Absecon Police Department

  • Agency: Absecon Police Department
  • Address: 500 Mill Rd, Absecon , 08201 NJ
  • Chief: Joseph Cowan (Chief of Police)
Phone: 609-641-0667
Fax: 609-383-2187
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Absecon Police Department is located at 500 Mill Rd, Absecon , 08201 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Joseph Cowan. The Absecon Police Department phone number is 609-641-0667.

Absecon Police Department News

Found dog on California Ave in Absecon. She had no leash, collar or tags when found. She was taken to the Atlantic County Shelter for safety.

+++ Route 30 Re-Opened +++ Eastbound Route 30 (Absecon Blvd.) is RE-OPENED. The accident scene was cleared and power is restored to the drawbridge. Normal traffic patterns can resume.

PRESS RELEASE Possession of Handgun and Drugs On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:30am Detective Cavileer and Patrolman Akeret came into contact with Brandon D. Degree at the intersection of West California Avenue and South New Road in reference to an outstanding warrant. Mr. Degree, 30 years old and from Absecon, was taken into custody without incident. Subsequent to his arrest Mr. Degree was found to have a loaded 9mm handgun, 1.33 ounces of marijuana, a large sum of cash, and packaging material on his person. Mr. Degree was charged with Certain Persons Prohibited to Possess Weapons, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon During a CDS Offense, Distribution of CDS, Distribution of CDS within 1,000ft of a School Zone, Possession of Hollow Point Bullets, Possession of Marijuana Under 50 grams, Failure to Make Lawful Disposition to Police, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and Absecon Municipal Court approved a warrant for the charges and Mr. Degree was lodged into the Atlantic County Jail. Anyone with additional information contact the Absecon Police Department at 609-641-0667.

As "Dispatcher Week 2018" comes to a close, the Absecon Police Dept. wishes to recognize our hard working Dispatchers for the dedication and often unrecognized efforts day in and day out. Police, Fire and EMS personnel couldn't do their jobs without the people behind the phones. Dispatchers are truely a lifeline to all. Thank you!

Female dog found in the sports complex around 1:30pm today. Please contact our police department if you recognize her.

Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign "UDrive. UText. UPay." to be carried out locally from April 1 – April 21, 2018. Law enforcement officers from the Absecon City Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s "UDrive. UText. UPay." enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. “Distracted driving is possibly the most serious safety issue on our roadways today,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 391,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.” In New Jersey, driver inattention was listed as a contributing circumstance in 52 percent of the state’s crashes in 2015. Driver inattention was in fact listed as a contributing factor in crashes at a rate nine times higher than that of the next highest contributing factor (speed). The campaign is being carried out during the month of April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The New Jersey campaign is modeled after similar successful high visibility enforcement programs such as "Click It or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over".

+++ Employment Opportunity +++ The City of Absecon is seeking part-time crossing guards. Interested candidates must pick up an application at the #Absecon Police Department: 500 N. Mill Rd. Absecon, NJ 08201. The City of Absecon is an equal opportunity employer.

South Shore Rd. and Ohio Avenue are now closed due to flooding. The roadways are expected to be closed for the next several hours. Due to the current weather conditions the Absecon Police Department is expecting more road closures due to flooding over the next two to three days. Please use caution while traveling over our more frequent flooded areas roadways including: 1. South Shore Road 2. South New Road 3. Rt. 30 (White Horse Pike) in the jug handles and both the Westbound and Eastbound right (slow) lanes 4. South Mill Road in the area of the reservoir 5. 4th Street at East Faunce Landing Road. *** Be prepared for closed roadways and to seek an alternate route. ***

BLOTTER: February 11, 2018 – February 24, 2018 Arrests: Robert T. Greenberg, 49 of Phoenixville, PA was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS on February 11th. Kellyn A. Franco, 22 of Pleasantville, NJ was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS on February 16th. Joshua L. Harold, 24 of Absecon, NJ was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Resisting Arrest on February 16th. Jose L. Baez, 33 of Atlantic City, NJ was arrested and charged with Shoplifting on February 17th. Peter J. Castaldo, 52 of Pleasantville, NJ was arrested and charged with Shoplifting on February 17th. Kayron H. Ross, 32 of Absecon, NJ was arrested and charged with Obstruction and Resisting Arrest on February 18th. Larry Z. Albury, 31 of Marmora, NJ was arrested and charged with Assault on February 19th. Jawuan T. Morgan, 21 of Pleasantville, NJ was arrested and charged with Taking a Vehicle Without the Owner’s Consent on February 19th. Isaih Vicenty, 21 of Pleasantville, NJ was arrested and charged with Taking a Vehicle Without the Owner’s Consent on February 19th. A 13 year old juvenile from Pleasantville, NJ was arrested and charged with two counts of Taking a Vehicle Without the Owner’s Consent on February 19th. A 15 year old juvenile from Mays Landing, NJ was arrested and charged with Taking a Vehicle Without the Owner’s Consent on February 19th. Clayton I. Wiley 3rd, 28 of Absecon, NJ was arrested and charged with Assault and Contempt on February 22nd. Andre Laviqueur, 51 of Quebec, Canada was arrested and charged with DWI on February 23rd. Khaleeia Bass, 33 of Absecon, NJ was arrested and charged with Obstruction and Hindering Apprehension on February 23rd. Francis R. Rodgers, 25 of Galloway, NJ was arrested and charged with Criminal Attempt, Burglary, and Criminal Mischief on February 23rd. Francis R. Rodgers, 25 of Galloway, NJ was arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass on February 23rd. Terrance M. Kidd, 34 of Bridgeton, NJ was arrested and charged with Hindering Apprehension on February 23rd. Craig M. Weisbecker, 38 of Absecon, NJ was arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of CDS on February 24th. Total Arrests: 30 Warrant Arrests: 22 Calls for Service: 1,717 Burglaries: 2 Vehicle Burglaries: 0 Domestic Calls: 7 Fire Calls: 2 Medical Assists: 31 MVA’s: 13 Summonses: 131

