On November 21st, a resident called police to report that someone was trying to remove property from the 1500 block of State Highway 45. According to the caller, the perpetrator was attempting to steal a piece of work equipment. According to the perpetrator, the caller had previously stolen the work equipment from him. The matter was referred to South Harrison Township Municipal Court.
On November 26st, police responded to the unit block of Lincoln Mill Road for a suspicious phone call. The victim reported that someone had called her and advised her that she won a new car and needed to provide money to someone overseas in order to get it. The victim realized it was a scam and the call was disconnected.
On November 26st, a neighbor called police to report suspicious activity on Porche’s Mill Road. Investigation led to the arrest of Mario Caratura, 41, of Philadelphia and Debra Keefer, 48, also of Philadelphia, were arrested on the strength of active warrants. Caratura was wanted out of Salem City on a $450.00 warrant issued for Possession of CDS Paraphernalia. Keefer was wanted out of Jersey City on a $2,500.00 warrant issued for Failure to Deliver CDS.
On November 28st, a resident contacted police in reference to his e-mail account being hacked. The victim reported that unknown suspect(s) hacked into his e-mail and sent mail to his contacts requesting money be sent to the Philippines due to experiencing difficulty leaving the country. The victim stated he was in New Jersey when the e-mail was sent and did not need help leaving the Philippines.
On November 28st, Officer Thomas McWain arrested Obed U Lopez, 20, of Bridgeton, after discovering he was in possession of a forged Social Security Card. He was charged with Tampering with Documents and released.
On November 29st, Officer Eric Petroski arrested Fidencio R Marroquin, 30, of Bridgeton, during a motor vehicle stop after it was discovered he was wanted on an active arrest warrant out of Upper Deerfield in the amount of $550.00. He was released after posting partial bail.
On December 1, 2012, Officer Eric Petroski arrested Michelle M Merriel, 40, of Newfield, after being stopped for speeding. Police allege that she refused lawful commands to stay in her vehicle and otherwise obstructed the administration of justice. She was charged with Obstruction of Justice, Prohibited Noise, and motor vehicle violations and was released on her own recognizance.
On November 9th, an off duty South Harrison officer assisted the Woodbury Heights Police Department with an arrest at a convenience store located on Rt. 45. According to police, the off duty officer observed a group of individuals smoking CDS and detained them until on duty officers arrived. A 17-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and released into the custody of his parent or guardian.
On November 9th, Leo J Saah, 28, of Clementon, was arrested on the strength of an active warrant after being stopped by police for speeding. He was released pending a court appearance.
On November 12th, a dog belonging to a resident on the 100 block of Cedar Grove Road left the owner's property and bit a construction worker on the leg. The dog's owner was charged with several local ordinance violations by police and the matter was turned over to Gloucester County Animal Control.
On November 13th, a juvenile reported that she was assaulted on a school bus by another juvenile. The matter was turned over to school officials and Gloucester County Family Court – Juvenile Division.
On November 14th, officers conducted an inspection and safety equipment checkpoint on State Highway 45 near Franklinville Road from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. A total of six violations were issued for violations such as expired inspections, cracked windshields, and tinted windows.
On October 3rd, Officer Eric Petroski arrested Hector D Baez, 22, of Bridgeton, on an active traffic warrant out of Pilesgrove Township.
On October 5th, John E Phillips Jr, 23, of Pittsgrove, was arrested on charges of Simple Assault after allegedly punching someone on the 400 block of Lincoln Mill Road.
On October 8th, a resident on the unit block of Cedar Grove Road reported that someone entered their garage and stole numerous tools and pieces of work equipment.
On October 10th, a pig was reported to be trespassing on a neighbor’s property in the 800 block of Lincoln Road.
On October 11th, Officers Thomas McWain and Kyle Snyder performed a motor vehicle stop on Monroeville Road for a violation. Subsequent investigation revealed that the operator was under the influence of drugs and the passenger was in possession of prescription pills (Oxycodone and Hydrocodone) without a prescription. The driver, William W Jakimowicz, 42, of Swedesboro, was charged with DWI and Being under the Influence of CDS and released. The passenger, Julie Landis, 40, of Pittsgrove, was charged with Possession of CDS and Possession of a Prescription Legend Drug and released.
On September 8th, a theft was reported from the unit block of Ferrell Road.
On September 11th, a resident on the 800 block of Lincoln Road reported he was being harassed by his ex-wife.
On September 11th, a hunter trying to access property on the 1400 block of State Highway 45 called police when he found the access road he utilized was blocked by a series of chains and locks.
On September 12th, a resident on the 700 block of Monroeville Road reported that a neighbor had shot an arrow onto their property.
On September 13th, Officer Eric Petroski arrested Apolinar Jimenez, 39, of Bridgeton, on an active warrant in the amount of $501.00.
On September 20th, a resident on the 400 block of Oldman's Creek Road reported that their window had been broken.
On August 10th, someone dumped a large amount of trash on the lawn of a residence on the unit block of Cedar Grove Road.
