Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Absegami Student Arrested for Making Bomb Threats at School

A 17-year-old Absegami High School student has been arrested for making two bomb threats at the school last week.  

On September 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., the Galloway Township Police responded to Absegami High School for a reported “credible threat” inside the school.

The threat was reported to Police by the district superintendent as the threat was against student’s safety.  

Students were evacuated via early dismissal at approximately 1:15 p.m., and faculty was evacuated from the building.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Senate Passes Supporting Measure Requiring South Jersey Representation on Turnpike Authority

Bipartisan legislation by sponsored by the 9th District Legislative delegation that would require under State law that at least one member of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority be from South Jersey achieved passage by the State Senate.
The measure, S-241, sponsored Senator Christopher J. Connors, would require at least one member of the Turnpike Authority to be a resident of Ocean, Atlantic County, or Cape May County. Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove are prime sponsors of the identical companion measure, A-2787, which is awaiting action by the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

10th Annual Towne Center Halloween Event is Coming; October 25th

“Galloway’s Towne Center Halloween Event”

The Galloway Towne Center Merchants will be holding their 10th Annual 
Towne Center Halloween Event
Saturday, October 25th from 1-3pm
for ages 0-12

The following free activities will be taking place throughout the Towne Center:
Trick or Treating
Coloring Contest 2-3pm
Costume Contest 3pm

Start in front of the Municipal Building by picking up your trick or treat bag!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Absegami High School Evacuated Due to Credible Threat Inside School

On September 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., the Galloway Township Police responded to Absegami High School for a reported “credible threat” inside the school.

The threat was reported to Police by the district superintendent as the threat was against student’s safety.  

Students were evacuated via early dismissal at approximately 1:15 p.m., and faculty was evacuated from the building. K-9 Officers from Stockton College Police, Cape May County Sheriff’s Department and the New Jersey State Police assisted the Township with a check of the High School for any existing threats. 

Absecon Police Department Seeks Help in Identifying Habitual Shoplifter

The Absecon Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying a habitual shoplifter. On several occasions the pictured subject stole large quantities of merchandise from the Absecon CVS. 
He is believed to frequent the Ventnor City area. Anyone that can identify the suspect is asked to call the Absecon Police Department at 609-641-0667 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-658-TIPS (8477).

Atlantic County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization, which offers cash rewards for tips leading to the arrest and indictments of persons involved in a crime.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Egg Harbor City Police Blotter - September 9 - 22, 2014

Egg Harbor City Police have released their Police Blotter for the week of September 9, 2014 to September 22, 2014.  Arrests consist of contempt of court, drugs, and weapon charges.

Stacy L. Caruso, 30, of Mays Landing was arrested by Sgt. Dylan Hutton for driving under the influence on September 9.

Mya Louise Parker, 46, of Egg Harbor City was arrested by Ptl. Jen Hurley for shoplifting on September 12.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Teen Passenger Seriously Injured After SUV Veers off Road and Hits Tree

On September 22, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. Galloway Township Police responded to a serious motor vehicle accident with injuries. 

A Ford Explorer was traveling west on the White Horse Pike and veered over the eastbound lanes. After veering over the eastbound lanes, the vehicle went off the roadway and impacted a large tree. 

The 14-year-old juvenile passenger sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Cooper Trauma Center in Camden, NJ. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Egg Harbor City Man Sentenced to 8-Years in Prison for Gun and Narcotic Crimes

MAYS LANDING – A 19 year-old Egg Harbor City man was sentenced today to 8 years in prison for a guns and narcotics crimes committed in Egg Harbor City over a 10-month period during 2013 and 2014, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Ernest Collier, now 19, of the 1000 block of Buffalo Ave., Egg Harbor City, was sentenced this morning by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Mark H. Sandson to serve 8 years in New Jersey State prison for crimes involving guns and drug distribution, and eluding police, committed on four separate occasions between July 2013 and May 2014. Collier was 18 years-old at the time of the crimes.

Galloway Township Police Blotter – Sept. 7 - 13, 2014

Galloway Township Police responded to 843 calls for service during September 7, 2014 through September 13, 2014.

Additional statistics include: 2 Burglaries, 26 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 100 Tickets issued, 6 Driving While Intoxicated, 42 Arrests, 14 Domestic Violence, 13 Fire Calls, 98 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

9/10 E. White Horse Pike 
9/11 W. White Horse Pike

Friday, September 19, 2014

Police Seek Wire-Cutting Burglar Who Struck Another Absecon Business; Rita's Water Ice

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at approximately 9:35 p.m., the Absecon Police responded to Rita's Water Ice located at 453 White Horse Pike for a burglary. 
The accused was recorded on surveillance video cutting telephone and cable wires to the building before forcing entry to the interior by prying open a side door. 

