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Monday, September 30, 2013

Restore Galloway Statement: Campaign Shenanigans Begin in Galloway Township


(Galloway) The Restore Galloway Team of Councilman Jim McElwee, Bill Montag, Cliff Sudler, and Mike Suleiman today released the following statement:

"While we are happy that Galloway Township is accepting applications for police officers and slowly re-instituting the disposal of bulk waste, we find it odd all of this is occurring a little more than a month before Election Day. We also find it ironic that the Township is moving on these initiatives just days after we exposed the millions of dollars wasted on legal fees and lawsuits, which led to the elimination of police officers, bulk pickup, and other services."

"We hope that these plans are for the good of the Township and not for the Purdy team's election prospects."

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Mystery Developer Sparks Republican Majority Council to Hire Redevelopment Attorney; Firm with Significant State Business

Lenox China - Tilton Road 
Once again Galloway Township Residents are left in the dark when the Republican Majority Council lead by Mayor Don Purdy, hired the Lawfirm of Capehart Scatchard based out of Trenton to be the Township's Redevelopment Counsel by a 5-2 vote in favor of the appointment.

Following a closed session discussion on September 24, 2013, council reconvened into public session in order to vote on the appointment of a Special Counsel for Redevelopment. However, controversy immediately spurred when Councilman Jim Gorman requested a discussion and vote on a proposal submitted by Maley & Associates. 

Gorman's request was denied and Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola immediately motioned for Capehart Scatchard without allowing the rest of Council to discuss the matter. Gorman and McElwee, both Democrats voted no. The vote passed with a majority of Republican votes and the contract awarded is not to exceed $10,000, according to the resolution.

One proposal was first submitted on September 20, 2013 and provided to Council in their packets the week prior to the council meeting. That proposal was submitted by Maley & Associates from Collingswood, New Jersey. 

The award of the contract to Capehart Scatchard was made without competitive bids. The Township instead requested certain law firms to submit a proposal for the required services (RFP). 

Capehart Scatchard submitted a proposal the same day of the Council meeting on the 24th. "I received my Council package on Friday Sept. 20th and did my research on Maley & Associates as they were the only Law firm that submitted. I was prepared to discuss with council Tuesday night the appointment. I was sent an e-mail at 2:47 PM with another proposal, that day of the Council Meeting which I never had a chance to open. I don't finish my job until 5 PM" Councilman Jim McElwee said. 

According to McElwee, some members of Council never received the proposal until they arrived at the Council meeting and saw the 40-page proposal from Capehart Scatchard on their desk. 


"My first thought was to move to table the vote until we had enough time to study the late arriving RFP. But since we are a 5/2 minority, I decided that would be an exercise in futility and instead voted "NO" on the appointment of Capehart Scatchard" McElwee stated.


"I have since learned that Maley & Associates representative James Maley sat down with Arch Liston and Mayor Don Purdy for an interview and was told that he would be approved, but someone on council decided to go with a firm owned by an influential Republican donor to Governor Christie's Campaign" McElwee stated.

According to the Wall Street Journal, "Capehart Scatchard, made a $25,000 donation to the Republican Governors Association in May, according to the association's tax form contributions list. As a firm with significant state business, Capehart Scatchard is prohibited from giving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie more than $300 in campaign contributions."


Mayor Don Purdy announced at a previous Council meeting that he has been is contact with a Developer who is potentially interested in the old Lenox China Building on Tilton Road. Lenox China has remained vacant for some time now with no interest from developers. 

GallowayTwpNews.com requested documents regarding this potential developer, including emails from Mayor Don Purdy and the potential developer. Township Clerk TC Kay never responded if documents didn't exist, but what was released was even more interesting. Councilman Jim McElwee requested from Township Manager Arch Liston the name of the developer that Mayor Don Purdy has been speaking with. Liston responded to McElwee by stating, "the developer wishes that I don't disclose any information at this time."

McElwee, who is a member of the Council Economic Development committee stated, "Purdy is on the Committee but I have not been invited to any discussions with any developer concerning the Lenox property. When I asked Township Manager Arch Liston who the Developer was I was told that the developer doesn't wish to divulge any information at this time. I was also told that they reached out to Mayor Don Purdy personally. Arch would not divulge the name of the developer because it was told to him in confidence."