On August 15th, a tenant who had failed to pay rent on a storage unit at South Harrison Self Storage was escorted by police off the property. The manager claimed that the unwanted person utilized someone else’s security pin to enter the secure portion of the facility in an effort to retrieve property that would have otherwise been sent to auction.
On August 15th, a resident from the 200 block of Porches Mill Road requested police assistance after accidentally locking her two young children inside of her vehicle. Police cited safety and health concerns for the two young children, an infant and a toddler, and forced entry to the vehicle by breaking a window. Both children were removed from the vehicle and were not injured.
On August 18th, someone struck a utility pole and fence with their vehicle on Monroeville Road near Orchard Court. Witnesses reported that an Hispanic male had fled from the vehicle. An exhaustive search was conducted for the driver, which included the use of a Deptford Township Police K-9, however, the driver was not located. The investigation revealed that the operator was a 24 year old male from Bridgeton. He was charged with several offenses but has not been apprehend at this time.
On August 21st, advertising signs were reported to be stolen that were erected along Franklinville and Fislerville Roads.
On August 23rd, a theft was reported from a residence on the 800 block of Franklinville Road.
On August 29th, a stolen firearm was recovered from the 1000 block of Mullica Hill Road. The current owner had inquired about registering the firearm, at which time it was discovered it was stolen out of St. Louis. Investigation revealed that the current owner had no knowledge of the guns origins and was not charged.
In the early morning hours of September 5th, several unlocked vehicles were entered on Sweet Briar Court and Peppergrass Drive and some contents were removed. Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles.
On September 6th, Michael DeJesus, 35, of Camden, was arrested on active warrants after being stopped by police for a motor vehicle infraction.
On July 31st, a civil dispute was handled on the unit block of Ferrell Road. The manager of a horse training facility claimed that a tenant was not paying their rent and he no longer wished him to be on the property.
On August 1st, a resident reported that her social security number was used to obtain several lines of credit at various department stores.
On August 7th, a resident on the unit block of Lake Street reported that someone had thrown a rock at their truck, damaging same. Police are investigating several leads.
On August 7th, David B Wilson, 51, of Williamstown, was charged with several criminal offenses after an investigation led by Officer Cabanas revealed he was responsible for a series of thefts that occurred within the Township. He was charged and released pending a court appearance.
On August 9th, a dispute was handled on the 400 block of Oldman's Creek Road. Two parties engaged each other with harassing statements and called the police. Both parties declined to sign criminal complaints.
On July 18th, a landscaper on the unit block of Ashford Court accidentally broke a window of a Lexus. The company owner was contacted and made arrangements to repair the window.
On July 19th, a family dispute was handled on the unit block of Ferrell Road.
On July 24th, a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of State Highway 45 and Monroeville Road resulted in the death of Bruce N Vogelei, 53, of Bensalem, PA. The crash is under investigation by the South Harrison Township Police Department, Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, and the New Jersey State Police.
On July 27th, a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of State Highway 45 and Monroeville Road resulted in all four occupants of both vehicles being transported to Underwood-Memorial Hospital for various injuries. A 64 year old female from Drexel Hill, PA was issued a summons for Failure to Stop or Yield.
On July 27th, a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Franklinville Road and Tomlin Station road resulted in both drivers being transported to Underwood-Memorial Hospital for various injuries. A 37 year old male from New Rochelle, NY was issued a summons for Failure to Stop or Yield.
On July 27th, a 42 year old township resident was arrested on charges of Invasion of Privacy, Simple Assault, and Harassment after officers were dispatched to a residence on the unit block of Ferrell Road for a dispute. He was lodged in the Gloucester County Jail in default of $5,000.00 bail.
With the influx of summer traffic and crashes throughout the Township, drivers are urged to follow all traffic control devices and to maintain proper speeds at all times.
On May 24th, a Swedesboro man, was arrested for hindering his apprehension as well as other motor vehicle violations.
On May 25th, a noise complaint was reported on the 900 block of Franklinville Road.
On May 29th, a theft was reported on the 100 block of Hillside Avenue.
On May 29th, a fraud was reported by a resident on the 700 block of Eldridge’s Hill Road.
On June 1st, a resident from the 500 block of Franklinville Road reported a suspicious phone call from an individual claiming to be a debt collector. The individual was determined not to be a debt collector. Residents should be mindful of these types of phone calls and not give out personal information over the phone.
On June 1st, Officer Thomas McWain arrested a 27 year old Township resident for DWI, as well as other motor vehicle violations.
On May 12th, a theft was reported from the 700 block of Tomlin Station Road.
On May 17th,William N Armstrong 5th, 26, of Woodstown, was arrested on the strength of an active warrant out of Gloucester Township. He was released pending a court appearance.
On May 18th, Terry H Chang, 30, of Williamstown, was arrested after police allegedly found empty marijuana containers, rolling papers, and a metal grinder used to process marijuana in his vehicle. He was charged with Possession of CDS Paraphernalia and released.
On May 21st, a neighbor dispute was handled on the 900 block of Franklinville Road. The matter was forwarded to the Zoning Officer for follow up.
