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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Galloway Man Charged with DWI and Assault by Auto after Crashing Car into Building

On April 6, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Galloway Township Police responded to 300 E. White Horse Pike (The Amera Gas Station) for the report of a vehicle that had crashed into a building.  

Upon arrival at the accident scene, police located a 2016 Ford F150 pickup truck wedged into a structure on the rear of the property.  The initial investigation reveals that as the vehicle was being operated by Douglas Kane, 35 of Galloway, as it traveled through a stop sign on 6th Avenue, crossed over a curb, and hit several traffic signs before going airborne and crashing into the building. 

Galloway Police Blotter March 25 - 31, 2018

Galloway Township Police responded to 953 calls for service during March 25, 2018 through March 31, 2018.

Additional statistics include: 2 Burglaries, 0 Vehicle Burglaries, 24 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 139 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 27 Arrests, 14 Domestic Violence, 17 Fire Calls, 107 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries: 
600 Block of S. New York Rd.
Navajo Ct.                                                       
Vehicle Burglaries: None

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Galloway Man Charged with DUI, Reckless Driving in Motor Vehicle Collision

On April 2, 2018 at 5:15 p.m., Galloway Township Police responded to a motor vehicle collision located on US Route 9 at the intersection of Biscayne Avenue.
According to Police, a Chevy Equinox, operated by Kyle Francis, 32 of Galloway, was traveling north on S. New York Road when it passed a series of vehicles in a no passing zone.  
The Equinox struck the driver’s side of the Nissan Sentra as it turned left off of S. New York Road and onto Biscayne Avenue. As a result of the crash, Michael Cramer, 40 of Galloway, was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – Mainland Campus for non life-threatening injuries. 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Galloway Police Blotter March 18 - 24, 2018

Galloway Township Police responded to 961 calls for service during March 18, 2018 through March 24, 2018.

Additional statistics include: 3 Burglaries, 0 Vehicle Burglaries, 25 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 81 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 32 Arrests, 6 Domestic Violence, 28 Fire Calls, 98 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries: 
600 Block of S. New York Rd.
300 Block of E. Arbutus Ave.
500 Holly Brook Dr.                                                      
Vehicle Burglaries: None

Galloway Police Crack Down on Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign 
UDrive. UText. UPay. 
to be carried out locally from
April 1 – April 21, 2018

Galloway Twp.  -- Law enforcement officers from the Galloway Township Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign.

Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. 

“Distracted driving is possibly the most serious safety issue on our roadways today,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.  "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 391,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.”  

In New Jersey, driver inattention was listed as a contributing circumstance in 52 percent of the state’s crashes in 2015. Driver inattention was in fact listed as a contributing factor in crashes at a rate nine times higher than that of the next highest contributing factor (speed).


The campaign is being carried out during the month of April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The New Jersey campaign is modeled after similar successful high visibility enforcement programs such as Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Galloway Police Blotter March 11 - 17, 2018

Galloway Township Police responded to 1010 calls for service during March 11, 2018 through March 17, 2018.

Additional statistics include: 0 Burglaries, 0 Vehicle Burglaries, 21 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 111 Tickets issued, 3 Driving While Intoxicated, 21 Arrests, 11 Domestic Violence, 29 Fire Calls, 101 EMS Calls and 1 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries: None                                                      
Vehicle Burglaries: None
ARRESTS:
Luis Vasquez, 52 of Absecon, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Mateusz Ryba and charged with DWI on March 11.
Jalisa A. Boswell, 20 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Ronald A. Gorneau Jr. and charged with Hindering on March 13.

Galloway Police Catch Suspect Who Tried to Elude Police

On March 25, 2018 at 8:47 PM, Galloway Police Ofc. Steve Garrison initiated a motor vehicle stop on a minivan at U.S. Rt. 9 and Seaview Ridge Drive. As Ofc. Garrison approached the vehicle the driver left the scene at a high rate of speed.  

