Thursday, April 30, 2015

William Liepe to Serve 32-Years for 2011 Fatal Crash

MAYS LANDING – A Mays Landing man was sentenced today to 32 years in prison in connection with a 2011 fatal three-car collision that left a 9-year-old Hammonton boy dead, and a father and son seriously injured, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On April 10, 2011, at 12:58 p.m., the Hamilton Township Police responded to Cologne Avenue, Mays Landing, for reported a three-car motor vehicle collision. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Collision Unit also responded.
Investigation determined that William Liepe, now 62, of the 3000 block of Cologne Avenue in Mays Landing, was operating a motor vehicle south on Cologne Avenue when he rear-ended a vehicle driven by Max Guzman, 35, of Hammonton, while Guzman, with two child passengers in the car, was attempting to make a left-hand turn off Cologne Avenue to the athletic fields located behind the fire department.

Atlantic County Men Indicted on Conspiracy & Theft by Deception

ATLANTIC COUNTY —Two Atlantic County men were indicted last Thursday for conspiracy and the theft by deception of over $75,000 in cash and property, in connection with a series of fraudulent transactions committed by the men through their boat sales business, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Thursday, April 23, 2015, an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned a 34-count indictment against Andrew Biddle, 45, of the 100 block of Brentwood Drive, Egg Harbor Township, and Tracy Blumenstein, 49, of the 1000 block of Broad Street, Northfield, for the following crimes, involving eight (8) separate victims:

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Driver Flown to Area Hospital After Striking Pole; Vehicle Overturns

On April 28, 2015 at 3:46 p.m., Galloway Township Police responded to a single motor vehicle accident on W. Duerer Street (County Rd. 561) and S. Frankfurt Avenue.
The driver, Algie Griffin, 31, of Landisville was traveling westbound on Duerer Street when the vehicle, a 2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, left the roadway and struck a utility pole and overturned. 
The driver which was the sole occupant of the vehicle was flown to Atlantic City Medical Center, City Division, for his injuries.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

UPDATED: Galloway Man Charged with Killing Father; Homicide Investigation in Galloway

UPDATED: MAYS LANDING - Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain authorized the charge of murder today against James Sopuch, Jr., 29, of 96 Trotter’s Lane, for the killing of his father, James Sopuch, two days ago.
Sopuch was served the warrant complaint in the Atlantic County Justice Facility by Detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit. Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Kyran Connor set bail at $1,000,000 full cash.

Original Story:
GALLOWAY TWP – A 60-year-old Galloway Township man was found dead in his home late last night, and his son has been charged with aggravated assault, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

Galloway Police Blotter April 12 - 18, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 822 calls for service during April 12, 2015 through April 18, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 2 Burglaries, 17 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 80 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 27 Arrests, 16 Domestic Violence, 7 Fire Calls, 10 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

4/13 – 100 block Irish Lane
4/16 –100 block Brampton Street

Friday, April 24, 2015

Assistance Needed in Locating Missing Galloway Woman

The Galloway Township Police Department is requesting help from the public with locating Lorelei Burnett a Galloway Twp. resident that was reported missing on April 23, 2015.  
Ms. Burnett was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray hooded sweatshirt with the “NY Giants” logo on it, and wearing white sneakers.  Lorelei is a 63 year-old white female.  
Ms. Burnett could also be operating a silver 2005 Toyota Rav4.  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Egg Harbor City to Host Shredding Event This Saturday

APRIL 25, 2015
9 AM – 1 PM (or until truck is full)
 Intersection of White Horse Pike and 
New York Avenue 
(Old Crossfire Restaurant Parking Lot)
Sponsored by Egg Harbor City
Mullica Township
Funded in part through the NJ Clean Communities Program and SustainableEHC

All shredded material is compacted and recycled, making our program an environmentally responsible solution to records management.