On May 21st, a verbal dispute on the 1000 block of Mullica Hill Road was mediated with police assistance.
On April 27th, a theft was reported from the unit block of Hollybrook Road.
On April 27th, Officer Thomas McWain arrested a 55-year-old township resident, charging him with DWI and related offenses after police observed his vehicle travelling erratically on Commissioner’s Road. He was found to have a 0.19% blood alcohol level – over double the legal limit. Police also allege that he possessed prescription pills without a prescription.
On May 3rd, a resident on the 600 block of Harrisonville Road reported receiving harassing phone calls. Police determined the person responsible for the calls suffered from a mental illness and was not intending to harass anyone.
On May 2nd, Officer Thomas McWain arrested a 32-year-old township resident, charging him with DWI and related offenses after police observed his vehicle fail to stop at a red light on Franklinville Road. He was found to have a 0.12% blood alcohol level.
On May 5th, Officer Thomas McWain arrested a 37-year-old Monroeville resident, charging him with DWI and related offenses after police observed his vehicle speeding on Commissioner’s Road. He was found to have a 0.14% blood alcohol level.
On May 5th, a resident on the 800 block of Franklinville Road reported what she believed to be a fraudulent appliance repair company. Police investigated the complaint and determined that the business was legitimate.
On April 11th, a resident on the 400 block of Ferrell Road reported an act of harassment. Police located the suspect, but the victim no longer wished to pursue the matter.
On April 13th, a several complaints regarding activity on the 900 block of Franklinville Road led to a large party being shut down. The resident, Corbin P Shire, 20, of Mullica Hill, was charged with Creating or Maintaining a Nuisance.
On April 13th, a resident of the 900 block of Franklinville Road reported a rooster that belonged to a neighbor was on his property. The rooster was escorted back to his own property.
On April 14th, Lance T Moore, 24, of Paulsboro, and Kashif D Scantling, 27, of Glassboro, were arrested on active warrants pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Both were released after posting bail.
On April 20th, South Harrison Twp. assisted NJSP in the apprehension of Anthony T.Logan on the 1300 block of State Highway 45, for simple assault in Salem County.
On April 3rd, a trespassing complaint was handled on the 900 block of Franklinville Road.
On April 4th, a workplace related accident was documented with police after a forklift operator was thrown from his forklift on the 500 block of Franklinville Road.
On April 5th, William R Villano, 48, of West Chester, PA, was arrested on a traffic warrant after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash. He posted the required bail and was released.
On April 5th, a burglary was reported on the 300 block of Ferrell Road.
On April 6th, a township resident, 56, and her son, 34, were arrested on active warrants pursuant to a call for service at their residence. Both were released after receiving notices to appear in court on a future date.
On April 6th, an attempted burglary was reported on the 400 block of Fislerville Road.
On April 6th, a fight between two males on the unit block of Ferrell Road was settled with police assistance.
On April 9th, several loose horses were reported on the 1000 block of Monroeville road. Police were able to corral the horses and secure them in a stable.
On March 22nd, Irene M Miller, 47, of Mullica Hill, was arrested on a no bail Superior Court warrant out of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office for failure to appear on cocaine possession charges. She was lodged in the Gloucester County Correctional Facility.
On March 22nd, a resident reported a theft of $40.00 by an acquaintance living in Tennessee.
On March 23, Lot Webber Jr, 42, of Mullica Hill, was arrested on warrants totaling $1,275. He was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility after failing to post the required bail.
On March 24th, a township resident was bitten by a dog running at large on the 900 block of Lincoln Road. The resident was treated for minor injuries on scene and the matter was referred to Gloucester County Animal Control.
On March 26th, Kenneth E Small, 31, of Mullica Hill, was arrested and lodged in the Gloucester County Jail after being unable to post bail on a $1,245.00 warrant.
On March 29th, a resident of the unit block of St. John's lane reported that someone littered on his property.
Multiple juvenile complaints were handled between juveniles on the unit block of Main Street on March 16th, 23rd, 26th, and 27th.
On March 6th, Randy G Rickert, 38, of Mullica Hill and Robert F Kellum, Jr were arrested pursuant to a motor vehicle stop. Police say Rickert was wanted on a township warrant for $574.00 and Kellum was wanted on warrants totaling $1,250. 00. Both subjects were able to post partial bail and were released on their own recognizance.
On March 12, a burglary was reported on the 600 block of Franklinville Road.
In the early morning hours on March 10th, numerous mailboxes were smashed on Hickory Ridge Court. Police are investigating several leads.
On March 13th and March 15th, Craigslist and Secret Shopper scams were reported. In both instances, a fraudulent check was mailed to the homeowner with instructions to cash it, spend a portion of the funds, and then wire the remaining funds to an unknown individual. Residents should be mindful of these types of scams and be extremely cautious of wiring money to someone they do not know.
On March 19th, a resident on the 300 block of Ferrell Road complained of loud music coming from a neighbor’s residence. Officers responded and the music was quieted.
On March 20th, a theft was reported on the 500 block of Harrisonville Road. The victim reported approximately $10,000 worth of farm equipment was stolen.