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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Galloway Police Blotter July 17 - 23, 2016

Galloway Township Police responded to 733 calls for service during July 17, 2016 through July 23, 2016.

Additional statistics include: 1 Burglaries, 24 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 118 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 31 Arrests, 7 Domestic Violence, 6 Fire Calls, 19 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

Burglaries:      
200 Block of Magnolia Ave.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

TD Bank in Absecon Robbed; Police Seek Identity of Suspect

On July 28, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Absecon Police responded to the TD Bank on the White Horse Pike in Absecon for a robbery. The suspect entered the TD Bank and demanded money from the teller after threatening her with a weapon. 

The suspect fled on foot down Mill Road. Investigators from Absecon Police Department and the F.B.I are investigating. 

Anyone with information or recognizing the suspect is asked to call the Absecon Police Department 609-641-0667 or Atlantic County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-658-TIPSCOP.

Galloway Police Blotter July 10 - 16, 2016

Galloway Township Police responded to 680 calls for service during July 10, 2016 through July 16, 2016.

Additional statistics include: 1 Burglaries, 26 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 130 Tickets issued, 4 Driving While Intoxicated, 33 Arrests, 9 Domestic Violence, 2 Fire Calls, 22 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

Burglaries: 
200 Block of Beanfield Pl.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Four Egg Harbor City Residents Arrested on Narcotic Related Charges

EGG HARBOR CITY – A joint investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Unit, the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office, and the Egg Harbor City Police Department, resulted yesterday in the arrests of four Egg Harbor City residents for narcotic-related charges, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
Yesterday evening, Thursday, July 21, 2016, at approximately 8:55 p.m., detectives initiated a motor vehicle stop of a car containing three men. The driver initially attempted to elude police, but was eventually stopped in the 1000 block of Buffalo Avenue, Egg Harbor City, where the three men were arrested from the vehicle.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Greater Egg Harbor School Employees Open Crisis Center; Super-Conciliator Appointed

Frustrations continue to grow as it appears that school employees may soon begin their second school year with no contract. 

The 435 affected employees, including teachers and support staff personnel that work at Oakcrest, Absegami and Cedar Creek High Schools, are represented by the Greater Egg Harbor Regional Education Association. 

Talks in the District have not resulted in a new contract in spite of numerous negotiation sessions, mediation sessions with a state appointed mediator and fact-finding with a state appointed fact-finder. The 109 page report issued on June 3 by the impartial fact-finder following a nine hour hearing and post hearing briefs contained non-binding recommendations for settlement. 

The Association accepted the recommendations in its totality with only a minor revision to the structure of the salary guide which did not add one cent to the cost. The vast majority of the report’s recommendations were rejected by the Board with the exception of certain recommendations which favored the Board.  

Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Motor-Vehicle Accident in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Police are investigating the death of an Atlantic City woman who was struck and killed last night by a motor vehicle within an Atlantic City intersection, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Monday, July 18, 2016, at 10:30 p.m., Atlantic City Police and emergency medical personnel responded to the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and McKinley Avenue, Atlantic City, for a 9-1-1 report of a pedestrian motor-vehicle accident. Upon arrival, police found Tyvorah Patterson, female, 51-years-old, of Atlantic City, who had been struck by a motor vehicle.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Team of Three; Baldwin, Tilton and Dawson File for Seats on the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School Board

The Greater Egg Harbor Regional School Board may look a little different in 2017 after a team of candidates filed petitions for seats on the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School Board.  The Regional School District serves Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Mullica Township and Egg Harbor City.

According to School Board Administrator Thomas Grossi the current seats of Marty Manno from Hamilton Township, along with Carol Houck and Vicki Hood of Galloway Township will all expire at the end of 2016.

But there are three new candidates running as a team that have filed petitions to become Board Members for the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School Board. Two residents from Galloway Township and one resident from Hamilton Township.

This year Galloway Township voters will see the names of Michael T. Baldwin, Sr. and Lisa Tilton on the ballot for General Election in November and Hamilton Township voters will see the name of Thomas Dawson Jr. on their November ballot.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Galloway Police Blotter July 3 - 9, 2016

Galloway Township Police responded to 813 calls for service during July 3, 2016 through July 9, 2016.