"When it comes to Economic Development and the statement made by Mayor Don Purdy that Tax Abatements and such will be given to potential developers, I would think all members of Council should know who these Developers are before personal promises are made that a future Council will have to fulfill", McElwee stated.  "I am for economic development, rebuilding and revitalizing Galloway with Commercial development, but lets shine the light on transparency and not keep these discussions behind closed doors."


GallowayTwpNews.com Publisher visited the Lenox China site to see if any changes or improvements have been made to the site. In the picture above, the front lawn portion appeared mowed, but the remaining portion of the site remains overgrown with weeds, boarded up and unkept. 

Another professional contract this year has been awarded without competitive bidding and without a full Council interview. The Township continues to spend money on legal fees without a full background check into each company.

GallowayTwpNews.com has obtained through an Open Public Records Request a copy of Redevelopment Proposals.



Galloway to Begin Collecting Leaves Starting November 4th

Galloway Township has set the schedule for Fall Leaf Collection. Starting November 4, 2013 and running until January 31, 2014, the Township will be collecting leaves. 

The Township has been broken up into four (4) areas for Scheduled Collection Dates. According to the Township's schedule released below:

Area 1 - Parkway West to Breman Avenue and Route 30 to Galloway Boundary, your Scheduled Collection Dates are: November 4-29 and January 2-31, 2014.

Area 2 - Parkway East to Reeds Bay and Jimmie Leeds Road North to Galloway Boundary, your Scheduled Collection Dates are: December 2 - 31 and January 2-31, 2014.

Area 3 - Parkway East to Reeds Bay and Jimmie Leeds Road South to Galloway Boundary, your Scheduled Collection Dates are: December 2 - 31 and January 2 - 31, 2014.

Area 4 - Parkway West to Bremen Avenue and Route 30 South to Galloway Boundary, your Scheduled Collection Dates are: November 4 - 29 and January 2-31, 2014. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Male Body Found in Buena Vista Gravel Pit Under Investigation; No Imminent Danger to Residents


BUENA VISTA TWP. – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Section, the New Jersey State Police, and the New Jersey State Medical Examiner’s Office, are jointly investigating the death of Andrew Taylor, age 23, of Newtonville, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor James P. McClain announced.
Taylor’s body was discovered this morning, Saturday, September 28, 2013, in a gravel pit off Pancoast Mill Road in Buena Vista Township

Although cause of death is pending autopsy results, and no arrests have been made in connection with the discovery, the information gathered thus far establishes that there is no imminent danger to local residents.
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.

Galloway to Hold Bulk Waste Drop Off Days in October


Galloway Township will hold four BULK WASTE DROP OFF DAYS on October 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 8 AM – 2:30 PM.
Galloway Residents with valid ID will be able to drop off furniture, mattresses & carpeting at two locations: 
  • The Galloway Road Convenience Center and the 
  • Carton Avenue Recycling Center.

Items that WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED for this drop-off event: 
  • Construction / demolition debris** of any kind, 
  • Freon containing items***(refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners), 
  • hazardous waste**** and electronic devices*****. 
  • No commercial materials will be accepted.

* NO METAL ITEMS will be accepted at the Carton Ave. location.
ACUA ITEMS:
** Construction/ Demolition Debris: Recyclable debris ( brick, concrete clean wood), can be taken to any Class B Recycling facility. Fee applies. Non-Recyclable construction/demolition debris, (painted, stained or treated wood, drywall) can be taken to ACUA.
*** Freon Containing Items: Can be taken to ACUA. Fee applies.
****Household Hazardous Waste can be taken to ACUA , 6700 Delilah Road in EHT, on the following dates: October 12th and November 2nd. Collections are from 9 AM – 2 PM.
***** Electronic Devices such as TVs, Computers & Components, Stereo Equipment, DVDs, VCRs and Microwaves can be brought to our Galloway Road Convenience Center on the 1st Saturday of each month from 8 AM – 2 PM.
For further information: call Galloway Township Public Works at 652-3700 x 244.

