Wednesday, September 30, 2015

EHT Medical Doctor Indicted for Sexual Assault and Criminal Sexual Contact

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township medical doctor was indicted today for a sexual assault and multiple counts of criminal sexual contact involving 18 victims in 2013 and 2014, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Today, September 30, 2015, an Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Syed A. Jaffery, of the 100 block of Trotter Road in Egg Harbor Township on 19 criminal counts:
  1. 1 count of Sexual Assault using force or coercion, a crime of the 2nd degree, and 
  2. 18 counts of Criminal Sexual Contact—a crime of the 4th degree. 
The State alleges that the victims were patients of Jaffery’s medical practice, and that Jaffery committed sexual contact while they were under his care, using force or coercion for the purpose of sexually arousing or sexually gratifying himself and/or to degrade or humiliate the victims, and that he committed an act of sexual penetration upon one victim, using force or coercion—a crime of sexual assault. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Galloway Settles Lawsuit for $200,000 with Galloway Police Officer

On August 31, 2015, Galloway Township settled another employment lawsuit in the amount of $200,000; this time with Galloway Police Officer Brian Tennant. 

According to the settlement agreement, any disciplinary action against Tennant was also resolved. 

The lawsuit was filed in February 2013 against Galloway Township, Galloway Township Police Department, former Chief Patrick Moran, former Captain Allan Kane and Corporal Jerry Houck.

The lawsuit contained multiple allegations of Racial Discrimination, Retaliation and Hostile Work Environment some of which dated back to 2003. Tennant has been a  member of the Police Department since November 2000. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Galloway Police Blotter September 13 - 19, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 616 calls for service during September 13, 2015 through September 19, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 2 Burglaries, 23 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 55 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 18 Arrests, 10 Domestic Violence, 3 Fire Calls, 17 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

100 Block of S. Genoa Ave.
200 Block of E. Great Creek Rd.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Galloway Police Blotter September 6 - 12, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 760 calls for service during September 6, 2015 through September 12, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 2 Burglaries, 20 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 83 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 25 Arrests, 17 Domestic Violence, 5 Fire Calls, 21 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

500 Block of W. Pestalozzi Ave.
400 Block of S. Yam Ave.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Egg Harbor City Woman Fatally Injured in Early Morning Motor Vehicle Collision

On September 15, 2015 at 1:41 a.m., Galloway Township Police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles. 

A 2002 Ford pick-up driven by Calvin Gadd 3rd, of Greenbank NJ was traveling west on Clarks Landing Rd. The truck collided with the rear of a 1998 Chevy sedan driven by KD Cyr of Egg Harbor City, NJ as it traveled west. The Chevy was forced off of the roadway striking a tree before coming to rest.

Galloway Police Blotter August 30 - September 5, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 753 calls for service during August 30, 2015 through September 5, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 1 Burglaries, 21 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 129 Tickets issued, 6 Driving While Intoxicated, 29 Arrests, 16 Domestic Violence, 6 Fire Calls, 15 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.


400 Block of E. Ridgewood Ave.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Port Republic Woman Charged in Pedestrian Accident from February 2015

On September 9, 2015 following a seven month investigation of a serious pedestrian hit and run motor vehicle accident, Barbara Walk, a 29 year-old, from Port Republic was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident with serious bodily injury.  

The investigation was conducted by Galloway Township Detective Baerman, Sgt. Bollinger and Officer Buckley.  

The original accident occurred on February 7, 2015 when a 31 year-old Galloway man was struck and seriously injured while walking on South New York Road (Rt. 9) and Ocean Ave at around 5:20 pm.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Stockton, Hammonton, AtlantiCare Launch 1-Mile Walking Trail

Galloway, NJ – Stockton University, The Town of Hammonton and AtlantiCare have been working together on a get-fit initiative starting with the launch of a 1-mile walking trail which both starts and ends at the pavilion on the corner of Front Street and Bellevue Avenue.

The Blueberry Trail is strategically mapped out to take walkers through a scenic, educational, and fun route with the final stretch passing the downtown’s shops and eateries on Bellevue Avenue.

