Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Driver Charged with DWI in Hamilton Township Crash

On June 30, 2015 at 4:47 p.m. the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to CR 559 in the area of mile marker 19 for a motor vehicle crash. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2015 Ford Escort, driven by Joanne Bisciotti, age 58 of Williamstown NJ, was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed and did not properly negotiate a curve in the roadway. 

The vehicle crossed into the lane of oncoming traffic, struck the guiderail, and then flipped multiple times. Henry Weigel, age 51 of Petersburg NJ, the driver of a 2005 Jeep Liberty which was traveling south on CR 559, swerved to avoid striking Bisciotti’s vehicle, causing him to go off of the roadway and strike several trees. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Galloway Police Blotter June 14 - June 20, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 864 calls for service during June 14, 2015 through June 20, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 5 Burglaries, 17 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 83 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 25 Arrests, 15 Domestic Violence, 4 Fire Calls, 12 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

40 Block of Iroquois Dr.
10 Block of White Pond Court
400 Block of S. Willow Ave. A
 400 Block of S. Spruce Ave.
500 Block of S. 4th Ave

Atlantic City Police Officer Sentenced 5-years for Sexual Assault, Official Misconduct

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City Police officer was sentenced today to incarceration in New Jersey State prison for exploiting his position as a police officer in order to sexually assault a child, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Monday, May 19, 2014, as a result of an investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, with the assistance of the Atlantic City Police Department, Atlantic City Police officer Andre L. Corbin, 44, of Northridge Drive, Mays Landing, was arrested without incident in Atlantic City.
Corbin was charged with two (2) counts of Official Misconduct, two (2) counts of Sexual Assault, and one (1) count each of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Criminal Sexual Contact.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Atlantic County Grand Jury Declines Criminal Indictments Against Police Officers Involved in Shooting

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic County Grand Jury reviewed the evidence today of the March 2014 police-involved shooting death in Atlantic City of a Williamstown man, and declined to bring criminal indictments against the police officers involved, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On March 27, 2014 at 12:31 p.m., Pleasantville Police responded to two 9-1-1 calls, reporting that there was a man with a gun at the La Escondida II Restaurant, 701 Black Horse Pike.
The man, later identified as Antoquan T. Watson, 27, of Williamstown, NJ, fled Pleasantville police in a vehicle east on Route 322 through Pleasantville, Egg Harbor Township, Ventnor City, back into Egg Harbor Township, and finally into Atlantic City. The pursuit ended at Missouri and Atlantic Avenues in Atlantic City, where Watson exited his vehicle with a handgun.

Atlantic County Sheriff's Officer Charged with Official Misconduct; Theft

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic County Sheriff’s Officer has been charged with official misconduct in connection with his position as President of the local Atlantic County Police Benevolent Association #243, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Thursday, June 11, Sheriff Officer John A. Brigandi, 43, of the 200 block of Marlyn Avenue, Hammonton was arrested and charged with:
1. Official Misconduct, 2nd crime;
2. Theft, 3rd crime;
3. Conspiracy to commit theft, 3rd crime and
4. Conspiracy to commit official misconduct, 2nd crime.

Radio Show Host Harry Hurley and Wife Margie Donate Nursing Scholarship to Stockton

Credit: Susan Allen/Stockton University
Galloway Township, NJ - Nursing students at Stockton University’s School of Health Sciences will benefit from a new scholarship donated today by WPG radio talk show host Harry Hurley and his wife, Margie, who comes from a family of nurses.

The Joan Fineran Nursing Scholarship is named in honor of Mrs. Hurley’s late mother, who was a dedicated nurse for over 50 years, serving at the Atlantic City Medical Center, the Betty Bacharach rehabilitation center when it was in Longport, and the former Children’s Seashore House in Atlantic City, among other facilities.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Galloway Police Investigate Shooting on Colonial Court; Suspect At-Large

Galloway Township are investigating a shooting that occurred overnight.  On June 23, 2014 at 10:20 p.m., Galloway Township Police responded to Building 110 on Colonial Court for a gun shot victim. 

Victor Edward Gordon, 21 of Galloway was shot in the chest while standing outside 182 Colonial Court. 

