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GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (March 22, 2019)—The Gloucester City Police Department were busy this past week with multiple crimes which are listed below in the weekly crime report.

3/15 (8:09 am)​​A resident of Blackwood reported sometime overnight, his work truck was burglarized while parked in the unit block of S. Railroad Avenue.  Tools were reported stolen and the investigation is ongoing.

 

3/15 (12:51 pm)Ofc. Johanna James was called to the 200 block of S. Broadway for a crash involving two vehicles.  No injuries were reported.

 

3/15 (2:01 pm)​​Ptl. Bob Saunders III responded to a residence in the 600 block of Jersey Ave. for a reported overdose.  Upon arrival, the (35) year old male resident was found unconscious and not breathing.  Ptl. Saunders III administered one dose of Naloxone and the male regained consciousness.  He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

 

3/15 (5:24 pm)​​Ptl. Will DeFoney was called to Rt. 130 at Market St. for a crash involving two vehicles.  No injuries were reported.

 

3/16 (9:31 am)​​Ofc. Johanna James responded to Royal Farms on Rt. 130 for a reported disturbance.  Further investigation resulted with the arrest of Joseph A. Vandexter (30), a resident of Audubon.  He was arrested on warrants from Pennsauken, Mt. Ephraim, Camden City and Audubon.  After processing, he was lodged in Camden County Jail after failing to post bail.

 

3/16 (3:05 pm)​​Ofc. Johanna James responded to Royal Farms on Rt. 130 for a hit and run crash.  Surveillance video was obtained of the crash and further investigation resulted with the fleeing vehicle and driver being located on Beechwood Ave. in the Crescent Trailer Park.  The (53) year old male driver was charged with multiple traffic offenses.

 

3/16 (6:26 pm)​​Ptl. Blaise O’Donnell and K9 Demo respond to a residence in the 600 block of Jersey Ave. for a reported overdose.  Upon arrival, the (35) year old male resident was found unconscious and not breathing, for the second time within 24 hours.  Ptl. O’Donnell administered two doses of Naloxone before the male regained consciousness.  He was transported to an area hospital for further treatment.

 

3/17 (2:06 am)​​Ptl. Will DeFoney was called to the 200 block of Essex St. for a hit and run crash where two parked vehicles were struck.  The fleeing vehicle was located a short time later by Haddon Twp. Police on Collings Ave. at Mt. Ephraim Ave.  The driver, a (36) year old male resident of Collingswood, was charged with multiple traffic offenses, including driving on a suspended license.

 

3/17 (6:40 pm)​​Ptl. Will DeFoney was called to the 100 block of Market St. for a crash involving two vehicles.  No injuries were reported.

 

3/17 (11:10 pm)A traffic stop on Broadway at Somerset St. conducted by Ptl. Will DeFoney resulted with the arrest of the driver.  Theodore A. Gardner (37), a resident of Pennsauken, was arrested on warrants from Gloucester City, Camden City, Burlington City, Pennsauken and Cherry Hill.  He was also charged with possession of CDS (marijuana) and driving on a suspended license.  He was later released after posting bail.

 

3/19 (2:37 pm)​​Ptl. Sean Saunders was called to Rt. 130 at Market St. for a crash involving two vehicles.  Two injuries were reported.

 

3/19 (3:00 pm)​​A resident of the 400 block of Hudson St. reported sometime during the afternoon, a delivered package was stolen from his front step.  The investigation is ongoing.

 

3/19 (6:13 pm)​​While on patrol, Ptl. George Spingler and Sgt. Ken Iepson observed a suspicious occupied vehicle parked in the parking lot of the softball complex on Johnson Blvd.  Further investigation resulted with the arrest of the driver.  Melissa R. Ellis (30), a resident of Somerdale, was arrested on a warrant from Bellmawr and additionally charged with possession of CDS (cocaine).  She was later released on bail.

