Galloway Township Police Department

  • Agency: Galloway Township Police Department
  • Address: 300 E Jimmie Leeds Rd, Galloway, 08205 NJ
  • Chief: Patrick Moran (Chief of Police)
Phone: 609-652-3705
Fax: (609) 652-0667
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Galloway Township Police Department is located at 300 E Jimmie Leeds Rd, Galloway, 08205 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Patrick Moran. The Galloway Township Police Department phone number is 609-652-3705.

Galloway Township Police Department News

BLOTTER February 4, 2018 – February 10, 2018 Burglaries: 3 200 Block of E. Waveland Ave. 400 Block of Fairway Ln. 700 Block of Cooper Ferry Ct. Vehicle Burglaries: 0 Robert A. Mangano, 22 of Pleasantville, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Fenil Gandhi and charged with Distributing CDS, Possession of CDS and Hindering on Feb 5. Ricardo M. Balseiro, 19 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Fenil Gandhi and charged with Distributing CDS and Possession of CDs on Feb 5. Cartayah A. Smith, 29 of Galloway was arrested by Det. William Schroer and charged with Credit Card Fraud on Feb 7. Joseph S. Lopez, 22 of Bay Shore, NY was arrested by Ofc. Dominic Fabrizio and charged with Possession of CDS on Feb 7. Derrick C. Mcclelland II, 22 of Bay Shore, NY was arrested by Ofc. Dominic Fabrizio and charged with Possession of CDS on Feb 7. Diogenes A. Grullon-Rodriguez, 47 of Atlantic City, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Nicholas Stewart and charged with DWI on Feb 8. Dakota T. Jennings, 19 of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ was arrested by Sgt. Daniel Weigle and charged with Possession of CDS on Feb 9. Sean D. Shearer, 33 of Galloway was arrested by Det. Bryan Casey and charged with Aggravated Arson, Causing / Risking Widespread Injury / Damage and Criminal Mischief on Feb 10. Juvenile: 0 CFS – 965 Arrests – 28 EMS – 22 DV – 11 Fire – 7 Accidents – 15 Tickets – 86 DWI – 1

Thursday, February 15, 2018: On a regular Thursday, we would probably post a photograph of someone’s lost dog, and ask your help to try and find their home. Well, this Thursday we recovered a lost Trench Roller which was left in the middle of the roadway. If you know where this piece of machinery belongs, please contact us at 609-652-3705.

The subjects have been identified. Thank you for everyone’s help!

******UPDATE****** Thank you everyone for your help, they have been identified. The Galloway Township Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify the subjects in these photos. These individuals are suspects in a trespassing and theft investigation. If anyone has any information, please contact Ofc. Giberson at 609-652-3705 ext 5112.

INCIDENT:​Attempted Aggravated Arson LOCATION:​ Galloway Township Police Department 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Rd​ Galloway, NJ 08205 DATE / TIME​: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:34 P.M. DETAILS:​ On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 6:34 P.M., a white male suspect approached the front lobby of the Galloway Township Police Department. After loitering outside the lobby for a brief time the suspect produced a glass bottle containing a petroleum based accelerant, attempted to light it, and threw it on the concrete in front of the entrance doors. The bottle shattered and splashed the accelerant all over the doors, floor mats and lobby entrance. Although the contents of the bottle did not ignite there was an officer and a citizen in the lobby at the time. If the accelerant had ignited the officer and citizen would have been put in life-threatening danger. The suspect then ran toward the area of Jimmie Leeds Road but could not be located. A thorough investigation by Detectives of the Galloway Township Criminal Investigation Division, with the assistance of Special Agents from the ATF, a suspect was identified as Sean D. Shearer, of Galloway Township. Sean was interviewed and subsequently charged with two counts of Attempted Aggravated Arson and Criminal Mischief. Sean was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Detective Bryan Casey is the investigating Detective from Galloway. Assisting Agencies: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire and Explosives