The vehicle crashed into a tree a short time later at Jimmie Leeds Road and New Leaf Court, and the unidentified driver fled into the woods.  A search with a Galloway Police K-9 and New Jersey State Police helicopter was undertaken but the suspect was not immediately apprehended.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Galloway Police Arrest Pleasantville Man After Car Stop; Drug Charges

On March 17, 2018 at 10:14 p.m., Galloway Township Police initiated a motor vehicle stop after observing several motor vehicle violations. 

K-9 Officer Brent Lopez initiated a stop on the involved vehicle which had pulled into the Wawa located at 241 E. White Horse Pike.  

The driver, identified as Omar Taylor, 36, of Pleasantville, was arrested for unrelated warrants.  Further investigation by Ofc. Lopez with the assistance of his partner, K-9 Colt, resulted in the seizure of over 230 grams of marijuana as well as packaging materials.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Galloway Police Blotter March 4 - 10, 2018

Galloway Township Police responded to 782 calls for service during March 4, 2018 through March 10, 2018.

Additional statistics include: 0 Burglaries, 0 Vehicle Burglaries, 49 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 40 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 20 Arrests, 13 Domestic Violence, 12 Fire Calls, 69 EMS Calls and 1 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries: None
Vehicle Burglaries: None
ARRESTS:
Melvin C. Taylor, 58 of Galloway, was arrested by Ofc. Richard G. Andrews IV and charged with DWI on March 4.

Galloway Woman Injured After Striking Utility Pole in Single Vehicle Accident

On Friday March 16, 2018 at approximately 2:48 p.m., Galloway Township Police Department responded to the area of Route 9 and Leeds Point Road for a report of a motor vehicle collision with a utility pole down.  
Upon arrival, the collision was located in front of 148 S. New York Road.  It was then determined that a 2011 Dodge Durango, being operated by Cynthia M. Verderber, 42 of Galloway, southbound on Route 9, left the roadway and struck a utility pole.  
Verderber’s vehicle continued off of the roadway and into the wooded area until coming to rest after striking a tree.  Verderber was transported to ARMC Mainland for non-life threatening injuries.  Verderber was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision. 

Galloway Ambulance Involved in Motor Vehicle Collision; Multiple Injuries

On Friday March 16, 2018 at approximately 1:38 p.m., Galloway Township Police Department responded to the area of 436 Chris Gaupp Drive for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a Galloway Township Ambulance Vehicle.  
Upon arrival, it was determined that a 2012 Ford F250 Galloway Township Ambulance Squad vehicle, operated by Raymond J. Adams, 46, of Pleasantville with Stacey M. Rodenas, 31 of Galloway, as a front seat passenger, was traveling northbound on Chris Gaupp Drive.  

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Galloway Police Blotter February 25 - March 3, 2018

Galloway Township Police responded to 968 calls for service during February 25, 2018 through March 3, 2018.

Additional statistics include: 3 Burglaries, 0 Vehicle Burglaries, 17 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 110 Tickets issued, 3 Driving While Intoxicated, 23 Arrests, 15 Domestic Violence, 13 Fire Calls, 21 EMS Calls and 2 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries: 
500 Block of E. Jimmie Leeds Rd.
700 Block of W. Moss Mill Rd.
200 Block of W. White Horse Pike                                                     
Vehicle Burglaries:  None

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Egg Harbor City Man Injured After Vehicle Strikes Guardrail, Overturns

On Sunday March 4, 2018 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Galloway Twp. Police Department responded to the area of Duerer St. and Berlin Ave. for a report of a motor vehicle collision with an overturned vehicle.  
Upon arrival, it was determined that a 2003 Ford Ranger, being operated by Melvin C. Taylor, 58 of Egg Harbor City was traveling eastbound on Duerer St., just east of Berlin Ave.  Taylor’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a guardrail.  
Taylors vehicle then overturned, coming to rest on the roof in the middle of Duerer St.  Taylor was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision.  Taylor was extricated from the vehicle by members of the Egg Harbor City and Germania Fire Departments.  

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Galloway Township Police Blotter February 18 - 24, 2018

Galloway Township Police responded to 1059 calls for service during February 18, 2018 through February 24, 2018.