Publisher's Footnote: On September 17th, Restore Galloway Team issued a statement on the Township wasting money on legal fees when Bulk Trash services could be restored. On September 19, 2013, the Township of Galloway announced Bulk Trash services is now back for 2013.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Galloway Police Accepting Resumes for Full-Time Police Officers

The Police Department is currently ACCEPTING resumes for full-time police officers. All applicants must meet these minimum requirements. Full PTC or SLEO II waiverable certification preferred. Please email resumes to:
Drop them off at police headquarters located at:
300 E. Jimmie Leeds Rd.
Galloway, NJ  08205

Resume Deadline: October 18, 2013   5:00PM
PT Test Scheduled for: October 26, 2013   Time: TBA
You must bring this MEDICAL RELEASE FORM completed with you prior to performing the PT Test. 

All information will be posted on the website on the Physical Fitness Test Description page. 
All applicants who successfully complete the physical fitness test will be contacted at a later date to continue the process.

Please DO NOT call inquiring about your status.
The hiring process is anticipated to be completed on or near January 2014.


Information provided by GTPD.ORG

Former Atlantic City Housing Authority Employee Sentenced to Five Years in State Prison for Official Misconduct


MAYS LANDING – A former Atlantic City Housing Authority employee was sentenced to five years in state prison for official misconduct, theft and tax fraud for defrauding and stealing a total of nearly $290,000 from the Housing Authority and the State of New Jersey, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
On Friday, Sept. 27, Brian Lewis, 42, of Pleasantville, was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to five counts. On April 23, Lewis —who was indicted on 26 counts— pleaded guilty to second-degree official misconduct, second-degree theft, third-degree theft, third-degree filing a fraudulent tax return and third-degree failure to pay state tax.

In October of 2010, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Official Corruption Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Public Corruption Task Force and the U.S. Department of Labor - OIG initiated a joint investigation after receiving information from the Housing Authority that some construction and repair jobs were paid to various contractors and the work had not been completed. The Housing Authority reported that some of the work was double and triple billed without completion.
The joint investigation revealed that beginning in 2009, Lewis— who served as an Assistant Buyer for the Housing Authority— used his position to access work orders and contracts for construction and home repairs for Stanley Holmes Village. He then created fraudulent shell companies and billed the Housing Authority for work, which had already been completed by legitimate companies, and collected the duplicate payments.
The investigation further revealed that Lewis also used his position to award his own fraudulent businesses contracts for construction and repair work, and then did not perform the work despite receiving payments to do so.
Over the course of 16 months, Lewis created at least five fraudulent businesses and defrauded the Housing Authority and the taxpayers of over $239,000 according to acting First Assistant Prosecutor Diane Ruberton, who represented the State in the case.
During the course of the investigation, detectives also discovered that Lewis had collected unemployment benefits from 2006 to 2008, while he was a full-time employee at the Housing Authority. Lewis was charged with fraudulently collecting over $13,000 in unemployment benefits.
On May 1, 21012, Lewis turned himself into the Prosecutor’s Office where he was processed and released on his own recognizance.
On Feb. 21, Lewis was indicted on three counts of official misconduct, five counts of theft, five counts of filing a false claim for payment of a government contract, five counts of fraudulently transacting business while acting as a public servant, one count of unsworn falsification to authorities, and an additional count of theft by deception for unemployment fraud.
Additionally, Lewis and his wife, Shellie Williams, 40, were both indicted on three counts of filing fraudulent tax returns and three counts of failure to pay state taxes.
Lewis and Williams were charged with the tax offenses as a result of a thorough investigation into the couples’ finances by the New Jersey Department of Treasury - Office of Criminal Investigations. The investigation concluded that the couple failed to pay over $36,600 in state taxes by not reporting the money they fraudulently received.
The charges against Shellie Williams were dismissed upon amended tax returns being filed.
In accordance with the plea agreement, Lewis was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison, of which he must serve four years before becoming eligible for parole. Lewis was also ordered to forfeit all current or future public employment.
Following sentencing, Lewis was remanded into custody.
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, September 26, 2013

Grand Jury Determined Use of Deadly Force by Pleasantville Officers was Justified

James P. McClain
On April 22, 2013, at approximately 4:29 p.m., a 19-year-old resident of Pleasantville armed with a knife was shot and killed by uniformed Pleasantville officers during a confrontation on West Park Avenue in Pleasantville. Following the shooting, detectives from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit conducted an investigation into the circumstances and events leading up to the shooting.

