Friday, March 15, 2013
Gloucester Township hopes to save money by teaming with several towns for a larger purchase.
The Township Council approved a cooperative purchase plan this week to buy up to 11 police cars. Officials say three other municipalities, Clementon, Pine Hill and Voorhees, are also participating in an effort to get a better price with a larger purchase. The cars usually cost about $27,000, officials said. That cost does not include equipment such as lights and communication radios. "This is the first time we've done this since I've been the chief," said Chief Harry Earle, who has been the township's top cop for three years. Earle said the cars are bought annually to cycle into the 54-car fleet of police cruisers. He said police cars take far more wear and tear than personal cars and need to be replaced on a regular basis. Cars cycle out …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The shooting, which involved an off-duty Voorhees police officer, occurs on Cross Keys Road in Pine Hill Sunday night.
Authorities are investigating a shooting incident that occurred this weekend in Pine Hill and involved an off-duty Voorhees police officer. The incident occurred around 11:26 p.m. Sunday in the area of Cross Keys Road and Atlantic Avenue, according to Camden County Prosecutor's Office Sgt. Christina DeCristofor. DeCristofor described the individual on which the unidentified Voorhees police officer fired a gun as a "suspect." The male suspect reportedly got back into a vehicle and fled the area. Reports overheard on a police scanner Sunday night around 11:33 called for an ambulance to respond to Winslow Township's Albion fire station, on Oakland Avenue, to aid a shooting victim in a police officer-involved shooting. The Prosecutor's Office …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Authorities seek a suspect in two recent carjackings of elderly victims near Gloucester Township.
Authorities in Camden County believe the same man is responsible for two carjackings within 10 days of each other in the Gloucester Township area this month. The victims in both crimes were elderly men. On Tuesday, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office released photographs and a description of the suspect in the case in the hopes someone can identify him. The first carjacking occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at about 8:40 a.m., in Pine Hill. The suspect approached the victim's car, which was stopped for a traffic light at West Branch Avenue and Blackwood Road, produced a box cutter and entered the victim's car. He ordered the victim to drive him to North Camden, where investigators believe he purchased heroin. The Pine Hill victim was …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Police say the man was not wearing a helmet.
A motorcyclist died of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Turnerville Hickstown Road, just outside the Sturbridge Oaks development, Monday night, according to police. James Patitucci, of East 9th Avenue in Pine Hill, was 24 years old. He was flown to Cooper University Hospital following the crash, but died at the Camden hospital. Gloucester Township Police say Patitucci was riding an off-road motorcycle without a helmet when he crashed into a car operated by an Erial woman. Patitucci was heading east on Turnerville Hickstown Road, the car west. Police noted the motorcycle Patitucci was riding did not have a headlight. The crash occurred at 8:23 p.m. at the intersection of Turnerville Hickstown Road and Windsor Drive, in the …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Gloucester Township Council met for its monthly workshop Monday night.
Gloucester Township is moving forward with a plan to enter into an agreement with Runnemede, Pine Hill and Bellmawr to share costs associated with the police department's existing automated license-plate reader program. The shared-services agreement was discussed during Monday night's Township Council work session. The three towns' police departments would run their license-plate readers through the server housed in the local police station under the agreement, according to Gloucester Township Police Department Chief W. Harry Earle. Earle indicated each town to join the agreement would pay to cover costs to maintain the township-owned server. They would also pay for both software-maintenance and software-licensing fees associated with the …
Monday, November 28, 2011
The 10-year-old boy remains in critical condition.