Once inside, the suspect moves throughout the building before exiting with a small amount of money (the exact amount is not being disclosed). Note: the time depicted in the still photos of the surveillance video is one hour behind the actual time. 

The suspect is described as a white, middle-aged male standing approximately 5'5"-5'8" tall and having a medium build. He is believed to have facial hair and is seen wearing a loose-fitting sweatshirt and sweat pants, along with sneakers and a black winter cap.

EHT Man Sentenced to 364-Days in Jail for Killing Dog

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced today for animal cruelty in connection with the killing of a dog, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Steven D. Geisel, 51, of the 2000 block of Ocean Heights Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, was arrested on February 12, 2014 for the bludgeoning death of a female pit bull in a wooded area adjacent to Ocean Heights Avenue in Egg Harbor Township, on or about January 29, 2014.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Galloway Police Called to Hospital for Suspicious Person Resembling PA Cop Killer

On 9/18/2014 at 12:39 p.m. the Galloway Township Police were called by Security from AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Division concerning a possible suspicious person. 
Security advised that a visitor observed a male subject in the hospital who resembled Eric Matthew Frein (Wanted by the Pennsylvania State Police for the homicide of PSP Corporal Byron K. Dickson).
Arriving officers met with Security, and it was quickly determined that the subject was not the above wanted person.

Atlantic City Man Indicted for Murder and Weapon Charges for 2012 Shooting

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man was indicted today in connection with the shooting death of an innocent bystander caught in gunfire in Atlantic City’s Stanley Holmes Village in 2012, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
This afternoon, an Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Rodney Smiley, 24, of the 600 block of Michigan Ave., Atlantic City, for murder and other offenses for his involvement in a shooting which claimed the life of Jose Oritz, 59, of Atlantic City, in the fall of 2012.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tractor Trailer Knocks Down Traffic Light; Police Seek Driver in Hit and Run

On September 17, 2014 at 11:17 a.m., the Absecon Police Department responded to a hit and run of a traffic signal standard located at the intersection of S. New Road and Ohio Avenue.

According to a witness, a tractor trailer combination struck the standard while making the westbound turn onto Ohio Avenue off of southbound S. New Road. The standard was struck and fell into the roadway.

The tractor trailer was last seen traveling toward S. Mill Road. It was described as a white tractor truck with a white trailer bearing green letters of, or similar to, “Lowe’s Transportation Co.”, but not belonging to the large home store retailer. The only other identifying information was a number, #930001, on the rear of the trailer.

Egg Harbor City Man Indicted for Murder in Connection with Fatal Shooting in Galloway

MAYS LANDING– An Egg Harbor City man was indicted for murder today in connection with the fatal shooting of a Bergen County man in Galloway in 2010, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Rafael J. Olmo, 31, of the 400 block Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City, was indicted by an Atlantic County Grand Jury this afternoon for murder and related charges for the 2010 shooting death in Galloway Twp. of Leandro A. Rodriguez, 36, of Hackensack, NJ.
On the afternoon of December 2, 2010, Galloway Township police responded to the report of a dead body discovered in the backyard of an unoccupied residence on the 500 block of South Berlin Avenue in Galloway Township, an apparent victim of gunshot wounds.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Steel Electric Poles Make Their Way to Galloway Township; Residents yet to be Notified by Electric Company

Atlantic City Electric (ACE) has begun preparations by way of tree-trimming in order to install new steel poles as electric poles through certain areas in Galloway Township.

Atlantic City Electric representatives appeared before Galloway Council on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 and provided information including the area the new poles will be installed. The current lines which consist of 69,000 volts will not change according to the ACE representative. 

Representatives stated the steel poles proposed to be installed are part of the companies rebuilding effort in order to stabilize electricity with the increase of outages. The poles are estimated to be over 50-years old.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Philadelphia 76ers Hold Training Camp at Richard Stockton College

Galloway Township, NJ -The Philadelphia 76ers will hold training camp at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s Sports Center from Sept. 30-Oct. 4.
Stockton is pleased to host the Sixers at our $17 million Sports Center, an excellent facility which boasts four basketball courts, including two regulation side-by-side full courts,” said President Herman Saatkamp. “This is wonderful news for Stockton and an example of our many community partnerships throughout the region and beyond.”

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Turkey Dinner is Back at Germania Volunteer Fire Company!


Is having their semi-annual


On Saturday October 4th, 2014

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.