During the course of this investigation, Major Crimes detectives documented and measured the scene, interviewed all Pleasantville police officers on scene, including the officers who fired shots, as well as civilians known to have relevant information. In addition, all information gathered during the investigation was submitted to a nationally renowned expert in shooting scene reconstruction and the use of force in law enforcement for review and evaluation.

Today, the information gathered during the course of the investigation was presented to the Atlantic County Grand Jury pursuant to guidelines set out by the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General. After hearing the evidence, the grand jury determined that the officers’ use of deadly force was lawful and justified and declined to return criminal charges against the officers.
The investigation revealed that on April 22, 2013, at approximately 4:19 p.m., the 19-year-old male called the 911 line in Pleasantville and identified himself to the 911 operator. The male also stated that he wanted to kill someone and that the police better be prepared to shoot him. During the course of this short conversation, the male also stated that he was armed with a knife and gave his location.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers encountered the male, who was armed with a large kitchen knife and a rock. During the course of the confrontation, which followed and lasted between 6 to 7 minutes, the male repeatedly refused to drop the knife, repeatedly told the officers to kill him and repeatedly threatened to kill the officers.
The Pleasantville officers repeatedly tried to gain control of the male through non-lethal means, but these attempts were unsuccessful.
After a short period of time, the male adopted a more aggressive posture and demeanor and advanced upon the officers while brandishing the knife. The male came to within approximately 6 feet of the officers. Almost simultaneously, three of the officers on scene fired a total of 10 rounds at the male, 7 of which struck the male in the head, neck, chest, shoulder and abdomen. The male died at the scene.
It was the opinion of the independent expert that, under the totality of the circumstances, the officers’ versions of the shooting is supported by the evidence and that the officers’ use of deadly force was not only justified, but that the officers exercised great restraint in dealing with this subject and that the officers had no other reasonable course of action available to them at the time.
James P. McClain, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor
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.

Galloway Township Police Blotter – Sept. 15-21, 2013

CFS 800        ARRESTS 33
DV 13            TICKETS 65 
MVA 22         DWI 3 
FIRE 9           EMS 80

BURGLARIES: 
September 20 at Canary Way 
September 21 at Cheshire Drive 

ARRESTS:
David P. Jones, 45, of Hamilton Twp. was arrested by Ofc. Justin Butler for DWI on September 16. 

Thomas J. Randall, 23, of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Scott Winneberger for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana on September 16. 

Kevin R. Garfi, 22, of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Scott Winneberger for DWI on September 16. 

Phillip M. Allen, 25, of Galloway was arrested by Det. Ryan Goehringer for possession of CDS on September 17. 

Jose Daniel Rodriguez, 20, of Hamilton Twp. was arrested by Ofc. Bill Kline for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on September 17. 

Paul W. Barber, 37, of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Pat Neal for DWI on September 19. 

Justin I. Gray, 24, of Hamilton Twp. was arrested by Det. Bryan Casey for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana on September 19. 

Kealy M. Landes, 35, of Denver CO was arrested by Ofc. Ronald Gorneau for soliciting without a permit on September 20. 

Michael J. Gallagher, 33, of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Justin Butler for resisting arrest on September 21. 

Jashira McCall, 43, of Pleasantville was arrested by Ofc. Ronald Gorneau for possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic needle, and hindering apprehension on Sept. 21. 

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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Egg Harbor City Detective Steven Hadley Charged with Four Counts of Second-Degree Official Misconduct


MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor City Police Detective has been charged with official misconduct in connection with exploiting his position as a police officer in order to engage in sexual conduct with several women, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Steven Hadley, 31, of Port Republic, was charged with four counts of second-degree official misconduct.

The charges allege that Hadley committed unauthorized exercises of his official function as a police officer in order to obtain benefit for himself, specifically sexual contact. The charges allege that while performing his official duties, Hadley took part in sexual acts with four different women on various occasions, from January of 2010 through May of 2013.
Hadley’s attorney has been served with the charges on behalf on his client due to the fact the defendant currently remains hospitalized and in critical condition following a serious car accident yesterday morning.
Official misconduct, a crime of the second-degree, carries a state prison sentence of 5- 10 years and up to $150,000 in fines.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until 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.