Please Note: NO BUSINESSES permitted at these events.  Residents should bring only confidential/sensitive materials – magazines and non-confidential papers should be recycled curbside.  This is a garbage-free event – whatever containers (boxes or plastic or paper bags your material is brought in), must be brought home by residents.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Galloway Police Concentrate Patrols for Pedestrian Traffic by High School

Galloway Township – In response to a pedestrian traffic issue in the areas of Absegami High School on Wrangleboro Road and the bus stops on Collins Road, the Galloway Township Police Department Traffic Safety Unit will be concentrating their patrols in this area.  

Through education and enforcement, our goal is to create a safe means of travel for both pedestrians and motor vehicles.  Additional information can be found at by selecting Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety.  

Citizens may also contact the Galloway Township Police Department Traffic Safety Hotline at 609-652-3705 ext. 466 to report any not in progress traffic safety concerns.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Former Hammonton Band Director Sentenced to 5-Years for Sexual Assault on Teen

MAYS LANDING – A Hammonton man employed as Hammonton High School’s marching band director was sentenced this morning to 5 years in prison for the sexual assault of a 16 year-old student, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Jason Koenig, 27, of the 600 block of Wilbur Avenue, Hammonton, was sentenced this morning by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael A. Donio, for Koenig’s December 2014 guilty plea to Sexual Assault and Official Misconduct—both 2nd degree crimes.
On May 1, 2014, after a week-long investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Town of Hammonton Police Department, a warrant was issued for Koenig’s arrest, on charges of Official Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Contact, and Endangering the Welfare of Children.

Galloway Township Police Blotter April 5 - 11, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 942 calls for service during April 5, 2015 through April 11, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 3 Burglaries, 18 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 129 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 24 Arrests, 12 Domestic Violence, 7 Fire Calls, 13 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

4/6- W Jimmie Leeds Road
4/9- S Seaview Avenue
4/11- W White Horse Pike 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Galloway Police Warn Residents of Employment Scam

Recently an individual from Galloway was a victim of a stolen property scam.  The victim contacted unknown individuals through a popular job listing website on the internet and was promised stay at home employment.  

This “employment” required the individual to receive packages at his residence containing numerous different products (electronics, sports equipment, etc).  

The suspects would then email new shipping information to the victim who would then re-send these items to other addresses some within the United States and with others being sent to addresses in foreign countries.  

Friday, April 17, 2015

Galloway Police Investigate Possible Threat Against Absegami Student

On Friday, April 17, 2015 at 2:17 p.m., the Galloway Township Police Department responded to Absegami High School during dismissal after receiving information of a possible threat to a student at the school. 

The threat was unrelated to the school or any school related function and was isolated to a particular student.  Upon arrival, additional information was immediately obtained by Police and the accused subject was located at his residence and not on school grounds. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Galloway Township Recognizes National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

The Galloway Township Police Department acknowledges National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in honor of public safety communications operators throughout the United States.  Communications Operators provide a vital link between citizens and public safety agencies including police, fire, and emergency medical services.  

The Galloway Township Police Department Communications Center services our community as well as Port Republic and Mullica Township.  This includes an area of over 181 square miles with a population of approximately 45,000 residents and thousands of daily visitors.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Galloway Teen Charged with Arson; Woods Burned on Second Avenue

On March 29, 2015, the Bayview Volunteer Fire Company, New Jersey Forest Fire Service, and Galloway Police responded to 2nd Avenue just south of Route 30 for a woods fire.  

The fire burned approximately ¼ acre of woods near a cell phone tower and several motels.

An investigation by Lt. Joseph Picardi of the Fire/Arson Unit resulted in the arrest of Timothy Clavijo, 18, of Galloway, for setting the fire.  

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Galloway Man Charged with DWI and Drug Possession After Crashing Vehicle

On Sunday, April 12, 2015, at approximately 2:08 a.m., the Galloway Township Police Department responded to Pitney Road south of the intersection with Collins Road in reference to the report of an overturned vehicle.  

