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April 11, 2013
Gloucester Township police arrested a fugitive who had barricaded himself in his Adrienne Avenue home Monday night. Police arrived at 26-year-old Yuuki Nemoto's home in the 100 block just after 10:30 p.m. to deliver an arrest warrant to Nemoto, wanted by Gloucester County for failing to appear in court on a third-degree charge of stealing a vehicle. Nemoto refused to answer and began barricading himself in, Deputy Chief David Harkins said. Officers spent about an hour trying to lure him out before a SWAT team was called, and crisis negotiators spent an additional 11/2 hours trying to contact him. Nemoto finally answered the phone when SWAT officers broke through the front door, Harkins said.
NEWS
February 24, 2016
Three adults and one teenager have been arrested in connection with the robberies of a 7-Eleven convenience store and a pizza delivery driver late last year, Gloucester Township police said Monday. Ricky Smith, 18, of Blackwood, Tyreek James, 23, of Mount Royal, and Simieon Alicea, 19, of Paulsboro, face charges of unlawful possession of a weapon and armed robbery. A 17-year-old male also was arrested. The 7-Eleven, located on Church Street, was robbed Dec. 2 and Dec. 16. A pizza delivery driver at a nearby apartment complex also was robbed Nov. 11, police said.
NEWS
August 18, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
IT'S ALL FUN and games until someone gets stuck in a tree. That was the life lesson an adult and two juveniles learned Thursday night when the hot-air balloon that they were riding in got tangled in a tree in Sicklerville. Gloucester Township police said they were called at 7:20 p.m. to Del Sordo Drive near Crossing Place, where they found the balloon dangling about 50 feet in the air. Police officers and firefighters were eventually able to help the pilot, whose name was not released, free the balloon and land safely.
NEWS
February 24, 2012 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Gloucester Township youth was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for fatally stabbing his former foster father last year, authorities said. Demetrius Minor, 16, must serve 85 percent of his sentence for the aggravated manslaughter of Theotis Butts before he will be eligible for parole. He received an additional 10 years, to be served concurrently, for an unrelated carjacking. Minor stabbed Butts on July 11. He had carjacked a couple at gunpoint and driven away with their car May 29. At Minor's sentencing in New Jersey Superior Court, Wanda Broach-Butts spoke to him about what she and her husband had tried to do as his foster parents.
NEWS
October 13, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
September 14, 1992 | By Maureen Graham, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer correspondent S. Joseph Hagenmayer also contributed to this article
A Winslow Township man was charged with careless driving yesterday in connection with the death of Desiree Dale Dottoli, 15, who was struck by an automobile while on her way to school Friday morning. Miss Dottoli was incorrectly identified in an Inquirer story Saturday. She was treated at Cooper Hospital Trauma Center in Camden and died at 10 a.m. Saturday. Stephen Danifo, 20, of Sicklerville, hit Miss Dottoli as she crossed the intersection of Williamstown Road and Kohomo Avenue in Gloucester Township, police said.
NEWS
October 3, 2003 | By Elisa Ung INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Camden County authorities said yesterday that they had arrested 14 people and seized drugs, guns, cash and automobiles in the breakup of a four-county cocaine distribution network. The four-month investigation centered on Wendell Robinson, 50, of Gloucester Township, who Camden County Prosecutor Vincent P. Sarubbi said had sold cocaine to people in Camden, Gloucester, Burlington and Atlantic Counties. Investigators contend that a Pennsauken woman, Kelly Ann Baylor, 35, was one of Robinson's main suppliers, Sarubbi said.
NEWS
April 21, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Joseph M. Barr, 31, of Gloucester Township, a former emergency medical technician there and in other South Jersey towns, died of colon cancer Saturday, April 16, at home. Born in Camden, Mr. Barr graduated from Gloucester City High School in 2002 and from the Camden County training school for emergency medical technicians in 2003. Over the years, wife Jacqueline said, he was on the staff of emergency medical service units in Bellmawr, Gloucester Township, and Pennsauken, the Mount Ephraim Police Reserves, and the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Camden.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
As David Mayer sees it, a mayor's office is a great place to catch a glimpse of the future. "Mayors can see things before others do, because of the developers who come in and express interest," says Mayer, 49, a Democrat and former New Jersey assemblyman who since 2010 has served as mayor of Gloucester Township. "Not only are we going to grow commercially," he declares, "we're going to grow residentially. " Mayer and I are having coffee at the Gloucester Premium Outlets, a sleek new complex of 90 style-conscious discount stores - and villagelike public spaces - just off busy Route 42. The retail center's opening in August was the culmination of a decades-long quest by the 24-square-mile Camden County suburb.
NEWS
July 4, 2014
A headline in some editions Wednesday misstated the location of an off-track betting parlor. It is in the Clementon-address section of Gloucester Township, Camden County.
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NEWS
April 21, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Joseph M. Barr, 31, of Gloucester Township, a former emergency medical technician there and in other South Jersey towns, died of colon cancer Saturday, April 16, at home. Born in Camden, Mr. Barr graduated from Gloucester City High School in 2002 and from the Camden County training school for emergency medical technicians in 2003. Over the years, wife Jacqueline said, he was on the staff of emergency medical service units in Bellmawr, Gloucester Township, and Pennsauken, the Mount Ephraim Police Reserves, and the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Camden.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
As David Mayer sees it, a mayor's office is a great place to catch a glimpse of the future. "Mayors can see things before others do, because of the developers who come in and express interest," says Mayer, 49, a Democrat and former New Jersey assemblyman who since 2010 has served as mayor of Gloucester Township. "Not only are we going to grow commercially," he declares, "we're going to grow residentially. " Mayer and I are having coffee at the Gloucester Premium Outlets, a sleek new complex of 90 style-conscious discount stores - and villagelike public spaces - just off busy Route 42. The retail center's opening in August was the culmination of a decades-long quest by the 24-square-mile Camden County suburb.
NEWS
March 23, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
A line of Gloucester Township police officers stood to the right outside the township's municipal complex Monday, as parked police vehicles flashed their blue and red lights to the left. In the middle was Liam Lindsey, 7, who arrived in the front seat of a police cruiser. Wearing an orange hoodie and blue jeans, he stepped out to applause. Liam was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2013. Treatment and chemotherapy have been tough - it sometimes has made him sick - and a relative had died from the same illness at a young age, the family said.
NEWS
February 24, 2016
Three adults and one teenager have been arrested in connection with the robberies of a 7-Eleven convenience store and a pizza delivery driver late last year, Gloucester Township police said Monday. Ricky Smith, 18, of Blackwood, Tyreek James, 23, of Mount Royal, and Simieon Alicea, 19, of Paulsboro, face charges of unlawful possession of a weapon and armed robbery. A 17-year-old male also was arrested. The 7-Eleven, located on Church Street, was robbed Dec. 2 and Dec. 16. A pizza delivery driver at a nearby apartment complex also was robbed Nov. 11, police said.
NEWS
November 26, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 4, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 13, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 10, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2015 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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