Monday, May 20, 2013
Police have not determined a motive in the incident.
An unexplained hole in the fence of a West Deptford solar farm is no immediate cause for concern, say police—although they don't have any leads on who did it or why. At 9:56 a.m. on May 9, West Deptford police received a call from an employee of NextEra Energy Resources to report a damaged fence at its Crown Point Rd. location. The employee told police that when he arrived at the site that morning, he'd noticed a 3-feet-by-3-feet hole had been cut in a section of the 8-foot chain link fence that surrounds the property near Paradise Rd. Police say that according to the witness, the incident seemed to have occurred within the past two weeks. Nothing appeared to have been damaged or taken from the site, and other NextEra sites in the area …
Monday, April 29, 2013
A pair of thefts on April 21 has police looking into incidents on Mantua Grove Road and Timberline Drive.
West Deptford police reported that the following incidents occurred last week within the borough. On April 18, a woman reported the theft of her iPhone 4 (valued at $250) from inside the Colonial Cafe. On April 21, a resident of Mantua Grove Road reported the theft of a watch (valued at $500) and prescription medications (valued at $150) from within the residence. That same day, a resident of Timberline Drive reported that two watches (valued at $50 each) and prescription medications (valued at $50 each) had been stolen from within his residence. There was no forced entry to the home on Timberline Drive, and the owner suspects that an acquaintance may have committed the theft. On April 24, a resident of Tattersall Drive reported that …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Authorities say the event will allow Gloucester County residents to dispose of old medication safely and without polluting waterways.
Police departments throughout Gloucester County are hosting a prescription drug drop-off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday as part of a statewide campaign called "Operation Take Back New Jersey." In addition to those drop-off points, sheriff’s officers will oversee collection at the County Store in the Deptford Mall and on the Rowan University campus (Bole Annex,1601 Whitney Ave., Glassboro). For a full list of collection addresses, click here. The initiative is meant to help curb the misuse of prescription drugs without contaminating waterways, which are not equipped to process their removal. In fact, a 2008 study by the Associated Press noted that "a vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Police also made arrests for criminal mischief and hindering apprehension.
The following arrests were reported by the West Deptford Police Department as having occurred within the Township in the first week of April.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Plus: someone reportedly made off with nearly $1,100 in 12-volt car batteries from an area auto repair center, and another iPhone went missing from the RiverWinds.
The following incidents were reported by the West Deptford Police Department as having occurred within the Township in the first week of April. Anyone with any information about these events is invited to contact the West Deptford Police Dept. at (856) 384-3071.
Friday, March 22, 2013
West Deptford Police and the fugitive unit of the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office charged the 24-year-old Deptford man in connection with the March 20 incident.
Slightly more than 24 hours after cameras apparently caught him passing a note to a teller at the Bank of America in the Southwood Shopping Center, Michael J. Rowan, 24, of Deptford, was in police custody. West Deptford police said Rowan was arrested without incident and transported to their station house, where they say he confessed to committing the robbery and provided details of how he had done so. According to police, Rowan entered the bank at 2:17 p.m. on March 20, approached a teller and handed her a note demanding money. He did not brandish a weapon nor claim to have one. The teller then allegedly handed Rowan an undisclosed amount of currency, and he left. Fingerprints found on that note matched with those on file in the New …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Gloucester County's Police Unity Tour team, which includes two West Deptford officers, will host a beef and beer comedy night on Friday to raise money for their ride.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Michael Hebrans of Pitman was transported to Cooper University Hospital for precautionary reasons. He has since been discharged.
A Pitman man who was traveling along Kings Highway on Sunday night was struck and knocked to the ground by a driver who didn't see him. According to West Deptford Police, Michael Hebrans, 35, was wearing dark clothing as he walked along Kings Highway near the intersection of Jessup Road a little before 8 p.m. The driver of a Chevrolet Malibu headed south on Kings Highway did not see Hebrans, but heard a noise upon impact and stopped. Emergency responders transported Hebrans to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for evaluation. Police said Hebrans did not seem injured at the scene, and he was reported to be in stable condition after his transport. By mid-day Monday, a spokesperson from Cooper confirmed that Hebrans had been discharged …
Friday, February 15, 2013
West Deptford police released a list of crimes reported in the past week.
Copper ground bars and copper wiring were stolen on Feb. 8 from a telecommunications site on Red Bank Avenue. A 42-year-old man was charged on Feb. 8 after trying to pick up a medication without the victim’s knowledge or permission. After leaving the CVS pharmacy located on Mantua Pike, the man was charged with theft of a prescription. Nine pieces of lawn furniture were stolen out of the side yard of a Lecato Avenue residence on Feb. 13. Cushions were found strewn around the front yard after five aluminum lawn chairs and four aluminum lounge chairs were stolen.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
After searching since early yesterday, West Deptford police pinpoint the smell to gas line purging at Eagle Point.
After being plagued by an elusive smell all day yesterday, West Deptford Emergency Management Coordinator Joseph Gill said that the source of the odor has been identified. While the odor has a gas smell to it, it wasn't a gas leak, Gill said. The smell stemmed from Sunoco purging gas lines at the Eagle Point Refinery as part of the demolishing work currently taking place. Sunoco will continue to purge the gas lines for the next few days, according to Gill, and during that time the odor will most likely shift from area to area depending on the wind patterns. Even with the odor still hanging in the air, Gill reiterated there is no danger to West Deptford residents or residents in neighboring towns. “That odor tends to linger,” said Gill. “…