Monday, March 30, 2015

Updated: Galloway Police Officer Charged with Aggravated Assault

Officer Ray Glick
Update: On March 21, 2015 Galloway Township Police arrested Officer Raymond Glick, who is also a Galloway resident, and subsequently charged him with aggravated assault. 

Glick, age 53, is 24-year veteran of the Galloway Township Police Department. Officer Glick terminated his own employment with the Township citing his resignation and intent to retire. 

The Police Department has no further comment regarding the on-going investigation

Original Breaking News (March 30th):
Galloway Police have confirmed that Galloway Township Police Officer Ray Glick has been charged with aggravated assault. The circumstances surrounding the charges have not yet been released. 

Police stated a press release regarding the arrest is forthcoming. 

Lt. Donna Higbee did confirm that Glick has since submitted his paperwork for resignation and intent to retire separately from the charges.  

Check back for details as this story continues to develop.

Fire and Multiple 9-1-1 Calls Responded to by Galloway Police, Fire & EMS

At 12:21 PM Galloway Township Police Communications received a 9-1-1 call reporting a structure fire at Lucky Nails located at 45 S. New York Road.  A second 9-1-1 call was then received of another structure fire in the 100 block of Mattix Run.

The Oceanville, Port Republic, and Pomona fire companies responded with Galloway Police to the New York Road fire.  A camp stove being used inside the building set the surrounding contents of a room on fire.  The sprinkler system was activated and the building sustained smoke and water damage.  An investigation by Galloway Township Fire Marshal Ron Garbutt and Ofc. Bill Schroer determined the fire to be accidental in nature.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Somerdale Man Guilty of Two Robberies in Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic County jury returned a guilty verdict against a Somerdale man yesterday, in connection with robberies committed at two Atlantic City businesses in 2014, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Yesterday, March 25, 2015, after a 3-day trial, an Atlantic County jury found James R. Stewart, 27, of the 900 block of Sunset Drive, Somerdale, NJ, guilty of a 1st degree and a 2nd degree Robbery, for threatening the use a firearm in the course of committing thefts at a Pacific Avenue deli on Pacific Avenue, and minutes later at a gas station 11⁄2 blocks away.
At 8:57 p.m. on January 31, 2014, Atlantic City police responded to the Sunoco station at 2507 Atlantic Avenue after receiving a 9-1-1 call of a robbery-in-progress. En route to the call a responding police unit was flagged down by a citizen and told that the “gas station is being robbed.”

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Atlantic City Man Identified in Deadly Shooting

ATLANTIC CITY – An Atlantic City man died last night, the apparent victim of a shooting, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Last night, March 25, 2015, at 11:15 p.m., Atlantic City police responded to Magellan Avenue as a result of a call to 9-1-1. Upon arrival, they found a man lying dead on the 2000 block of Magellan Avenue, the apparent victim of gunshot wounds.
The victim has been identified as Leon Garrison, 32, of North Massachusetts Avenue, Atlantic City. He was pronounced dead at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center—City Division at 11:42 p.m. Next-of-kin have been notified. An autopsy is pending.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Galloway Police Blotter March 15 - 21, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 891 calls for service during March 15, 2015 through March 21, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 0 Burglaries, 21 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 142 Tickets issued, 0 Driving While Intoxicated, 19 Arrests, 16 Domestic Violence, 22 Fire Calls, 90 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

Nicholas O Anderson, 27, of EHC was arrested and charged with Fugitive from Justice by Ofc James Mullholland on March 15, 2015.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Galloway Township Police Blotter March 8 - 14, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 890 calls for service during March 8, 2015 through March 14, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 2 Burglaries, 13 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 158 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 18 Arrests, 7 Domestic Violence, 3 Fire Calls, 23 EMS Calls and 1 Juvenile calls.
 3/13/15    100 Block of Sussex Pl
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ventnor Woman Convicted of Murder After Hiding Husbands Body in Closet