Police have described the suspect as a black male wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, white mask, blue jeans, and dark shoes. Gordon as been transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. No word of his condition has been released. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Crews Assessing Damage from Storm, Making Repairs to Restore Service

Severe Storms Leave More than 250,000 Without Power 

MAYS LANDING, N.J. — Atlantic City Electric crews are out assessing damage and making repairs after severe storms moved through the region and left more than 250,000 customers without power Tuesday evening. Crews will work through the night as they begin restoring service to customers who lost power as severe thunderstorms brought high winds, lightning and intense rain. 

Damage is still being assessed, but several high-voltage transmission lines were affected. In addition to internal crews, Atlantic City Electric has contractors available. The company has also requested mutual assistance crews to assist in the restoration effort. 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Two Injured in Single Car Crash; Passengers Fled Scene

On June 18, 2015 at approximately 12:36PM, the Absecon Police Department responded to a single car motor vehicle crash that occurred on the Delilah Road on-ramp just west of Route 30. The vehicle, a 2004 Ford Taurus, was operated by Glenn Lowe of Bridgeton, NJ. 

The initial investigation revealed the operator lost control of the vehicle as he negotiated the ramp. The vehicle ran off the roadway and struck the guardrail attenuator. The impact caused the vehicle to spin, which later came to rest in the embankment. 

The operator and front seat passenger were extricated from the vehicle by the Atlantic City Fire Department. Both were transported to AtlantiCare – City Division, for non-life threatening injuries. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Galloway Police Blotter June 7 - June 13, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 887 calls for service during June 7, 2015 through June 13, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 0 Burglaries, 16 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 60 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 27 Arrests, 14 Domestic Violence, 3 Fire Calls, 20 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

Burglaries: 0
Frank W. Dorofee Jr., 28, of Galloway was arrested by Sgt. Scott Winneberger and charged with contempt on June 13, 2015.
Peter C. Panzarella, 47, of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Carolyn Buckley and charged with resisting arrest, terroristic threats, aggravated assault and contempt on June 12.

Former AC Police Officer Sentenced for Misconduct, Theft and Tax Fraud

MAYS LANDING – A former Atlantic City Police Officer was sentenced today for official misconduct, theft and tax fraud, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
In March of 2012, Atlantic City Police Officer Michael L. Jones, 41, was arrested after the State of New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Taxation Office of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Public Corruption Task Force, and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Official Corruption Unit initiated a joint investigation after learning that Officer Jones’ lease in Stanley Holmes Village was terminated by the Atlantic City Housing Authority for failure to comply with the terms of the Live-In Police Officer Program.

Clerk at Absecon Motel Robbed at Gunpoint; Police Search for Suspect

On June 17, 2015 at approximately 2:30 AM Absecon Police Communications received a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery at the Red Roof Inn located at 405 Absecon Boulevard. 

The caller and victim in this incident was the night front desk clerk. According to the victim, a male entered the hotel through the front doors and approached the front desk while pointing a black and silver handgun at the victim. 

The male still pointing the handgun at the victim demanded money saying “I don’t want to shot you but I need to feed my family”. The victim opened the cash register and turned over approximately $400.00 in the cash. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Murder Charges Filed in Connection with Death of Atlantic City Man

ATLANTIC CITY – Two men were charged today in connection with the shooting death 5 months ago of Atlantic City resident Kenneth Moore in his home, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On January 31, 2015, at 12:13 a.m., officers of the Atlantic City Police Department responded for a 9-1-1 call of a disturbance at 19 North Bellevue Avenue, a multi-family dwelling. Upon arrival, police found the body of Kenneth Moore, 61, in his home.
An autopsy performed the next day by the NJ Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the death was a homicide, from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Galloway Police Blotter May 31, 2015 to June 6, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 908 calls for service during May 31, 2015 through June 6, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 1 Burglaries, 23 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 121 Tickets issued, 3 Driving While Intoxicated, 17 Arrests, 16 Domestic Violence, 4 Fire Calls, 22 EMS Calls and 1 Juvenile calls.

700 Block of Jersey Woods Rd
A 16 y/o, female, of Galloway was arrested and charged with Improper Behavior on June 6, 2015 by Det. Matt Worth.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Stockton Softball Team Donates LPGA Concession Tips to Memorial Scholarship Endowment Honoring Late Player Tara Barker

Galloway Township, NJ – Stockton University’s softball team honored the late Tara Jean Barker, a former star athlete and student, by donating $800 in tips raised at concession stands during the ShopRite LPGA Classic tournament, held May 29-31 at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, to the Tara Jean Barker Memorial Scholarship endowment.

