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Brawl at Howard Johnson Inn Nets 8 Arrests

The melee occurred early Monday morning at the Black Horse Pike motel.

Gloucester Township Police Department on Monday afternoon issued the following press release regarding an incident at Howard Johnson Express Inn:

On June 25, 2012, at approximately 1:34 a.m., officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the HoJo Inn on the Black Horse Pike in Blenheim for a report of 30 people involved in a fight. Upon officers arrival, multiple vehicles were attempting to flee the area. An investigation was conducted of the occupants of these vehicles along with numerous individuals in the parking lot and on the third floor of the hotel. As a result of this investigation, eight people from various towns were arrested and charged with offenses such as possession of a controlled dangerous substance, hindering apprehension and outstanding warrants. Six of the eight people arrested were remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility.

The following individuals were remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility:

  • Ashlie Brown, Elena Court, Gloucester Township - possession of CDS, hindering apprehension, warrants
  • Yushika Taplin, Browning Street, Camden - possession of CDS, hindering apprehension, warrants
  • Trevor Carter, Jackson Street, Camden - possession of CDS
  • Lachelle Carter, 10th Street, Camden - outstanding warrants
  • Brandon Bagwell, Farmhouse Road, Erial - outstanding warrants
  • Waverly Curry, Pine Road, Philadelphia - outstanding warrants

Also arrested and released:

  • Shermaine Carter, Kingswood Place, Clementon - outstanding warrants
  • Shakema Alford, Park Boulevard, Camden- possession of a controlled dangerous substance
Big Daddy 1 June 26, 2012 at 01:00 AM
What am I missing - possession of CDs is a crime? Are we talking about music or is this some new drug or something?
Sean McCullen (Editor) June 26, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Good one. CDS and CDs are two very different things. CDS stands for "controlled dangerous substance." And CDs are "compact discs," which typically, as you noted, have music on them.
John Reynolds June 26, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Maybe they were playing loud CDs while ingesting CDSs. I vote for HoJos as "Best of Gloucester Township" for places to party and procure drugs.
Paul J. DiBartolo June 26, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Where's the BoBet when you need it?
John Reynolds June 26, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Most of the small mom and pop motels in the area, like the Oasis and Wilson on Admiral Wilson Blvd went out of business, due to government regulations and high taxes, putting hundreds of girls out of work ...
Paul J. DiBartolo June 26, 2012 at 05:39 PM
John, you're incorrigible.
Paul J. DiBartolo June 26, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Wait, I forgot to add...and a hopeless romantic;-)

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