MAYS LANDING – A Ventnor woman was convicted today of her husband’s murder after a six-year missing person investigation led to the 2013 discovery of the victim’s remains in the woman’s closet, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Today, March 17, 2015, after a four (4) day trial, an Atlantic County jury found Loretta Doyle Burroughs, 63, of the 300 Hampshire Drive, Ventnor, guilty of the stabbing death of her husband, Daniel Burroughs, 66, when they both lived on Leipzig Avenue in Hamilton Township, more than 7 years ago. The jury also found Doyle Burroughs guilty of the crime of hindering her own apprehension by concealing evidence of the crime.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Galloway Police Save Unresponsive Resident by Using Narcan

On March 19 at 7:31 PM Officer Chris Magazzu and Officer Jackie Crocker had just completed Narcan training when they were dispatched to an address on 1st Avenue for an unconscious person.  

The officers arrived on scene and found the patient to be unconscious and not breathing.  The officers administered Narcan and provided rescue breathing until Galloway Township Ambulance Squad and Atlanticare Paramedics arrived.  

The patient was revived and transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus.

Pleasantville Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

PLEASANTVILLE – A 52-year-old Pleasantville man was arrested yesterday in possession of child pornography, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
As a result of a 5-month-long investigation by the Northfield office of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, detectives executed a search warrant yesterday, March 16, 2015, at approximately 1:30 p.m., at the residence of Kenneth Kline, 52, at Martin Luther King Avenue, Pleasantville, NJ.
Detectives arrested Kline at his home, charged him with Endangering the Welfare of Children—a 3rd degree crime—for possessing pictures and videos of prepubescent children with their intimate parts exposed, and seized electronic evidence. The Pleasantville Police Department assisted the Task Force in the investigation.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

No Charges Filed Against Former Galloway School Principal John Gibson

After a year of waiting for the outcome of allegations asserted against former Galloway Middle School Principal John Gibson, no charges will be filed, according to the Ocean County Prosecutors Office. 

On March 1, 2014, Galloway Township News was the first news agency to report the absence of Galloway Township Public School Principal John Gibson that caused great concern within the parental community of Galloway Township. 

According to payroll records, Gibson was placed on paid leave from the school district until he submitted his letter of resignation on March 24, 2014.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

NY Man Charged in EHT Bank Robbery at Wells Fargo Bank

ATLANTIC COUNTY— A Brooklyn, NY, man was indicted last week for a bank robbery in Egg Harbor Township last December, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, an Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Dalip S. Kozi, 47, of the 600 block of East 2nd Street, Brooklyn, NY, for three (3) criminal counts in connection with the December 2014 robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank, in the Cardiff section of Egg Harbor Township.
On Dec. 10, 2014, shortly after 9:00 a.m., the Egg Harbor Township Police Department responded to the Wells Fargo Bank in the Harbor Square Shopping Center, for the report of a bank robbery.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Galloway Wellness Fair is Thursday, March 19th at Galloway Middle School

On Thursday, March 19 from 6 - 8pm at the Galloway Township Middle School there will be a FREE Family Fun Night at Galloway's Wellness Fair! A variety of stations and demonstrations relating to your health and wellness will be set up, plus door prizes, opportunities to purchase raffle tickets, and much more! 

Participants include: AtlantiCare, County Division of Public Health, Calabro Chiropractic, Tilton Fitness, New Day Family Success Center, and many more! See the attached flyer for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: NJEA’s Optical Academy is providing eye exams with your pre-registration! Here are the major benefits of pre-registering for the optical academy:

If you are insured for exam and eyeglasses…
• You must preregister with Optical Academy to verify insurance prior to the Wellness Fair. If approved, everything will be covered under your insurance and you will get an examination with the Dr. that night and pick out glasses.
• If you have a prescription already for glasses you can bring it with you and pick out glasses that will be covered under your insurance.
• If you only have insurance for the exam, you can order glasses at the NJEA DISCOUNTED Price ($29 for single plastic frames, and others available) 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Galloway Man Arrested After Brief Chase; Heroin and Other Drugs Found