Additional statistics include: 3 Burglaries, 19 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 123 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 24 Arrests, 17 Domestic Violence, 7 Fire Calls, 32 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries
200 Block of Aloe St.
200 Block of Beanfield Pl.
200 Block of Cologne Ave.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pleasantville Man Dies of Gunshot Wound to Head

PLEASANTVILLE – A Pleasantville man is dead, found last night in Pleasantville, the apparent victim of a shooting, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Pleasantville Police responded last night, July 14, 2016, at 11:23 p.m. to Vola Lane, Pleasantville, for multiple 9-1-1 calls. EMS and AtlantiCare paramedics also responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, police found Mark Smith, 19, of Pleasantville, on the ground, bleeding from a head wound. Smith was transported by emergency medical responders to the AtlantiCare Medical Center—City Campus, where he was pronounced dead by Dr. Ali at 12:15 a.m., July 15, 2016. Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit detectives also responded to the scene and to the hospital.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Galloway Resident Among Those Charged with Illegal Drug Trafficking in Atlantic City Area

ATLANTIC CITY – A joint investigation conducted during the past year by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, the Atlantic City Police Department, the New Jersey State Police, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Atlantic City Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), culminated yesterday in criminal charges against 41 members of a significant illegal drug trafficking organization operating in the Atlantic City area, the arrests of 19 of those charged, and the seizure of large amounts of illegal drugs, money, motor vehicles, and handguns, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
Early yesterday morning, Thursday, July 7, 2016, Detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, the Atlantic City Police Department, the New Jersey State Police, the Attorney General Atlantic City Task Force, and the FBI—armed with State and Federal arrest warrants, and assisted by law enforcement officers of local, regional, State, and Federal agencies, including multiple tactical teams—arrested 19 individuals in Atlantic County. Law enforcement continues to pursue the arrests of the 22 others charged with crimes in this case.

Galloway Police Blotter June 27 - July 2, 2016

Galloway Township Police responded to 813 calls for service during June 27, 2016 through July 2, 2016.

Additional statistics include: 1 Burglaries, 18 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 99 Tickets issued, 0 Driving While Intoxicated, 34 Arrests, 13 Domestic Violence, 8 Fire Calls, 23 EMS Calls and 1 Juvenile calls.

Burglaries:
200 Block of Flint Pond Pl.  

Galloway Police Blotter June 19 - 25, 2016

Galloway Township Police responded to 781 calls for service during June 19, 2016 through June 25, 2016.

Additional statistics include: 1 Burglaries, 20 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 127 Tickets issued, 4 Driving While Intoxicated, 40 Arrests, 13 Domestic Violence, 4 Fire Calls, 22 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

Burglaries:
1100 Block of White Horse Pike

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Atlantic City Man Shot and Killed; Police Seek Information

ATLANTIC CITY – An Atlantic City man was shot and killed last night in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Atlantic City Police responded last night, July 5, 2016, at 9:20 p.m. to the 900 block of Magellan Avenue, Atlantic City, for multiple 9-1-1 reports of gunfire. Atlantic City EMS and AtlantiCare paramedics also responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, police found Nizine Williams, 20, of Atlantic City, the victim of a shooting. Williams was transported by emergency medical responders to the AtlantiCare Medical Center—City Division, where he was later pronounced dead. Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit detectives also responded to the scene and to the hospital.

GEHR School Board Answers Public Concerns on Oakcrest Principal by Remaining Silent and Not Voting

Joe Carruth
Credit: Shore News
After a two-hour long Donaldson hearing that was held on July 5th, Greater Egg Harbor Regional School Board led by Board President Carol Houck remained silent by opting not to vote on overriding the Superintendent's recommendation to not offer former Oakcrest Principal Joe Carruth a renewal in contract.

Superintendent John Keenan recommended that Carruth not receive a new contract for unknown personnel reasons. At Carruth's request the hearing was held in public where over thirty teachers, parents, students, elected officials and residents spoke in support of Carruth. 

Chip Kraybill of the NJPSA represented Carruth at the hearing. Kraybill outlined what was a great start of the year for Carruth when his employment took an unexpected unanswered turn. 

Many students and parents described Carruth as a leader, friend and a principal that made Oakcrest High School a safe place to be. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Over 250 Teachers, Staff Picketed Oakcrest, Absegami to Protest Lack of Contract

More than 250 teachers and educational support professionals in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, which includes Oakcrest, Absegami, and Cedar Creek high schools, picketed early this morning outside Oakcrest and Absegami high schools to protest the fact that they have been working more than one year without a new contract. 