BLOTTER January 28, 2017 – February 3, 2018 Burglaries: 0 Vehicle Burglaries: 0 Jared E. Gatto, 31 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Dominic Fabrizio and charged with Simple Assault on Feb. 3 Lailonni R. Hewitt-Vazquez, 28 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Dominic Fabrizio and charged with Simple Assault on Feb. 3 Phillip W. Desilvio Jr., 44 of Pittsgrove, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Dominic Fabrizio and charged with Hindering on Feb. 3 Laquay R. Spence, 27 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Brent Grunow and charged with Hindering on Feb. 2 Dominic Phillips, 42 of Turnersville, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Cody Trout and charged with Possession of CDS & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on Feb. 2 Michelle D. Surran, 49 of Weymouth, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Cody Trout and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on Feb. 2 Jose D. Pares-Rivera, 34 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Ronald Gorneau Jr. and charged with Possession of CDS on Feb. 1 Kelly M. Flinn, 27 of Northfield, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Mateusz Ryba and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on Jan. 31 Stephen M. Tempest, 27 of Egg Harbor City, NJ was arrested by K9 Ofc. Brent Lopez and charged with Possession of CDS on Jan. 30 Lamont D. Moore, 30 of Atlantic City, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Dominic Fabrizio and charged with Possession of CDS on Jan. 30 Dennis M. Niceler, 56 of Galloway was arrested by Det. Bryan Casey and charged with Burglary (multiple), Criminal Mischief (multiple) & Theft of Movable Property (multiple) on Jan. 30 Jamar C. Holley, 32 of Camden, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Keith Smith and charged with Hindering on Jan. 29 Thomas J. Capece, 37 of Newfield, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Fenil Gandhi and charged with Theft of Movable Property, Criminal Mischief & Possesses/Manufactures Burglar Tools on Jan. 29 Robert A. Gosman, 58 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Cody Trout and charged with DWI on Jan. 28 Albert N. Clark IV, 25 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Jeremy Feliciano and charged with Hindering on Jan. 28 Nicholas A. Digiacinto, 26 of Absecon, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Steven Garrison and charged with Attempt to Elude Police in A Motor Vehicle on Jan. 28 Quanteea M. Burrows, 38 of Jersey City, NJ was arrested by K9 Sgt. Scott Winneberger and charged with Possession of CDS on Jan. 28 Juvenile: 4 A 17 year old Male from Galloway was arrested by Det. Matthew Worth and charged with Theft of Movable Property on Feb. 2 A 16 year old Male from Galloway was arrested by Ofc. John Mooney and charged with Shoplifting on Jan. 29 (2) 15 year old Males from Galloway were arrested by Ofc. John Mooney and charged with Shoplifting on Jan. 29 CFS – 972 Arrests – 60 EMS – 15 DV – 16 Fire – 4 Accidents – 14 Tickets – 108 DWI – 1

We found this guy in the area of Ridgewood Ave between 2nd Ave and 4th Ave. If anyone knows who his family is, please call us at 609-652-3705 ext 1.

When Super Bowl LII kicks off, will you be prepared for party victory? Whether you’re the home team or a visitor, every Super Bowl LII party game plan must start with a shutdown defense that prevents drunk driving. Drunk driving kills. In 2016, there were 10,497 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drunk drivers. You know that many Super Bowl parties will involve alcohol, so play it smart by having a winning game plan in place to not drink and drive. We will all win on Super Bowl Sunday if we follow these keys to the game: Know the Rules: It’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. When it comes to drinking and driving, law enforcement doesn’t throw a yellow flag; they throw the book at you. You’ll get pulled over, arrested, and prosecuted. Your wallet takes a big hit, too: the average DUI court case costs approximately $10,000. Play It Safe: Defenses win championships; your best defense is to plan a safe ride. From buses and trains to car services and designated drivers, connect with the option that will get you home safely. NHTSA even has an app for that—SaferRide—which is available for Apple and Android devices and can connect you to a local cab company or with a friend who can come pick you up. Be a Party MVP: Volunteer to be a designated driver. Let your squad know that you’ll be there for them when the party’s over with a safe, sober ride home. [You can even tweet their names to @NHTSAgov to make them part of the NHTSA’s Wall of Fame. Use the hashtag #designateddriver.] If You’ve Been Drinking, You’re Benched: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. There’s no place on the road for anyone who has been drinking. If someone tries to drive after drinking, tell them to ride the bench until you help them find a sober ride home. If you’re hosting the party, you’re the head coach. Make the right call: take their keys before they drink and drive. We’re all on the same team when it comes to preventing drunk driving. And, however you or your guests travel on Super Bowl Sunday, always buckle up. Your seat belt is your best defense in any vehicle crash. We hope it’s a great game and that you enjoy it—safely—with friends and family. Remember: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. -Courtsey of the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