Upon police arrival they located a 2010 Chevrolet HHR and the driver of the vehicle, Matthew D. Shell, IV, 33, of Galloway Township.  

The accident investigation reveals that Shell was driving northbound on Pitney Road when his vehicle traveled off the east side of the roadway.  The vehicle then struck a tree before overturning and coming to a rest on the side of the roadway.  

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Large Crowd Involved in Fight Inside Hamilton Mall; Several Charged

On April 11, 2015 at approximately 6:30pm the Township of Hamilton Police Department received a call from Hamilton Mall Security that they were dealing with a large fight involving approximately 30 people. While Police were responding they were updated that gun shots were fired. 

A description of the shooter was given out to responding units. Responding officers observed a large juvenile male fitting the description running across the Black Horse Pike. He was detained between McDonalds and Toys R Us.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Galloway Police Blotter March 29th - April 4th, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 976 calls for service during March 29, 2015 through April 4, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 3 Burglaries, 23 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 116 Tickets issued, 4 Driving While Intoxicated, 23 Arrests, 9 Domestic Violence, 10 Fire Calls, 37 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

3/31/15     300 Block of Zenia ave
4/1/15       500 Block of Highland Ave
4/4/15       100 of Block of Colonial Court

Saturday, April 4, 2015

EHT Man to Serve 46-years in Prison for Sexual Assaults

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced this afternoon to 46 years in prison for the sexual assaults and attempted sexual assaults of five women in Atlantic City throughout the summer of 2012, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Today, April 2, 2015, Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury sentenced Hiten Patel, 36, of the 2000 block of Ridge Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, to 46 years of incarceration in New Jersey State prison, 45 years of the sentence subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA), which mandates that Patel must serve 85% of the sentence—or 38 years and 3 months—before becoming eligible for parole.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Atlantic City Man Indicted for Murder After Killing Mother

ATLANTIC COUNTY – An Atlantic City man was indicted for murder today for killing his mother in her Atlantic City home last October, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
A 9-1-1 call received on October 12, 2014 at 6:29 a.m. prompted the response of Atlantic City Police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit to 1812 McKinley Avenue, Atlantic City.
Upon arrival, police found the resident, Gwendolyn Pratt, 64, dead of apparent head injuries. The victim’s son, Steven Pratt, 46, of the same address, was found at the scene and detained by police.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Galloway Township Hiring for the 2015 Summer Camp

Galloway Township is seeking help for the 2015 Summer Camp. Checkout the below listings of employment opportunities. Application listed on the Townships official website.
COMMUNITY SERVICES Summer Camp Lifeguard for Galloway Township summer camp, 35 hours weekly. Must be Red Cross certified in Lifesaving, CPR and First Aid. All applicants are required to complete the fingerprinted Youth Protection Program provided by the Township. Applications are being accepted through Friday, April 10, 2015. Position is available 6/22/15 – 8/21/15 at the rate of $9.50 - $10.50 per hour, depending on experience. Applications are available in the Galloway Township Clerk’s Office, 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ 08205 or at Completed applications can be submitted to or to the Township Clerk’s Office. EOE.

Galloway Township Police Blotter March 22 - 28, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 964 calls for service during March 22, 2015 through March 28, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 1 Burglaries, 19 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 138 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 22 Arrests, 11 Domestic Violence, 10 Fire Calls, 32 EMS Calls and 1 Juvenile calls.

3/25/15    100 Block of Colonial Ct

Atlantic City Electric Reminds Customers to Call Before Digging

MAYS LANDING, N.J. — April is National Safe Digging Month and staying away from underground utility lines is as easy as 8-1-1. That is the underground utility locating service number to call before you put a shovel into the ground. 

Whether you are putting in shrubbery or installing a fence, deck or mailbox, you should call 8-1-1 before each job in order to prevent damage to underground electric and gas lines, avoid fines and repair costs, and keep you, your family and neighbors safe. By law, the underground utility locating service must be called at least two days in advance of any work you plan to do. 
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