of next of kin of any victims of injury and/or death to any such victim or where the release of the names of any victim would be contrary to existing law or court rule. In deciding on the release of information as to the identity of a victim, the safety of the victim and the victim's family, and the integrity of any ongoing investigation, shall be considered;
(c) if an arrest has been made, information as to the defendant's name, age, residence, occupation, marital status and similar background information and the identity of the complaining party, unless the release of such information is contrary to existing law or court rule;
(d) information as to the text of any charges, such as the complaint, accusation and indictment, unless sealed by the court or unless the release of such information is contrary to existing law or court rule;
(e) information as to the identity of the investigating and arresting personnel and agency and the length of the investigation;
(f) information of the circumstances immediately surrounding the arrest, including but not limited to the time and place of the arrest, resistance, if any, pursuit, possession and nature and useof weapons and ammunition by the suspect and by the police; and
(g) information as to circumstances surrounding bail, whether it was posted and amount thereof.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

UPDATED x2: Charges Filed Against Frank Gargione Transferred to Ventnor Municipal Court Due to Conflict in Galloway; Charges Filed Against Landicini

Frank Gargione
UPDATE: July 27, 2013, Gargione and Landicini are scheduled to attend Court Ordered Mediation in late August. Neither party had any comment regarding the mediation. 

UPDATE: June 28, 2013, a court date for both cases has been set for July 16, 2013 at 9:00am in Ventnor Municipal Court. According to Ventnor Court, probable cause determination for the charges filed by Gargione against Landicini are still pending. The charges against Gargione still remain.

UPDATE: June 24, 2013, Charges issued by Frank Gargione against Joseph Landicini are still pending, according to Ventnor Municipal Court. Check back for details.

A recent altercation between Republican Council Candidate Frank Gargione and GTAA Coach Joseph Landicini resulted in simple assault charges. On June 6, 2013, Gargione was charged with simple assault after a complaint filed by Landicini.

According to documents obtained through an Open Public Records Request, on Monday June 17, 2013, Frank Gargione filed simple assault charges against Landicini. According to the complaint Gargione alleges Landicini committed the offense "specifically by striking plaintiff (Gargione) in the chest with his hand." 


Joseph Landicini 
According to Galloway Township Municipal Court Clerk Roseanne Lugg, the complaint filed by Gargione as well as the simple assault charges filed against him by Landicini, have both been transferred to Ventnor Municipal Court due to a conflict. 

Probable cause on the charges filed against Landicini have yet to be determined. Ventnor Judge Mary C. Siracusa will review the complaint filed by Gargione in order to determine probable cause for the simple assault charges against Landicini. A determination is expected early next week. 

GallowayTwpNews.com raised the question to Galloway Municipal Court as to how probable cause was determined in Galloway regarding simple assault charges filed against Gargione when there appeared to be a conflict. Gargione is a Council Candidate for Galloway Township.  After our inquiry, both cases were then were transferred out of Galloway.

Gargione declined comment regarding the transfer of the cases to Ventnor. Joseph Landicini is represented by Anthony Argiropoulos, Esq., from Sill Cummis & Gross P.C. 

GallowayTwpNews.com will follow both cases closely next week and report any updates as they occur.  Statements will also be released next week once  Judge Siracusa makes a determination on the probable cause. 

Galloway Township Police Blotter June 9 – 15, 2013

BURGLARIES: 0

CFS         945                  Arrests          20      
FIRE        13                   Tickets          56
EMT        96                   MVA’s          17
DV           10                   DWIs             1
ARRESTS:

Lisa A.Boehm, 49, of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Scott Winneberger for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of CDS paraphernalia, maintaining a nuisance and offering alcohol to underage persons on June 9.

Noelle Prusarczyk, 28, of Kunkletown Pa. was arrested by Ofc. Kerry Baerman for theft on June 6.

Nancy Means, 51 of Hamilton Twp was arrested by Ofc. Bill Kline for driving while suspended for  previous DWI’s  on June10.

