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GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 31, 2019)--Over the past week Gloucester City Police saved the lives of several people who had overdosed, investigated

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burglaries, responded to a number of vehicle crashes, apprehended shop lifters, etc., etc. In other words it was normal duty for members of the department. However this week one police officer found himself in the middle of a fight between two neighbors battling over a wandering chicken.

The incident occurred on Tuesday evening, May 28 at 10:33 PM.  Ptl. Ben McKinney responded to a residence in the 800 block of Cumberland St. for a theft complaint. Upon arrival, the resident stated during the passing storm, one of his chickens got out of the pen in his rear yard and his neighbor took the chicken inside her residence. The neighbor refused to give the chicken back until police arrived so the owner would not accuse her of doing anything to the chicken. Ptl. McKinney mediated the situation and the chicken was returned to its owner, no harm no fowl.

In other matters,

5/24 (4:01 am) Officers were dispatched to Cheerleaders Gentlemen’s Club for an activated burglary alarm. Further investigation determined entry was gained at the rear of the building; however, no suspects were located. Surveillance video was obtained of the suspect inside the building and the investigation is ongoing. Nothing was reported stolen.

5/24 (11:53 am Ptl. Blaise O’Donnell and K9 Demo were called to Rt. 130 at Klemm Ave. for a crash involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

5/24 (4:58 pm) Ptl. Blaise O’Donnell and K9 Demo were called to Johnson Blvd. at Baynes Ave. for a crash involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

5/24 (5:58 pm) Ptl. Blaise O’Donnell and K9 Demo responded to Broadway and Warren St. for a male who had fallen off his bike and was laying in the street. Further investigation resulted with the arrest of Robert J. Wilhelm Sr. (60), a resident of Westville. He was charged with possession of CDS (heroin and prescription medication) and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

5/24 (7:47 pm) Ptl. Blaise O’Donnell and K9 Demo responded to Cherry Hill to assist Cherry Hill Police with a narcotics investigation.

5/25 (1:55 pm) A traffic stop on Broadway at Center St. conducted by Ptl. Will DeFoney resulted with the arrest of Anthony P. Mattia (49), a resident of Williamstown. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe before being released.

5/25 (5:59 pm) Ofc. Johanna James was called to Baynes Ave. for a hit and run crash involving a parked vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

5/26 (7:41 am) Ptl. Will DeFoney responded to Royal Farms on Rt. 130 for a reported shoplifting. Surveillance video of two suspects was obtained and the investigation is ongoing.

5/26 (11:41 pm) Ofc. Johanna James responded to Royal Farms on Rt. 130 for a reported stolen cell phone. Upon arrival, the victim reported his phone was stolen from a counter top inside the store. With the use of the, “Find Your I-Phone App,” Ofc. James located the suspect with the phone at a residence on Washington Ave. in West Collingswood Heights. The suspect returned the phone and the victim declined to pursue charges.

5/27 (6:16 am) Ptl. Keith Wall and Ptl. Sean Gartland responded to the Rodeway Inn on Rt. 130 for a reported breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined a male had entered an unlocked room that wasn’t rented and fled when confronted by an employee. A short time later, Ptl. Wall located a male matching the description provided, walking on Market Street at Greenwood Ave. Further investigation resulted with the arrest of Xavier S. Tarver (23), a resident of Camden. He was arrested on a warrant from Camden City and additionally charged with criminal trespass before being released on bail.

5/27 (3:05 pm) Ptl. Sean Gartland was called to N. Burlington St. at Hudson St. for a crash involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

5/27 (7:12 pm) A pedestrian stop on Broadway at Middlesex St. conducted by Ptl. Don Fager III resulted with the arrest of Adrian E. Johnson (37), a resident of Sewell. He was arrested on a warrant from Deptford Twp. and additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe. He was later released on bail.

5/28 (11:40 am) A resident of the 100 block of N. Brown St. reported a male wearing a blue jacket stole a bicycle from her front yard and was last seen heading east on Hudson St. A search of the area for the suspect and bicycle was unsuccessful. The investigation is ongoing.

5/28 (12:37 pm) Susan Strouse (55), a resident of Westville, was arrested on Broadway at Somerset St. by Ptl. Mike Calzonetti and K9 Blitz on warrants from Camden City. She was later released on bail.