BLOTTER January 21, 2017 – January 27, 2018 Burglaries: 1 White Pond Ct. Vehicle Burglaries: 0 Gina A. Czerwinski, 25 of Egg Harbor City, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Kevin Costa and charged with DWI on Jan. 27 Jeffrey M. Hopkins, 56 of Atlantic City, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Sajansharan Patel and charged with Hindering on Jan. 27 Itka R. Drinkard, 33 of Galloway was arrested by K9 Sgt. Scott Winneberger and charged with DWI on Jan. 27 Kenneth J. Corbo, 36 of Atlantic City, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Nicholas Stewart and charged with Shoplifting & Theft of Movable Property on Jan. 25 Brian L. Flanagan, 39 of Pleasantville, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Dominic Fabrizio and charged with Hindering on Jan. 25 Toni R. Mason, 23 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Mark Kienzle and charged with Hindering & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on Jan. 24 Yasmeen N. Santiago, 40 of Galloway was arrested by K9 Sgt. Scott Winneberger and charged with Possession of CDS & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on Jan. 24 Josephine P. DeMarco, 46 of Mays Landing, NJ was arrested by K9 Sgt. Scott Winneberger and charged with Aggravated Assault, Possession of CDS, Uses or Threatens to Use Physical Force Against Law Enforcement Officer & Tampering With or Fabricating Physical Evidence on Jan. 24 Bobby A. Mendez-Justiniano, 30 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Timothy Giberson and charged with Hindering on Jan. 23 Juvenile: 0 CFS – 1001 Arrests – 34 EMS – 28 DV – 9 Fire – 6 Accidents – 23 Tickets – 128 DWI – 2

BLOTTER January 14, 2017 – January 20, 2018 Burglaries: 2 500 Block of Fairway Ln. 200 Block of Donna Dr. Vehicle Burglaries: 1 E. Jimmie Leeds Rd. Lisa A. Suarez, 52 of Elwood, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Nicholas Stewart and charged with Hindering on Jan. 20 Joseph G. Wells, 30 of Lincoln, DE was arrested by Ofc. Ronald Gorneau Jr. and charged with DWI on Jan. 19 Kenneth W. Gray, 29 of Pleasantville, NJ was arrested by Det. Kerry Baerman and charged with Theft of Movable Property on Jan. 19 Valerie G. Ruggiano, 40 of Shamong, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Gregory Gillespie and charged with Aggravated Assault on Jan. 18 Kiongozi G. Lumumba, 56 of Atlantic City, NJ was arrested by Det. Bryan Casey and charged with Wrongful Impersonation, Forgery by Writing & Credit Card Theft on Jan. 18 Matthew L. Tozer, 32 of Mays Landing, NJ was arrested by Ofc. David LaSassa and charged with DWI & Endangering Welfare of Children on Jan. 17 Devon J. Williams, 18 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Kevin Costa and charged with Hindering on Jan. 16 Thomas I. Hepburn, 61 of Mullica Twp, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Dominic Fabrizio and charged with Manufacturing/Distributing Heroin/Cocaine, Possession of CDS & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on Jan. 16 Paul E. Destefano, 27 of Hammonton, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Dominic Fabrizio and charged with Manufacturing/Distributing Heroin/Cocaine, Possession of CDS & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on Jan. 16 Heather A Mattle, 41 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Dominic Fabrizio and charged with Manufacturing/Distributing Heroin/Cocaine, Possession of CDS & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on Jan. 16 Theresa S. Fleck, 33 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Mateusz Ryba and charged with DWI, Possession of CDS & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on Jan. 15 Jordan P. Ragland, 26 of Absecon, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Fenil Gandhi and charged with Manufacturing/Distrubiting CDS, Possession of CDS & Attempt to Elude Police on Jan. 14 Juvenile: 5 A 17 year old Male from Absecon, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Alexander Bennett and charged with Criminal Mischief on Jan. 14 A 16 year old Male from Absecon, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Alexander Bennett and charged with Criminal Mischief on Jan. 14 Two (2) 17 year old Males from Galloway were arrested by Ofc. Alexander Bennett and charged with Criminal Mischief on Jan. 14 A 15 year old Male from Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Alexander Bennett and charged with Criminal Mischief on Jan. 14 CFS – 1048 Arrests – 54 EMS – 21 DV – 20 Fire – 6 Accidents – 29 Tickets – 184 DWI – 3