Missing Egg Harbor City Woman Found After Law Enforcement Agencies Search

HAMMONTON – The rapid activation by Hammonton Police Department of local, County, and State emergency resources led to the safe recovery of a missing Egg Harbor City woman within 48 hours of receiving the report, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Natasha Richardson was reported missing to the Hammonton Police Department on the evening of Tuesday, Sep. 9, 2014. She had last been seen the day before, in distress after an altercation.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Galloway Township Police Blotter August 31 to Sept. 6, 2014

Galloway Township Police responded to 925 calls for service during August 31, 2014 through September 6, 2014.

Additional statistics include: 2 Burglaries, 19 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 100 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 34 Arrests, 13 Domestic Violence, 14 Fire Calls, 81 EMS Calls and 2 Juvenile calls.

9/2 Tilton Rd 
9/3 Pomona Rd

Egg Harbor City Police Blotter August 26th to September 9, 2014

Egg Harbor City Police have released their Police Blotter for the week of August 26, 2014 to September 9, 2014.  Arrests consist of contempt of court, drugs, and DWI.

James Krauthause, 67, of Egg Harbor City was arrested by Ptl. Jen Hurley for defiant trespassing on August 26, 2014. 
Ross William Magee, 51, of Spring City, PA was arrested by Sgt. Marcella Aylwin for unlawful acts on August 26, 2014.

Jerome E. Ashwroth, 43, of South Egg Harbor was arrested by Ptl. Brian McKenna for unlawful acts on August 26, 2014.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

NY City Man Pled Guilty to Sexually Assaulting 12-year-old Girl in Atlantic County

MAYS LANDING – A New York City man—a registered sex offender in the State of California—pled guilty today to the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Joseph Anthony Caracciolo, 48, of New York City, pled guilty today to Aggravated Sexual Assault, the victim a 12-year-old Atlantic County female.
In April of 2013, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department was alerted of the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl that occurred in July of 2012.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

8-year Long Investigation Results in Murder Charges for EHT Woman

EGG HARBOR TWP. — An Egg Harbor Township woman was indicted and arrested yesterday for the 2006 murder of her boyfriend, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
An 8-year investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit led to the arrest yesterday of Eileen Leone, 43, of the 8000 block of Atlantic Avenue, Margate, NJ, charged with murder for the June 2006 bludgeoning death of her boyfriend, Darius Smith, then 32, inside the Egg Harbor Township home that they shared with their 4-year-old child.

Pleasantville Man Sentenced to 20-years in Prison for Fatal Shooting

MAYS LANDING – A Pleasantville man pled guilty today to aggravated manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of a Pleasantville man in 2010, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Jerome A. Byrd, 30, of East Merion Avenue, Pleasantville, NJ, entered a guilty plea to the charge of aggravated manslaughter for the killing of Scott Godfrey, 21, of Pleasantville.
On May 10, 2010 at 9:18 p.m., Pleasantville police responded to 29 West Park Avenue for a report of a man shot outside a convenience store. Upon arrival, Godfrey was found dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Godfrey was pronounced dead at 9:35 p.m. via telemetry by Dr. Eric Wolk, of the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Galloway Township Police Captain Retires After 25-years of Service

Galloway Township Police Captain Allan Kane has retired after twenty-five years of service. 

Kane, who retired on September 1, 2014, received a Certificate of Appreciation at tonight's Council Meeting for his long and dedicated service to the Galloway Township Police Department, the Township's Facebook stated. 

Police Chief Patrick Moran and Mayor Don Purdy presented Kane with a plaque and his retirement badge. 

Kane graduated from the Atlantic County Police Academy ranked first in his class. Kane was promoted to Sergeant in 1994; Lieutenant in 2001 and Captain in 2010. 

Police Involved Shooting in Atlantic City Investigated by Prosecutors Office; Suspect Dead

ATLANTIC CITY – A response by Atlantic City Police shortly before 1 p.m. today to reports of multiple gunshots resulted in the fatal shooting of an Atlantic City man by police, said Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit was immediately notified by the Atlantic City Police Department of an officer-involved shooting, and responded to the scene to investigate.
Preliminary investigation has determined the following:

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stockton Offers Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Course Beginning on Sept. 20-Nov. 8

Galloway Township, NJ - Classes begin Saturday, Sept. 20 for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Certificate preparation programs at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
The hybrid course, combining classroom and online work for greatest flexibility, is perfect for recently displaced workers or anyone who wants to take their Information Technology skills to the next level. The course runs from Sept. 20 – Nov. 8, with classroom sessions on Saturdays and online sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Galloway Police Catch Burglar in the Act of Attempting to Break in Vehicles

On September 5, 2014 at approximately 4:16 AM on Friday morning, The Galloway Township Police Department received a call in reference to a male subject burglarizing motor vehicles on the 300 block of Cos Cob Drive.  