The Greater Egg Harbor Education Association (GEHREA), which represents 435 staff members in the district, have been working without a new contract since July 1, 2015. 

Local labor unions honored today’s informational picket line and would not cross the line. The picketing ended at 8 a.m. and provided the association with an opportunity to inform the public about the bargaining crisis in the district by handing out flyers. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Atlantic City Woman Shot and Killed in Atlantic City; Identity Not Released

ATLANTIC CITY – An Atlantic City woman was shot and killed late last night in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Atlantic City Police responded last night, July 3, 2016, at 11:20 p.m. to the 400 block of North Virginia Avenue, Atlantic City, for a 9-1-1 report that a woman had been shot. Atlantic City EMS and AtlantiCare paramedics responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, police found a 37-year-old Atlantic City woman, the victim of a shooting. The victim was transported by emergency medical responders to the AtlantiCare Medical Center—City Division, where she was pronounced dead by Dr. Kelly Willman at 11:58 p.m. 

Motorcycle, Car Collide on White Horse Pike; One Seriously Injured

On July 3, 2016 at 8:50 p.m., Galloway Township Police responded to a motor-vehicle accident on the White Horse Pike involving a motorcycle.

According to Police, a 2012 Suzuki GXR 1300R Motorcycle driven by Steven P Martin Sr. of Pleasantville was traveling west on US Route 30 when it came into contact with the rear and side of a Toyota SUV driven by James Juan of Cherry Hill. The Toyota was also traveling west.

After impact the Suzuki left the roadway and came to rest several hundred feet from impact in a drainage ditch. Martin was transported to ARMC City Division for serious life threatening injuries. Occupants of the Toyota were uninjured. Witnesses reported seeing two motorcycles traveling at a high rate of speed prior to impact.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Hearing for Oakcrest Principal Joseph Carruth will be July 5th; Open to the Public

Joseph Carruth
Credit: Shore News
Oakcrest Principal Joseph Carruth will have his hearing, also known as a Donaldson Hearing, in front of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School Board on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 which will be open to the public.

Carruth submitted his request for a hearing on June 9, 2016. Superintendent John Keenan replied to Carruth's request on June 21, 2016 scheduling the hearing for July 5th. 

The hearing will take place in the Cedar Creek Library at 7:30 p.m. at the Cedar Creek High School located at 1701 New York Avenue in Egg Harbor City.

Five People Injured After Head-on Collision on White Horse Pike

On July 2, 2016 at 9:14 p.m., Galloway Township Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on the White Horse Pike that involved two vehicles. 

A 2012 Honda Pilot driven by Yaya Sinon of Hammonton NJ was traveling east on US 30 when it changed lanes striking the passenger side of a 2007 Chrysler as it traveled east in the lane next to the Honda. 

The Chrysler was driven by Kyle Kotacska of Absecon. After being struck, the Chrysler crossed the center line of the highway and struck a 2015 Chevy Impala head on. The Chevy was driven by Robert Ferrara of Langhorne PA. 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Head-on Collision Sends One To Hospital; Second Charged with DWI

On July 1, 2016 at 8:58 p.m., Galloway Township Police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles that collided head-on.

According to Police, a 2003 Ford minivan driven by William Cross 20, of Galloway was traveling north on Wrangleboro Road when it crossed the center line and struck a 1995 Dodge pickup head on. 

The pickup was driven by Dennis Avent 56, of Galloway. Avent was transported to ARMC Mainland for serious non-life threatening injuries. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

AC Residents Arrested in Galloway on Gun and Drug Charges

Andre J. Jackson Jr.                  Quaijuan Thomas
Atlantic City residents Andre J. Jackson Jr and Quaijuan Thomas were arrested in the Smithville section of Galloway Township today just after 1:00pm as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Galloway Police, Little Egg Harbor Police, and the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office Guns Gangs and Narcotics Unit.

At the time of arrest, Andre J. Jackson Jr (24 y/o) and Quaijuan Thomas (24y/o) were found in possession of 155 individual bags of heroin, $1,381 in cash, and a Glock Model 19 handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets – which had been reported stolen in South Carolina. 
 
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