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GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 30, 2017)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Police saved four people this past week who had overdosed and were not breathing by treating them with Naxolone according to the department's weekly crime report. One 40-year-old male, who lives on Burlington Street was administered three doses of Naloxone before he responded. The incidents are marked with an asterisk*. 

Related: Gloucester City Police Save Three People from Dying

WHAT IS NALOXONE? Naloxone, also known as Narcan blocks or reverses the effects of opioid medication, including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.

Naloxone is used to treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation. This medicine should not be used in place of emergency medical care for an overdose.

Naloxone is also used to help diagnose whether a person has used an overdose of an opioid.  (source Reference.com)

TREATMENT IS EXPENSIVE--Naloxone, according to a CNBC January 4, 2017, report has been available since 1971, originally under the brand name Narcan, and now in several generic forms, as well as formulations with new delivery systems. Both categories have their own cost stories; a generic form made by Hospira, now owned by Pfizer, rose in price from less than $1 per milliliter vial in 2005 to more than $15 in 2014. The newer delivery systems range in price from $125 for two doses to as much as $3,750.

 *June 23 (6:45 pm) Cpl. Bill Lessig responded to a residence in the 400 block of Middlesex Street for a report of an overdose.  Upon arrival, the (56) year old male was unconscious and EMS personnel administered one dose of Naloxone.  He regained consciousness and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

*June 23 (9:30 pm) Ptl. Robert Saunders III responded to a residence in the 300 block of Hudson Street for a reported overdose.  Upon arrival, the (44) year old male resident was unconscious.  Ptl. Saunders administered one dose of Naloxone and the male did not regain consciousness.  A second dose of Naloxone was administered by EMS personnel and the male regained consciousness.  He was then transported to an area hospital for further treatment.

*June 24 (8:00 pm) Ptl. Mike Calzonetti and K9 Blitz responded to a residence in the 300 block of Mercer Street for a report of an overdose.  Upon arrival, the (27) year old male resident was unconscious.  Ptl. Calzonetti administered one dose of Naloxone and the male regained consciousness.  He was then transported to an area hospital for further treatment.

*June 28 (2:12 am) Ptl. Ben McKinney responded to a residence in the unit block of N. Burlington Street for a reported overdose.  Upon arrival, the (40) year old male resident was found unconscious.  Ptl. McKinney administered one dose of Naloxone and EMS personnel administered a second dose, both of which had no effect.  Paramedics arrived and administered a third dose of Naloxone and the male regained consciousness.  He was then transported to an area hospital for further treatment.

June (27) (8:54 pm) Officers responded to Freedom Pier for a report of one of the wood pilings being on fire.  GCFD personnel extinguished the fire and the cause is under investigation.

Related: Four Park Benches Stolen from Freedom Pier

In other matters,  

June 23 (10:24 pm) Ptl. Mike Calzonetti and K9 Blitz were on foot patrol in the area of Johnson Blvd. and Katherine Street when two individuals were observed in Fort Nassau Park after hours.  Further investigation resulted in the arrest of Michael Powell (18), a resident of the 900 block of Somerset Street.  He was charged with possession of CDS (marijuana) and released after processing.

June 23 (11:47 pm) Officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Powell Street for a dispute.  Upon arrival, it was determined a dispute over Facebook could not be settled and one of the individuals involved continued to act in a disorderly manner.  As a result, Charles P. DeMore Sr. (38), a resident of the 400 block of Market Street, was arrested by Cpl. Bill Lessig and charged with disorderly conduct.  After processing, he was released.

June 24 (1:37 am) Cpl. Bill Lessig stopped a juvenile riding his bicycle on Burlington Street at Mercer Street.  The (15) year old male was taken into custody for violating the city curfew ordinance and later released to his mother pending station house adjustment.

June 25 (2:33 am) Officers responded to the 200 block of Middlesex Street for a reported fight.  Upon arrival, it was determined that a neighbor dispute had taken place over a loud party.  The dispute was settled and no arrests were made.

June 25 (1:31 pm) Ptl. Mike Calzonetti and K9 Blitz responded to the Wawa on Market Street for a reported overdose in a parked vehicle.  Upon arrival, a male was found to be sleeping; however, he was arrested after a hypodermic syringe was found on the center console of the vehicle.  John P. Dorczuk Jr. (40), a resident of West Deptford, was charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe.  After processing, he was released.

June 25 (4:38 pm) A resident of the 300 block of N. Brown Street reported sometime overnight, unknown person(s) entered his rear yard and stole a lawn mower.  The investigation is ongoing.

June 26 (6:45 pm) Timothy M. Pettit (35), a resident of the 300 block of S. Broadway, was arrested on Broadway at Essex Street by Ptl. Cassy Pollander on warrants from Gloucester City and Brooklawn.  After processing, he was released on bail.

June 27 (3:51 pm) David M. Iacona (34), a resident of Westville, was arrested on N. Broadway at King Street by Ptl. Shea O’Donnell on a warrant from Collingswood.  After processing, he was released on bail.

June 28 (5:45 am) Officers responded to the area of Morris Street at Railroad Avenue for a report of two suspicious individuals who were knocking on doors.  Further investigation resulted in the arrests of both individuals by Ptl. George Spingler.  Christina A. Phillips (35), a resident of Runnemede, was found to have a warrant from Hi Nella.  She was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe.  After processing, she was released on bail.  Robert Cannon Jr. (29), a resident of Runnemede, was found to have a warrant from Camden City.  After processing, he was released on bail.

June 28 (6:25 pm) Joseph H. Allen (38), a resident of the 300 block of Mercer Street, was arrested on Market Street at 6th. by Ptl. Robert Saunders III due to the fact he was a fugitive from justice wanted by the Camden County Sheriff’s Department.  He was additionally charged with driving on a suspended license and remanded to Camden County Jail.

June 28 (10:54 pm) Sgt. Jim Little took a (16) year old male into custody on Broadway at Mercer Street for violating the city curfew ordinance.  He was later released to his mother pending station house adjustment.

June 29 (12:32 am) John F. O’Kane (62), a resident of the 300 block of Hudson Street, was arrested in the 300 block of Hudson Street by Cpl. Bill Lessig on a warrant from Pleasantville.  After processing, he was turned over to Pleasantville Police.

 

June 29 (7:41 pm) Ptl. Sean Saunders and Shea O’Donnell were on bike patrol on N. Burlington Street at Morris Street when they observed a male sitting in a parked car rolling a marijuana cigarette.  Juan C. Gonzalez-Santiago (29), a resident of Berlin, was arrested and charged with possession of CDS (marijuana).  After processing, he was released.

 

June 29 (10:32 pm) Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of N. Willow Street for a reported fight.  Upon arrival, there was no fight in progress and no arrests were made.

 

June 29 (1153 pm) David B. Chambers (56), a resident of the 200 block of Middlesex Street, was arrested on Broadway at Hudson Street by Cpl. Bill Lessig on warrants from West Deptford, Westville and Wildwood.  He was additionally charged with possession of CDS (heroin and crack cocaine) and turned over to West Deptford Police after processing.

In addition, officers conducted (67) traffic stops and (276) property/business checks.  Officers made (21) arrests, investigated (9) motor vehicle crashes, (14) domestic disputes and (3) abandoned vehicles were impounded.  Officers issued (38) criminal charges, (21) city ordinance charges, (18) traffic citations and managed (377) calls for service between June 23rd. and June 29th.

CNB NOTE: THOSE CHARGED ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE. 

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