The launch will take place on Friday, Sept. 25 from noon – 1 p.m. at Kramer Hall, Stockton University’s instructional site at 30 Front St. An AtlantiCare Life Center trainer will be leading stretching exercises and providing tips prior to the walk and AtlantiCare will be giving away pedometers to the first 100 participants.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Galloway Woman Charged with DWI after Striking Pole on White Horse Pike

On September 13, 2015 at approx. 9:50am, Galloway Township Police responded to a motor vehicle accident on the White Horse Pike (US Route 30). 

Verna Watkins, 49 of Galloway, was traveling west bound on the White Horse Pike when her vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Watkins was transported to ACRMC Mainland Division with minor injuries. 

Watkins was arrested and charged with DWI and other numerous motor vehicle violations.  The White Horse Pike was initially shutdown in both directions for approximately 45 minutes, and one west bound lane was shut down for approximately 5 hours while the damaged utility pole and wires were repaired.

Galloway Woman Injured in Car Accident on White Horse Pike; Summons Issued

On September 12, 2015 at 4:08 p.m., Galloway Township Police responded to a motor vehicle accident on the White Horse Pike (US Route 30).
Police released, according to a witness and evidence, Gertrude Mangeruga, 76 of Galloway, was traveling east on the White Horse Pike and Akhilanan Balkaran, 47, of Plainfield, was traveling west on the White Horse Pike.  
Gertrude Mangeruga, who was driving a 2003 Toyota Corolla then tried to make a left turn in front of Akhilanan Balkaran, who was driving a 2012 GMC Acadia in order to travel north on Cologne Ave.  

Driver, Passenger Arrested on Drug Charges after Attempting to Elude Police

On Saturday, September 12th, 2015 at approximately 6:18 pm, Officers Williams and Officer Imberti of the Absecon Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on a red 2014 Nissan Altima in the area of Huron Ave. and W. Wyoming Ave. 

The vehicle and its occupants were detained due to suspicious activity. The investigation revealed that the rear passenger was in possession of CDS paraphernalia. 

As the rear passenger, identified as Matthew Heath of Absecon, was being placed into custody, the driver of the red Nissan suddenly sped away from the scene. Other police units were able to follow the vehicle as it sped southbound towards W. Church St. The driver attempted to make a left turn on W. Church St., at a high rate of speed, causing the vehicle to lose control and strike a curb. 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Enforcement Detail in Absecon Resulted in Several Arrests

On Friday, September 11, 2015 the Absecon Police Department Detective Bureau initiated an operation to address safety concerns on the White Horse Pike, as well as illegal drug activity in several areas in the city. 

Detectives and plain clothes officers targeted problem areas and conducted surveillance looking for pedestrian and bicyclist violations. These include pedestrians improperly crossing the White Horse Pike, jumping across the concrete barrier, as well as other dangerous and illegal activity. 

It also included, among others, bicycles operating in the dark without proper safety equipment. The operation was in response to numerous fatal accidents involving pedestrians in Absecon as well as other towns in Atlantic County. 

Galloway Police Blotter August 23 - August 29, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 814 calls for service during August 23, 2015 through August 29, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 5 Burglaries, 22 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 144 Tickets issued, 3 Driving While Intoxicated, 28 Arrests, 16 Domestic Violence, 7 Fire Calls, 21 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

100 Block of Keswick St.
1300 Block of Aloe St. 
100 Block of Patriots Ct.
100 Block of Federal Ct.
100 Block of Sussex Pl.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Galloway Couple Charged After Search Warrant Executed; Drug Charges

After a two month long investigation a search warrant was executed by the Galloway Township Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Guns, Gangs, and Narcotics Unit on Cheshire Drive in Galloway Township on September 4, 2015.

As a result of the search warrant, Quincy Slaughter, 33 of Galloway and Nelly Slaughter, 34 of Galloway were charged with Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 Counts), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Galloway Man Arrested for Multiple Burglaries in Absecon

On Thursday August 27th 2015, the Absecon Police Department received a call for a discovered burglary and theft on New York Avenue. 

After an investigation, it was discovered that the accused subject was Scott M. Boucher, 30, of Galloway Township. Boucher was arrested that day by Detective Mitch Levin and charged with burglary and theft. 

He was later transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. 
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