Sunday, April 21, 2013
A teen barricaded himself inside a home on Burnham Lane Sunday.
A standoff in a neighborhood near the Voorhees-Cherry Hill border that drew officers from multiple towns ended peacefully after several hours Sunday. Homeowners Hiren and Indira Gala called 911 after a man in his 20s violated a restraining order they’d taken out against him, Voorhees Chief Louis Bordi said, and Voorhees officers arrived to the parents fleeing the house. “The suspect barricaded himself and advised he was not coming out,” Bordi said. Several homes on Burnham Lane in the Beagle Club, a residential development off Cooper Road about a mile from the Cherry Hill township line, were evacuated during the incident, which drew a Special Response Team from Gloucester Township and officers from Cherry Hill to assist Voorhees Police. …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Three patrons and a bouncer were attacked at Top Dog, Cherry Hill Police say.
CHERRY HILL, NJ – A Gloucester Township man is in jail and faces multiple charges after he allegedly stabbed four people, including a security guard, in a melee inside Top Dog on Route 70 in Cherry Hill early Sunday morning, Cherry Hill Police said. Daniel Skillings, 32, of the unit block of Hampshire Road, was involved in a large fight that broke out just after 2 a.m. at the night club’s second floor dance floor, police said, when security guard Robert Dellaquila tried to break up the brawl. That’s when Skillings stabbed Dellaquilla in the left leg, police said, before other bouncers were able to subdue and disarm Skillings, who was then turned over to Cherry Hill officers who responded to the club. Three Willingboro men—Stephen Campbell…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Eric Brown allegedly lit the device and left it smoking in a Cherry Hill shopping plaza, leading to an evacuation early Tuesday afternoon.
A Lindenwold man was arrested after setting off a grenade-shaped smoke bomb that led the county bomb squad being called out and the area around Springdale and Greentree roads being evacuated for about 45 minutes early Tuesday afternoon, Cherry Hill Police said. Eric Brown, 25, of the unit block of Brighton Avenue in Lindenwold, faces multiple charges for setting off the smoke bomb, which caused the evacuation of stores in Springdale Plaza and the closure of the intersection, police said. Officers spotted the smoke bomb, which was spewing white smoke, along the curb on the south side of the Friendly Food Mart in the Springdale Plaza just after 1 p.m., police said. They immediately evacuated the plaza and shut down the intersection to all …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Also, an alleged attempt to avoid a DUI goes wrong in a hurry.
Each week, Patch combs through the more shocking, surprising and often absurd alleged criminal acts and police-related incidents that unfold around the region. Here’s what went on this week for “OMG PD.” If your key doesn't work, make sure you're at the right apartment: Mount Laurel Police said Ming F. Zheng was drunk and forgot to check the address when he tried kicking in his front door, which—surprise!—wasn't his front door. Speaking of door-related crimes: A resident at the Heights of Collingswood told police she heard some noises at her front door, then later realized her peephole had been stolen. No word on what the street value of a stolen peephole might be, though. That had to be a weird traffic report: Stuff falls off trucks on to…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Officers from Gloucester Township and Cherry Hill get in training on the less lethal devices.
Within the next two months, police officers in Camden County could get the OK to carry Tasers, and two departments got a head start on that process, training in the use of the weapons at Gloucester Township's training facility Tuesday. About 15 officers got a hands-on look at the weapons, including a demonstration of the effects on themselves. "It's one of the worst pains I've ever felt," Cherry Hill Lt. Sean Redmond said. Currently, only Gloucester Township, Cherry Hill and the county sheriff's department have signed up to train in the user of Tasers, which won't get greenlit until the prosecutor's office finishes drafting a policy for their use—something spokesman Jason Laughlin said is "imminent."