Incident: Bank Robbery Arrests​ Date of Incident: January 24, 2018 Case: 18-0003341 From: DLT Joseph J. Picardi #38 On January 24, 2018, the Galloway Township Police Department responded to the Wells Fargo Bank located at 273 W. White Horse Pike for a robbery. A check of the area by numerous officers from Galloway Township and surrounding jurisdictions was undertaken but the suspect was not immediately located. As a result of a joint investigation involving the Galloway Township Police Department, Stafford Township Police Department, the New York Police Department, and the New Jersey and New York offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, two suspects were identified, located, and arrested in connection with multiple bank robberies in the New York and New Jersey Area. Sergey Demidenko, 38, and James Boccanfuso, 40, both of New York City, were taken into custody on January 30 in New York City without incident. Due to the nature of the crimes the charges are being handled federally by the US Attorney’s Office. The case was investigated locally by Det. Kerry Baerman.

On Saturday, January 27th, at approx 6:48 pm, Galloway Township Police were dispatched to a residence on the 500 block of South Pitney Rd for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located the victim and determined it was a self inflicted wound as a result of the accidental discharge of a Sig Sauer .357 handgun, owned by the victim. Police applied a tourniquet to control bleeding and the victim was transported via Galloway Township Ambulance Squad, accompanied by AtlantiCare Paramedics, to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – City Division with non life-threatening injuries.

***UPDATE*** Incident: Bank Robbery Arrests​ Date of Incident: January 24, 2018 Case: 18-0003341 From: DLT Joseph J. Picardi #38 On January 24, 2018, the Galloway Township Police Department responded to the Wells Fargo Bank located at 273 W. White Horse Pike for a robbery. A check of the area by numerous officers from Galloway Township and surrounding jurisdictions was undertaken but the suspect was not immediately located. As a result of a joint investigation involving the Galloway Township Police Department, Stafford Township Police Department, the New York Police Department, and the New Jersey and New York offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, two suspects were identified, located, and arrested in connection with multiple bank robberies in the New York and New Jersey Area. Sergey Demidenko, 38, and James Boccanfuso, 40, both of New York City, were taken into custody on January 30 in New York City without incident. Due to the nature of the crimes the charges are being handled federally by the US Attorney’s Office. The case was investigated locally by Det. Kerry Baerman. ************************** On 1/24/18 at approximately 4:10 pm the Wells Fargo Bank at 273 West White Horse Pike in the Pomona section of Galloway Township was robbed. The suspect entered the bank and gave the teller a note. He then fled on foot from the bank running northbound on Pomona Road. No weapons were observed during the incident. The male is described as a white male, medium build, approximately 5’8” to 5’10” in his late 20’s or early 30’s. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with grey sweatpants and running sneakers. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The investigation is being conducted by Detective Kerry Baerman of the Galloway Township Police Department as well as the FBI, Northfield Office. The Hamilton Twp Police Department K-9 unit and the Stockton University Police Department also assisted in the investigation. Anyone with any information can call the Galloway Township Police Department at (609) 652-3705 ext. 320. Tips may also be left anonymously through Atlantic County Crime Stoppers at (609) 652-1234 or through the Galloway Township Facebook page.

