Skyler J. Robinson, 22, was indicted in Gloucester County last week.
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Monday, February 25, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Skyler J. Robinson, who was accused of killing Gloucester Township Police K-9 Schultz in 2010, now faces unrelated drug charges in Gloucester County.
Trouble keeps coming for Skyler J. Robinson. He was accused in 2010 of killing Gloucester Township Police K-9 Schultz after Robinson and accomplice allegedly robbed a Chinese restaurant and were running from police. While awaiting trial, he was arrested again, this time on drug-distribution charges in August 2012. A Gloucester County grand jury this week indicted Robinson, 22, on the following charges related to that arrest: • One third-degree count of possession of oxycodone; • Two third-degree counts of manufacturing/distributing or dispensing oxycodone in a quantity greater than one ounce. Oxycodone is a powerful narcotic painkiller. Each of the charges in the indictment carries a sentence of three to five years in state prison. An …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Skyler Robinson, 22, was arrested Monday by Gloucester County authorities. He was on that county sheriff's most wanted list for charges unrelated to the K-9's death.
Skyler Robinson’s meeting on a drug rehab program—which will allow him to avoid trial on charges he killed a police K-9—ended with him back in jail Monday. Robinson, 22, was arrested at Superior Court in Camden County by the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. It turns out he was No. 4 on the Gloucester County sheriff’s most wanted list. Robinson is known locally as a suspect in the death of Gloucester Township Police K-9 Schultz on Nov. 30, 2010. The Sewell man allegedly swung the German shepherd into oncoming traffic after Schultz bit down on his arm during an arrest. Robinson was accused of robbing a Chinese restaurant and trying to escape when …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Gloucester Township Police Chief W. Harry Earle questions a judge's decision to grant Schultz's accused killer a stint in drug rehab.
Gloucester Township police are none too happy a Washington Township man charged with robbing a Blackwood Chinese restaurant and killing a police dog in late November 2010 apparently won't be heading to prison. "I think it's fair to say it's certainly disappointing given the nature of the crime," Police Chief W. Harry Earle said Friday afternoon. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced Thursday that Superior Court Judge Thomas Brown granted Skyler Robinson's request to enter drug rehabilitation rather than go to trial and face a prison sentence. Robinson, 22, of Washington Township's Sewell section, was indicted in June 2011 on two counts of injury to law-enforcement animals and single counts of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Skyler Robinson, 22, goes to drug rehab instead of facing prison time.
Authorities on Thursday announced accused K-9 Schultz killer Skyler Robinson will not face prison time in connection with the police dog's death or the robbery of a Chinese restaurant that same night. Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Gloucester Township Police Chief W. Harry Earle issued a joint press release announcing Robinson, 22, of Sewell, will avoid prison time after a judge granted his request to enter drug rehabilitation rather than face a prison sentence by going to trial. Robinson's trial on charges stemming from the Nov. 30, 2010, Lucky Dragon Chinese restaurant robbery and K-9 Schultz death was scheduled to begin next week. Robinson applied for drug treatment as an alternative to incarceration, and that request was …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Skyler Robinson's trial begins on Jan. 28.
A Washington Township man will finally go to trial on charges of robbing a Blackwood Chinese restaurant and killing Gloucester Township Police Department K-9 Schultz as he was being chased along Route 42 in late November 2010. Skyler J. Robinson's trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 28, according to Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin. Robinson, of Pitman Downer Road, Sewell, was indicted June 21, 2011, on three counts of robbery—one for each person inside East Church Street's Lucky Dragon Chinese restaurant during the Nov. 30, 2010, robbery—two counts of causing injury to a police animal and single counts of conspiracy to commit robbery, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest. Evan J. Scotese, 21, of …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Skyler J. Robinson is accused of possessing a powerful narcotic drug.
UPDATE, 4:58 p.m.: Skyler Robinson was released from the Gloucester County Jail after posting bail late Wednesday afternoon, according to an official at the jail. __________________________ The Washington Township man already accused of killing a Gloucester Township police K-9 after allegedly robbing a Chinese restaurant with an accomplice is in trouble again. Skyler J. Robinson, 22, of Pitman Downer Road, was arrested without incident at his home Wednesday on drug-distribution charges, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. In his latest arrest, Robinson is charged with possession of oxycodone without a prescription, and with intent to distribute; distribution of oxycodone to an undercover officer; and possession of …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The memorial was started in the wake of K-9 Schultz's tragic death in November 2010.
A memorial honoring Gloucester Township Police Department K-9s is almost done. The memorial, which is located in Gloucester Township Community Park, just needs some lighting for its flag poles and a few other minor improvements before it is officially dedicated this spring. Money collected through the K-9 Schultz Memorial Fund was used to pay for the new memorial. K-9 Schultz was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 30, 2010, when struck by several cars on Route 42 while attempting to apprehend a suspect in the robbery of a Chinese restaurant on Church Street. "The goal all along was to have a nice memorial, and I think it's worked out," Police Chief W. Harry Earle said on Thursday. "It looks fantastic." The township has also used the …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Gloucester Township Community Park will host the memorial to the police dog killed in the line of duty.
A memorial to Gloucester Township K-9 dog Schultz, who died in the line of duty, is nearing completion. Landscaping for the Gloucester Township Community Park memorial is nearly complete, according to an Associated Press account, but the area still needs lighting and flagpoles. Schultz was killed Nov. 30, 2010 after attempting to apprehend robbery suspects. One suspect threw the dog into traffic on Route 42. The K-9’s death brought an outpouring of community support. A law named for Schultz assesses harsher penalties for killing a police dog. Schultz also got a marker on Geno’s Steak’s Walk of Honor in Philadelphia. The late Joey Vento, owner of Geno’s, also contributed a hefty sum to a donation fund, which Gloucester Township resident …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The K-9 Unit took second place in a national competition in Minnesota last month.
The Township Council and Mayor David Mayer on Monday honored the police department's K-9 Unit for its second-place finish in a national competition held in late September. "As we approach the one-year anniversary of the death of K-9 Schultz, we saw our community come together for Cpl. (Mark) Pickard and his family and for our police department," Mayer said during Monday night's Council meeting. "Out of that, really, today is a celebration. It's a celebration of the growth of our K-9 department, as well as a celebration of the acknowledgements that they have received for their many, many hours of hard work and training." The Gloucester Township Police K-9 Unit was among 82 teams to qualify for and compete in the National Police Canine …