Friday, March 29, 2013
George Wahl arrived at police headquarters for questioning carrying an retractable baton and knives, police allege.
A suspect in a hit-and-run crash involving his ex-wife arrived for questioning at Gloucester Township Police headquarters Thursday afternoon carrying a retractable baton and two knives, saying he brought the weapons to "deal with police," authorities allege. The events leading up to the incident began earlier Thursday, when police were dispatched to Chews Landing Road and Hider Lane for a report of a hit-and-run crash. Officers determined the crash was a case involving domestic violence, in which a driver intentionally struck his ex-wife's vehicle as she was driving. The victim was not injured in the crash. Police determined George Wahl, 50, of Laurel Springs, was the driver who crashed into the victim's vehicle, and contacted him by …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The video shows the suspect in a Jan. 11 home burglary on Chews Landing Road in Gloucester Township.
Gloucester Township Police CrimeStoppers on Friday evening posted surveillance video that captured a Jan. 11 home burglary on Chews Landing Road to the Police Department's YouTube page. Police issued the following blurb about the crime and the suspect: The suspect is a white male, wearing a plaid heavy coat, a camouflage “Phillies” baseball cap, jeans and boots, driving a 1992 to 1996 Ford F-150 light-colored short cab pickup truck with dark work boxes attached to the bed of the truck. The suspect is seen for under a hour removing numerous metallic items from the home, including a screen door, bicycle, a window air-conditioning unit, lawn mower and metal gutters. The suspect also stole copper piping from the basement, which caused the …
Friday, August 24, 2012
A TBAA Soccer Tournament is expected to cause traffic delays near the TBAA Soccer Complex at Valley Brook this weekend.
Gloucester Township Police Department issued the following press release regarding traffic delays at TBAA Soccer Complex this weekend. Beginning Friday, August 24, 2012, and ending Sunday August 26, 2012, a TBAA soccer tournament will be held at the TBAA Soccer Complex at Valley Brook. The complex is located at 100 Golf View Drive in Gloucester Township. The hours for the tournament are Friday 5-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. The tournament is expected to draw in excess of 3,000 participants and spectators. Attendees are reminded to only park in approved parking areas. Officers will be monitoring the area and taking enforcement action as necessary. Drivers are reminded to use caution as vehicle congestion is expected in the …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Kids enrolled in the Gloucester Township Junior Police Academy get training in health, safety and operations of the police department from DARE officers.
Eleven-year-olds doing push-ups? No, it’s not boot camp. It is actually a new summer program provided by the Gloucester Township Police Department’s Community Relations Bureau called the Junior Police Academy. During their third day of classes on Wednesday, the kids, or cadets, started with an hour of physical training. Officer David Belcher, a licensed DARE officer, says he is really into physical fitness (PT), so he looks forward to getting the kids out and instructing them on how to exercise the right way every day. “They’re not playing video games. We’re getting them out there,” Belcher said. The day was only getting started, though, as the kids were then off to a K-9 demonstration. By lunchtime, a majority of the kids agreed that the …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
A sewer line construction project will have Little Gloucester Road closed for the week of July 9 between Blackwood-Clementon Road and Coles Road/Hider Lane.
Gloucester Township Police has issued a bulletin about a construction project that will have Little Gloucester Road closer for the duration of next week. The closure will be between Blackwood-Clementon Road and Coles Road/Hider Lane. The project, which will begin on the morning of Monday, July 9, is to repair and make improvements to an existing sewer line. The project will have the road closed until Friday, July 13, at 5 p.m. A detour route will be marked to help motorists get around the road. The detour will take vehicles along Laurel Road. With the exception of local residents and businesses that are located along the road, absolutely no vehicles will be allowed on the close portion of Little Gloucester Road. Next week's project is …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The roadway will be closed in one direction from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Road construction will be taking place today (June 28) on Station Avenue, at Ridge Avenue, in the township's Glendora section. Gloucester Township Police expect only minor traffic delays from the roadwork. One lane will be closed through the entire construction period, with motorists able to pass through the construction zone on an alternating eastbound-westbound basis. Approximate time of construction is expected to be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please use caution in the area.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Police Chief W. Harry Earle will deliver news for "101 Days of Summer," with the Bike Safety Rodeo for children to follow.
In an effort to raise awareness on bike safety, the Gloucester Township Police Department will be holding the township's inaugural Bike Safety Rodeo on Saturday, June 25. The event will be held at Gloucester Township Community Park. Police Chief W. Harry Earle will also speak at a news conference preceding the bike rodeo at 9:30 a.m. to discuss the "101 Days of Summer" program that promotes vehicle safety. The Bike Safety Rodeo is an event to help children and parents learn more about how to ride safely in order to avoid accidents that are commonplace on the road. The event is designed to provide children with fun contests and obstacle courses to ride in with their bikes, while still teaching them valuable safety lessons. Each rider will …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Gloucester Township Police held a meeting on Thursday night to start organizing efforts for the Aug. 2 National Night Out.
Gloucester Township Police Department began preparations for its National Night Out by hosting a kickoff meeting Thursday night at the Chews Landing Road municipal complex's senior center. The meeting was attended by numerous township residents and business owners who were looking for ways to support and partner with GTPD in their fight against crime. National Night Out is an annual event coordinated by residents and businesses of towns across the country. It is a night for people to raise awareness of crime in their neighborhood. Events are held in numerous spots across the township during this time. The citizens and business owners coordinate with the police department to hold these events For National Night Out to be a success each year…
Friday, January 7, 2011
Police credit the low number to a national anti-drunken driving marketing campaign, funding support.
There were only two New Year's drunken-driving arrests in the township, according to police. And those two arrests didn't come in the small window of time surrounding the big ball-drop at New York City's Times Square. That's the total DWI arrest figure for the entire township over a 48-hour New Year's period—midnight Dec. 30 through 11:59 p.m. Jan. 1. Such a low figure never would have happened a decade or two ago, according to police. "More people, I think, are getting designated drivers, or just staying in," Sgt. Brendan Barton said on Thursday. Police did not utilize sobriety checkpoints New Year's Eve into the early morning hours that followed, as they have in the past, according to Barton. Instead, police relied on DWI saturation …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Police have offered helpful tips on safeguarding your property and money.
The township police department wants to help you protect yourself from thieves this holiday season. Remember the following tips when you're out shopping, at home or preparing for a family holiday getaway: * Beware of so-called "shoulder surfers" and people using cell phone cameras when you are using your ATM and credit cards to make purchases or withdraw cash from ATM machines. * Put your receipts in a safe place or destroy them. * If carrying a large amount of cash while shopping, don't keep it all in your wallet. This just makes you a great target for pick-pocketers. * Store recently purchased gifts in your car's trunk, where they are out of sight, not in the back seat. * Break down and hide boxes of big-ticket items like computers, TVs …