Thursday, October 29, 2015

Absecon Woman Dies in Head-on Collision in Galloway

On October 29, 2015 at 7:44 a.m., Galloway Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on South Pitney Road and Upland Avenue.  
According to Police a vehicle operated by Constance M. Polistina, 50, of Absecon, was driving a 1999 Honda CRV and was traveling northbound when she crossed over the center line and collided head on with a truck traveling southbound. The truck, a  2015 Freightliner M21 Truck was operated by Anthony D. Pryor, 55 of Elizabeth, NJ.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Former Galloway Police Officer Pled Guilty to Aggravated Assault on a Woman

Raymond Glick
MAYS LANDING – A former Galloway Township Police Officer pled guilty to aggravated assault yesterday in connection to the assault in March of the woman with whom he had a domestic relationship, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, Raymond Glick, 54, of the 100 block of West Liebig Street, Galloway Township, waived presentation of the case to grand jury and pled guilty to the accusation of aggravated assault—a 3rd degree crime.
On March 20, 2015, Galloway Township Police responded to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center—City Division, for a report that a woman was being treated for injuries received as a victim of domestic violence. The victim’s injuries included multiple fractures of facial bones that would require surgery.
The investigation determined that Glick had assaulted the victim two weeks earlier, on March 4, 2015, inside the home in which they cohabited, striking the victim with open hands and closed fists and causing serious bodily injury. Glick subsequently surrendered to Galloway Township Police on the charge of aggravated assault issued by Municipal Court Judge William Cappuccio, and was served a temporary restraining order, prohibiting contact with the victim.

Yesterday morning, Glick waived presentation of the case to a Grand Jury and pled guilty to the accusation before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury. In accordance with a negotiated plea agreement, Glick:
  • 1. pled guilty to one count of 3rd degree Aggravated Assault; 

  • 2. agreed to serve 220 days of incarceration in the Atlantic County Justice Facility as a condition of a term of probation; 
  • 3. forfeited future public employment at Galloway Township; 
  • 4. and forfeited his firearms and New Jersey Firearms I.D. Card, without  which he cannot purchase firearms in the future. 
The length of probation to be set at sentencing—scheduled by Judge DeLury for December 3, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.—is between 1 and 5 years.
Assistant Prosecutor Harlee Stein represents the State in the case.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Galloway Police Nab Two Burglars and Recover Stolen Property

Two individuals were arrested on October 26, 2015 by Galloway Township police officers after a vehicle matching the description from earlier business burglaries was seen leaving the Leeds Point Shoppes parking lot at around 10:30 pm.  

Patrol officer Alex Bennett stopped the black Mazda 3 after noticing this vehicle leaving the area of the closed businesses.  After a brief investigation, stolen jewelry was located inside that vehicle.  

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Atlantic City Man Dies of Gunshot Wound; Homicide Investigation

PLEASANVTILLE – An Atlantic City man was found early this morning in Pleasantville, the victim of a shooting, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Pleasantville Police responded on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:50 a.m., to Tremont Avenue between Broad and Main Streets, for a 9-1-1 call. Upon arrival, police found the body of Sultan Veney, 36, of Atlantic City. Veney was pronounced dead at the scene by personnel of the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

Galloway Police Blotter October 11 - 17, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 714 calls for service during October 11, 2015 through October 17, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 5 Burglaries, 26 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 57 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 32 Arrests, 16 Domestic Violence, 3 Fire Calls, 22 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

100 Block of S New York Rd on October 12, 2015
300 Block of S Lorraine Ave on October 13, 2015
500 Block of Fairway Lane on October 15, 2015
100 Block of S New York Rd on October 15, 2015
1300 Block of W North St on October 16, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pleasantville Man Dies of Multiple Gunshot Wounds; Police Investigating

Pleasantville – The Prosecutor’s Office and Pleasantville Police Department are investigating the shooting of a man yesterday evening, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
In response to 9-1-1 calls involving shots fired, Pleasantville Police responded yesterday, October 21, 2015 at 11:49 p.m., to the 100 block of Adams Avenue, in the City of Pleasantville. Upon arrival, police found a man, inside a residence, the victim of multiple gunshot wounds.
Emergency medical responders transported the victim to AlantiCare Medical Center— City Campus Trauma Center, where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

Galloway Police Blotter October 4 - 10, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 846 calls for service during October 4, 2015 through October 10, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 3 Burglaries, 26 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 75 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 29 Arrests, 11 Domestic Violence, 10 Fire Calls, 18 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

500 Block of Pitney Rd on October 4, 2015
300 Block of Chris Gaupp Dr on October 5, 2015
200 Block of Genoa Ave on October 9, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Galloway Police Warn Businesses on Increase of Burglaries

Galloway Township has experienced numerous business burglaries over the past several weeks.  These break-ins have occurred generally along the Route 9 corridor between Absecon City and Smithville as well as the western end of the White Horse Pike in the Township.  

