Lauren J. Bianco, 28, of Camden's Tamarac Apartments, turned herself in following an extensive manhunt that began shortly after the robbery.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A Camden woman is charged with robbing the Chews Landing Road Rite Aid at gunpoint.
A Camden woman is charged with robbing the Chews Landing Road Rite Aid at gunpoint Tuesday night, and police are crediting a taxi driver with aiding in the woman's apprehension. The taxi driver, having witnessed an employee struggling with the woman inside the store, refused to let her enter the cab, according to Gloucester Township Police Deputy Chief David Harkins. The robbery suspect, identified by police as Lauren J. Bianco, 28, of Camden's Tamarac Apartments, turned herself in Wednesday afternoon around 4:30 following an extensive manhunt that began shortly after the robbery. Bianco was being held in Camden County Jail on $250,000 cash bail Wednesday evening. She is charged with armed robbery, possession of weapon for unlawful purpose…
Monday, February 18, 2013
Learn about the Gloucester Township Police Department with the 10-week course.
Gloucester Township Police Department's 10-week Citizens Police Academy will get underway on March 14. The academy, now in its 11th year, will be held Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30. Police invite anyone 16 years old or older to attend the free academy. It is the Police Department's hope that the academy will foster an improved relationship between police and the community. Police also feel the academy gives them an opportunity to provide residents with a better understanding of how the Police Department works and the duties of a police officer. "We'll give you more insight on how we operate," Deputy Chief David Harkins said last Monday night during the Township Council meeting. "I would recommend that for everyone." The 10-week course …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The bids will be unsealed at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Township officials will unseal bids for the armored rescue vehicle requested by the Police Department on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Township Council authorized the cancellation of a total of $550,000 of unused capital improvement funds, dating back to 2007, at its Jan. 28 meeting. The township will use a portion of the canceled capital funds, which date as far back as 2007, to pay for the armored rescue vehicle. It will also use funds from drug forfeitures, officials have said. The vehicle will cost about $250,000, according to Business Administrator Tom Cardis. The Clerk's Office is scheduled to unseal the bids at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Clerk Rosemary DiJosie said. The bid event is open to the public. Cardis said Tuesday he expects Council will move…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Police hunt leads to Winding Way.
Gloucester Township Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Millbridge Gardens Apartments Wednesday night. The robbery, which allegedly involved a handgun, occurred around 8:30 p.m. The victim was not injured, Gloucester Township Police Deputy Chief David Harkins said on Thursday morning. Police are not releasing any additional details regarding the ongoing investigation. According to information overheard on a police scanner, police officers pursuing the robbery suspect ended up conducting a search on Winding Way, located across Blackwood Clementon Road from the Millbridge Gardens complex. If you have any information about this crime, call police dispatch at 856-228-4500 or the township's anonymous crime tip line at 856…
Friday, December 30, 2011
Deputy Chief David Harkins is a recent graduate of the exclusive FBI National Academy.
Gloucester Township Police Deputy Chief David Harkins graduated from the 247th session of the prestigious FBI National Academy on Dec. 16. Harkins headed to FBI headquarters in Quantico, VA, in early October for the intensive, 11-week training program. Chief W. Harry Earle, also a graduate of the exclusive law-enforcement executive training program, was there to witness the 266-member commencement ceremony that included Harkins. "It was just remarkable to see the respect that the other police leaders had for him," Earle said of Harkins following Wednesday's Township Council meeting. Mayor David Mayer noted during Wednesday's Council meeting that only 1 percent of applicants are accepted into the FBI National Academy. "Out of everyone who …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Deputy Chief David Harkins has been accepted to the FBI's National Academy.
Gloucester Township Police Deputy Chief David Harkins has been accepted into the FBI's prestigious National Academy. Harkins will leave for Quantico, VA, this Sunday to begin the 10-week training program. He will be among 250 law-enforcement officers from around the world attending the course. Police Chief W. Harry Earle presented Harkins with a plaque with the Police Department's slogan—"Dedicated to Service, Committed to Excellence"—during Monday night's Township Council meeting. "This is a very unique opportunity," Earle said of Harkins' acceptance into the training program. State Sen. Fred Madden, a retired state police lieutenant colonel, noted the FBI accepts only 1 percent of those who apply for its National Academy. The FBI has …