Evesham Township Police Department

  • Agency: Evesham Township Police Department
  • Address: 984 Tuckerton Road, Marlton, 08053 NJ
  • Chief: Michael Barth (Chief of Police)
Phone: 856-983-1116

Evesham Township Police Department is located at 984 Tuckerton Road, Marlton, 08053 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael Barth. The Evesham Township Police Department phone number is 856-983-1116.

Evesham Township Police Department News

Evesham Police Investigating Two Separate School Shooting Threats On March 7, 2018, Evesham Police arrested a 15-year-old high school student on charges that he made a threat to be involved in a shooting at Cherokee High School. The Evesham Police Department was notified that the 15-year-old student sent a snapchat message to a fellow student about his desire to “shoot up the school”. The student immediately reported this incident to their parents and school officials. School Resource Officers, along with Evesham Detectives and school personnel, worked quickly to identify the suspect, who was immediately taken into custody and admitted to the threat. The suspect was charged with Terroristic Threats and False Public Alarms. On Friday March 9, 2018, a 12-year-old middle school student was arrested on charges that he made a threat to be involved in a school shooting in Evesham Township. The Evesham Police Department was notified that the 12-year-old student sent a snapchat message to a fellow student about his desire to “plan a school shooting”. The student notified their parents of this incident who reported it to the police department. School Resource Officers, along with Evesham Detectives and school officials again worked quickly to identify the suspect and immediately located him at his residence. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with Terroristic Threats and False Public Alarms. “We always take any kinds of threats against our schools very seriously,” Chief Chew said. “I am proud of the amount of passion and energy that our officers and detectives displayed in working together with the school staff to uncover the source of the threats and make sure any potential danger to our students and school staff was immediately neutralized.”

Do you like pancakes? Come out Saturday, March 10, 2018 for Pancakes with Police! Evesham Police will be at McDonalds, located at 760 W. Rt 70 from 9AM-11AM. We hope to see you there!

Evesham Police have been in close contact with representatives from Atlantic City Electric. There are currently still 3,000 homes without power, and Atlantic City Electric technicians are diligently working throughout the night to restore power. As of this time, we are hopeful that all Evesham residents will have power restored by midnight, Friday, March 9. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Atlantic City Electric for all utility related issues. Thank you.

Storm Update 0900 hours, Mar 8 Evesham Fire-Rescue Will Open Charging and Warming Stations at all 3 Firehouses March 8, 2018 from 9AM to 6PM

Due to the storm there are many road closures, road hazards and power outages throughout the township: Road Closures: Kettle Run Road, between Tomlinson Mill and Braddock Mill is still partially obstructed but passable in both directions. The remainder of Kettle Run is fully open. Marlton Lakes Development still has numerous trees down however traffic can manage throughout the development Traffic Signals Out: Route 70-N. Elmwood Road Route 70-Troth Road Route 70-Radnor Boulevard • Power has been restored to the majority of Kings Grant and parts of Barton Run. The Power Company is still on scene. • Willow Ridge still has no power

Due to the high volume of storm related emergency calls, the Evesham Police Department request residents utilize our online reporting service to report minor storm related property damage. http://www.eveshampd.org/index.php/citizen-online-reporting

The roads are getting worse! If you do not need to drive, please stay inside!

The weather is getting worse! Evesham Police wants to remind its residents to be safe in the inclement weather. If you do not have to drive, stay inside! Please be safe and stay warm!

Come out and join us for pancakes this Saturday! From 9AM-11AM Evesham Police will be at McDonalds, located at 760 W. Rt 70. We hope to see you there!

Suspect Arrested Following Camden County Pursuit On March 2, 2018, Evesham Officers were advised that a Camden County Police Department terminated a vehicle pursuit with a vehicle that was registered to a Evesham address. At 10:30pm, while Evesham Officers were checking the area of Quaker Road, an officer observed the vehicle parked about a block from the registered owners home. As the officer approached the vehicle a female exited the car, fleeing on foot away from the officer. The officer chased after the suspect and she was quickly apprehended. Following a brief struggle, the female was arrested and found to be in possession of hypodermic needles and a crack pipe. Arrested: Amanda Anderson, age 30, of Marlton, NJ was charged with 4th degree Resisting Arrest and a disorderly person’s offense for Possession of Hypodermic Needles and Drug Paraphernalia. Once processed, she was turned over to the Merchantville Police Department to be processed on eluding charges

Thank you Marlton Senior Citizen Club for inviting us to speak about ID Theft Prevention. Interacting with various groups in town strengthens the relationship between the residents and the police. We had a great time!

Chief Chew and the Evesham Township Police Department are continuing its efforts to ensure the safety and security of all students and staff in Evesham Schools. Evesham Township police look to hire retired officers to protect schools - By Christie Ileto of 6ABC EVESHAM TWP., N.J. (WPVI) -- One New Jersey school district is looking have retired law enforcement serve as armed guards at its facilities. This was already in the works in Evesham Township School District last year, but the timing is now nationally relevant. The officers would be a part of the Evesham Township Police Department; the department says the officers would be full-time, fully trained and fully armed. Students welcome the idea as many expressed worry that what happened in Parkland, Florida could happen at their school. "Since all the teachers are talking about it, doing escape routes, and ways to get out... it kind of worries me," said student Alexa Rankin. While the national conversation centers on banning bump stocks and arming teachers, in Evesham Township, it's about recruiting former cops. "We can recruit retired officers who have 25 plus years of experience in school security, to provide that safety mechanism in each of our district facilities," said Police Chief Christopher Chew. The officers would be serving eight facilities, plus the township's high school. Among other things, the job requires applicants be retired no longer than three years, and they need to go through state-mandated training to be fully uniformed and armed and prepared for the worst-case scenario. "If there is an active shooter, their primary goal is to immediately neutralize that threat. Address the shooter. Attack the shooter. And do everything they can to protect the school and staff," said Chew. Parents who Action News spoke with seem to be in support of the plan. "After what happened in Florida, you can't have enough security," said parent Maxine Paul. "They kind of know what to look for, because they are retired from the force," said parent Brenda Rankin. "I'm OK with them being armed because they are professionals. A lot of people are saying the teachers should be armed, but I wouldn't be comfortable with a teacher carrying a gun." The department beefed up school security in 2015 after a boy tried to die in a suicide by cop using a replica gun outside Van Zant Elementary. Parents say this new effort is a start in the right direction. "It's not an optimal solution, but you have to start somewhere," said parent Greg Blank. "I don't see a downside."

