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Monday, May 30, 2016

Three Injured in Motor Vehicle Collison; K-9 Tracks Driver Who Fled Scene

On May 29, 2016 at 5:15 p.m., Galloway Township Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on W. Aloe St. and S. Cologne Avenue.
According to Police, Christopher Popkin, 23 of Galloway, was traveling westbound on Aloe Street, when his vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle a 2005 Toyota Sienna that was traveling at a high rate of speed.
Popkin's vehicle a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer was struck by Joseph Raymond, 21 of Egg Harbor Township.  After the collision, Joseph Raymond fled the scene on foot, leaving behind an injured child, which he was temporarily responsible for. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Loaded Guns and Drugs Found After Motor Vehicle Stop; Four Charged

On May 28, 2016 at 10:28 a.m., Galloway Township Police Officer Daniel Weigle conducted a motor vehicle stop of a silver Hyundai Elantra on the White Horse Pike by Sixth Avenue.  

The four adult occupants of the vehicle were not wearing their required seatbelts and two young juveniles were unrestrained in the vehicle.  

During the investigation, Officers observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle accessible to the three young juvenile occupants.  K-9 Sgt. Scott Winneberger utilized K-9 Rocky to conduct a narcotic sniff of the vehicle.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Galloway Juvenile Arrested; Charged with Handgun Possession

On Saturday May 28th, 2016 at 7:10pm, several Galloway Township Police Officers responded to the area of Iroquois Drive for a disturbance.  

Police eventually located one of the subjects involved in this disturbance, a 17 year-old male from Galloway, on Mourning Dove Way just off Wrangleboro Road.  

During the investigation, a fully loaded Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum revolver was located in the juveniles waistband.  He was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of CDS.  

Galloway Man Struck and Killed in Hit-and Run; Police Searching for Driver of Vehicle

ABSECON, NJ – Police are investigating the death of a Galloway man who was struck and killed early this morning by the operator of a vehicle that left the scene of the accident, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 4:12 a.m., members of the Absecon Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Collisions Unit responded to the intersection of Route 30 and Route 9, Absecon, NJ, for a report of a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle that left the scene after striking Kyle Marcy, 26, of Galloway Township.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Atlantic City Man Charged with False Reports to Law Enforcement

ATLANTIC CITY – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office charged an Atlantic City man with providing false information to law enforcement, in connection with his report that Atlantic City Police officers assaulted him last year, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On November 9, 2015, Anthony J. Farnham, 55, of the 1400 block of Memorial Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ, reported to the Atlantic City Police Department that, during his arrest on August 24, 2015 in Atlantic City on an unrelated matter, he had been assaulted by responding Atlantic City police officers, alleging that one officer banged Farnham’s head several times against a vehicle.

Galloway Police Blotter May 8 - 14, 2016

Galloway Township Police responded to 750 calls for service during May 8, 2016 through May 14, 2016.

Additional statistics include: 4 Burglaries, 22 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 84 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 31 Arrests, 11 Domestic Violence, 1 Fire Calls, 22 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries: 
400 Block of Nectar Ave.
100 Block of Thoreau Terrace
200 Block of White Horse Pike
100 Block of Pomona Ave

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Two Arrested in Galloway After Burglary at The Budgetel Inn

Rodriguez and Thomas
On May 25, 2016 at 11:51 a.m.,the Galloway Township Police Department responded to The Budgetel Inn in reference to a report of a burglary that had just occurred.  

Upon police arrival, management from The Budgetel Inn reported that two subjects, later identified as David Rodriguez, 25 of Galloway, and David Thomas, 29 of Philadelphia, broke into the motel office and stole approximately $170 in cash.  

Management was able to provide police with video surveillance and a description of both suspects.  Management also relayed that both subjects may have attempted to check into The Econo Lodge which is also located on The White Horse Pike.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Galloway Resident Chris Johansen Appointed as Township Manager

Chris Johansen has been named the new Township Manager for Galloway Township. By a unanimous vote after a short closed session discussion, Council voted to appoint Johansen as Township Manager. 

Johansen will continue to serve as the Township's Tax Collector with the added responsibilities of Manager. Johansen will earn a salary of $30,000 as Township Manager on top of his Tax Collector's salary.   

Johansen replaces Susan Jacobucci who was terminated by the Township for cause. Johansen served in the capacity of Acting Manager for several months before this new appointment as Manager.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Galloway Police Crack Down on Unbuckled Motorist & Passengers


Seat Belt Enforcement and Education Campaign to be Conducted Locally as Part of Nationwide 
Click It or Ticket Mobilization May 23 – June 5, 2016

(Galloway) -- Law enforcement officers from the Galloway Township Police Department will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.

