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Road Rage Leads to Street Fight with Weapons in Voorhees, Four Suspects Arrested

 

VOORHEES (MARCH 1, 2024)(CNBNews)--Thursday, February 29, 2024 at approximately 2:12 pm a Detective with the Gloucester Township Police Department was traveling on Blackwood Clementon Road by Emerson Drive when he observed a Voorhees Police Officer (K9) stopped in the roadway with his emergency vehicle lights activated giving orders to four (4) male subjects to get on the ground. As the Detective stopped to assist, the Voorhees Officer advised all four subjects were engaged in a physical confrontation in the middle of the roadway armed with

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various weapons to include a handgun. Additional Officers from Gloucester Township and Voorhees Twp. responded to assist with taking all four subjects into custody without further escalation of violence.

 

Investigation revealed that all parties involved had prior knowledge of one another and during this road rage incident two vehicles were involved in a minor motor vehicle crash. Two occupants of the struck vehicle exited and accosted the two occupants of the second vehicle. All parties engaged in physical confrontation involving hands/fists and, at some point, all armed themselves with objects such as screwdrivers, a long wooden handle and a handgun. It was at this moment a Voorhees Twp. Officer came upon the melee and was able to successfully deescalate the confrontation utilizing verbal commands and display of his duty weapon, without any further injury to the suspects involved. As a result of the initial confrontation several of the suspects suffered minor injuries ranging from bruises, lacerations and a possible concussion. One was treated at a local hospital and released after treatment. GTPD Officers recovered a black Sig Sauer P250 9mm handgun and one magazine loaded with hollow point bullets from the scene.

 

According to a police spokesman, if it wasn’t for the quick, decisive action of the Voorhees Officer involved, the situation could’ve easily escalated into a more serious situation where the use of an illegally possessed firearm could’ve ended with deadly consequences. All subjects involved were processed, charged with various criminal and traffic offenses, and released pending court in accordance with bail reform procedures.

Adult Arrests:

1. Oscar Torres-Montano (18 YOA) 300 Block of Cherrywood Drive: Agg. Assault, Unlawful Poss. Weapon, Poss. Weapon Unlawful Purpose

2. Isaiah Santiago (19 YOA) 200 Block of LaCascata: Agg. Assault, Unlawful Poss. Weapon, Poss. Weapon Unlawful Purpose

3. Gavin Molino (19 YOA) Unit Block of Yorkshire Road: Simple Assault, Unlawful Possession of Handgun, Possession of a Weapon for An Unlawful Purpose, and Prohibited Weapons and Devices – Hollow Point Rounds

4. Emidio Mariani (21 YOA) Unit Block of Kennedy Drive: Simple Assault, Unlawful Possession of Handgun, Possession of a Weapon for An Unlawful Purpose, and Prohibited Weapons and Devices – Hollow Point Rounds

 

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