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Vehicle Pursuit Starts in Gloucester City, Ends In Aston, Pennsylvania; Suspect from Ocean City

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GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--A vehicle pursuit which started in Gloucester City and ended in Pennsylvania resulted in the arrest of a Ocean City resident for various violations. 

According to police, on June 26 at 11:53 pm Ptl. John Bryszewski, while on patrol, observed a suspicious occupied vehicle parked on Barlow Avenue.  During the course of the investigation, Ptl. Bryszewski asked the driver to step out of his vehicle.  The driver, instead sped off, initiating a vehicle pursuit.  The registration plates on the vehicle was also found to be fictitious.  The pursuit ended on a dead end street in Aston, Pennsylvania.  

With the assistance of Aston Police, the suspect was placed under arrest.  Matthew G. Torok (29), a resident of Ocean City, was arrested and charged with eluding, being under the influence of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe, along with numerous traffic violations.  Torok was incarcerated in Pennsylvania pending extradition back to New Jersey.

According to MapQuest Aston Pennsylvania is approximately 23 miles away from Gloucester City, NJ.

In other matters, 

6/22 (6:30 am) A resident of the 200 block of 3rd. St. reported sometime between 2:00 am and 6:20 am, his truck was vandalized while parked on the street.  Surveillance video of the crime has been obtained and the investigation is ongoing.

 

6/22 (7:05 am) A resident of Ocean City reported the windshield on her vehicle was smashed sometime overnight while parked in the 200 block of Middlesex Street. The investigation is ongoing.

 

6/23 (2:44 pm) Ptl. Bob Saunders III responded to a residence in the 300 block of Essex Street for a report of a suicidal person.  During the course of the investigation, a female on location was found to be a fugitive from justice wanted by the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office.  Kerstin McGowan (29), a resident of the address, was arrested and lodged in Camden County Jail.

 

6/24 (8:09 pm) Ptl. Joe Eller was called to Burlington Street at Hudson for a crash involving two vehicles.  No injuries were reported.

 

6/24 (8:10 pm) Sgt. Jim Little responded to a residence in the 400 block of N. Broadway for a reported overdose.  Upon arrival, the (31) year old male resident of the 800 block of Cumberland Street was found unconscious and not breathing, on the front porch of the residence.  Sgt. Little administered two doses of Naloxone before the male regained consciousness.  He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

 

6/24 (9:03 pm) Ptl. Barb Kane responded to a residence on Cedarwood Avenue for a reported neighbor dispute.  As a result, Robert F. Kain (24), a resident of the 300 block of Walnut Avenue, was arrested on warrants from Camden City.  He was released on bail.

 

6/25 (5:48 am) Ptl. Don Fager III was called to the 1300 block of Market Street for a crash involving two vehicles.  No injuries were reported.

 

6/25 (12:40 pm) Ptl. Don Fager III was called to Rt. 130 at Market Street for a hit and run crash involving two vehicles.  One injury was reported and the investigation is ongoing.

 

6/25 (3:31 pm) Ptl. George Spingler was called to the 500 block of Essex Street for a crash involving two vehicles.  No injuries were reported.

 

6/25 (9:24 pm) Ptl. Ben McKinney responded to a residence in the 300 block of S. Broadway for a reported overdose.  Upon arrival, the (28) year old male Camden resident was found unconscious and not breathing.  Ptl. McKinney administered one dose of Naloxone and the male regained consciousness.  He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

 

6/26 (1:15 am) Ptl. Sean Gartland responded to the area of Highland Blvd. and Greenwood Avenue for a report of a male and female looking inside parked cars.  Ptl. Gartland located both individuals on Highland Blvd. and further investigation let to their arrests.  Kaila E. Hill (28), a resident of Cedarwood Avenue, was arrested on warrants from Gloucester City and Camden City and additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.  Joseph Pfeifer (28), a resident of Bellmawr, was arrested on warrants from Gloucester City, Bellmawr and Washington Twp.  Both were released on bail.