Additional statistics include: 2 Burglaries, 0 Vehicle Burglaries, 25 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 152 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 37 Arrests, 11 Domestic Violence, 1 Fire Calls, 28 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries: 
700 Block of Whalers Cove Ct.
Esquestrian Dr.
Vehicle Burglaries: None

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Galloway Police Blotter February 11 - 17, 2018

Galloway Township Police responded to 987 calls for service during February 11, 2018 through February 17, 2018.

Additional statistics include: 1 Burglaries, 0 Vehicle Burglaries, 22 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 144 Tickets issued, 3 Driving While Intoxicated, 30 Arrests, 13 Domestic Violence, 6 Fire Calls, 15 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries: 
W. Jimmie Leeds Road (Multiple)
Vehicle Burglaries: None

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Galloway Police Blotter February 4 - 10, 2018

Galloway Township Police responded to 965 calls for service during February 4, 2018 through February 10, 2018.

Additional statistics include: 3 Burglaries, 0 Vehicle Burglaries, 15 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 86 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 28 Arrests, 11 Domestic Violence, 7 Fire Calls, 22 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries:  
200 Block of E. Waveland Ave.
400 Block of Fairway Ln.
700 Block of Cooper Ferry Ct.                                                            
Vehicle Burglaries: None

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Galloway Police Arrest Alleged Arsonist; Charged With Attempted Aggravated Arson

On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 6:34 P.M., a white male suspect approached the front lobby of the Galloway Township Police Department. 

After loitering outside the lobby for a brief time the suspect produced a glass bottle containing petroleum based accelerant, attempted to light it, and threw it on the concrete in front of the entrance doors. 

The bottle shattered and splashed the accelerant all over the doors, floor mats and lobby entrance. Although the contents of the bottle did not ignite there was an officer and a citizen in the lobby at the time.  If the accelerant had ignited the officer and citizen would have been put in life-threatening danger. 

Galloway Police Blotter January 28 - February 3, 2018

Galloway Township Police responded to 972 calls for service during January 28, 2018 through February 3, 2018.

Additional statistics include: 0 Burglaries, 0 Vehicle Burglaries, 14 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 108 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 60 Arrests, 16 Domestic Violence, 4 Fire Calls, 15 EMS Calls and 4 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries:   
None                                                            
Vehicle Burglaries:   
None  

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Galloway Police Blotter January 21 - 27, 2018

Galloway Township Police responded to 1001 calls for service during January 21, 2018 through January 27, 2018.

Additional statistics include: 1 Burglaries, 0 Vehicle Burglaries, 23 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 128 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 34 Arrests, 9 Domestic Violence, 6 Fire Calls, 28 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries:    
White Pond Ct.
Vehicle Burglaries:  None

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Galloway Bank Robbers Caught, Arrested in New York City

On January 24, 2018, the Galloway Township Police Department responded to the Wells Fargo Bank located at 273 W. White Horse Pike for a robbery.  A check of the area by numerous officers from Galloway Township and surrounding jurisdictions was undertaken but the suspect was not immediately located.

As a result of a joint investigation involving the Galloway Township Police Department, Stafford Township Police Department, the New York Police Department, and the New Jersey and New York offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, two suspects were identified, located, and arrested in connection with multiple bank robberies in the New York and New Jersey Area.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Accidental Discharge of Firearm Leaves One Injured with Self Inflicted Wound

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, at approximately 6:48 p.m., Galloway Township Police were dispatched to a residence on the 500 block of South Pitney Road for the report of a shooting.  

Upon arrival, police located the victim and determined it was a self inflicted wound as a result of the accidental discharge of a .357 Sig caliber handgun, owned by the victim. 

Police applied a tourniquet to control bleeding and the victim was transported via Galloway Township Ambulance Squad, accompanied by AtlantiCare Paramedics, to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – City Division with non life-threatening injuries. 

Galloway Police Blotter January 14 - 20, 2018

Galloway Township Police responded to 1048 calls for service during January 14, 2018 through January 20, 2018.

