GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--While GTPD officers were conducting proactive patrols of The Gloucester Premium Outlets, the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store reported a shoplifting in progress. A description of the accused was provided to the on-scene officers, who quickly located the accused attempting to exit the shopping complex on foot. Officers were able to detain the accused and while they were attempting to locate the stolen merchandise, they observed a large amount of various drugs and a loaded firearm in his backpack. The accused was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.
It was later determined that the recovered firearm was reported stolen out of Atlantic City for which there was an outstanding arrest warrant for the accused involving that investigation. He also was found in possession of a distributable amount Heroin, Prescription Pills and Marijuana along with packaging materials.
Arrestee: Guy Richardson; Age 39; 1400 Block of Penrose Avenue, Atlantic City NJ 08401
He was charged with the following offenses; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Certain Persons not to have Weapons, Possession of a Weapon During a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Offense, Distribution of CDS, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
The arrest of this individual is another example of The Gloucester Township Police Departments proactive crime strategies to deter crime and increase public safety.