Joseph C Long, 47, of Galloway was arrested by Det. Bryan Casey for theft on June 12.

John W. Morgan, 47, of Mullica Hill was arrested by Ofc. Carolyn Buckley for DWI on June 16.

Lusvin D. Schubring, 22, of Pleasantville was arrested by Ofc. Scott Winneberger for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana on June 16.

Per Galloway Township Police Department, persons listed here as arrestees are considered innocent until or unless otherwise adjudicated otherwise in court. 

Egg Harbor Township Woman Charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Infant Child


MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault in connection with an assault on an infant yesterday afternoon, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
June 18, at approximately 2:20 p.m., Egg Harbor Township Police responded to a residence on the 5000 block of Ridge Avenue in regards to reports of a woman assaulting a child outside a home.

Upon arrival, police observed Tatiana Vorobev, 29, outside of the residence unclothed. Officers attempted to approach and apprehend Vorobev, but she did not comply with the officers’ commands and began flailing her body and resisting arrest. During the course of the arrest, Vorobev struck one of the officers.
Following a brief altercation, Vorobev was taken into custody and transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division.
Prior to police arrival, a motorist driving by observed Vorobev striking the child, a 17- day-old baby girl, and stopped to intervene. The motorist was able to remove the baby from Vorobev and secure her until police arrived.
The child was taken to DuPont Children’s Hospital for the treatment of non-life- threatening injuries.
Vorobev has been charged with second degree aggravated assault, second degree endangering the welfare of a child, fourth degree child abuse, fourth degree aggravated assault (of a police officer) and resisting arrest.
Vorobev will be lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $75,000 cash bail pending her release from the hospital.
This case is under investigation by the Egg Harbor Township Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.

***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Township Manager Arch Liston Hires Another Assistant for Manager's Office

Cheryl Prakash was hired on May 20, 2013 to be an Executive Assistant in the Manager's Office. Prakash will earn a salary of $31,000 according to documents released through an Open Public Records request. Township Manager Arch Liston signed the Personnel Action form and did not list an Explanation of Personnel.

Prakash served in the Clerks Office at the Town of Hammonton as a Clerk Typist since 2002. She also served in the capacity of Deputy Registrar handling Vital Records. 

Township Manager Arch Liston previously hired Private Investigator Jim Brennenstuhl in February 2013 to serve as Special Assistant to the Township Manager. Prakash joins Diane Grams who already serves as the Manager's Executive Assistant. 

We requested comment from Liston on whether Prakash was hired for the anticipated retirement of Grams. Liston did not return our request for comment. 

Personnel Action Form, Letter of Interest, Resume and Job Description for Prakash have been released below.

Executive Assistant by GallowayTwpNews




Monday, June 17, 2013

UPDATED: Altercation at Youth Sporting Event Leads to Simple Assault Charges Filed Against Council Candidate Frank Gargione

Frank Gargione
UPDATE: New Charges Filed: Attorney Representing Joseph Landicini has released a statement to GallowayTwpNews.com. Frank Gargione has stated he will be releasing a statement to us this evening. 

Additional documentation and Information on New Charges filed on one of the individuals is anticipated to be released with this update.


Republican Council Candidate Frank Gargione was officially charged with Criminal Simple Assault stemming from an alleged altercation during a youth baseball game on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Galloway Township. 

According to the complaint filed on June 6, 2013 by the victim Joseph Landicini of Egg Harbor City, Gargione is charged with committing the offense of simple assault, specifically by shoving the victim's shoulder and shouting "get out of my face." The violation is a criminal charge of 2C:12-1A(1).

According to the Court Documents, the incident occurred on Sunday, June 2, 2013, just two days prior to Primary Election Day. The victim in the incident, Joseph Landicini of Egg Harbor City alleged Gargione assaulted him after a youth baseball game they were coaching together at the Galloway Township Athletic Association (GTAA) Baseball Fields in Galloway Township. 