K9 Sergeant Mark D’Esposito and his K9 partner Zito along with other officers arrived in the area.  D’Esposito observed Sampson Jenkins 20 of Galloway Twp, attempting to break into a vehicle parked in front of a local residence.  

Friday, September 5, 2014

Absecon Police Investigating a Pedestrian Hit and Run; Seeking Suspect

On September 5th, 2014 at approximately 9am, Harry DellaPietro (50 yrs old) of Pleasantville was struck by a gray colored vehicle, possible a Toyota or Mitsubishi, on the corner of Shore Rd and Dr Ruppert. 
Mr DellaPietro was walking on the sidewalk towards the bus stop, when the accused vehicle made a right hand turn off Shore Rd (North) to head East on Dr Ruppert Drive towards Route 30. 

Township Schedules Special Meeting to Discuss Tax Reassessments; Meeting Scheduled at Middle School

The Township has finally scheduled the long awaited meeting in order to discuss the recent tax issues and reassessments. 

At a previous Council Meeting, Mayor Don Purdy addressed the crowd which consisted of over 200 residents in hopes of explaining the recent tax increase and reassessment of property values. 

During that meeting, Mayor Purdy indicated a Special Meeting would be scheduled and Vital Communications, which is the company that performed the recent reassessment valuation, would be present to answer questions and assist residents. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Galloway Township Police Blotter August 24 - 30, 2014

Galloway Township Police responded to 942 calls for service during August 24, 2014 through August 30, 2014.

Additional statistics include: 7 Burglaries, 26 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 97 Tickets issued, 4 Driving While Intoxicated, 35 Arrests, 9 Domestic Violence, 19 Fire Calls, 101 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

8/24 E. Waveland Ave 
8/25 Mohave Dr 
8/25 E. Jimmie Leeds Rd 
8/25 E. Moss Mill Rd 
8/25 S. County Blvd
 8/27 E. Mourning Dove Way 
8/29 S. Zurich Ave 

Free Support Workshops for Parents of Older Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Arc of Atlantic County is hosting four workshops for parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 16 to 21.  

Learn what resources and support are available for your child now and as they begin to age out of school entitlement programs.    

Sept 9th 
Topic: Post Secondary Education/Employment | Time: 6 to 7 pm

Sept 30th
Topic: Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts | Time: 6 to 7 pm

Oct 21st 
Topic: Social Security Income and Medicaid – Time: 6 to 7 pm

Nov 18th
Topic: Self Direction | Time: 6 to 7 pm 

UPDATED: Burger King Maybe Headed to "Downtown Galloway"; Mayor Endorsed but Board Approval Yet to be Granted

Burger King proposed layout
UPDATED: Burger King has been scheduled for tonights Planning Board Meeting. The agenda, which was emailed by the Township at 1:27 a.m., the day of meeting, lists Jersey Shore  Federal Credit Union Phase II, which is the proposed site for Burger King. 

The meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Complex where the public is welcomed to attend and speak at the public portion of the application. 

Original Story - July 20th
Galloway Township may soon be getting a Burger King. The project site for the proposed Burger King is scheduled to be located on Jimmie Leeds Road and Eighth Avenue, behind the Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union. 

The area known as "Downtown Galloway", has a ShopRite, CVS, WaWa and TD bank located at the same intersection as well as other named commercial developments.

The application that was submitted calls for final site plan approval for Phase II which will allow for the construction of a one-story, 2,800 square foot restaurant building called (Burger King). The plan calls for twenty-five (25) parking spaces and a drive-thru lane with an exit across from the ShopRite exit onto Eighth Avenue.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Richard Stockton College Student Al Nagbe is HERO of the Year

On September 7, 2014, the chairman of the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers, Bill Elliot, will be featured on NBC TV 40’s Forum 40.  Robin Stoloff, of the NBC 40 staff, is the host of the show.
Lt. Anthony DiSciascio, of the Somers Point Police Department’s traffic unit, and Al Nagbe, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey HERO of the Year, will join Elliot on the show.
Nagbe was selected as HERO of the Year by his classmates based on his service as a HERO designated driver. His photograph is showcased on an Atlantic City Expressway billboard. He is a pre-med Stockton Senior and is from Egg Harbor Township.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rabies Confirmed in Skunk Located in Galloway on Odessa Avenue

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 1, 2014

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

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

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

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