These burglaries have occurred usually between 8pm and 5am.  Local businesses are reminded to set their alarms, to be aware of their surroundings, to be alert for any suspicious persons/vehicles loitering in the area, to make sure interior and exterior lighting is activated and in good working order, to make sure all doors are securely locked after closing and to not leave large amounts of money in the businesses overnight.  

Monday, October 19, 2015

Tip Leads to Capture of Man who Allegedly Assaulted Galloway Officer

James Gallaway
On July 29, 2015, K-9 Sgt. Scott Winneberger initiated a car stop on Wrangleboro Road.  The driver suddenly accelerated from the scene while Sgt. Winneberger was speaking to him, striking the officer with his vehicle.  Winneberger sustained minor injuries.

The vehicle was found crashed a short distance from the scene of the stop and the driver had fled on foot.  Further investigation resulted in the driver being identified as James Gallaway of Galloway Township.  Gallaway could not be immediately located.  Heroin was found in the vehicle.

Warrants for Gallaway were issued for Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Assault by Auto, Eluding, Obstruction, Possession of CDS, and numerous motor vehicle violations.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Galloway Police Arrest Burglar After K-9 Tracks Him Down

On Thursday, October 15, 2015 at approximately 2:02 am, Officer John Mooney was on patrol in the area of South New York Road and Leeds Point Road when he observed a suspicious male, later identified as Kevin Hayek, 45 of Tuckerton, riding a bicycle and carrying a large bag.  

As Officer Mooney attempted to stop Hayek he fled from the officer and ran in the direction of Leeds Point Road.

Additional patrol units responded to the scene along with K-9 Officer Hiram Melendez and his partner K-9 Chico.  K-9 Officer Melendez and K-9 Chico began a K-9 track where they quickly located Hayek’s bicycle as well as the bag he was carrying which contained numerous amounts of freshly cut copper piping.  

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Galloway Police Blotter September 27 - October 3, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 622 calls for service during September 27, 2015 through October 3, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 4 Burglaries, 28 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 47 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 19 Arrests, 9 Domestic Violence, 6 Fire Calls, 11 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

100 Block of Concord Terrace on October 2, 2015
(2) Burglaries occurred in the 200 Block of White Horse Pike on October 2, 2015
300 Block of White Horse Pike on October 2, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Juvenile Charged in Shooting Death of Teenager in Pleasantville

PLEASANVTILLE – A juvenile male from Sicklerville was arrested this morning for the shooting death three months ago of a Pleasantville juvenile, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Pleasantville Police responded on Friday, August 7, 2015, to the 1100 block of Lincoln Avenue in Max Manning Park, for a report of a body found lying in the field. Upon arrival, police found the dead body of 17-year-old Pleasantville male.
An autopsy performed the next morning by Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office Dr. Gerald Feigin determined that the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds, and that the manner of death was homicide.

Galloway Police Blotter September 20 - 26, 2015

Galloway Township Police responded to 698 calls for service during September 20, 2015 through September 26, 2015.

Additional statistics include: 1 Burglaries, 21 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 57 Tickets issued, 0 Driving While Intoxicated, 20 Arrests, 11 Domestic Violence, 3 Fire Calls, 15 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.
60 Block of Mattix Run

Galloway Township Helps Promote Annual “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day”

Galloway --   Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on October 10, 2015, designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the State’s roadways fatality free for one-day. 
Known as Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, the national initiative was designed to unite the country in moving toward zero fatalities for one full day by encouraging motorists to obey all traffic laws, including buckling up, every ride; driving the posted speed limit; avoiding distractions while driving; and always being safe and sober behind the wheel. Our goal is to experience a day when all roadway users are extra vigilant and there are no fatalities on our roadways. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting in Egg Harbor City

EGG HARBOR CITY – The Prosecutor’s Office and Egg Harbor City Police Department are investigating the shooting of an Egg Harbor City man early this morning, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
In response to a 9-1-1 call, Egg Harbor City Police and emergency medical personnel responded this morning, October 7, 2015 at 12:10 a.m., to the 300 block of 8th Terrace, in Egg Harbor City, for a report that a person had been shot. Upon arrival, police found John Daniels, 31, of Egg Harbor City, inside a residence, the victim of gunshot wounds.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Drug Arrest After Search Warrant Executed on Galloway Motel

On October 2, 2015 the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office Intelligence Unit and the Galloway Township Police Department Detective Bureau executed a search warrant at the Travel Lodge Motel on the White Horse Pike in Galloway Township. 

Robert Bailey (28 year-old male) of Pleasantville NJ was arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, 3rd degree possession  with intent to distribute heroin and 2nd degree possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Juvenile Driver Leads Galloway Police on Chase; Weapons and Drug Charges Issued

On October 3, 2015 at 4:55 p.m., a caller reported a minor MVA in which her vehicle was struck and the other vehicle fled. The suspect vehicle was observed by Ptl. Snuffer on Great Creek Rd and he attempted a MV stop. 

The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle continued west on Great Creek Road and turned north on Wrangleboro Road. After a short distance the driver lost control and left the roadway striking an embankment and then a tree. 
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