ABSECON POLICE DEPARTMENT BLOTTER: January 28, 2018 – February 10, 2018 Arrests: Frank L. Cruz, 22 of Galloway, NJ was arrested and charged with Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe on January 28th. Arrelle D. Malone, 26 of Brooklyn, NY was arrested and charged with Assault on January 30th. Jennifer L. Rios, 35 of Galloway, NJ was arrested and charged with Shoplifting on January 31st. Shawn E. Coursey, 20 of Galloway, NJ was arrested and charged with Terroristic Threats on January 31st. Nicole L. Ingram-Davila, 31 of Atlantic City, NJ was arrested and charged with Shoplifting on February 1st. William T. Santiago, 20 of Absecon, NJ was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS on February 2nd. Aharon O. Jones, 44 of Pleasantville, NJ was arrested and charged with Contempt on February 5th. Marinho Clermont, 36 of Flushing, NY was arrested and charged with Obstruction on February 7th. Richard G. Attwood 2nd, 35 of Manahawkin, NJ was arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on February 9th. Tara L. Giberson, 32 of Manahawkin, NJ was arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on February 9th. Morganrai N. Rowan, 22 of Little Egg Harbor Twp., NJ was arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on February 9th. Total Arrests: 29 Warrant Arrests: 18 Calls for Service: 1,535 Burglaries: 1 Vehicle Burglaries: 4 Domestic Calls: 10 Medical Assists: 27 Fire Calls: 0 MVA’s: 22 Summonses: 93

ABSECON POLICE DEPARTMENT BLOTTER: January 14, 2018 – January 27, 2018 Arrests: Adan Hoyos-Vera, 38 of Atlantic City, NJ was arrested and charged with DWI on January 19th. Edwin A. Ortiz, 20 of Absecon, NJ was arrested and charged with Underage DWI and Possession of CDS on January 20th. Allaura L. Gunn, 24 of Galloway, NJ was arrested and charged with two counts of Assault by Auto and one count of Assault on January 22nd. Barbara L. Ripa, 33 of Mays Landing, NJ was arrested and charged with Assault on January 22nd. Eric E. Larmour, 47 of Tuckerton, NJ was arrested and charged with Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe on January 25th. Daniel T. Smith Jr., 19 of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on January 26th. Shane M. Kennedy, 50 of Absecon, NJ was arrested and charged with Terroristic Threats on January 27th. Total Arrests: 29 Warrant Arrests: 22 Calls for Service: 1,523 Burglaries: 0 Vehicle Burglaries: 0 Domestic Calls: 8 Fire Calls: 1 Medical Assists: 23 MVA’s: 16 Summonses: 109

ABSECON POLICE DEPARTMENT BLOTTER: December 31, 2017 – January 13, 2018 Arrests: Donna R. Hall, 58 of Little Egg Harbor Twp. , NJ was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on January 2nd . Geovan M. Maria-Olivero, 18 of Pleasantville, NJ was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS on January 3rd. Duvis Y. Lopez-Barnica, 28 of Atlantic City, NJ was arrested and charged with DWI and DWI with a Minor in a Vehicle on January 5th. Jaquan D. Washington, 23 of Absecon, NJ was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief and Assault on January 5th. Richard D. Driscoll, 22 of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ was arrested and charged with Shoplifting and Conspiracy on January 7th. John Hart 3rd, 49 of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ was arrested and charged with Shoplifting and Conspiracy on January 7th. William H. Wesner, 36 of Mays Landing, NJ was arrested and charged with Shoplifting, Possession of CDS, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on January 7th. Angelo L. Torres-Carides, 44 of Atlantic City, NJ was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest on January 7th. Elizabeth Melendez, 37 of Atlantic City, NJ was arrested and charged with Shoplifting on January 10th. Total Arrests: 19 Warrant Arrests: 10 Calls for Service: 1,389 Burglaries: 0 Vehicle Burglaries: 0 Domestic Calls: 7 Fire Calls: 2 Medical Assists: 27 MVA’s: 18 Summonses: 73