Absecon Police Searching for Male Suspect in TD Bank Robbery


On Wednesday September 25, at approximately 9:20am, a white male in his late 20’s to early 30’s entered the Absecon branch of TD Bank located at 601 White Horse Pike and handed the teller a note demanding money. No weapon was seen or mentioned. The male left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. 
The suspect is described as a white male with red hair, approximately 6 feet tall, with a slim to medium build. The male has a short beard and moustache and was seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue or green shorts over top of gray sweatpants, and white or gray gardening-style gloves. 


The suspect was transported to and from the bank by a local taxi cab. The taxi cab and driver were located a short time later in Pleasantville. The taxi driver was detained and questioned by police, but does not appear to be involved as an accomplice in the robbery.
The robbery is under investigated by the Absecon and Pleasantville Police Departments as well as assistance from The Federal Bureau of Investigations. Anyone with information is asked to contact DSgt. Robert Ponzetti of the Absecon Police Department at 609-641-0667 Ext. 215.

Press release submitted by Chief David K. Risley

Toms River Man Charged in the Fatal Shooting that Killed 6-year old Brandon Holt


TOMS RIVER, OCEAN COUNTY – A Toms River man was indicted for endangering the welfare of children in connection with having multiple unsecured weapons accessible to children, which resulted in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy by his 4-year-old son, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
On Wednesday, Sept. 25, an Ocean County Grand Jury indicted Anthony Senatore, 33, for five counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of children and one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

On April 8, Senatore’s 4-year-old son gained access to an unsecured .22 caliber rifle in Senatore’s bedroom and fired a single shot, which struck 6-year-old neighbor, Brandon Holt, in the head. Holt was transported to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead the next day.
Following Holt’s death, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General – Division of Criminal Justice directed the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office to supersede the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and take over the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting. While the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office will be handling the prosecution of the case, the Ocean County Superior Court remains the venue for the case.
On May 13, following a thorough month-long investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Senatore was arrested.
Senatore was charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of children for each of the five unsecured firearms found accessible to his own children – for whom he has a legal duty of care.
Senatore was also charged with the third-degree endangering of Brandon Holt for keeping a loaded .22 caliber rifle unsecured in a bedroom where his 4-year-old son was able to access and fire the weapon.
Additionally Senatore was charged with a disorderly persons offense for enabling access by minors to a loaded firearm.
The charges allege that in addition to the loaded .22 caliber rifle used to fire the fatal shot, a Stevens 12-gauge shotgun, two Harrington & Richardson shotguns and a Remington 12-gauge shotgun were all found unsecured, in close proximity to ammunition and accessible to Senatore’s own children, ages 12, 8 and 4.
***The indictment is merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, an indicted defendant is presumed innocent unless and until 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, September 24, 2013

UPDATED: Steven Hadley Jr., Transported to ARMC, City Division after Early Morning Accident on the Garden State Parkway

UPDATED: See Press Release by Clicking Here regarding Charges issued against Hadley by the ACPO on a separate matter.

New Jersey State Police responded to a single vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway, northbound at mile marker 57.1 in Little Egg Harbor, Ocean County, according to Sergeant First Class Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police. 

An accident occurred at 8:51 a.m. when a Grey Dodge Pick-up Truck driven by Steven W. Hadley, 31 of Port Republic, left the roadway.  Hadley is currently a Detective with the Egg Harbor City Police Department.

SFC. Williams stated this evening that a witness saw the Pick-up truck driven by Hadley, leave the roadway of the right side and strike several trees and subsequently catching fire. 

Hadley was out of the vehicle, alert and conscious when New Jersey State Police arrived on scene, according to SFC. Williams. Hadley was airlifted to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, City Division by South Star Medevac, which landed on the Parkway. 

Hadley sustained sever lacerations to his head and leg.  Hadley's vehicle which was extensively damaged by the fire, was towed by Stohrer Brothers Towing to the Bass River Police Barracks for further investigation. 

