Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Police Investigate Man Shot and Killed at Woodlands Condos in Hamilton Township

HAMILTON TWP – A man was shot and killed early this evening in the Woodlands Condominiums in Mays Landing, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton announced.
In response to a 9-1-1 call, Hamilton Township Police responded this day, Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 6:33 p.m. to Ivy Bush Court in Hamilton Township for a report of a shooting.
Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad personnel, AtlantiCare paramedics, and Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit detectives also responded to the scene.

Galloway Man Sentenced 12-years in Fatal Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Crash

MAYS LANDING – A Galloway Township man received a 12-year prison sentence on November 29, 2016 for an Aggravated Manslaughter charge stemming from a February 6, 2015 fatal pedestrian motor vehicle crash, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane M. Ruberton announced today.
Richard Doherty, 37, of the 1000 block of Bally Bunion Drive, Galloway Township, NJ was sentenced by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Patricia Wild to 12 years of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison.
On February 20, 2015, members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office arrested Doherty pursuant to a warrant for Aggravated Manslaughter and Doherty was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $200,000 bail/bond set by Superior Court Judge Sandson.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Galloway Police Blotter November 13 - 19, 2016

Galloway Township Police responded to 595 calls for service during November 13, 2016 through November 19, 2016.

Additional statistics include: 2 Burglaries, 4 Car Burglaries, 36 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 46 Tickets issued, 3 Driving While Intoxicated, 14 Arrests, 12 Domestic Violence, 6 Fire Calls, 13 EMS Calls and 1 Juvenile calls.
500 Block of S. Buffalo Ave.
W. Jimmie Leeds Rd.                                                          
Vehicle Burglaries: 
600 Block of W. White Horse Pike.
400 Block of Vine Ave.
200 Block of Arbutus Ave.
100 Block of Hastings Dr.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Galloway Police Blotter November 6 - 12, 2016

Galloway Township Police responded to 587 calls for service during November 6, 2016 through November 12, 2016.

Additional statistics include: 4 Burglaries, 0 Car Burglaries, 37 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 44 Tickets issued, 0 Driving While Intoxicated, 15 Arrests, 15 Domestic Violence, 9 Fire Calls, 21 EMS Calls and 3 Juvenile calls.

200 Block of E. White Horse Pike
300 Block of E. White Horse Pike
400 Block of S. New York Rd.
300 Block of Huntington Ct.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Galloway Police Blotter October 23 - 29, 2016

Galloway Township Police responded to 644 calls for service during October 23, 2016 through October 29, 2016.

Additional statistics include: 2 Burglaries, 1 Car Burglaries, 32 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 115 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 22 Arrests, 15 Domestic Violence, 6 Fire Calls, 9 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

600 Block of E. Brown Ave
Cherokee Dr.

Vehicle Burglaries:          
300 Block of Pomona Rd.

Pleasantville Man Charged in Connection to Shooting Death of Egg Harbor City Man

PLEASANTVILLE – A Pleasantville man was charged last week with being an accomplice to murder and to conspiracy to commit murder, in connection with the shooting death of an Egg Harbor City man in Pleasantville on September 10, 2016, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton announced.
Pleasantville Police responded on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 5:12 p.m. to the intersection of Linden Avenue and Merion Avenue, Pleasantville, for a 9-1-1 call reporting gunshots. EMS and AtlantiCare paramedics also responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, police found Rasheed O. Hines, 29, of Cincinnati Avenue, Egg Harbor City, the apparent victim of a shooting. Hines was transported by emergency medical responders to the AtlantiCare Medical Center—City Campus, where he was pronounced dead by Dr. Thompson at 5:47 p.m. Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit detectives also responded to the scene and to the hospital.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Contract Talks Break Down Between GEHR School Staff and Board; Ongoing Bargaining Crisis Continues

In an attempt to reach a settlement in the ongoing labor dispute between the Greater Egg Harbor Regional Education Association (GEHREA), which represents 435 teachers and educational support professionals and the Greater Egg Harbor Regional Board of Education, the negotiations committees from both sides met on Monday, November 7th  in an attempt to again resolve the issues that have resulted in the teachers and staff working without a contract since June 30, 2015. After close to 3 hours, the talks broke off. 

According to Stephanie Tarr, President of the Association, the main stumbling blocks holding up a contract still remain to be salaries and the numerous proposals presented by the Board which would basically “gut” the current contract.  

“The Board has continued to maintain its salary offer, which while it has increased very, very slightly, still does not allow for the current salary guide to be maintained.” Tarr said. “We have asked the Board to show us a salary guide and explain how their salary offer would be implemented but to date they have refused to do so. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Galloway Police Blotter October 30 - November 5, 2016

Galloway Township Police responded to 668 calls for service during October 30, 2016 through November 5, 2016.