Landicini provided a detailed email of the allegations to the Galloway Township Police Department which was attached to the complaint. GallowayTwpNews.com has released a copy of the email below through an Open Public Records Request.

Leading up to the altercation according to the complaint, Landicini alleges Gargione "got in my face telling me "you're so far out of it, you don't even know it" implying something with baseball. 

Landicini alleges that when the baseball game ended abruptly he approached to collect his bat and balls by the dugout when Gargione shoved Landicini in his left shoulder saying, "get out of my face."  Landicini admits in his complaint that in a natural reaction of defense he pushed Gargione back and said, "Don't push me."  Landicini further alleges other individuals had to step between him and Gargione. According to sources, this altercation occurred in front of children and parents who were in attendance for the baseball game.

Landicini referenced "Chapter 74" in his complaint. After research, we were able to verify that Chapter 74 referenced in the complaint is the "Code of Conduct" permitted at "youth sports events." That Law was established by thSenate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey in 2002. 

According to the Law, the violation for the Code of Conduct as set forth in NJ State Law is:


C.5:17-4 Violation of code, ban; resumption of participation on counseling.
"4. Any student, coach, official, parent or other person subject to the terms and conditions of an athletic code of conduct established pursuant to the provisions of P.L.2002, c.74 (C.5:17-1 et seq.) who violates the provisions of the athletic code of conduct, may be banned from attending any subsequent school or community sponsored youth sports event. In the event that any student, coach, official, parent or other person subject to the terms and conditions of an athletic code of conduct is banned from attendance, that 
person may petition the school board or sports team for permission to resume attendance. Prior to being permitted to resume attendance, the school board or sports team shall require the individual to present proof of completion of anger management counseling through a public or private source."

It is our understanding that several coaches and parents were disciplined through the GTAA per this Chapter 74 Code of Conduct from the June 2, 2013 incident. 


When reached for comment, Joseph Landicini declined comment on the allegations, but stated a formal statement will be issued tomorrow. Gargione did not return our multiple requests for comments through telephone inquiry and Facebook of which Gargione received this evening at 5:54pm. We will update the story if comment is received. 

According to the Court Documents, Landicini filed Mediation paperwork acknowledging mediation as an alternative to formal court proceedings and is a way to resolve disputes without using a judge to decide the case. 

According to Galloway Township Court Clerk Roseanne Lugg, probable cause for the simple assault charges was determined by Judicial Officer Eileen Bennett.  Bennett is the Deputy Court Clerk for Galloway Township. Lugg stated she needed to verify if the case would be transferred to another municipality for potential conflict due to the fact that Gargione is a Council Candidate for Galloway Township.  That final determination was not immediately available. 

Gargione is summoned to appear in Galloway Municipal court on July 11, 2013 at 9:00am.

Galloway Township Athletic Association issued the following statement regarding the incident that occurred on their property. We initially made contact with the President of the GTAA on Friday Night. GTAA issued this statement today. 

"I would like to start off by thanking the Galloway Twp. News for holding off all weekend, on the full story until we had a chance to respond on this.

On June 2, 2013 an incident among certain adult individuals took place during a baseball game held at the G.T.A.A. field.  The incident was brought to the attention of the Board of Trustees.  An investigation of the incident was performed by the Executive Board and a meeting was held at which time the Executive Board heard from witnesses and participants.  Based upon the Executive Board's investigation and the information obtained before and during the meeting, the Executive Board took certain action which was communicated to the participants.  The Executive Board considers the matter concluded with no further action deemed necessary.  Any actions taken by anyone other than, has been outlined above, is not at the direction, or with prior knowledge of G.T.A.A.

G.T.A.A.'s continuing mission is to provide the youth of Galloway Township and Port Republic a safe and affordable opportunity to participate in youth athletics."