No cause of the accident was determined as the accident is still under investigation by the the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Unit. Hadley's condition is unknown, however sources indicate Hadley was transported to Cooper Medical Center. 

Several local Fire Departments from the Ocean County area responded, including the Forest Fire in order to extinguish the fire of the Vehicle and the surrounding forest. 

Publisher to Appear on King Arthur Show with Special Guests; Galloway Elections and Investigations to be Discussed

Publisher of GallowayTwpNews.com, Lisa Tilton will appear on the King Arthur Show on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Special Guest to appear will be Restore Galloway Democratic Council Candidate Cliff Sudler. Councilman Jim McElwee is also scheduled to appear on the show via telephone.


Tune in on the AM dial at 1020 Station or listen online here. Questions or comments call in (609) 398-1020.

You can also email gallowaytwpnews@gmail.com with any questions you have for the candidates. GallowayTwpNews.com will ask the hard questions pertaining to the future of Galloway Township. 


We also will discuss the upcoming Elections, Stories and reveal additional details regarding our current investigations being conducted. 


OneGalloway Republican Council Candidates, Mayor Don Purdy, Frank Gargione, Timothy Meadows Sr., and Robert Maldonado were also invited to appear on an upcoming show. Galloway Township Republican League Municipal Leader, Steve Moliver declined our invitation.


After speaking with one of the Republican candidates, we were told they were not aware of the invitation and were also not aware  Moliver declined our invitation. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Christie Administration teams up with the NY Jets for the 4th annual NY Jets Dream Express for Children with Autism

Football team hosts children and adults with autism at Sunday’s game

(East Rutherford) – The Christie Administration is teaming up with the New York Jets this weekend to host a group of children and young adults with autism, their families, and program staff at the Jets football game at MetLife Stadium.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation and NJ TRANSIT are partnering with the Jets for the fourth annual New York Jets Dream Express event that includes free tickets and refreshments for the group courtesy of the Jets, and complimentary NJ TRANSIT travel to and from Secaucus Junction.

This year’s event will benefit children who attend the Allegro School in Cedar Knolls and adults living in an Allegro group home. The school serves approximately 105 students ages 3-21 from 10 counties in Northern and Central New Jersey, and another 75 children and adults through its outreach and adult programs.  
“Fall brings the excitement of a new school year as well as the start of a new football season. The New Jersey Department of Transportation and NJ TRANSIT are honored to work with the New York Jets to give the Allegro students and program participants, as well as their family members, an opportunity to participate in an American tradition and enjoy a fun-filled day at the game,” said NJDOT Assistant Commissioner Anthony Attanasio.
“NJ TRANSIT is very pleased to participate with the Christie Administration by supporting an event that will provide children and their families and teachers with an exciting day that will create lasting memories,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Jim Weinstein. 
"Allegro School is truly grateful for this opportunity. Community access for children and adults with autism is often limited. It is our job as administrators, care givers, and family members to create community-based opportunities.  This is neither an easy or simple task,” Allegro School and Programs Executive Director Deborah Lewinson said.   “The New Jersey Jets and the New Jersey Department of Transportation have eased this path. As a result I expect the Jets will have a whole new fan group cheering them on and NJDOT will have many new train enthusiasts."

About 20 students who attend the school or adults who live in an Allegro group home, along with their family members, and school and program staff members will be attending the game.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Philadelphia Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Assaulting Woman in Atlantic City


MAYS LANDING – A Philadelphia man was sentenced to over 10 years in prison for assaulting a Philadelphia woman while visiting Atlantic City last summer, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Friday, Sept. 20, Kevin Street, 43, who is the nephew of a former Philadelphia Mayor, was sentenced to 10 years and six months in New Jersey State Prison for second-degree aggravated assault and resisting arrest.
On Aug. 23, 2012, Street assaulted a 50-year-old woman whom he was in a domestic relationship with. While Street and the victim were staying at an Atlantic City hotel, an altercation between the two occurred. During the altercation, Street punched the victim in the face with enough force to shatter the woman’s orbital bone.

