Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Prosecutors said that even from jail, David A. Richardson 'continues to traumatize' his victim, an ex-girlfriend, and her child.
A Paulsboro man who twice raped and robbed an ex-girlfriend in an encounter so violent she kicked a hole in her wall will serve at least 25 years for the crime. David A. Richardson, 39, of Paulsboro, was sentenced May 10 to 30 years in state prison for a June 2010 attack on a former girlfriend in her Woodbury home. "His victim and ex-girlfriend called him a monster who continues to traumatize her and her daughter, and his prosecutor said he has ignored all court orders in his past criminal cases," read a statement issued by the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. In addition to facing charges for the rapes and robbery, Richardson was in violation of a restraining order when he came to the woman's home. He was sentenced to 20 years for …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The department has 23,618 followers.
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Monday, May 13
OK, so maybe it's not trending right now, but chances are, it soon will be. The New Jersey State Police ranked second among state police agencies nationally in terms of Twitter followers, according to statistics recently released by the IACP Center for Social Media. The agency has 23,618 followers, trailing only the Massachusetts State Police, which had a whopping 62,493 followers, as of April 30. The Texas Department of Public Safety (18,787), the Ohio State Highway Patrol (13,587) and the Indiana State Police (13,466) round out the top five. As of Monday morning, May 13, the State Police had 23,932 followers and had sent out 991 tweets. However, with over eight million people in the state as of the 2012 Census, the State Police still …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The indictments were among 34 handed up by a Gloucester County grand jury last week.
• Roger R. Knudsen, 51, of Mullica Hill, for fourth-degree operating a motor-vehicle during a license suspension in Deptford on Jan. 4, 2012. • William B. Underwood IV, 26, of Haddon Township, for criminal mischief; conspiracy/criminal mischief by damaging property; and conspiracy/theft by unlawful taking in Glassboro on Nov. 11, 2012. • Tara M. Schoonmaker, 25, of Haddon Township, for conspiracy/criminal mischief and conspiracy/theft by unlawful taking in Glassboro on Nov. 11, 2012. • Daniel E. Rulon, 32, of Mays Landing, for drug possession and manufacturing/distribution/dispensation of a controlled dangerous substance in Monroe on Nov. 14, 2012. • Kimberly A. Pluck, 26, of Williamstown, for drug possession and manufacturing/…
Kirk Stuart failed to appear in state Superior Court in Woodbury on a theft charge, authorities said.
Kirk M. Stuart, 36, of 58 Woodstown Road, Mullica Hill, is wanted by the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office on a warrant. Stuart failed to appear in state Superior Court in Woodbury on April 24, 2013 for a status conference on a theft charge. He is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighs 220 pounds, and has brown eyes and brown hair. Stuart has numerous tattoos: a dagger and rose tatooed on his right calf; a skull and tribal marking on his back; "Giana" on his right forearm; and "Dawn" on his left forearm. On July 20, 2011, a Westville police officer received a report of a residential jewelry theft. The victim supplied pawn shop receipts for the jewelry and an ID card of a man she believed took the jewelry, who was Stuart, authorities said…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Also, a football star gets busted on robbery charges.
Every 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 last week for “OMG PD.” The wanderers: It sounds like something out of a bad movie plot—two guys travel the country, post ads on Craigslist to solicit potential victims, then rob people at gunpoint—but that’s exactly what happened, according to Cherry Hill Police. The two men—one from California, the other from Arkansas—reportedly pulled two such jobs at the Cherry Hill Mall in February. They have been charged, but remain on the loose, according to police. That’s not part of the plan: An alleged copper thief thought the coast was clear when he decided to cut …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Plus: a juvenile was allegedly trespassing on the roof of the Oakview Elementary School.
West Deptford police reported the following arrests in the township during the past week.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Police say Christina Wacker, 39, was struck by a car driven by 51-year-old Wendy Harvey as she tried to cross Red Bank Avenue Wednesday morning.
A West Deptford woman was sent to the hospital Wednesday morning after she was struck by a car while attempting to cross Red Bank Avenue. At 8:36 a.m., West Deptford police said a 2001 Chryslyer Sebring operated by Wendy Harvey, 51, of West Deptford, was traveling east on Red Bank Ave. near the intersection of Carter Avenue. Harvey's vehicle struck Christina Wacker, 39, also of West Deptford, who was crossing southbound across the roadway, police say. Wacker was injured in the collision and was transported to Cooper Hospital. As of Wednesday evening, a spokesperson at Cooper confirmed that Wacker was in stable condition. Harvey did not suffer any injury in the incident. The crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed…
The majority of those arrested come from the suburbs to buy drugs, police said.
A police crackdown on the open-air drug markets of South Camden City netted nearly 30 arrests of suburban drug customers in a “demand reduction” operation, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the Camden County government. Josie Murice, 21, of Wenonah; Ronald Hoskins, 33, of Woodbury; and 19-year-old Cornelius Walker of Deptford were among 28 individuals from the West Deptford area arrested in the sting. Everyone arrested has been charged with loitering to commit a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) offense, which carries a potential sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. The drug trade in Camden City is fueled by a suburban customer base, Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson said in a statement accompanying …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Plus, West Deptford Police charge a township man with a $2,000 jewelry theft in the latest crimelog.
West Deptford police reported the following incidents occurred in the township within the past week.
West Deptford police say David R. Weir of Beaumont, CA, was under the influence when the van he was driving rolled over a parked car belonging to a Wendy's employee.
West Deptford police say a California man was under the influence of alcohol when he drove a 2008 white Chevrolet van up a curb and onto the parked car of an employee of the Wendy's on Crown Point Road on Friday. Witnesses told police that the van was traveling quickly through the parking lot of the fast food restaurant, when it rolled up a curb, knocked over a trash can and tilted to its side atop a small, thin tree. The front end of the vehicle came to rest on the driver’s side of an unoccupied, 2007 silver Nissan Altima belonging to an employee of the restaurant. Police say the driver of the van, 27-year-old David R. Weir of Beaumont, CA, then fled the scene on foot, heading South on Crown Point Road. Officers caught up with him by the …