Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Emery Galiazzi was charged for an accident last month on Coles Road that sent two people to the hospital.
A 49-year-old Lindenwold man was charged with DWI and driving with a suspended license after an investigation into a violent wreck in Gloucester Township that sent three people to the hospital last month. Emery Galiazzi, of the 100 block of 4th Avenue, was charged Friday with two counts of assault with a motor vehicle, under the influence of a narcotic, driving while intoxicated and for a suspended driver being involved in a motor vehicle crash with serious injuries. The one-car wreck was reported shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the unit block of Coles Road near the Route 42 on-ramp on March 19. The car slammed into a utility pole, which came out of the ground. Two of the car's occupants were able to extricate themselves, while a third was …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Township police teach safe driving with simulators.
Township high school students won't have to wonder what it's like to drive while distracted or intoxicated; they'll get to experience a simulation firsthand. Gloucester Township Police have developed a program to show students the dangers of distracted or impaired driving. Teens will drive a vehicle on a controlled course with simulations for texting while driving and being intoxicated. Students will learn about the dangers of texting and cell phone use while driving by actually driving the Gloucester Township Police DWI simulator on a controlled course while attempting to text. Texting while driving can cause drivers to focus attention on texting long enough to miss a person running in front of a vehicle, or a vehicle in front of them …
A team of Gloucester Township officers honor those who have died in the line of duty.
A team of Gloucester Township police officers participated in a three-day bicycle ride to Washington, D.C. over the weekend to mark the beginning of National Police Week. The local team were part of more than 1,700 police officers who road more than 300 miles to D.C. The theme was "We ride for those who died." Several bikers displayed photos of officers slain in the line of duty, including Sean Collier, a university police officer allegedly slain by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Gloucester Township police arrested two men—both felons—and conducted an all-night search for one of the weapons.
Two felons—including one on community release from state prison—had illegal handguns in the township, police said. Police seized the two guns during separate incidents on May 4 and 5. In the first incident, police responded to a unit at Lakewood Manor Apartments on Lakeland Road in the township's Blackwood section at 11:50 p.m. May 4 for a report of a disturbance. Upon arriving, officers saw blood on the apartment doorway, and encountered two people who had just left the apartment. Officers also heard several people inside the apartment who initially refused to open the door, even as officers could see them cleaning up blood inside the apartment, according to Deputy Chief David Harkins. The two people outside the apartment tried to …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Gloucester Township police released a YouTube video Tuesday.
Gloucester Township police are looking for a man and woman wanted for an alleged theft of a $1,000 metal rack from behind the ShopRite supermarket on Chews Landing Road. Police say the theft occurred shortly after 1 p.m. on April 10. They released a video on YouTube Tuesday from a surveillance camera showing the alleged theft. The pair are described as a white male, wearing a black t-shirt and tan shorts, and a heavy-set white female, wearing jean shorts and a pink shirt. "[They] arrived in a dark-gray PT Cruiser with a sunroof from the Chews Landing Road driveway near Glen Oaks Liquors, drove to the rear of the store, and stole a $1,000 metal rack from the area of the store's loading docks," police said. The GTPD anonymous crime tip line …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
An attorney said the prosecutor didn't have enough information to proceed.
Gloucester Township school board member Marianne Coyle strode out of a Winslow courtroom this morning, ignoring a reporter's request for comment after a hearing for a harassment complaint she filed was once again postponed. After several sidebar conversations over an hour with Prosecutor Donna Platt, while Judge Michael Diamond plowed through case after case of mostly traffic and parking violations Wednesday morning, Coyle was finally summoned to the front of the large courtroom. She was told that Platt, the defendant and his attorney never received discovery information and witness statements from Gloucester Township police on the disorderly persons complaint. This is the second time the hearing has been postponed since Feb. 28. The first…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Gloucester Township Police say speed doesn't appear to be a factor in the pedestrian accident on Good Intent Road at Marshall Avenue.
A car hit a 13-year-old trying to cross the street Tuesday morning in Gloucester Township, police report. The teen boy was conscious and alert when emergency responders arrived. He was transported to Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury for non-life-threatening injuries. Police believe the boy was diagonally crossing Good Intent Road at Marshall Avenue at 7:26 a.m. April 23 to reach his school bus. A car struck him, and the driver stopped at the scene. Speed didn’t appear to be a factor in the crash, police say. Gloucester Township Police are withholding the driver’s name while the department’s Traffic Safety Unit investigates. Don't miss any breaking news in Gloucester Township. Sign up for Patch's alerts and daily newsletter.
Monday, April 22, 2013
A portion of the proceeds from the tournament at Valleybrook Country Club on May 30 will provide college scholarships for local high-school students.
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. …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Carlos 'Adam' Maldonado entered a dozen vehicles early Friday morning in the township's Erial section and stole various items, police said.
Gloucester Township Police's new tip-texting system led to the arrest of an accused serial car burglar Friday. Early Friday, a dozen vehicles parked on Roosevelt Avenue, Bellisimo Court and Shelly Street in the township's Erial section were burglarized, and various items were stolen, police said. All the vehicles were within a short walking distance of each other, and apparently were unlocked. A credit card stolen from one of the vehicles was used at Wawa at Hickstown and Sicklerville Roads. Images of the man who used the stolen credit card, as well as his vehicle, were captured on store surveillance video, police said. Wawa management provided police with the video footage, and police issued a Crimestoppers alert on the department's …