Thursday, July 31, 2014

Search Warrant on Liberty Court Results in Arrest of Galloway Man on Drug Charges

On July 30, 3014 Galloway Township Police and members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office conducted a search warrant on a residence located on Liberty Court in the Club III development of Galloway Township. 

The search ending a two (2) month investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics from a residence. Sherwood Cross, 36, of Galloway was arrested and lodged in the Atlantic County Jail Facility in lieu of $75,000.00 bail. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Driver of Tractor Truck Dies in Crash on the Black Horse Pike

On July 30, 2014 at 7:32 am the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Route 322 between Weymouth Rd and Malaga Rd for a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival the initial responding officers located an overturned truck.

Investigation revealed a 1998 Volvo tractor truck owned by Palmisano Delivery Service Inc. of Egg Harbor Township, NJ was traveling westbound on Route 322. The truck crossed over the eastbound lanes and traveled up an embankment on the shoulder of the road. The truck then struck several trees and overturned on the eastbound shoulder.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

UPDATED: Mays Landing Man Convicted of Child Abuse, Sexual Assault and Lewdness

MAYS LANDING – A Pennsylvania man was convicted Friday of the abuse of two child victims in 2010, including the sexual assault of a 17-year-old boy, and the performance of indecent and unlawful sexual acts in the presence of a 12-year-old boy, County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
On Friday, July 25, 2014, Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Albert Garofolo found John S. Poston, 47, of the 2000 block of Slocum Road, Mountain Top, PA, guilty of six (6) criminal counts, including (3) crimes committed against the 17-year-old:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Northfield Police Candidly Address Concerns About Deteriorating Conditions; PBA Members Requested to Appear at Tuesdays Council Meeting

Members of the Northfield Police Department have enlisted the help of their own Mainland PBA Local #77 to garner support in what is described as a deteriorating Police Department. 
The Police Department also addresses concerns regarding the current Mayor's decision to cancel National Night out. 
According to an email we obtained the Northfield Police Department has requested Ray Theriault, President of the Mainland PBA Local #77 to disseminate a letter to all members of the Local PBA. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Second Tort Claim Notice Filed Against Township After Fatal Accident in Galloway

On May 30, 2014, a Tort Claim Notice was filed against the State of New Jersey, Atlantic County and the Township of Galloway by Cape May Court House based Attorney Robert S. Sandman of Hankin, Sandman Palladino & Weintrob Law Firm. 

The Tort Claim Notice was filed on behalf of Anna & Howard Jordan of Galloway Township, following an accident that claimed Anna Jordan's friend's life, Elizabeth Torpey on March 19, 2014 in Galloway Township.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Grand Jury Indicts Three Individuals with Welfare Fraud; One Impersonated a Law Enforcement Officer

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic County Grand Juries indicted three defendants today for separate and independently committed acts of welfare fraud, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit and the Atlantic County Department of Family & Community Development—Division of Fraud Investigations successfully conducted three separate investigations over a period of 18 months, that led to the indictments this month of all three defendants for collecting welfare benefits to which they were not entitled.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Atlantic County Special Services School Bus Involved in Accident; Driver of Car Charged with Careless Driving

On Thursday, July 24, 2014 at approximately 3:16 p.m., the Galloway Township Police Department responded to the intersection of South Cologne Avenue and Aloe Street in reference to a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus.

Christopher Gillis 19, of Galloway was driving a 2000 Isuzu box truck and traveling east bound on Aloe Street.  Gillis approached the intersection with Cologne Avenue and initially stopped for the posted stop sign.  

Galloway Township Police Blotter July 13-19, 2014

Galloway Township Police responded to 840 calls for service during July 13, 2014 through July 19, 2014.

Additional statistics include: 5 Burglaries, 13 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 42 Tickets issued, 0 Driving While Intoxicated, 26 Arrests, 18 Domestic Violence, 33 Fire Calls, 83 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

7/14 West Kennedy Ave 
7/16 Navajo Court 
7/16 Second Ave 
7/16 South English Creek Road 
7/17 Sussex Place 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Large Quantity of Drugs Seized After Search Warrant Executed at Galloway Motel; Two Individuals Charged

On July 22, 2014 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Galloway Township were investigating the theft of prescription medication at the Quality Inn and Suites on the White Horse Pike in Galloway Township. 

