November 26, 2015 |
In October, Gloucester Township police arrested a man for stealing cigarettes and a phone charger, which the man planned to sell to get cash for heroin, police said. The man, 31, had a long criminal history: Seven prior arrests for theft, as well as drug-related and domestic violence arrests, police said. But instead of just charging the man last month, a detective told him about addiction treatment resources. After initially disregarding them, the man took up the offer to review the options.
November 4, 2015 |
Chester County authorities Monday continued to investigate how needles got into candy bars handed out in Kennett Square Halloween night, but said they had received no other reports of tainted treats. A Kennett Square family reported that its 11-year-old daughter had found needles in four Twix bars. After that, another child from the borough said he found a needle in a Snickers bar. On Monday, county investigators interviewed for a second time the mother and daughter of the family who received the Twix bars, according to District Attorney Thomas Hogan.
October 13, 2015 |
A second South Jersey community is balking at plans by real estate developer J. Brian O'Neill to locate a drug and alcohol treatment center in its midst. Unlike in Haddonfield, his dispute with Gloucester Township has landed in court. O'Neill wants to establish a Recovery Centers of America facility in Gloucester Township near the Blackwood campus of Camden County College. The township recently rejected O'Neill's proposal for a 37-bed residential treatment facility on Peter Cheeseman Road, saying the property is not zoned for a drug center.
October 10, 2015 |
Gloucester Township police have created a detective position dedicated to addressing domestic violence, part of an initiative town and Camden County officials announced Thursday. The two detectives assigned to the domestic-violence beat, Eric Marconi and Dennis Richards, have been with the township police department for several years. On top of the investigative training all detectives most undergo, Marconi and Richards spent two weeks this summer in specialized domestic-violence training with the county Prosecutor's Office.
August 20, 2015 |
A Gloucester Township woman who had traveled to West Africa this month to visit relatives remained hospitalized Wednesday with malaria, officials said. For a brief period, until lab tests confirmed she had malaria, the woman - who was being monitored because of her travels - was treated as a patient potentially with the highly contagious Ebola. The 38-year-old woman called authorities Tuesday evening to report she had a high fever, a symptom of both malaria and Ebola, said Claudia Funaro, director of nursing for the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services.
August 15, 2015 |
When you're tucked between Philadelphia and Atlantic City, you fight for attention. Unless a huge outlet mall opens in your backyard. That was the case for Blackwood, Gloucester Township, in South Jersey, on Thursday. All eyes were on the grand opening of Gloucester Premium Outlets, just off Route 42 at Exit 7B and a stone's throw from the Atlantic City Expressway entrance. It's not a big deal, said Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer, who grew up in Runnemede. "This is tremendous," he said.
July 16, 2015 |
The morning rain that turned piles of dirt into mud hardly fazed about 300 construction workers who went about their jobs to get Gloucester Township's biggest economic development done in time for an Aug. 13 opening. Simon Property Group, the nation's largest owner of outlet malls, sponsored a hard-hat tour Tuesday to show off the final phase of construction for Gloucester Premium Outlets at Gloucester Township, just off Route 42, Exit 7B. The last 26 of 90 retailers were also unveiled.
February 14, 2015 |
Barbara Kellam crosses through a field of knee-high weeds and towering power lines in Sicklerville, still wearing the pink scrubs from her overnight shift as a nurse as she searches for sand and water. She calls a psychic, a Haitian priest, and puts him on speaker phone. Kellam didn't believe much in psychic powers until her cousin Erica Crosby, a mother of two, disappeared on New Year's Eve, the black dress she had bought online and was supposed to wear never removed from the box. Now - with Crosby's husband, Kyle, accused of killing her, but authorities unable to find the Mount Laurel woman's body - Kellam will take any clues she can find.
November 26, 2014 |
A woman was charged with theft after allegedly snatching Christmas decorations and lawn ornaments from two houses in Gloucester Township. Authorities said Monday that Jeanette P. Montanez, 47, of Sewell, Gloucester County, pulled her minivan up to two houses along the 400 block of Dearborne Avenue on Sunday night and took holiday decorations there. A nearby resident saw one of the heists and called 911 with a description of the alleged grinch and a partial license plate. Police traced the information to Montanez's car and went to her address on Salem Avenue in Sewell, where they said they found ornaments and decorations hidden in a wooded area at the end of the street.
September 26, 2014 |
A Gloucester Township man told police he was held hostage during a home invasion Wednesday morning, causing a lockdown of nearby schools and a police K9 search for a suspects. Police responded about 10:55 a.m. to a home along York Terrace after a neighbor called 911 to report suspicious activity at the home. Police found two people inside and took them into custody. No weapons or drugs were found, but police said the incident was possibly drug-related. The man who said he was taken hostage was not injured, nor were the two suspects, police said.