Ex•plo•sive Cy•clo•gen•e•sis: noun, meteorology The rapid fall of barometric pressure in a particular area, especially by at least 24 millibars over a 24-hour period at or north of 60° latitude. In a strict sense it refers to a rapidly deepening extra-tropical cyclonic low pressure area. You probably knew this. See also: weather bomb, bombogenesis, bomb cyclone. In non-meteorological terms, an explosive cyclogenesis means an excuse to sit inside in your pajamas all day. Please make every attempt to capitalize on this excuse. Roads are in extremely poor condition and most are impassable. Our officers are not able to respond to all calls for stuck and stranded motorists. Some roads are impassable to us as well. These storms always stretch our resources to the max. Please stay inside today unless you're faced with an emergency. And please call us if you are. #Absecon

On Friday, October 27th, in response to a citizen complaint of drug activity, the Absecon Police Department Detective Bureau and Patrol Division executed a search warrant at an apartment in the Clayton Mill Run Apartment Complex on S. New Road across from Holy Spirit High School. A search of the apartment yielded approximately 3 kilograms (106 ounces) of suspected heroin, 3 ounces of suspected cocaine and numerous items of drug paraphernalia associated with the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of controlled dangerous substances. As a result of the investigation Ismael Martinez, 33 years old from Egg Harbor Township, was arrested and charged with operating a CDS production facility, manufacturing, distributing and dispensing CDS, possession of CDS and other drug paraphernalia charges. Martinez was additionally charged with the offenses while being in a school zone due to the proximity to Holy Spirit High School. Martinez was lodged in the Atlantic County Jail.

Haters will say this is fake news. They will try and tell you Halloween is Tuesday the 31st this year. They may also tell you that #Absecon Trick or Treat hours are 6:00-8:00pm on Halloween. So you decide who to believe. The internet or the haters. We’re working both days so please share your candy. Oh, and don’t try to give us those smarties or marshmallow circus peanuts that nobody likes. We want the good stuff: Snickers, Twix, full-size candy bars. You know the drill. 🎃

It started something like this: We met online. You liked our page or that one post about a deputized dog. We got nervously happy. You decided to comment somewhere and we replied. You liked our reply! 😱 You sent a private message asking about that noise ordinance or road construction. We instantly answered. You said, “thanks.” We said, “you’re welcome.” We make the first move and ask you to meet for coffee. You’re somewhat non-committal. We decide to show up anyway. This could be awkward. We hold out hope. The door opens. Is it you? Is this us? You don’t look like your profile picture. We don’t look like that cop holding those turtles. Collectively we accept this new reality and choose to move forward. We order the strongest blend available. Black. You order something like a nice house or breakfast blend. Cream and two sugars. We silently judge each other based solely on drink choice. We both say, “sooo...” at the same time. Nervous laughter. Ah, first dates. The Absecon Police Department is hosting ‘Coffee with a Cop’ on Wednesday, Oct. 4th from 9:00-10:30 am at the Dunkin’ Donuts located at 467 White Horse Pike in #Absecon. Come chat with us in an informal, relaxed setting. We can discuss our differences and probably discover lots of similarities. We were humans too once, before we became cops. Most of us are still human. But only after coffee. #FirstDateJitters #WeWontTellPeopleWeMetOnlineIfYouDont

We're no Oprah but if you're looking for work, it's like Christmas 'round here in #Absecon. The city is hiring part-time crossing guards (see previous post) and also a full-time telecommunications dispatcher. Applicants must be 911, EMD and CPR certified for the dispatch position. Applications must be picked up at the Absecon Police Department: 500 N. Mill Rd. Absecon, NJ 08201 or online at AbseconNJ.gov. Absecon is an equal opportunity employer.

+++ Employment Opportunity +++ The City of Absecon is seeking part-time crossing guards. Interested candidates must pick up an application at the #Absecon Police Department: 500 N. Mill Rd. Absecon, NJ 08201. Application deadline is October 13, 2017. The City of Absecon is an equal opportunity employer.

