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 …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Also this week, township cop assaulted, suspected drug lab raided and more.
The officer suffered minor injuries after he was struck in the face by 27-year-old Haneef Anderson following a traffic stop in the parking lot of Highland High School, police said. Gloucester Township police raid a suspected Blackwood drug lab, which they say produced psychedelic drugs. Three people were taken to Cooper University Hospital after the 3:30 p.m. one-car crash on Tuesday in Blackwood. Gloucester Township police are introducing a new plan April 1. Residents now have multiple ways to alert Gloucester Township Police about crime. Gloucester Township has a program to cut unattended grass at vacant properties. The Gloucester County department will hold a fundraiser Saturday to help with the cost of a new K-9 dog plus the unit's …
Monday, March 18, 2013
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Friday, March 1, 2013
These 10 stories were our most popular of all those published in February.
February was a busy news month in Gloucester Township and the surrounding area, for sure. From guilty pleas in the Triton sex scandal, to a Pine Hill teacher indicted on 92 counts of child sex abuse and pornography, to a "hoax" threat to shoot up a local high school, to an attempted Glendora bank robbery, we've got you covered with our Top 10 most-read stories from February. 1. Pine Hill Teacher Indicted on 92 Counts of Sex Assault, Child Porn 2. Triton Teachers Plead Guilty, Face 30 Days Jail or House Arrest 3. Triton Teachers Plead Guilty to Sex Scandal Charges 4. Former Students' Threat to 'Shoot Up' Highland a Hoax: Police 5. Armored Rescue Vehicle to Cost Township $277,986 6.. Alleged Triton Sex Scandal Defendants Due in Court 7. Taxi…
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…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Brandon Worley, 21, and Ramon Leon, 24, are charged with threatening on Facebook to 'shoot up' Highland High School.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Police do not believe the two men intended to carry out the threat to 'shoot up' Highland Regional High School.
Two former Highland Regional High School students have been charged with posting to Facebook a threat to "shoot up" the Blackwood school in what police have labeled a hoax. Gloucester Township Police were alerted to the threat against the high school at about 7 p.m. Monday. The threat was posted to the Facebook account of former Highland High School student Brandon Worley, police said. Police quickly took Worley, 21, and his roommate, Ramon Leon, 24, into custody at their home on the 600 block of Tatum Street, in West Deptford Township, Gloucester County, Monday night. No weapons or explosives were found inside the home, according to police, and it is not believed either man had immediate access to firearms. Investigators determined the …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Highland cheerleading squad takes second place in its first competition in four years.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
First-year Highland coach Crythen Langhorne will take his Tartans' boys basketball team to district rival Timber Creek for a Group 3 playoff game scheduled for Feb. 26.
After a four-year hiatus, the girls of the Highland cheerleading team took second place in a competition.
The Highland Regional High School cheerleading squad took second place in a competition held in Hammonton on Sunday. While a second-place finish in a four-team competition normally wouldn't be that big of a deal, it was for the Highland squad, as it was the school's first cheerleading competition in four years. "I was extremely proud of them. I think that they have been dedicated and working hard for the past four months, and I truly think it paid off," first-year coach Kerrie Williams said Wednesday. "About half the squad had never competed before, so it was good to see that they were out on the mat for the first time ever in their life and they did excellent." The other schools to compete in the Spirit Extreme competition at Hammonton …