While investigating, Galloway Police conducted a search warrant and seized a large quantity of Heroin, Crack Cocaine and Prescription Narcotics. 

Larry McWhite, 38 of Atlantic City and Cruz Sanabria, 35 of Pleasantville were arrested in connection with the theft in addition to multiple counts of Possession of CDS with intent to distribute. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Man Arrested for Unlawful Sexual Conduct with 16-year Female After Meeting Online

VENTNOR CITY – A Pennsylvania man who resided part-time in Ventnor was charged and arrested Friday for engaging in unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 year-old Cape May Courthouse female, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
After a five month-long joint investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Middle Township Police Department, detectives of the Special Victims Unit arrested Marcus M. Beto, 29, of the 400 block of West Orange Avenue, Lititz, PA, on Friday evening, July 18, 2014.

Atlantic City Man Sentenced 18-Years for 2012 Shooting Death of AC Man

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man was sentenced Friday in connection with the 2012 killing of another Atlantic City man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On April 9, 2012, Atlantic City Police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the 800 block of North Virginia Avenue, for the report of a shooting. Joseph Hurt, 32, of Atlantic City, was found dead behind a building, the victim of multiple gunshot wounds.

Galloway Township Police Blotter July 7-12, 2014

Galloway Township Police responded to 647 calls for service during July 7, 2014 through July 12, 2014.

Additional statistics include: 1 Burglaries, 24 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 50 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 30 Arrests, 14 Domestic Violence, 12 Fire Calls, 35 EMS Calls and 1 Juvenile calls.

7/10 Iroquois Drive 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery of Delivery Driver in Absecon

On July 21st at approximately 9:30 pm an armed robbery was reported at the Oyster Bay Condominiums. 
The victim, a delivery driver for Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant reported that he was attempting to make a delivery to a unit in Building 12 when two black males in their 20’s approached him in the parking lot. 
The victim stated that the males forced him to the ground and removed money, credit cards and an Iphone 5 from his pockets. 

Third Annual Heart of a Hero Scholarship For Military Service Members Launched by First Lady Mary Pat Christie

Ten Scholarships to be Awarded to Support Post-Secondary Education Goals 

Trenton, NJ – Continuing the Christie Administration’s strong commitment to military members and veterans, First Lady Mary Pat Christie today announced New Jersey Heroes third annual Heart of a Hero Scholarship. The program helps military service members pursue a post-secondary education or vocational training by providing another resource to make their higher education and career goals a reality. This year, New Jersey Heroes is funding ten $5,000 scholarships to be awarded in time for the 2014-15 school year.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

EHT Police Seek Suspect in Credit Card Theft and Fraud Case

The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a subject involved in a credit card theft and fraud. 

The incident took place on June 28-29, 2014 at the Rite Aid, CVS and Shoprite stores, in the Cardiff section of the township. 

The unidentified suspect obtained the victim’s credit card and then responded to the three businesses over the time span. The suspect made 5 separate purchases at the above stores, using the card, until the victim discovered it missing and had it cancelled. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Egg Harbor City Police Blotter July 1, 2014 to July 14, 2014

Egg Harbor City Police have released their Police Blotter for the week of July 1, 2014 to July 14, 2014.  Arrests consist of contempt of court, drug charges, and assault. 

Brian G. Lincoln, 37, of Mays Landing was arrested by Ptl. Jennifer Hurley for contempt of court on July 1, 2014.

Donn R. Barbitta, 27, of Toms River was arrested by SLEO Joe Akeret for contempt of court on July 4, 2014.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mays Landing Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide in 2012 Crash that Killed Passenger

MAYS LANDING – A Mays Landing man was convicted of vehicular homicide in connection with a 2012 crash that claimed the life of his passenger, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On July 2, 2012, at 3:25 a.m., Hamilton Township Police, Township of Hamilton Rescue, Cologne Fire Department, and AtlantiCare Paramedics responded to Leipzig Avenue in the area of the Atlantic City Race Course for a one-car motor vehicle accident involving an overturned vehicle.