 The G.T.A.A. Executive Board 

Gargione is a Republican Candidate for Galloway Township Council in this years election. We submitted a request for comment to the GTRL Municipal Leader Steve Moliver, 
and Jorge Coombs, President of the GTRL and our requests were not returned. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

GallowayTwpNews.com Offers a New OPRA Service To Readers



Check out our new TAB above called 2013 OPRA LOG!

GallowayTwpNews.com has obtained through an Open Public Records Request (OPRA), the Township Clerk's 2013 OPRA Log.  The Log provides detail of each OPRA Request submitted from January 1, 2013 to June 12, 2013.

If you are interested in obtaining a copy of a request below, you can email Township Clerk TC Kay at tkay@gtnj.org. Indicate you are requesting a copy of the OPRA Request as well as the documents released.  Include the "Tracking Number" of the request. You must be a New Jersey resident to obtain documents. 

If you wish not to submit your request directly to the Township, you can email GallowayTwpNews.com at gallowaytwpnews@gmail.com with the Tracking Number of the request and will obtain the documents for you. Please provide your name and address with your request. You must be a New Jersey resident to obtain documents. 

We will periodically update the OPRA Log per Month. 


Galloway Township OPRA Log 2013 by GallowayTwpNews

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Pleasantville Men Charged With Drug and Weapons Offenses After Attempting to Elude Police


PLEASANTVILLE – Two Pleasantville men have been charged with drug and weapons offenses after attempting to elude police during a motor vehicle stop last night, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Shortly after 8 p.m. last night, Pleasantville Police attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop of a Lexus headed westbound on Delilah Road.

The vehicle, driven by Ronald Garner, 33, of Pleasantville, did not pull over after being signaled to do so and attempted to flee from police. As the vehicle was fleeing, it collided with the rear of another vehicle and then made contact with a sign on the side of the road. There was no injury to the driver of the second vehicle.
The impacts with the other vehicle and the sign disabled the Lexus near the intersection of Delilah Road and Mill Road. Garner and the sole passenger of the Lexus, Troy Sanchez, 18, abandoned the vehicle and attempted to flee from police on foot.
A Pleasantville police officer continued to follow Garner, while an Atlantic County Sheriff’s Officer, who is currently assigned to the Pleasantville Police Department, attempted to apprehend Sanchez.
Garner allegedly brandished a firearm at the Pleasantville Police Officer during the course of the chase. Garner was subsequently struck by a Pleasantville patrol vehicle. He was taken into custody and transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. At what point during the course of events Garner sustained his injuries remains under investigation.
Sanchez fell while attempting to flee from police and was apprehended by the Sheriff’s Officer.
Officers located a second handgun inside the disabled Lexus.
Garner has been charged with second degree possession of a handgun, second degree eluding police and second degree possession of a weapon by persons not to possess a handgun. He will be lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $100,000 bail following his release from the hospital.
Sanchez was charged with second degree possession of a weapon and third degree possession of heroin. He has been lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $50,000 bail.
This collision is under investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit.
Anyone witnesses to this crash are urged to call Crash Investigations Unit Detective Jim Rosiello at 609-909-7692 or Sgt. Kevin Hincks at 609-909-7667.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

Hamilton Township Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide for Fatal Crash on Longport Boulevard


HAMILTON TWP. – A Hamilton Township man has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal collision, which claimed the life of a Brigantine man last month, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
Yesterday, June 14, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office criminally charged Kyle Fuss, 22, with vehicular homicide for his involvement in a fatal crash, which resulted in the death of Thomas Hayes, 70.

On May 24, at approximately 3 p.m., Fuss was driving his truck westbound on Longport Boulevard in Egg Harbor Township, when he crossed into the opposing lane of travel and collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle driven by Hayes.
Hayes, and his wife, Patricia Hayes, 69, who was seated in the front passenger seat, were trapped in the vehicle and had to be freed by emergency response personnel. Both victims were transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division. The following day, Mr. Hayes succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on May 25. Mrs. Hayes was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Fuss was also taken to Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, where he was treated and released.
Fuss has been issued multiple Title 39 (motor vehicle) summons including; reckless driving and DWI in addition to the criminal charge.
Members of the Hamilton Township Police Department in conjunction with the Egg Harbor Township Police Department arrested Fuss last night without incident at his Hamilton Township residence.
Fuss has been lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $50,000 cash or bond bail.
This collision is under investigation by the Egg Harbor Township Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit.