Additional statistics include: 3 Burglaries, 2 Car Burglaries, 33 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 79 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 27 Arrests, 13 Domestic Violence, 5 Fire Calls, 15 EMS Calls and 2 Juvenile calls.

600 Block of  Brown Ave
400 6th Ave.
Leeds Point Rd.                             
Vehicle Burglaries:                  
400 Block of Coventry Way
Arapaho Pl. (Multiple)

Pedestrian Struck and Killed While Crossing Jimmie Leeds & Pitney Road in Galloway

On November 14, 2016 at 5:03 p.m., Galloway Township Police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Jimmie Leeds Road and Pitney Road.
According to the driver Edgar Pelaez-Ruiz, 21 of Pleasantville and witnesses, Ayalew Beyene, 70 of Galloway was trying to walk across Jimmie Leeds Road from the south side when he was struck by Edgar Pelaez-Ruiz who was driving a 2001 Ford F150, who was attempting to travel west on Jimmie Leeds Road.  

Police Search for Male Suspect in Hit-and-Run Accident on Route 40 that Killed Atlantic City Woman

MAYS LANDING — Police continue the investigation of a woman who was struck and killed by a motor vehicle on Route 40 near the Bayview Motel in Atlantic City, NJ on November 3, 2016 at 6:52 pm, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton announced today.
The victim has been identified as Amy Smith, age 37 of Atlantic City, NJ. Next of kin has been notified.
An autopsy, performed on 11/04/16 at the New Jersey State Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, determined the cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries and the manner of death: accident (pedestrian struck by vehicle.)
An arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect, who was operating the vehicle that struck and killed the victim prior to leaving the scene, and police are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Pleasantville Man Arrested During Residential Burglary in Absecon

On Wednesday November 5th 2016, the Absecon Police Department received a call in reference to a burglary in progress on Ohio Avenue. The homeowner reported that upon returning home, they encountered two males inside their residence. 

The males retreated from the home and the homeowner gave chase. The homeowner, along with other family members, were able to capture and detain one of the subjects. The second subject fled the area. 

Jean K Octavius, 29, of Pleasantville, was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal mischief and terroristic threats. He was transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $50,000 bail. The second subject was not located. There were no reported injuries during this incident. 

Absegami Marching Braves Win First Place at USBands Mid-Atlantic Championships in Maryland

Photo Credit: Terry Reed
The Absegami High School Marching Braves, under the direction of Jon Porco, competed at the University of Maryland, USBands Mid-Atlantic Championships on Saturday, November 5th.  Scoring 93.025, the Braves won first place in their group!  They also received caption awards for Best Color Guard, Best Music, Best Visual Effect, and Best Overall Effect.
Competing in a Tournament Form, the Marching Braves performed again against all 26 bands to receive the award for Best Overall Color Guard.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

UPDATED: Pedestrian Struck and Killed Crossing White Horse Pike in Galloway

UPDATED: The victim has been identified as Fredrick Sclafford, a  58 year old man from Pleasantville, NJ.

On November 5, 2016 at 10:50 p.m., Galloway Township Police responded to a motor-vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at Jimmie Leeds Road and the White Horse Pike. 

A NJ Transit Bus driven by Adalbert Fabian was traveling east on US 30 in the area of Jimmie Leeds Road when it struck a 59 year old male as he crossed the highway.

The driver and passengers sustained no injuries however the pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. His identity cannot be disclosed until next of kin is located and advised. 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Atlantic City Woman Killed After Being Struck By Vehicle; Police Search for Driver

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Police are investigating the death of an Atlantic City woman who was struck and killed last night in Atlantic City by a motor vehicle that left the scene, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton announced.
On Thursday, November 4, 2016, at 6:52 p.m., Atlantic City Police, Atlantic City EMS, and AtlantiCare paramedics responded to Route 40, near the Bayview Motel at 1600 North Albany Avenue, Atlantic City, for a report of a pedestrian motor-vehicle accident.
Upon arrival, police found an adult female Atlantic City resident, who had been struck by a motor vehicle. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit also responded. The driver of the motor vehicle had left the scene of the accident.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Greater Egg Harbor Teachers Inform District They Are Exercising Their Right to Not Work on Election Day

Teaching staff members at Oakcrest, Absegami, and Cedar Creek high schools have informed Superintendent John Keenan that they are exercising their individual right to not work on Tuesday, Nov. 8 - Election Day, which is a legal holiday. 

The statute, N.J.S.A. 18A:25-3, permits teaching staff to elect not to work on a legal holiday with no loss of pay or disciplinary action. Election Day is a legal holiday as defined by N.J.A.C. 36:1-1.
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