Division of Motor Vehicle Announces Passenger Vehicle Transportation (PVT) and You

Passenger Vehicle Transportation (PVT) plates were issued to commercial vehicles by the N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission beginning July 1, 2014 in Atlantic County. The PVT plates will aid law enforcement in identifying particular types of commercial vehicles.

The N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission issued seven new types of commercial vehicle plates for the bus community. Passenger transportation has advanced from the simple commercial buses, taxicabs or limousines. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NJ State Police Seek Public Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Armed Robbery

The New Jersey State Police Sussex Station is seeking the public's help with identifying a suspect wanted for the armed robbery of a Dairy Queen located in Montague Township.

On July 11, at approximately 10:24 p.m., a male suspect wearing a red mask depicting a horned devil, a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, black baggy sweatpants, and grey cloth gloves with rubber palms, entered a Dairy Queen in Montague Township, brandished a handgun and demanded money. Prior to fleeing the scene, he struck an employee in the forearm. 

Galloway Police to Hire Two School Resource Officers for Galloway Schools

The Galloway Township Police Department is in the process of finalizing a shared service with our Public Schools.  We are looking to hire two (2) Class II Officers to be assigned at the Middle and Elementary Schools.  The hours, exact assignments, etc are to be determined and for security purposes probably will not be released.  The school(s) will be funding the positions in full.

“The School Resource Officer Program” (SRO) has always been a very valuable program. I was sorry to see the program leave the Township during financial struggles which affected the budget but the officers had to be re-deployed to maintain safety within the Township.  

UPDATED: Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Early Morning Accident in Galloway

Updated: Police have identified the pedestrian victim as Steven M. Pierson, 32 of Egg Harbor City. The accident remains under investigation by the Galloway Township Traffic Reconstruction Unit and the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office. 

Original Story:
On July 16, 2014 at 1:24 a.m., Galloway Township Police Department responded to a single motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Leipzig Avenue.
According to the Police, a 2004 Nissan Sentra driven by Eric Eller, 33, of Galloway was traveling northbound on Leipzig Avenue, between Herschel and Liebig Avenue when he struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the roadway. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Movies in the Park - The LEGO Movie on July 25th!

FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK (Galloway): Friday, July 25th @dusk, approx. 9:00pm., "The LEGO Movie" will be shown at the Municipal Complex. Get your FREE Popcorn!! Snacks, Pizza and Drinks will also be available for Sale! Don't forget your blankets and chairs! Next movie will be September 26th at 7:30pm showing Disney's movie "FROZEN." Thank you to all the sponsors listed for making these Movies in the Park possible.

EHT Man Indicted for Murder in 2013 Shooting Death Inside Motel Room

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man was indicted yesterday for the 2013 murder of a Pleasantville man found shot dead inside of a motel room, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Tuesday, Oct. 8, at approximately 12:30 a.m., police responded to the Courtesy Inn Motel, 2580 Tilton Road, for a 9-1-1 report of shots fired.
Upon arrival on scene, Egg Harbor Township Police and Atlantic County SWAT locked down the shooting scene, and conducted a search.

Three Juveniles Charged in Connection with Area Burglaries

The Absecon Police Department received a call at approximately 2:44 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in reference to three subjects looking into vehicles on Minnetonka Avenue. 
The accused were described as a Hispanic male and two black males, one on a bicycle and two on foot. A short time later the males were located on S. Mill Road in the area of Stewart Lane.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Galloway Police Search for Male Suspect Who Exposed Himself to Two Female Teenagers

On July 11, 2014 at approximately 6:30 p.m., Galloway Police responded to a call regarding an male driver exposing himself.

Two 17-year-old female victims were walking on Route 9 (S. New York Road) in the area of the Fairway Villas at Seaview when a suspicious vehicle pulled up next to them.  

The male driver made several inappropriate comments to the victims and exposed himself to them.

Dynamo Gymnastics Team Brings Home Several Medals from Nationals Including Gold!

Allisa Taylor, age 8 
The Dynamo Gymnastics Team from Galloway traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in the USAIGC National Championships from June 25-July 3, 2014.

Morgan Lancaster and Alissa Taylor both won national titles capturing gold medals while teammate Allie Hudson earned five medals including four silver and one bronze.