 

6/26 (9:45 am) Joseph H. Battersby, a resident of the 100 block of Oxford Avenue, was arrested on Broadway at Monmouth Street by DSgt. Carl DePoder and Inv. Tim Ryder on a warrant from Haddon Heights.  He was additionally charged with possession of CDS (heroin) before being released on bail.

 

6/26 (2:10 am) Sgt. Bill Eller responded to the Gloucester City Marina for a reported assault.  Upon arrival, the victim reported he was assaulted by another male, who had left prior to police arrival.  The suspect has been identified and no charges have been signed at this time.

 

6/26 (7:53 pm) Kohn P. Dorczuk (41), a resident of Lane Avenue, was arrested on Market Street at Baynes by Sgt. Ken Iepson.  Dorczuk was found to be a fugitive from justice wanted by the Burlington County Sheriff’s Office and lodged in Camden County Jail.

 

6/26 (10:35 pm) Ptl. Ben McKinney responded to the Rodeway Inn on Rt. 130 for a reported overdose.  Upon arrival, the (22) year old female from Westville was found unconscious and not breathing.  Ptl. McKinney administered one dose of Naloxone and the female regained consciousness.  She was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

 

6/26 (11:53 pm) While on patrol, Ptl. John Bryszewski observed a suspicious occupied vehicle parked on Barlow Avenue.  During the course of the investigation, Ptl. Bryszewski asked the driver to step out of his vehicle.  The driver, instead sped off, initiating a vehicle pursuit.  The registration plates on the vehicle was also found to be fictitious.  The pursuit ended on a dead end street in Aston, Pennsylvania.  With the assistance of Aston Police, the suspect was placed under arrest.  Matthew G. Torok (29), a resident of Ocean City, was arrested and charged with eluding, being under the influence of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe, along with numerous traffic violations.  Torok was incarcerated in Pennsylvania pending extradition back to New Jersey.

 

6/27 (11:56 am) A resident of Camden staying at the Rodeway Inn on Rt. 130 reported a bus pass and personal items were stolen from his room the day before.  The investigation is ongoing.

 

6/27 (5:41 pm) Ptl. Greg Coxe was called to Yale Avenue at Lehigh for a crash involving two vehicles.  No injuries were reported.

 

6/27 (6:20 pm) Ptl. Blaise O’Donnell responded to the 300 block of Essex Street for a report of a pit bull that had bit its owner and was running after people in the street.  The dog was contained and turned over to animal control.  The owner of the dog was issued a summons for allowing his dog to run loose as well as not registering his dog.  No others were injured.

 

6/28 (1:52 pm) Ptl. Sean Saunders was on foot patrol in plain clothes in Proprietor’s Park when he observed a group of five individuals in a circle around a park bench on the waterfront.  Ptl. Saunders approached the group and found two of them to be smoking marijuana.  Dylan P. Weeks-Dixon (19), a resident of Merchantville, was arrested and charged with possession of CDS.  He was additionally charged with obstruction of justice after attempting to discard the marijuana into the river.  William A. Medina (20), a resident of the 800 block of Market Street, was also charged with possession of CDS.  Both were later released.  The other three individuals were juveniles.  They weren’t charged and were released to their parents.

 

6/28 (3:42 pm) Ptl. Barb Kane was called to Rt. 130 at Klemm Avenue for a crash involving five vehicles.  No injuries were reported.

 

6/28 (7:35 pm) Ptl. Greg Cox was called to the 300 block of 8th. Street for a crash involving two vehicles.  No injuries were reported.

 

6/28 (11:00 pm) A resident of West Deptford reported her vehicle was vandalized while parked in the 500 block of Market Street.  The investigation is ongoing.

 

 

In addition, officers made (38) traffic stops and (198) property/business checks.  Officers made (10) arrests, responded to (14) domestic disputes, impounded (3) abandoned vehicles and managed (268) calls for service between June 22nd. and June 28th.

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