 

3/19 (8:28 pm)​​A traffic stop on Broadway at Morris St. conducted by Sgt. Ken Iepson and Ptl. George Spingler resulted with the arrest of the driver.  Todd G. Draper (45), a resident of Merchantville, was arrested on a warrant form Camden City.  He was later released on bail.

 

3/19 (11:51 pm)Ptl. Greg Coxe was called to Jersey Ave. at 4th. St. for a hit and run crash in which a light pole was struck and knocked to the ground.  The City Highway Department responded to cut the power off to the light.  The (30) year old male driver of the fleeing vehicle was later found at his residence in the 800 block of Morris St.  He was charged with multiple traffic violations.

 

3/20 (2:08 am)​​Officers responded to a residence on Swarthmore Ave. for a reported dwelling fire.  Upon arrival, all of the residents were evacuated and GCFD personnel extinguished the blaze.  The fire is believed to have been caused by a heater malfunction.

 

3/20 (6:20 am)​​A resident of the 600 block of Brown St. reported sometime overnight, her vehicle was stolen from the front of her residence.  She further reported the keys were left in the vehicle.  The vehicle was recovered in Camden City the following day.

 

3/20 (9:04 am)​​Ptl. Bob Saunders III responded to an unoccupied, bank owned residence in the 300 block of Orlando Ave. for a reported burglary.  It was reported that sometime during the previous two days, appliances were stolen from the residence.  There were no signs of forced entry and the investigation is ongoing.

 

3/20 (10:20 am)A traffic stop on Johnson Blvd. at Hudson St. conducted by Ofc. Johanna James resulted with the arrest of the driver.  Bruce G. Tyler (59), a resident of Pennsauken, was found to be a fugitive from justice wanted in Gloucester County.  He was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia before being lodged in Camden County Jail.

 

3/20 (7:04 pm)​​A pedestrian stop in the 1300 block of Rt. 130 conducted by Ptl. George Spingler and Sgt. Ken Iepson resulted with the arrest of Thomas D. Tetlow (38), L.K.A. 400 block of Hudson St.  He was arrested on warrants from Gloucester City and Camden City and later released after posting bail.

 

3/21 (1:32 pm)​​A traffic stop on Broadway at Monmouth St. conducted by Ptl. Sean Saunders and Ptl. George Spingler resulted with the arrests of three individuals.  Bobbie S. Cox (36), Robert L. Treadway (40), and Patrick J. Rowan (39), all residents of the 200 block of Somerset St. were arrested on multiple warrants from Gloucester City.  Treadway and Rowan were later released on bail and Cox was lodged in Camden County Jail after failing to post bail.

 

3/21 (2:15 pm)​​A resident of the 800 block of Bergen St. reported sometime during the day, his motorcycle was stolen from his driveway.  The investigation is ongoing.

 

3/21 (2:30 pm)​​Ofc. Johanna James responded to the Liquor Barn on Rt. 130 for a shoplifting.  Upon arrival, the owner reported two females stole a bottle of taquilla and fled in a beige Mercury with NJ handicap plates.  Surveillance video of the theft and vehicle was obtained and the investigation is ongoing.

 

3/21 (4:18 pm)​​Officers responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Thompson Ave. for a reported dwelling fire.  Upon arrival, the sole occupant of the residence was waiting outside and GCFD personnel extinguished the blaze.  The resident was transported to an area hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.  The fire is believed to have been caused by careless cooking.

 

3/21 (8:00 pm)​​A pedestrian stop on Broadway at Middlesex St. conducted by Inv. Tim Ryder resulted with the arrest of Robert B. Hemphill (29), a resident of the 200 block of Bergen St.  He was arrested on warrants from Gloucester City and Camden City and later released on bail

 

 

In addition, officers made (49) traffic stops and (256) property/business checks.  Officers made (14) arrests, responded to (16) domestic disputes, (48) medical assists, impounded (1) abandoned vehicle and managed (388) calls for service between March 15th. and March 21st

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