Hey again. There's a sun peeking out in that there sky. If you have less than an hour's worth of experience with life you may not know the sun always comes back. High pressure, a full rotation of the earth and passing solar eclipses make the sun come out again. Right now the following areas are experiencing partial sun: ☀️ Absecon More sun is expected as the clouds continue to move away. Nighttime may prolong periods of no sun. In the interest of full transparency and in the interest of not receiving any more, shall we say, very "colorfully worded" private messages, we present the following disclaimer: ** The attached picture is NOT a current picture of the sun in #Absecon. It is from another partially sunny incident. ** In all seriousness, some were concerned (and rightfully so) that we didn't specifically state we were using an older picture of flooded roads while informing our residents of road closures yesterday. We'll own that one and we offer our apologies for any undue panic. Either way, the road was still closed. 🤷‍♂️ We're being told to expect some more minor flooding around times of high tide for the next couple tide cycles. Please heed road closure signs and detours. #WeJokeBecauseWeLikeYou #YesEvenYouAngryMeanMessageWriters 🚧 🌊⛈🌊🚧

Hey. There's a storm out in that there ocean. If you have less than an hour's worth of experience with #Absecon you may not know we flood. Storms, light rain and heavy sneezing make most of our main roads impassable. Right now the following areas are closed due to flooding: 🚧 S. Shore Rd. from Rt. 30 to California Ave. 🚧 Ohio Ave. from Station Ave. to S. Shore Rd. 🚧 E. Faunce Landing Rd. near the bulkhead More closures are expected as the tide continues to rise throughout the afternoon. High winds may prolong closures.

Another reminder that the Ironman Atlantic City triathlon will be taking place in our area on Sunday, September 17th. There will be multiple road closures during the event. No traffic will be permitted on the course. Officers will be on scene throughout the race area to assist. In #Absecon, expect road closures in the areas of W. California Avenue, S. Mill Road and Westcoat Road from early morning through early afternoon.

Shooting Incident: At approximately 7:30 pm on Saturday, Sept. 2nd patrol responded to the intersection of Rt. 30 and Shore Rd in #Absecon for a reported shooting. Upon arriving they found an unoccupied Nissan Altima with multiple bullet holes to the vehicle. However, there was no driver or passengers on scene. A short time later the police department received a call from Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Division about a male who was driven to the hospital and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The male was identified as the driver of the Nissan, 25 year old Laquan Rex from Galloway. The initial investigation revealed a vehicle pulled up to Rex's Nissan at the intersection of Rt. 30 and Shore Rd during a red light. This second vehicle began firing into the Nissan striking Rex. A passerby came upon Rex and transported him to the hospital prior to police arrival. Rex was later transferred from ARMC Mainland to ARMC City Division where he underwent emergency surgery. At this time the accused vehicle was only described as a dark colored, 4 door sedan. Further information may be disseminated as the investigation progresses. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Absecon Police Department at (609)641-0667. Calls and tips shall remain anonymous. Information can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Atlantic County. Call the tip line at (609)652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477. Or text TIPCOP plus your tip to: 274637 (CRIMES).

In today's day and age someone is always watching. In this case it was the Holy Spirit (High School cameras). At approximately 12:30 am on Friday, Sept. 1st five juveniles entered the Holy Spirit High School campus here in #Absecon. They proceeded to vandalize various areas of the school including the gym and football stadium. Vandalism included spray painting lewd images and words onto HSHS logos and imagery and breaking several windows. The juveniles also forced entry into areas of the school which were locked and closed to the public at the time. The investigation revealed all five juveniles attend a rival, area high school and were leaving a house party in Absecon before entering Holy Spirit school property. We have identified and charged all five juveniles with burglary and criminal mischief offenses. Anyone with further info is urged to contact our police department at (609)641-0667. The case is being handled by Ptl. Steve Hance. 'Thank you' to the numerous callers and tipsters who helped bring this case to a swift conclusion.

They say Justice is blind. It's about to get a little more blind. 9 out of 10 astronomers do not recommend these eclipse glasses for today's viewing. And while the name sounds legit, try and get a pair of actual eclipse glasses. Or watch on tv. Or just stay on social media because everyone on your friends list will be live-streaming it. If you happen to make your own eclipse glasses and subsequently go blind, Lady Justice would be a sweet Halloween costume. Just saying. #TheOphthalmologistWillSeeYouNow #ButYouWontSeeHim 👁👁 🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓

Impaired driving enforcement crackdown to be conducted locally as part of national campaign. Police agencies from around New Jersey are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins August 18 and concludes on September 4. During the campaign, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols targeting motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement backed up by educational activities including national radio and television advertisements, posters, banners and mobile video display signs. The campaign looks to curtail impaired driving during the busy summer travel season, including the Labor Day holiday period. “Despite years of enforcement and public awareness efforts, too many people still make the unfortunate decision to get behind the wheel while impaired. Nearly 30% of all motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey are alcohol related,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “This is a zero tolerance campaign. If drivers are caught operating their vehicle while impaired they will be arrested,” he added. As part of the initiative, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local police agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign. During last year’s crackdown, participating agencies made 1,649 DWI arrests. Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2017 crackdown offer the following advice: • If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out. • Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home. • Spend the night where the activity is held. • Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver. • If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.