March 4: Officers were dispatched to Appliance Warehouse on Veterans Drive for a Theft report. It was reported that several locked trailers were broken into, and several appliances were stolen. Items stolen were: four Maytag washers and three Maytag dryers, three GE washers, one GE dryer, one GE gas range, one GE electric range, one LG electric dryer, one LG washer, one LG gas dryer, four Whirlpool washers, 1 Whirlpool electric dryer, two Whirlpool refrigerators, two Samsung washers, one Samsung gas range, one Samsung electric range, one Midea washer, one Midea electric dryer, one Roper washer and one Frigidaire refrigerator. Total value stolen is estimated at $22,000.
March 6: Officers responded to Coast Global Corp. on Pedricktown Road for a Theft report. It was reported that overnight, someone drove onto the property and siphoned diesel fuel from two trucks parked on the lot. The estimated value of the fuel is $400. Video surveillance is being reviewed to identify a suspect.
March 8: Officers attempted to stop a vehicle on I-295 when the vehicle fled from Officers. Moments later, officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Rt. 322 at Commodore Drive in which the driver fled on foot to the nearby industrial park. Arriving Officers quickly confirmed that this vehicle was the one that originally fled from Officers. A brief search of the area located the driver hiding behind an electrical box at a nearby business. The suspect was then taken into custody. After identifying the suspect, it was learned that he had several NCIC warrants out of Pennsylvania. The 29-year-old male from Philadelphia was processed and charged with being a Fugitive from Justice and Eluding, as well as several motor vehicle summonses. After processing, the suspect was lodged in the Salem County Jail.
March 11: Officers responded to Center Square Road and Beckett Road for a motor vehicle complaint. Upon arrival, Officers located the vehicle stopped in traffic with the driver slumped over the wheel. After investigating, Officers charged the 39-year-old male from Elmer with Driving Under the Influence, Careless Driving, and Driving While Suspended. He was released to a third party with a pending court date.
March 12: Officers were dispatched to Performance Foods on Heron Drive regarding Terroristic Threats. A recently terminated employee began harassing office staff, using threats of violence and racially influenced terminology. As a result of the investigation, a warrant was issued for the 33-year-old Philadelphia man for Terroristic Threats. Service on the warrant is still pending.
March 13: Officers responded to Rt 130 for a well-being check of a driver appearing to be slumped over the wheel. Upon Officer’s arrival, the female driver was initially unresponsive, however, eventually responded to Officer’s directions. After further investigation, it was learned that the 33-year-old female from Camden was under the influence. She was placed under arrest and charged with Driving Under the Influence and Refusal to Submit to a Breath test. She was later released to a third party pending court.
March 15: Officers responded to McDonald’s on Center Square Road for a Theft report. It was reported that an employee had her backpack stolen from the breakroom. The backpack contained a wallet, Airpods, cash and other personal items. Some of the items were later recovered. The amount of Theft is approx. $250.
March 16: Officers responded to Greenyard on Pedricktown Road for a stolen vehicle report. It was reported to Officers that the owner allowed a relative to use the vehicle for a short time; however, the relative never returned the vehicle. The vehicle was entered NCIC as being stolen and was recovered on March 17 by Bellmawr Police.
March 18: Officers responded to Rt. 322 and Stone Meetinghouse Road for a motor vehicle complaint, with the driver stopped in traffic and appearing unresponsive. After investigating, Officers arrested the driver for Driving Under the Influence. The 38-year-old Mantua man was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test and Careless Driving. He was turned over to a third-party pending court.
March 19: Officers responded to an Eagle Farms residence for a Criminal Mischief report. It was reported that the resident went to his vehicle and noticed the tires on his vehicle and trailer were damaged overnight. Value of the damage is estimated at $700.
March 22: Officers responded to an Old Orchard residence for a Theft report. It was reported that someone entered a pickup truck and removed 12 Catalytic Converters from the bed of the truck. Video surveillance is being viewed to identify a suspect. Estimated value of the Theft is $3,600.
March 29: Officers responded to Camping World on Heron Drive for a Theft report. It was reported that on March 26, the new owner of a 2013 Rockwood camping trailer made payment while the vehicle was still on the lot. When the vehicle was not delivered on March 29, employees noticed the vehicle had been stolen. The $25,000 trailer was entered NCIC.