Obituary: Dorothy D. Franchi, age 88 of Brooklawn


CNB CRIME: Gloucester City Schools Placed Under Alert While Police Investigate Gunshot Sound

GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. (November 23, 2016)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Police Department investigated an incident on Friday, November 18 that required the Gloucester City High School, Market Street and Route 130 and Cold Springs School, Market Street and Cold Springs Drive, to be placed under alert. According to police, around 10:30 AM a teacher in class at Gloucester City High School reported she heard what sounded like a gunshot come from the area behind the football field at the High School.  Both Gloucester City High School and Cold Springs School were put into a shelter in place while officers searched the area surrounding both schools.  The area was determined to be secure and the shelter in place was lifted approximately thirty minutes later.

In other matters: 


November 18 (11:41 am) A resident of Railroad Avenue reported sometime overnight, unknown person(s) dented the hood of her parked car with a brick.  The investigation is ongoing.


November 19 (1:54 pm) An officer responded to Dollar General on S. Broadway for a reported shoplifting.  The female suspect had left the scene prior to the officer's arrival; however, further investigation led to the positive identification of the suspect.  Jana C. Riccobene (52), a resident of Cherry Hill, was charged with shoplifting after concealing approximately $38 worth of cat food in her purse and leaving the store without paying.


November 19 (6:47 pm) Malik A. Jackson-Busbee (21), a resident of Camden, was arrested on N. Filmore Street at Warren Street due to the fact he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  He was later released on bail.


November 19 (6:46 pm) Officers responded to the 400 block of S. Broadway for a tree that had fallen.  Several vehicles were damaged and GCFD personnel removed the debris.


November 19 (8:51 pm) Mark E. Lentz (21), a resident of Audubon, was arrested as a result of a traffic stop on Nicholson Road at Temple Avenue.  He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe.


November 20 (8:30 am) John W. Hunter (43), a resident of the 200 block of N. Broadway, was arrested on Johnson Blvd. at Middlesex Street due to the fact he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  He was later released on bail. 


November 21 (11:51 am) An officer was dispatched to the 1400 block of Chestnut Avenue for a report of two juvenile males loitering in front of a residence.  Upon arrival, a (15) year old male from Sydwood Avenue and a (15) year old male from Cedarwood Avenue were taken into custody for violating the city daytime curfew ordinance.  They were both released to their parents.


November 22 (12:40 am) An officer responded to Wawa on Market Street for a reported shoplifting.  Upon arrival, it was determined that a white male in his late 20’s with a beard and wearing a gray sweatshirt stole four packs of cigarettes and ran from the store.  Video surveillance footage was obtained and the investigation is ongoing.


November 22 (3:16 pm) George J. Rieder (46), a resident of the 500 block of Nicholson Road, was arrested on Johnson Blvd. at Nicholson Road due to the fact he had outstanding warrants for his arrest.  He was additionally charged with possession of CDS (heroin) and later released on bail.

November 23 (8:16 am) John F. O’Kane (61), a resident of the 300 block of Hudson Street, was arrested on N. Broadway at King Street due to the fact he had outstanding warrants for his arrest.  He was later released on bail.

In addition, officers conducted (64) traffic stops and (222) property/business checks.  Officers made (12) arrests, investigated (17) motor vehicle crashes, (7) domestic disputes and impounded (3) abandoned vehicles.  Officers issued (10) criminal charges and (14) traffic citations between November 18-23.


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