Beginning May 23 and running through June 5, the annual initiative includes high visibility law enforcement seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, as well as local and national publicity designed to ensure that drivers and passengers recognize the life-saving value of seat belts.  

Brigantine Police Officer Guilty of Sexual Assault; Official Misconduct

MAYS LANDING – A Brigantine police officer pled guilty Friday to charges connected to the exploitation of his position as a police officer in order to sexually assault a child, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
An investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, assisted by the Brigantine Police Department, resulted in the arrest on May 19, 2014, of Brigantine Police Officer Ralph M. Pereira, now 45, of the 5000 block of Ontario Avenue, Brigantine, NJ. Pereira was arrested without incident in Brigantine, and charged with five (5) indictable offenses: Official Misconduct, 2 counts of Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child—all crimes of the 2nd degree—and Criminal Sexual Contact, a 4th degree crime.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Galloway Police Blotter May 1 - 7, 2016

Galloway Township Police responded to 864 calls for service during May 1, 2016 through May 7, 2016.

Additional statistics include: 5 Burglaries, 28 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 152 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 41 Arrests, 18 Domestic Violence, 3 Fire Calls, 17 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

Burglaries: 
White Pond Ct.
600 Block of 6th Ave.
200 Block of Solitude Pl.
200 Block of White Horse Pike
400 Block of Damson Ave.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Galloway Police Blotter April 24 - 30, 2016

Galloway Township Police responded to 972 calls for service during April 24, 2016 through April 30, 2016.

Additional statistics include: 1 Burglaries, 33 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 190 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 43 Arrests, 9 Domestic Violence, 4 Fire Calls, 20 EMS Calls and 1 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries:
White Pond Ct

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Galloway Officer Injured After Strong Arm Robbery Arrest in Motel Parking Lot

James J. Hastings Jr.
On Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 4:02 a.m., the Galloway Township Police Department received a 911 phone call from The Red Carpet Motel indicating that a strong arm robbery had just occurred in their parking lot.  

Upon police arrival, the victim, 29, of Woodstown, NJ, indicated that another male subject who was staying at the hotel forcibly stole his cell phone.  The victim was able to provide police with a description of the suspect as well as the room where he may be staying.

Police located the suspect, James J Hastings Jr. 23 of Lodi, NJ who was still in possession of the victim’s phone.  

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Search Warrant on Galloway Home Results in Drug Arrests

On May 6, 2016, a search warrant was executed at a residence on Fishers Creek Road as a result of a lengthy narcotics investigation conducted by the Galloway Township Police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Guns, Gangs, and Narcotics Unit.  

As a result of the search warrant, over 600 individual bags of heroin, over $5,900.00 in U.S. Currency, various narcotics packaging materials, and drug paraphernalia were seized.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Atlantic City Man Fatally Stabbed; Police Seek Information

ATLANTIC CITY – An Atlantic City man was found dead yesterday evening in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Yesterday, May 2, 2016 at 6:50 p.m., Atlantic City Police responded to Disston Avenue in Atlantic City between Arctic and Baltic Avenues in response to a 9-1-1 call. Upon arrival, police found Carlton Williams, 30, of the 1500 block of Caspian Place, Atlantic City, the apparent victim of a fatal stabbing. Members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the location.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Next-of-kin have been notified.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Atlantic City Man Sentenced in 2014 Sexual Assault of 7-year old Girl

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man was sentenced today for aggravated sexual assault, in connection with the luring and sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl in 2014, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
Victoriano Sevilla, 61, of the 400 block of North Harrisburg Avenue, Atlantic City, was sentenced today by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael J. Blee to 20 years of incarceration in New Jersey State prison.
On May 30, 2014, in response to a 9-1-1 call, Atlantic City Police officers responded to North Harrisburg Avenue, Atlantic City, for a report of the sexual assault of a child. The caller had reported to Atlantic City Police communications having entered into a room and discovering the sexual assault of the 7-year-old child in-progress, and that the accused had fled the scene on foot upon being discovered.

Galloway Police Blotter April 17 - 23, 2016

Galloway Township Police responded to 764 calls for service during April 17, 2016 through April 23, 2016.

Additional statistics include: 1 Burglaries, 15 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 134 Tickets issued, 3 Driving While Intoxicated, 43 Arrests, 10 Domestic Violence, 5 Fire Calls, 21 EMS Calls and 1 Juvenile calls.

Burglaries:
200 Block of Aloe St.
 
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