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News from the Gloucester Township Police Department

Child Ejected From Vehicle During Crash

On May 23rd, 2013 at approximately 11:30am, Gloucester Township Police responded to Berlin- Images Cross Keys Road in the area of the Target store for a report of a two vehicle motor vehicle crash in which a child was ejected from the vehicle.

Arriving officers found the child to be conscious and alert. He was stabilized at the scene and transported to Cooper Hospital along with the mother who received minor injuries. It was reported that the child’s injuries are non-life threatening. The driver of the striking vehicle was not injured. The identities of the occupants are not being released at this time.

The crash in currently under investigation by the Gloucester Township Police Traffic Safety. No charges have been filed pending the outcome of the investigation.

Officer Arrests Burglary Suspect As He Attempts To Flee By Jumping Out 2nd Story Window

On 5/22/2013 at approximately 1242 hours, The Gloucester Township Police Department was dispatched to a residence on Innsbruck Dr., Sicklerville  for a reported residential burglary alarm.

The first arriving officer observed that a back porch door showed signs of a forced entry. It appeared that the door had been kicked in and was open. While the officer was attempting to position himself to better observe the residence, the officer heard a noise from the front of the residence. The officer responded to the front of the residence, and he observed the suspect cut a second story window screen, exit onto the garage roof of the residence and then jump off . The suspect was immediately taken into custody as he landed on the driveway. There were no injuries to officers or the suspect.
Further investigation revealed the suspect was in the process of placing several items in a bag, in an attempt to remove them from the residence undetected. He observed the officer and attempted to escape via the second floor window.

The suspect was identified as Thomas Kemble, age 36 residing at 200 unit block of Blackwood Clementon Rd. Lindenwold . He was charged with; 3rd Degree Burglary of a Residence, 3rd Criminal Attempt Theft, 3rd Degree Criminal Mischief. He was remanded to Camden County Jail in lieu of $50,000.00 full cash bail.