On Thursday March 12th around 11:27 pm Sgt. Landicini and Det. Soliman conducted a motor vehicle stop on 6th Terrace.  The driver of the vehicle Matthew Lynch, 24-years-old from Galloway Township, ran on foot from the stop.  
After a brief foot chase and the assistance of Ptl. Aiken, Ptl. Coney and Ptl. Kienzle Lynch was apprehended and found to be in possession of 94 bags of Heroin, 27.2 grams of powder cocaine, 18.5 grams of crack cocaine, and $359.00 dollars cash.  

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Traffic Stop Leads to 500 Bags of Heroin and Marijuana Found

On March 11, 2015 around 10:00 pm Officer Aiken conducted a motor vehicle stop on Philadelphia Avenue.  While speaking to the driver, Officer Aiken smelled the strong odor of marijuana. 

Sergeant Landicini, Detective Soliman, and Officer Akeret arrived to assist Aiken and after a brief investigation the passenger of the vehicle, David Ramirez 18-year-old male from Mays Landing, was found to have 500 bags of Heroin and Marijuana in his possession.  

The rear passenger Jamal George, 20-year-old male from Mays Landing, was found to be in possession of Oxycodone pills. Both subjects were taken into custody and charged with the following:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Margate Firefighter Charged with Official Misconduct and Theft

MARGATE – A Margate firefighter was charged this afternoon with official misconduct and theft, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
This afternoon, March 10, 2015, after an 8-month investigation, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit served criminal complaints through his attorney to Michael C. Palmer, 36, of Princeton Road, Somers Point, for the charges of Official Misconduct, and Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property— both crimes of the 2nd degree.
The State alleges that Palmer, while employed by the City of Margate as a Lieutenant of the Fire Department, used his position as Secretary/Treasurer of the New Jersey Fireman’s Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) Local 41 (Margate), to take more than $75,000 from FMBA Local 41 bank accounts between January 2011 and June 2014, and made personal use of the money.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Parkway Entrance on Jimmie Leeds Road is Set to Open on Saturday

Credit: Press of AC
Galloway Township – The opening of the Garden State Parkway ramps to/from Jimmie Leeds Road is set for early morning of Saturday March 14th, 2015.  Upon the opening of the new ramps, the old access road to the service area will be closed to the public.  

The new ramps will allow for access to the Garden State Parkway, in both northbound and southbound directions.  They will also allow for vehicles to exit the parkway in both directions, to Jimmie Leeds Road.  

Please pay close attention to the signage and follow as directed.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Galloway Township Police Blotter February 22 - 28, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 805 calls for service during February 22, 2015 through February 28, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 0 Burglaries, 38 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 78 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 15 Arrests, 7 Domestic Violence, 2 Fire Calls, 17 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

Nelly Alaron 34, of Galloway was arrested on February 22, 2015 by Officer Jacqueline Crocker and charged with shoplifting.
Kathryn Smallwood 28, of Galloway was arrested on February 23, 2015 by Sgt Chris McGinty and charged with Aggravated Assault.
Michael Firrincili 36, of Galloway was arrested by Officer Dominic Fabrizio on February 23, 2015 and charged with Possession CDS.