Barker, a two-time Stockton graduate who earned a Biology degree (2006) and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (2008), was the first softball player to be inducted into the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013, which is the year she lost her 17-month battle with cancer. Her parents, Greg and Beverly Barker, established a memorial scholarship endowment through the Stockton University Foundation in their daughter’s name.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

NY State Trooper Charged with Sexual Assault from 2014 Incident in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY – A New York man was indicted today for the 2014 sexual assault of a woman in an Atlantic City Casino/Hotel, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Shortly after 8:00 a.m. on April 25, 2014, Atlantic City Police responded to the Trump Taj Mahal for a 9-1-1 report of the sexual assault of a female victim that had occurred in the hotel.
A 6-month investigation by the Atlantic City Police Department led to the arrests on October 7, 2014 of Devon Thomas, 36, of 195th Street, Hollis, NY, and a second man, Andrei Torres, 32, also of New York, both charged with aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault, for having sexual intercourse with the victim while she was intoxicated and unable to resist, and by using physical force.

Atlantic City Principal Charged with Theft and Official Misconduct

Credit: Press of Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY – An Atlantic City school principal was charged today with theft and official misconduct, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Concluding a year-long investigation, Detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Official Corruption Unit served summons complaints this afternoon to Lakecia C. Hyman, 41, at her home on the 100 block of New Bridge Road, Egg Harbor Township, for the charges of:
  • Official Misconduct—a crime of the 2nd degree, and
  • Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received—a 3rd degree crime.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Contractor Indicted on Charges Including Theft and Records Tampering

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic County Grand Juries indicted a Raleigh, North Carolina Contractor, Christopher Mihalic, age 35 of Raleigh, N.C. yesterday for Failure to Register with the Division of Consumer Affairs, Tampering with Public Records or Information, Theft by Deception and Theft by Illegal Retention for contracting work directly related to Super Storm Sandy, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit conducted investigations into Christopher Mihalic and his business Mihalic and Son Contracting, LLC after receiving information from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Galloway Men Sentenced to Prison for Armed Robbery of Teens in 2014

MAYS LANDING – Two Galloway Township men were sentenced to prison last month for the armed robbery last year of two teenagers, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
On February 21, 2014, shortly after 11:00 p.m., Galloway Township police received a report from two Galloway Township teenagers that they—and a third person, later identified as John D. Harvey Jr., then 21, of Cheshire Drive, Galloway—had been robbed at gunpoint an hour and a half earlier, while on the walking path near Colonial Court. The two victims said that the man was armed with a handgun, and took their cash and electronics, and took a bag containing a laptop and digital camera from Harvey.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Dirt Bike and Vehicle Collide Sending Three People to Hospital

On June 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., Galloway Township Police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a dirt bike and teenager. The accident occurred in the 100 block of Frankfurt Avenue.

According to Police, Anthony Dagostino 81, of Galloway Township was traveling northbound on the 100 block of N. Frankfurt Avenue in a 2007 Black Jeep Grand Cherokee when he struck a blue Yamaha YZF dirt bike that was being operated by a 13-year-old male juvenile from Galloway Township.  

The initial police investigation reveals that Dagostino was traveling northbound on North Frankfurt Avenue when the juvenile exited a driveway without stopping and entered the roadway on his dirt bike.  After the collision, the jeep went off the roadway and struck a tree.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Galloway Police Blotter May 24 to May 30, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 1,008 calls for service during May 24, 2015 through May 30, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 3 Burglaries, 32 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 168 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 19 Arrests, 16 Domestic Violence, 8 Fire Calls, 26 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

1500 Block of W. Cleveland Ave.
40 Block of Driftwood Ct.
200 Block of S. New York Rd.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Bank Robber Caught By FBI and Absecon Police; Ambulance Used in Robbery Impounded

The Absecon Police along with the FBI arrested an Atlantic City man for a bank robbery that occurred on June 2, 2015 at approximately 1:14 PM. 

The Absecon Police Department responded to the Absecon Branch of TD Bank located on the White Horse Pike (RT 30) and Mill Rd. for a bank robbery. The suspect, described as a black male approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall weighing about 300 lbs. with a beard, wearing a light color shirt with dark pants and a black knit cap gave the teller a note demanding money. 

The teller complied with the note and handed over an undetermined amount of cash to the suspect. The suspect fled the bank and headed south on Mill Rd on foot. The suspect was observed getting into a TRICARE Ambulance and headed south towards Ohio Ave. 
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