GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (March 17, 2017)(CNBNewsnet)-A Powell Street resident, trapped inside his burning house, was rescued by Gloucester City Police on March 11. The disabled man who was bound to a wheelchair was located in the rear of his house trying to get out.
According to the crime report, around 10:52 am officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Powell Street for a reported house fire with flames coming out of the back of the house. Upon arrival, Patrolman Keith Wall located the wheelchair-bound resident attempting to exit the rear of the residence. Wall removed the resident from the property and away from the scene. Gloucester City Fire Department personnel extinguished the blaze and one city firefighter was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. The cause of the fire was determined to be careless smoking.
In other matters,
March 10 (1:10 pm) An officer responded to a report of a found burglary at a vacant residence in the 200 block of Middlesex Street. The rear door was found broken and it is unknown if anything is missing from the residence. The investigation is ongoing.
March 10 (2:09 pm) A traffic stop on Market Street at the Wawa conducted by Ptl. Sean Saunders and Shea O’Donnell resulted in the arrest of Nicole M. Willis (30), a resident of Gehrig Avenue. She was arrested on warrants from Pine Hill and Haddon Twp. She was additionally charged with possession of CDS (marijuana and prescription medication), possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license. After processing, she was released on bail.
March 10 (2:40 pm) Charles M. Miller (31), a resident of Westville, was arrested on N. Broadway at Mercer Street by Ptl. Tim Ryder and Sgt. Ken Iepson. He was arrested on a warrant from Harrison Twp. and additionally charged with possession of CDS (crack cocaine and marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. After processing, he was remanded to Camden County Jail.
March 10 (11:17 pm) An officer responded to a residence on Beechwood Avenue for a reported burglary. The victim reported sometime during the day, unknown person(s) broke a window on the residence and stole a laptop computer. The victim further reported the unknown suspect(s) left a note apologizing for breaking into his residence. The investigation is ongoing.
March 11 (7:19 pm) Ricardo O. Mantano (30), a resident of Camden, was arrested on Collings Avenue at Essex Street by Cpl. Bill Lessig on a warrant from Deptford Twp. He was additionally charged with driving on a suspended license and released on bail after processing.
March 13 (10:36 pm) Ptl. Barb Kane responded to a residence in the 500 block of Nicholson Road for a report of an overdose where a female was unconscious. Upon arrival, Ptl. Kane administered one dose of Naloxone and the (29) year old Cherry Hill resident regained consciousness. She was transported to an area hospital for further treatment.
March 13 (2:40 pm) Jeffrey M. Bryan (28), a resident of Blackwood, was arrested on Collings Road at Essex Street by Ptl. Brittany Pollander on a warrant from Washington Twp. He was additionally charged with driving on a suspended license and turned over to Washington Twp. Police.
March 15 (2:11 pm) Drew W. Buechlein (32), a resident of Brooklawn, was arrested on Broadway at Morris Street by Sgt. Bill Eller. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license.
In addition, officers conducted (38) traffic stops, (49) property/business checks and (14) school visits. Officers made (8) arrests, investigated (12) motor vehicle crashes, (5) domestic disputes and impounded (3) abandoned vehicles. Officers issued (13) criminal charges, (19) traffic citations and managed (322) calls for service between March 10th. and March 16th.
CNB NOTE: Those charged are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.
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