5/28 (3:14 pm) Ptl. Sean Gartland responded to CVS on S. Broadway for a reported shoplifting. Upon arrival, a description was provided and a short time later, Sgt. Bill Eller located a male, matching the description, walking with another male on Monmouth St. at Railroad Ave. Further investigation led to the arrest of both males and the stolen merchandise was recovered and returned to CVS. Cody A. Macklin (24), a resident of Bridgeton, was charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also found to have warrants for his arrest from Bellmawr and Winslow Twp. He was later released on bail. Nino A. Payge (43), a resident of Philadelphia, was charged with shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also found to have a warrant from Cherry Hill. He was released on bail as well.

5/28 (4:14 pm) A resident of the 200 block of Morris St. reported sometime overnight, someone entered her open front porch, cut the lock and stole a bicycle that was chained on the porch. The investigation is ongoing.

5/28 (10:13 pm) Officers responded to the River Park Pub on Jersey Ave. for a reported fight. Upon arrival, a male was located who had been assaulted. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment and video surveillance of the suspects and assault has been obtained. The investigation is ongoing.

5/29 (6:01 am) A resident of the 900 block of Monmouth St. reported sometime overnight, his vehicle was stolen from Brown St. just south on Monmouth St. The investigation is ongoing.

5/29 (6:55 am) A resident of the 400 block of N. Broadway reported his vehicle was spray painted sometime overnight. The investigation is ongoing.

5/29 (2:33 pm) Ptl. Blaise O’Donnell and K9 Demo were called to the 200 block of Monmouth Street for a crash involving three vehicles. Two injuries were reported.

5/29 (3:54 pm) While on patrol, Ptl. Will DeFoney was flagged down by an employee from Gloucester Liquors on Broadway who pointed out a shirtless male running south on Broadway who had tried to steal an energy drink from the store. Ptl. DeFoney caught up with the male at Broadway and Hunter St. and while speaking with him, the male admitted ingesting heroin and began to lose consciousness. Ptl. DeFoney administered one dose of Naloxone and the (24) year old male resident of Westville regained consciousness. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

5/29 (3:39 pm) A traffic stop on Johnson Blvd. at Mercer St. conducted by Ptl. George Spingler resulted with the arrest of Cheryl A. Saltzgueber (51), a resident of the unit block of S. Sussex St. During the traffic stop, Ptl. Mike Calzonetti and K9 Blitz were called to the scene to conduct an open air narcotics sniff around the vehicle. K9 Blitz alerted to the presence of narcotics odor coming from inside the vehicle and a subsequent search resulted in the recovery of a quantity of prescription medication. Saltzgueber was charged with possession of CDS and possession of drug paraphernalia before being released.

5/29 (6:17 pm) Officers were dispatched to the Gloucester City Swim Club on Essex St. for a report of two males who had jumped the fence and were swimming in the pool. Upon arrival, three suspects were located on the property, which was closed and locked at the time. Kendrick J. Petty (23), a resident of the 500 block of Mercer St., Marquis W. Dredden (21), a resident of the 200 block of Market St. and Molly L. Lugo (26), a resident of Collingswood were all arrested and charged with defiant trespass.

5/30 (11:51 am) Inv. Tim Ryder and DSG. Carl DePoder observed a suspicious occupied vehicle parked in the rear lot of the Rodeway Inn on Rt. 130. Further investigation led to the arrest of two individuals. Daniel R. Dempsey (20), a resident of Sicklerville and Stephanie R. Famille (24), a resident of Williamstown were arrested and charged with possession of CDS (heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe. Both were later released.

5/30 (8:29 pm) A traffic stop on Rt. 130 at Klemm Ave. conducted by Ptl. George Spingler resulted with the arrest of two individuals. Ptl. Blaise O’Donnell and K9 Demo were called to the scene to conduct an open air narcotics sniff around the vehicle. K9 Demo alerted to the presence of narcotics odor coming from inside the vehicle and a subsequent search resulted with the recovery of a quantity of heroin. Peter V. Nitowski (32) and Linda Nitowski (30), both residents of Franklinville were arrested and charged with possession of CDS and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were later released.

5/30 (9:34 am) Ptl. Will DeFoney responded to a residence in the 400 block of Cumberland St. for a reported overdose. Upon arrival, the male was found unconscious and not breathing. Ptl. DeFoney administered one dose of Naloxone and the (33) year old Pennsylvania resident regained consciousness. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.


In addition, officers made (37) traffic stops and (254) property/business checks. Officers made (21) arrests, impounded (2) abandoned vehicles, responded to (13) domestic disputes, (53) medical assists and managed (452) calls for service between May 24th. and May 30th.

EDITOR'S NOTE: THOSE CHARGED ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE

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