Former Glo. Twp. Councilwoman Arrested
Crystal Evans turned herself in to police Nov. 8 on a fourth-degree stalking charge.
Former Gloucester Township councilwoman Crystal Evans was arrested last Thursday on a fourth-degree stalking charge.
Evans turned herself in to police in connection with the Nov. 7 incident, which involved a female victim, Gloucester Township Police Deputy Chief David Harkins said Tuesday afternoon. Police had contacted Evans to inform her of the charges filed against her.
The alleged incident was reported to Gloucester Township Police at 9:52 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, according to Harkins.
Evans, 48, was also charged with one count of disorderly persons criminal mischief.
Gloucester Township Police Officer Benjamin Lewitt signed the complaints against the former township councilwoman.
The stalking complaint alleges Evans "placed several hundred telephone calls to the victim with the purpose to harass and put fear into the victim" in 2012. It also states Evans was seen "on or near the victim's residence unannounced and uninvited."
The criminal mischief complaint claims Evans caused less than $500 in damage to the gutter downspouts to the victim's home.
The complaints identify the victim as Angela Deluca.
The former councilwoman was released on her own recognizance.
"There was no reason for her to have bail," Harkins said.
Evans declined an opportunity to address the charges against her when contacted by Gloucester Township Patch Tuesday afternoon.
"I don't want to comment on any of that," the Sicklerville resident said.
Evans did not seek re-election in 2011. She served on Township Council January 2008 through December 2011.
When she won a Council seat in November 2007, Evans became the first black woman elected to serve on the township's governing body.
Elected as a Democrat, Evans fell out of favor with her party when she sided with Gov. Chris Christie in his successful 2009 race against former governor Jon Corzine, a Democrat.