The victim fled the hotel room and flagged down Atlantic City Police Officer Michael Oldroyd, who rendered aid to the victim and called for emergency medical services. The victim was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, and treated for serious bodily injuries.
Later that day, Officer Oldroyd identified the defendant when he spotted him walking down an Atlantic City street. While the officer was placing Street into custody, he resisted arrested.
Assistant Prosecutor Tracey O’Brien represented the State in a two-day-long trial against Street last month, which resulted in the conviction of the defendant for the most serious offenses.
“Domestic Violence is a serious crime, which we will continue to prosecute vigorously,” O’Brien stated following sentencing.
Pursuant to the No Early Release Act (NERA), Street must serve 85-percent, or eight years and six months of his 10-year sentence—in addition to a consecutive 6-month sentence for resisting arrest—before he can become eligible for parole.
Street was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Albert Garofolfo.
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.

Galloway Township Police Blotter for September 8th -14th, 2013


ARRESTS 27       DWI 0 
TICKETS 83        DV 12 
CFS 873              MVA 19
FIRE 16               EMS 92

BURGLARIES: 
September 9 at Duerer St. 
September 11 at W. North St. 
September 11 at Motts Creek Rd. 
September 11 at 3rd Ave. 

ARRESTS:
Frank L. Cruz, 18, of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Jacqueline Crocker for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on September 10. 

Patricia S. Anaya, 23, of Egg Harbor City was arrested by Ofc. Steve Vernon for hindering apprehension on September11. 

Nelson A. Rios, 20, of Margate was arrested by Ofc. Kerry Baerman for obstructing the administration of law on September 13. 

Joseph A. Marinucci, 21, of Ventnor was arrested by Ofc. Kerry Baerman for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana on Sept. 13. 

Ronald R. Jackson, 36, of Egg Harbor City was arrested by Ofc. Jacqueline Crocker for hindering apprehension on September 14. 

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

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Absecon Man Convicted of Multiple Counts of Sexual Assault Against Five Boys in New Jersey

MAYS LANDING – An Absecon man was convicted of all counts against him in connection with a series of sexual assaults committed against five boys throughout New Jersey over a 16-year span, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.

On Thursday, Sept. 19, an Atlantic County jury convicted Brian E. Killion, 41, of the 600 block of North Shore Road, of 34 counts, including aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession and manufacturing of child pornography.

Following the report of a sexual assault by one of Killion's victims, authorities from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, the New Jersey State Police, the Absecon Police Department, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation initiated a joint investigation into Killion, which resulted in the uncovering of additional victims.

On July 14, 2010, Killion was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at his home, which obtained digital media containing child pornography.

During a three-week-long trial, the State, represented by Chief Assistant Prosecutor Pam D’Arcy, submitted a multitude of witness testimony and physical evidence, which convinced the jury that Killion, on numerous occasions, had sexually assaulted the five boys while he took them on camping trips in Burlington and Cape May counties, while he watched them at his Absecon home, at the victims’ homes, and on various other occasions.

The State proved to the jury that in June of 2010, while camping at Bass River State Park, Burlington County, Killion committed aggravated sexual assault against one 11-year-old boy and sexual assault against a second 11-year-old boy, who were both left in his care.

The state also proved Killion had previously assaulted one of the same boys from January 2009 through June 2010, while he was left in his care at his Absecon home.

The State submitted that Killion had on numerous occasions between 2004 through 2008, committed aggravated sexual assaults against a third boy, whom he had also taken to his Absecon home. The third boy was assaulted by Killion from the time he was 11–15 years old. Killion had additionally committed aggravated sexual assaults against the same victim while watching the boy at his Camden County home.

Killion was also convicted of several sexual assaults occurring from June 2007 through September 2009, of a fourth victim, whom he assaulted while on numerous camping trips in Belleplain Park, while the victim was age 11 –13.

Killion was also found guilty of three counts of aggravated sexual assault for a fifth victim, age 14-15, who was assaulted from April 1997 through September 1999,  while at Killion’s home, his own home, and in Killion’s truck while parked in Absecon marshes. Killion encountered the oldest victim, when he served as the boy’s Scout Master with the Boy Scouts.

Killion was additionally convicted of three counts of endangering the welfare of a child for possession of child pornography, manufacturing child pornography, and for showing child pornography to one of the victims. Killion was convicted of an additional 10 counts of endangering for endangering children under the age of 16—whom he had assumed responsibility for—by having sexual conduct, which debauched the children’s morals.