Anyone with information pertaining to this crash is asked to call the Egg Harbor Township Police Department at 609-927-5200 or the Crash Investigations Unit at 609- 909-7667.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

Friday, June 14, 2013

UPDATED: Breaking News: Republican Council Candidate Frank Gargione Charged with Simple Assault


See below UPDATE:

FULL STORY RELEASED: Click Here to Read

GallowayTwpNews.com has obtained through an Open Public Records Request a Criminal Summons issued against Republican Council Candidate Frank Gargione for Criminal Charges of Simple Assault.

After a civilian complaint, probable cause was found and a Criminal summons was issued on June 11, 2013 against Gargione. Gargione was charged with Simple Assault, violation of 2C:12-1A(1).

The summons, including the description of the alleged charge and the details surrounding the alleged incident will be released tonight. Check back for details.

UPDATE:
GallowayTwpNews.com has delayed the release of the story until Monday Evening. Because of the location of the alleged incident and after speaking with the President of the Organization of which the alleged incident occurred, we have agreed to hold the story until further comment can be issued from the Organization concerning this alleged incident. The Organization has agreed to review the documents we obtained and will further consult with their Legal Counsel prior to a statement being issued on Monday. In cooperation with the Organization, we are therefore delaying the story.  All documents pertaining to these allegations are Public and will be made Public on Monday evening after all parties have a chance to properly comment. 

Fact: Charges were filed in Galloway Municipal Court against Frank Gargione. Gargione has a court appearance scheduled for July 11, 2013 at 9:00 am, according to the Court documents. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Galloway Township Police Blotter June 2 – 8, 2013


BURGLARY     6/4 S. Roosevelt Ave.

CFS            937              Accidents            20
Fire                7               Tickets              123            
EMT            99               DWI                      4
DV                9               Arrests                 38

ARRESTS:

Todd R. Alloway, 30, of New Gretna, was arrested by Ofc. Carolyn Buckley for DWI following a single car accident on June 2nd.

Darnell N. Reynolds, 40, of Pleasantville, was arrested by Ofc. Przemyslaw Ryba for hindering apprehension on June 2nd.

Rebekka J. Bailey, 25, of Egg Harbor, was arrested by Ofc. Scott Winneberger for possession of heroin on June 2nd.

Jerrell R. Draughn, 32, of Pleasantville, was arrested by Ofc. Przemyslaw Ryba for DWI and possession of CDS on June 3rd.

Patrice A. Dowe, Jr., 18, of Galloway, was arrested by Det. Ryan Goehringer for robbery and hindering apprehension on June 4th.

Edward Frost, 43, of Galloway, was arrested by Ofc. John Mooney for aggravated assault on June 4th.

Carlos O Oliva-Diaz, 21, of Pleasantville, was arrested by Ofc. Jackie Crocker for hindering apprehension.

Adam J. Rosen, 29 of Galloway, and Kathryn A. O’Neill, 24, Damon R. Zeak, 19,  and Ashley L. Gibbons, 23, all of Hamilton Twp., were arrested by Ofc. Scott Winneberger for possession of heroin on June 6th. O’Neill was also charged with possession of hypodermic needles.

Edward H. Campbell, 60, of Voorhees, was arrested by Ofc. Scott Winneberger for DWI and driving while suspended from 2 previous DWIs on June 6th.

John L. Manwaring, Jr., 50, of Galloway, was arrested by Ofc. Scott Winneberger for aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, terroristic threats and criminal trespass on June 6th.

Heather A. Kelly, 32, of Pleasantville, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Butler for DWI and criminal mischief on June 8th.