BLOTTER January 7, 2017 – January 13, 2018 Burglaries: 2 Fairway Lane 300 Block of Waveland Ave. Vehicle Burglaries: 0 Richard J. Thompson, 23 of Paterson, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Richard Boyle and charged with Aggravated Assault, Criminal Mischief and Burglary on Jan. 9 Jatinder Singh, 27 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Kevin Costa and charged with DWI, Possession of CDS and Possession of Paraphernalia on Jan. 7 Mark A. Rondeau, 48 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Mark Kienzle and charged with Possession of CDS, Resisting Arrest and Fugitive from Justice on Jan. 7 Patrick J. McCarty, 28 of Egg Harbor Twp, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Gregory Gillespie and charged with Hindering on Jan. 9 Adrienne C. Lewis, 45 of Atlantic City, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Alexander J. Bennett and charged with Hindering on Jan. 9 Christoph M. Manzo, 31 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. William M. Warrell and charged with Possession of CDS and Possession of Paraphernalia on Jan. 10 Christopher J. Clybourn-Arcodia, 23 of Hamilton Twp, NJ was arrested by K-9 Ofc. Brent Lopez and charged with Possession of CDS on Jan. 10 Michael A. Hargis, 33 of Pleasantville, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Dominic Fabrizio and charged with Possession of CDS and Possession of Paraphernalia on Jan. 10 Deshaun C. Washington, 25 of Bensalem, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Brent Grunow and charged with Possession of CDS and Possession of Paraphernalia on Jan. 11 Adam S. Bocchicchio, 24, of Marmora, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Fenil Gandhi and charged with Hindering on Jan. 11 Nicholas A. Coralluzzo, 22 of West Deptford, NJ was arrested by Det. Jason Kiamos and charged with Burglary, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespassing on Jan. 12 Edward A. Burns, 66 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Steve Garrison and charged with DWI on Jan. 12 Emanuel Valentin, 30 of Hamilton Twp, NJ was arrested by Ofc. Mateusz Ryba and charged with Possession of CDS on Jan. 12 Ernest E. Westcott, 21 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Mateusz Ryba and charged with Criminal Mischief on Jan. 13 Samuel H. Martin, 21 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Mateusz Ryba and charged with Criminal Mischief on Jan. 13 Eric F. Gordy, 36 of Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Fenil Gandhi and charged with Obstructing Administration of Law and Resisting Arrest on Jan. 13 Juvenile: 1 A 17 year old male from Galloway was arrested by Ofc. Richard Arroyo Jr. and charged with Simple Assault on Jan. 11 CFS – 839 Arrests – 44 EMS – 20 DV – 18 Fire – 11 Accidents – 26 Tickets – 100 DWI – 2

Officers Chris, Rich and Jim would like to thank Jackson for bringing us some treats! We enjoyed them very much!

A very special thank you today to Pastor Phil and members of the Jersey Shore Baptist Church on Wrangelboro Rd. in Galloway Township for sending lunch over to the Police Department care of Wawa at Pitney/Jimmie Leeds and manager Justin Wiedeman. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated and your involvement in the community is so important to our efforts here at the police department!

The Galloway Township Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify the subjects in this picture for an investigation. If anyone has any information, please contact Ofc Dominic Fabrizio at 609-652-3705 ext 5103 or Atlantic County Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234.

Incident Type: Motor Vehicle Stop / Eluding / Distribution of Methamphetamine Date and Time of Incident: 01/14/2018 14:11 hours Accused name only when charged and arrested / City / Age: Jordan Ragland / Absecon / 26 Years Old Incident Location by hundred block, no exact address: Robin Lane / Aloe Street Arresting / Investigating Officer: Ofc. F. Gandhi #102 Misc. / Other Related Information: On the above date and time, Officer Gandhi attempted to make a motor vehicle stop of a 1999 Ford F-150 operated by Jordan Ragland of Absecon. Ragland failed to stop and attempted to elude Officer Gandhi by driving behind Absecon Mills where he struck a storage container. Ragland fled the scene in the vehicle and was apprehended at the end of Robin Lane where he surrendered to police. K9 Rocky of the Galloway Township Police K9 Unit responded and conducted a search of the vehicle locating 224 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine. Ragland was charged with Eluding, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Distribute (1st degree) and Obstruction as well as multiple motor vehicle violations. Ragland was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on his charges. OIC: K9 Sgt. S. Winneberger Badge # 74 Date: 1/14/2018

NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS AND COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES Due to the unusual amount of snow fall please be advised that Article II Maintenance of Sidewalks 295-5 Duties of Owners reads as follows: All existing sidewalks now or hereafter dedicated to public use shall be kept free from obstruction such as, but not limited to, ice and snow by the respective owners of the respective lots or tract of land fronting or bounding said sidewalk. As soon as possible after a storm please shovel and keep free of ice and snow all sidewalks which you may be responsible for. ~Galloway Township Code Enforcement

The Galloway Township Police Department is requesting help from the public with identifying the female in the attached photographs. The female is suspected of utilizing a stolen credit to purchase food and alcohol from one of our local establishments. She is also a person of interest in an ongoing investigation out of Hamilton Township. If you have any information on this individual please contact Officer Sajan Patel at 609-652-3705 extension 5116.

Please use caution driving tonight as the road conditions are worsening due to the melting snow and dropping temperatures.

Please utilize caution when traveling, as the roadways are becoming extremely slick. Please drive carefully especially, if you are traveling on Moss Mill Road as we are receiving numerous complaints about the roadway. We are currently making notifications to have the roadway addressed as quickly as possible.