Killion was convicted of the following:
7 counts of aggravated sexual assault
10 counts of sexual assault
13 counts of endangering the welfare of a child
3 counts of promoting obscene material for persons under 18
1 count of aggravated criminal sexual contact

Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury will sentence Killion pending the completion of an evaluation required for sex offenders at the Avenel Adult Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

Aggravated sexual assault, a crime of the first-degree, carries a maximum prison sentence of up to 20 years and a $200,000 fine. Crimes of the second-degree, such as endangering the welfare of a child, carry a state prison term of up to 10 years and up to a $150,000 fine.

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. 

UPDATED: Renault Winery Resort & Golf to Host the 2013 Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament

UPDATED: Galloway Township has changed the date of the Mayor's Cup to Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Contact the Township for further details. 

Galloway Township cordially invites members of the public to participate in the 2013 Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament. The Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Renault Winery Golf Course in Galloway Township. 
Registration begins at 12:00 noon with a Shotgun start at 1:00pm. The Golfer Package is $135.00 which includes a Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Greens fees, golf cart, personalized score card and dinner banquet admission.
If you are not able to golf and still want to attend the Awards Banquet, the admission fee is $60.00.  The Awards Banquet is scheduled to begin at 5:30pm.
All proceeds of the event stay in Galloway and help support the Galloway Township Community Events Fund including the Youth Protection Fingerprinting Program. 
Full details are listed below including how you can become a Sponsor for the event. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ventnor Man Indicted for 2006 Murder of Atlantic City Man


MAYS LANDING – A Ventnor man has been indicted for the 2006 murder of an Atlantic City man, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
On Wednesday, Sept. 18, an Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Laquay Williams, 35, for the murder of 20-year-old Jerrod Moss.

In the early morning hours of December 29, 2006, Moss was fatally shot in a south New York Avenue parking lot in Atlantic City.
The Atlantic City Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene. Moss sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following an extensive six-year-long investigation conducted by Major Crime detectives, acting Prosecutor McClain authorized charging Williams with murder, felony murder, conspiracy to commit murder and weapons offenses.
On Feb. 21, Williams was served with a warrant at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, where he is currently serving an unrelated prison sentence.
Williams has been indicted for murder and weapons offenses.
**The indictment is merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, an indicted defendant is presumed innocent unless and until 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.

Richard Stockton College to Host Alumni Legacy Fund 5K Run, 2-Mile Walk


Oct. 6 Event to Benefit Scholarship Fund in Honor of Longtime Stockton Administrator and Olympian G. Larry James

Galloway Township, NJ- The 6th Annual Alumni Legacy Fund 5K run and 2-mile walk will take participants along The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s scenic Pinelands trails in memory of G. Larry James, Stockton’s former director of Athletics and Recreation.

The event honors the late G. Larry James, a longtime Stockton administrator and Olympian, and benefits the scholarship fund named in his memory. Rain or shine, the event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. On-site registration and check-in will be held outside the Stockton College Sports Center in Parking Lot 5 at 8 a.m. for a 9 a.m. start.  

To pre-register, visit www2.stockton.edu/ofans. There is a $25 fee (or pledges) due no later than Oct. 4. The top pledge-raiser will be awarded a prize, but total pledge amounts must be submitted no later than Oct. 6 to qualify.

The first 100 registrants receive a DriFit t-shirt, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers.

The late G. Larry James, nicknamed "The Mighty Burner," won a gold medal as a member of the 1968 United States Olympic 4 x 400-meter relay team, which held the longest-standing world record in the sport of Track and Field. He won a silver medal for the 400-meter event at the same Olympic Games in Mexico City. James was inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2003 and into Stockton’s inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.

Germania Vol. Fire Company Semi-Annual Turkey Dinner is HERE!


GERMANIA VOL. FIRE CO. #2

OF GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ

Is having their semi-annual


TURKEY DINNER

On Saturday October 5th, 2013

 From: 4pm – 7:30pm

Prices: Adults $14 & Children $8

Located on 312 S. Cologne Ave., in Galloway Twp.

Eat-in or take-out available

If you have any questions please call the firehouse at (609) 965 – 2022.
 
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