Copper, Ages 5-6
Allie Hudson placed 2nd All-Around (35.925), 2nd Vault (9.3), 2nd Bars (8.925), 2nd Beam (8.85), and 3rd Floor (8.85).

Friday, July 11, 2014

Galloway Township Police Blotter June 29 through July 7, 2014

Galloway Township Police responded to 774 calls for service during June 29, 2014 through July 7, 2014.

Additional statistics include: 3 Burglaries, 21 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 68 Tickets issued, 3 Driving While Intoxicated, 47 Arrests, 6 Domestic Violence, 13 Fire Calls, 101 EMS Calls and 1 Juvenile calls.

7/1 Hastings Drive 
7/4 Pomona Rd 
7/4 E. Revere Way 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lightning Strikes Appear to be Cause of Two Fires in Galloway

The Galloway Police Department responded to three (3) reported structure fires/smell of smoke. 

The cause of the two fires on 1st Avenue appears to be from lightning strikes. The cause of the 3rd fire is accidental (pot left on stove). 

All five companies from Galloway Township responded and were assisted by Egg Harbor Twp., Port Republic and Atlantic City Airport Fire Personnel. Medical personnel from all over Atlantic County responded to assist as well. 

NJ State Police Seeking Volunteers For Domestic Violence Response Teams

The New Jersey State Police and partnering domestic violence advocacy groups are seeking volunteers for Domestic Violence Response Teams in Morris, Burlington, Somerset, Sussex, Warren, Atlantic, Hunterdon, and Ocean Counties.
Volunteer advocates work in conjunction with police, county prosecutor’s offices, and private organizations to provide support, information, referrals, and a safety plan to victims of domestic violence.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Absecon Police Searching for Male Suspect in Purse Theft at McDonalds

On June 26, 2014 the victim was inside the McDonalds restaurant on the White Horse Pike (US Rt. 30) in Absecon. 
She placed her wallet on the counter next to her while placing an order. She mistakenly forgot when she left, but returned shortly afterward to find that it was gone.
Police reviewed surveillance and observed a black male wearing a gray tank top and dark shorts approach the counter after getting his own order. He then grabs the wallet and exits the store.  

New Jersey Transportation and Emergency Agencies to Conduct Hurricane Evacuation Exercise on Thursday

No roads will be closed, however motorists should expect an increased police and work crew presence on key shore routes
(Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) in partnership with the New Jersey State Police (NJSP), the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) and the South Jersey Turnpike Authority (SJTA) announced today that it will be conducting an emergency evacuation exercise on Thursday, July 10 to practice and refine a response in the event of a major hurricane.
No roads will be closed during the drill.
However, motorists can expect to see an increased presence of State Police and work crews along several highways and are advised to use caution on the following key Shore evacuation routes:

Galloway Township Police Blotter June 22 - 28, 2014

Galloway Township Police responded to 862 calls for service during June 22, 2014 through June 28, 2014.

Additional statistics include: 6 Burglaries, 14 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 60 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 26 Arrests, 15 Domestic Violence, 16 Fire Calls, 95 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

6/23 1000 block of W White Horse Pike 
6/24 100 block of S New York Rd 
6/25 100 block of W White Horse Pike 
6/27 200 block of W White Horse Pike & 200 block of W Louis Ave 
6/28 400 block of Ebony Tree Ave 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NJ State Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Man Who Exposed Himself to Children

The Hackettstown Police Department is seeking the public's help with identifying a man who was reported exposing himself to children at the Hackettstown Community Pool in Warren County, NJ.

On July 2, 2014, there were multiple reports of a man following children who were wearing goggles and swimming underwater. He would then expose his genitals to them underwater. When confronted by pool staff, he immediately left on foot.

He is described as a white man, 5'08"-5'10", 190-210 pounds, blond/grey hair, and a pale complexion. He stated his name was "Billy." 