Mays Landing Indicted on Attempted Murder Charges; Eight Criminal Charges

ATLANTIC COUNTY— A Mays Landing man was indicted yesterday for attempted murder and 8 additional criminal counts, in connection with the armed robbery and shooting of a man in Atlantic City last August, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Wednesday, March 5, 2015, an Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Najee Marshall, 35, of 4900 block of Denbigh Court, Mays Landing, for nine (9) criminal counts in connection with the August 2014 robbery and shooting of Jabril Harmon, then 26, of Atlantic City.
On Aug. 23, 2014, at approximately 12:52 p.m., Atlantic City police and emergency medical personnel responded to Kentucky Avenue for a report of a man shot in the street. Upon arrival, police found Harmon lying on the ground, bleeding from the head. Harmon was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center—City Division, with a gunshot wound to the face.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Woman who Jumped Off Jetty with Baby Faces Attempted Murder Charges

ATLANTIC COUNTY— An Atlantic City woman was indicted today for the attempted murder of her child last October, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, an Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Patricia A. Shurig, 24, of the 100 block of North Carolina Avenue, Atlantic City for attempted murder, and aggravated assault, for jumping into the ocean from an Atlantic City jetty while holding her one-month infant, in October 2014.
On October 26, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Atlantic City Police, Fire, emergency medical personnel, and U. S. Coast Guard and NJSP Marine Service Bureau units responded to New Hampshire and Pacific Avenue for a report that a woman had jumped into the ocean off the end of a jetty while holding her baby.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Teen Sentenced to 22-Years in Prison for Fatal Shooting of Pleasantville Man

MAYS LANDING – A 19-year-old Atlantic City man was sentenced to 22 years in prison today for the fatal shooting of a Pleasantville man in 2012, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
This morning, March 6, 2015, Abubaka Brown, 19, of the 500 block of Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City, was sentenced by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Mark Sandson to 22 years in New Jersey State prison for the shooting death on December 5, 2012, of Taron Williams, 19, at the victim’s home in Pleasantville.
Shortly after 11:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, Pleasantville police responded to a 9-1-1 call for shots fired on Woodland Avenue.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Galloway Police Warn Residents of NJ American Water Scam

On March 4, 2015 at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Galloway Township Police Department responded to a residence on the 300 block of Pitney Road in reference to the report of a burglary.  

Upon arrival, patrol met with the 89 year old home owner who indicated that around 2:00 PM his doorbell rang and one male and one female were standing at his front door.  

The individuals identified themselves as employees of the water company and stated that due to the cold weather, they were checking on elderly residents to make sure the pipes in their home were not frozen.  

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Attempted Car Stop Leads to Chase; Several Drivers Arrested and Large Quantity of Drugs Found

On March 2, 2015 at approximately 11:02 PM Sergeant Matt Landicini and Patrolman Pat Aiken were traveling north on St. Louis Avenue when a Silver Buick ran the stop sign at Arago Street and St. Louis Avenue almost colliding with their patrol car.  

The Officers attempted to initiate a motor vehicle stop at which point the vehicle failed to pull over and continued north on St. Louis Avenue for several blocks before coming to a stop at Campe Street.  

As officers approached the vehicle they observed the driver, later identified as Harold Miller, 33-year-old male from Atlantic City quickly open his door, throw his feet out the door, pull an item from his waistband and attempt to flee on foot.  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Two Men Dead After Early Morning Shooting in Absecon

ABSECON – Two men died as a result of a shooting this morning at an Absecon Boulevard motel/hotel, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Today, March 1, 2015 at 4:58 a.m., in response to a 9-1-1 call, Absecon Police officers responded to the Red Roof Inn on East Absecon Boulevard.
Upon arrival, police found two men dead inside the hotel of apparent gunshot wounds. The victims have been identified as Diante Owen, 22, of Pleasantville, and Gerald Alvarez, 22, of Mays Landing.

Folsom Man Sentenced to 30-years in Prison for Murder

MAYS LANDING – A Folsom man was sentenced this morning for the 2013 stabbing death of the 30-year-old woman with whom he lived, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
Darrin K. Plumlee, 45, of 105 Lenape Terrace, Folsom Boro, was sentenced today by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael A. Donio, to 24 years in New Jersey State Prison for killing 30-year-old Merry Abernathy, of the same address.
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013, New Jersey State Police responded to 105 Lenape Terrace, Folsom. Upon arrival, they discovered the body of Merry Abernathy inside the home, dead of multiple stab wounds.
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