JUVENILE ARREST
A 17 year old Atlantic City boy was charged by Ofc. Christian Magazzu with eluding by fleeing in a vehicle and taking a vehicle without owner’s consent.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Galloway Township Police Blotter May 26, 2013 to June 1, 2013


BURGLARIES:   
5/26  E. Mourning Dove Way,    
5/27 S. Odessa Ave.,                          
5/28 Leeds Point Rd.,  
5/30 S. Frankfurt Ave.,     
5/31 N. Frankfurt Ave

CFS            870                  Arrests           45
FIRE            17                   Tickets        109
EMT            86                   MVAs           18
DV               13                   DWIs              5

ARRESTS:

Shawn D. Blackwell, 38, of Mizpah was arrested for DWI by Ofc. Jacqueline Crocker on May 26.

Faran A. Chaudry, 23, of EHTwas arrested by Ofc. Vincent Ceci for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana on May 26.

Glenn David Williams, 38, of Tiburon, CA, was arrested by Ofc. Patrick Neal for aggravated assault, resisting arrest, obstruction and criminal mischief on May 26.

Richard Pohlmann, 33, of Seaside Heights, was arrested by Ofc. Przemyslaw Ryba for possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

Iris L. Aquino, 20, of Galloway, was arrested by Ofc. Scott Winneberger for possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of CDS paraphernalia on May 27.

Casey D.  Weber, 24, of Galloway, was arrested by Ofc. Scott Winneberger for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana on May 27.

Tyshaun J. Mosley, 18, of Hamilton Twp., was arrested by Ofc. Kevin Costa for hindering apprehension on May 27.

Brian S. Gill, Jr. and Brian E. Moylett, both 22 of Galloway, were arrested by Ofc. Kevin Costa for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of CDS paraphernalia on May 28.

Zachariah J. Obrikis, 22, of Absecon, was arrested by Ofc. Scott Winneberger for possession of CDS on May 28.

Keith J. Ospina, 29, of Galloway, was arrested by Ofc. Scott Winneberger for robbery and aggravated assault on May 28.

Erix Vincente, 31, of Galloway, was arrested by Ofc. Scott Winneberger for DWI, possession of methadone and possession with intent to distribute on May 28.

Jennifer Maley, 30, of Little Egg Harbor Twp., was arrested by Ofc. Przemyslaw Ryba for DWI on May 29.

Andrew P. Patzner, 52, of Galloway, was arrested by Ofc. John Mooney for DWI on May 29.

Michael T. Campbell, 30, of Hamilton Twp., was arrested by Det. Jason Kiamos for burglary, theft and criminal mischief on May 30.

Carolyn A. Kenney, 37, of Barnegat, was arrested by Ofc. John Mooney for possession of heroin, possession of CDS paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic needle on May 30.

Charles L. Eble III, 38, of Little Egg Harbor, was arrested by Ofc. Paul Smith for hindering arrest and on an outstanding warrant on May 30 for theft and evidence tampering which occurred during a purse-snatching at ShopRite on May 6, 2013.

Matthew Leeds, Jr., 21, of Galloway, was arrested by Ofc. Kerry Baerman for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana on May 31.

Walter E. Doerenbach, III, 23, of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Scott Winneberger for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana on May 31.

Ruben Dario Moya, 21, of Rosedale, NY was arrested by Ofc. Kevin Costa for possession of CDS and possession of CDS paraphernalia on May 31.

Wayne G. Ehke, Jr., 46, of Mullica was arrested by Ofc. Steven Vernon for DWI on June 1.

Patrick D. Evans, 21, of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Kevin Costa for possession of CDS and possession of CDS paraphernalia on June 1.

Shaniece Owens, 19, of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. William Kline for hindering apprehension on June 1.

Per Galloway Township Police Department, persons listed here as arrestees are considered innocent until or unless otherwise adjudicated otherwise in court. 
 
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