Suspect in Attempted Child Luring Fled Towards Galloway; Absecon Police Investigating

The Absecon Police Department is investigating an attempted child luring in the area of Pitney Road and Huron Avenue. 
At approximately 10:02 PM on July 7, 2014, a 14-year-old female was walking over to a friend’s house on Huron Avenue when a Hispanic male driving a mid size blue four door vehicle pulled up next to her and told her to get in the vehicle.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Emails Reveal Township Attorney Had Unusual Request to Hold a Judges Decision on a Lawsuit Until After 2013 Council Elections

As documents and emails in Paff v. Galloway et. al Lawsuit begin to be released by the Township and obtained by Galloway Township News, certain email conversations between Township Attorney Michael Fitzgerald and Attorney Walter Luers who represents John Paff in the Lawsuit against the Township, appear to be highly unusual. 
One email from October 28, 2013, just days before Galloway Township's Council Election appears to be the most interesting yet. 

Township Solicitor Michael Fitzgerald wrote in an email to opposing Attorney Walter Luers, "As you probably are aware, there are Galloway Township Council elections on November. Unfortunately, the partisan attacks back and forth and been unusually strong and often personal" Fitzgerald stated.  

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Concerned Citizens Help Two Children in Car Driving Erratically on Rt 30; Driver Charged

On July 5, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., Galloway Township Police received a 9-1-1 call from concerned citizens traveling west on the White Horse Pike (Rt. 30) in the area of the Garden State Parkway. 

Callers reported that they observed two (2) minor children inside a vehicle that was driving erratically and almost overturned at one point. Galloway police were able to locate the vehicle with the assistance of the caller who provided the registration and continued to follow at a safe distance behind the vehicle.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Galloway Township to Begin Their Annual Extended Summer Hours

Beginning on Monday, July 7, 2014, the following Township of Galloway offices will be open for extended summer hours:
Manager's Office
Police Records 
Community Services 
Tax Collector
Tax Assessor

The extended hours will be from 8:00 am until 5:15 pm, Monday through Friday. These hours will remain in effect through Friday, August 29, 2014.

Stockton Center on Successful Aging Presents Craft Workshops at Kramer Hall in Hammonton

The Stockton Center on Successful Aging of Kramer Hall is hosting a yearlong of craft workshops beginning on Thursday, July 24.

Diamond Frandsen will instruct the summer and fall workshops at the center. Frandsen is a volunteer art instructor of the Stockton Center of Successful Aging, a fiber artist/custom designer and owner of The Ivy Cottage. She has a history of using various crafts and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art Management and Art History from Stockton.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Galloway Police Rescue Child Taken Against Court Order; Code Red Alert Assists in Rescue

On July 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., the Galloway Township Police Department received a report of a 15 month old female taken against court order by her non-custodial parent. 

The suspect, Michael Lagreca-Firrincilli, 40, of Galloway Township left the child’s residence at 1:00 am and failed to return. 

With the assistance of Atlantic City Police Department, The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Child Abduction Response Team as well as The New Jersey State Police ROIC, police were able to determine Firrincili’s route of travel from Galloway Township to Atlantic City and narrow a search. A CODE RED notification, Facebook post and Twitter activation were posted with the vehicle information and a picture of the suspect and the child. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Two Brothers Indicted on Murder for the 2013 Shooting Death of Atlantic City Man

MAYS LANDING – Two brothers from Atlantic City were indicted for murder this month in connection with the 2013 shooting death of an Atlantic City man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Feb. 10, 2013, at 7:28 p.m., Atlantic City Police responded to a report of a man shot in front of an Atlantic city restaurant on the 1300 block of Adriatic Avenue, Atlantic City.
Upon arrival, police found Tyquinn James, 25, of Atlantic City, dead of gunshot wounds.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pleasantville Man Found Shot and Killed Behind Home

PLEASANTVILLE – A 28-year-old man was shot and killed in Pleasantville last night, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
The Pleasantville Police Department responded to Woodland Avenue after receiving a telephone report of shots fired at 9:49 p.m.
Upon arrival, police found Ahmad Molley, 28, of Pleasantville, lying behind a home on the 200 block of Hendricks Avenue, the victim of a gunshot wound.

The Chelsea Hotel to Host Job Fair on Wednesday, July 2nd

The Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City is hosting an on-site job fair tomorrow, July 2, 2014 beginning at 10:00 a.m. and concluding at 2:00 p.m.

The hotel is searching for a wide range of positions including, valet/bell attendants, security officers (on-call), front desk agents, housekeeping room inspectors, mini-bar attendants, HVAC technicians, food and beverage servers, and day life and night life hosts/hostesses. Only qualified candidates will be considered.
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