Additional statistics include: 2 Burglaries, 1 Vehicle Burglaries, 29 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 184 Tickets issued, 3 Driving While Intoxicated, 54 Arrests, 20 Domestic Violence, 6 Fire Calls, 21 EMS Calls and 4 Juvenile calls.

Burglaries:    
500 Block of Fairway Ln.
200 Block of Donna Dr.                                                            
Vehicle Burglaries:  
E. Jimmie Leeds Rd.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Absecon Police Officer Suspended 30-Days and Loses Accrued Time for Inappropriate Comment to Another Officer

Chief John DeRitis, Jr.
An Absecon Police Officer was suspended and required to surrender accrued time off as part of disciplinary action for making inappropriate comments to another police officer. 

After a six-month long investigation and multiple Open Public Records Requests, it appears only one member of the Absecon Police Department, according to the documents released by the City, matched the description of the employee that received a 30 working day suspension and surrendered accrual time to the equivalent of approximately $12,000.  It appears that individual was Chief of Police John DeRitis, Jr. 

According to Payroll Records and Time Cards as released by the City of Absecon, Chief DeRitis was on unpaid leave for 30 working days from May 10, 2017 up to and including June 20, 2017, returning on June 21, 2017. Mayor John Armstrong appointed James R. Laughlin as Acting Chief from 4pm on May 9, 2017 until 8:00am on June 21, 2017, the date Chief DeRitis returned to work. (Click Here to View Time Card Records)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wells Fargo Bank in Galloway Robbed; Police Search for Suspect

On January 24, 2018 at approximately 4:10 p.m. the Wells Fargo Bank at 273 West White Horse Pike in the Pomona section of Galloway Township was robbed. 

The suspect entered the bank and gave the teller a note. He then fled on foot from the bank running northbound on Pomona Road. 

No weapons were observed during the incident. The male is described as a white male, medium build, approximately 5’8” to 5’10” in his late 20’s or early 30’s. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with grey sweatpants and running sneakers. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Galloway Police Blotter January 7 - 13, 2018

Galloway Township Police responded to 839 calls for service during January 7, 2018 through January 13, 2018.

Additional statistics include: 2 Burglaries, 0 Vehicle Burglaries, 26 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 100 Tickets issued, 2 Driving While Intoxicated, 44 Arrests, 18 Domestic Violence, 11 Fire Calls, 20 EMS Calls and 1 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries:    
Fairway Lane
300 Block of Waveland Ave.                                                            
Vehicle Burglaries:  
None

Monday, January 15, 2018

Absecon Man Tries to Elude Galloway Police; Faces Drug and Other Charges

On January 14, 2018 at 2:11 p.m., Galloway Township Police Officer Gandhi attempted to make a motor vehicle stop of a 1999 Ford F-150 at Aloe Street and Robin Lane. According to Police the vehicle was operated by Jordan Ragland, 26 of Absecon.  

Ragland failed to stop and attempted to elude Officer Gandhi by driving behind Absecon Mills where he struck a storage container. Ragland fled the scene in the vehicle and was apprehended at the end of Robin Lane where he surrendered to police.  

K9 Rocky of the Galloway Township Police K9 Unit responded and conducted a search of the vehicle locating 224 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Galloway Police Blotter December 31, 2017 - January 6, 2018

Galloway Township Police responded to 698 calls for service during December 31, 2017 through January 6, 2018.

Additional statistics include: 0 Burglaries, 0 Vehicle Burglaries, 27 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 132 Tickets issued, 1 Driving While Intoxicated, 18 Arrests, 16 Domestic Violence, 6 Fire Calls, 24 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.

Burglaries:  
None                                                                 
Vehicle Burglaries:  
None

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Galloway Police Blotter December 24 - 30, 2017

Galloway Township Police responded to 698 calls for service during December 24, 2017 through December 30, 2017.

Additional statistics include: 1 Burglaries, 0 Vehicle Burglaries, 23 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 50 Tickets issued, 4 Driving While Intoxicated, 36 Arrests, 7 Domestic Violence, 7 Fire Calls, 18 EMS Calls and 0 Juvenile calls.
Burglaries:   
Squaw Valley Ct.
 
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