Thefts from Marlton LA Fitness Members Evesham Police are investigating a series of thefts from cars and lockers at the Marlton LA Fitness, 1051 Route 73 north, Marlton NJ. Since December 2017, there have been eleven thefts from gym member’s lockers and eight vehicle burglaries that were parked outside the business. The actors have targeted cash, credit cards, wallets and gym bags. In the majority of thefts from cars, the actors smashed out a vehicles window to gain access. The 19 thefts have resulted in thousands of dollars’ worth of personal property being reported stolen. The Evesham Police Department has been working closely with the LA Fitness management in preventing and solving these thefts. Tips to prevent becoming a victim: - Take in only what you absolutely need. - Leave your valuable items at home or secure them in the trunk of your car before you enter the parking lot. - Use your own lock to secure your property in a gym locker, don’t make it a cheap one (i.e., don’t use a $5 lock for a $500 phone). Please immediately report any suspicious activity to the Evesham Police. For crimes in progress dial 911. For past tense reports or those needing a non-emergency response call 856-983-1111.

Thank you Drug Free New Jersey for inviting Evesham Police to their 3rd annual Breakfast for Families and Communities Impacted by Opioid Abuse.

Thank you Weston Club for inviting us to speak about ID Theft Prevention!

ETPD Now Hiring Retired Police Officers for School Class III Special Police Officer Positions The Evesham Township Police Department is recruiting for position of Class III Special Police Officer. The Class III Special Police Officer, under the direction of the Chief of Police, shall conduct school safety and security duties within the Township of Evesham school district. Minimum Qualifications, the applicant must: • Be a resident of the State of New Jersey during his or her term of appointment to this position. • Be able to read, write, and speak the English language with reasonable proficiency and possess a High School diploma or equivalent. • Be sound in body and of good health, which must be certified by a physician licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey. • Be of good moral character and must not have been convicted of any offense involving dishonesty as would make the applicant unfit to perform the duties. • The applicant must be a retired law enforcement officer less than 65 years of age who served as a duly-qualified, fully-trained, full-time police officer in any municipality or county of this state, or as a member of the State Police, and was separated from that prior service in good standing within three years of appointment to this position. • The applicant must be physically capable of performing the function of the position in accordance with the Police Training Commission (PTC). • The applicant must possess a NJ Police Training Commission Basic Police Officer Certification or NJ State Police Academy Certification. • The applicant must possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License. • The applicant must successfully pass a background investigation. • Applicants successfully passing the first phase will be subject to oral interviews. • Any applicant offered a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass a medical examination, psychological examination and drug screening. • Preference may be given to retired police officers who previously served as a School Resource Officer (SRO), Juvenile Officer or D.A.R.E/L.E.A.D. Instructor. Starting Salary for Class III Special Police Officer shall be $35.00 per hour and he/shall work as assigned, while school is in session, to be determined upon hiring. The Township of Evesham is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants shall be given full consideration. Resumes may be sent to the attention of Chief Christopher Chew at the Evesham Township Police Department, located at 984 Tuckerton Road, Marlton, NJ 08053. Resumes may also be sent electronically to pdrecruits@eveshampd.org. If you have any further inquiries, please contact Captain Walt Miller (millerw@eveshampd.org) at (856) 983-1116.

On February at 7:54 AM, Patrol officers responded to St. Joan of Arc Church, 101 Evans Road, for a report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, contact was made with two individuals who were determined to be seeking the assistance of a Priest. During the encounter, there was never an immediate threat to the safety of the students or staff. The safety of the students and staff is the main priority of the Evesham Police Department and we are committed to keeping all our students safe!

Evesham Police Seek Publics Help Identifying Pickpocket Suspect On February 15, 2018, the pictured suspect stole a victim’s wallet from her purse while she was dining at Panera Bread, 500 south Rte. 73 Marlton, NJ. The suspect then used the victim’s credit cards on the same date at a Burlington County Game Stop, Best Buy and Staples. If anyone knows the identity of this suspect you are asked to contact the Evesham Police Department at 856-983-1116, the Confidential Tip Line at 856-983-4699 or email at Facebook@Eveshampd.org. Anonymous tips text ETPDTIP to 847411 What Purse Thieves Look For: • A woman who drapes her purse on the back of a chair or on the floor beside of her. • A woman who’s wallet is sticking out of her purse. • A woman who leaves her purse or wallet in a shopping cart. • A purse or bag left in an unlocked car. • A woman who has set their purse or wallet down on a table or counter. • Purses left in unattended offices or dressing rooms. • Purses and coats dangling on coat racks.

Welcome to Marlton Duck Donuts! Evesham Police had a sweet time visiting you today!

Shoplifters Strike Twice, Arrested on Third Attempt On February 21, 2018 at 2:00pm, Evesham Officers responded to the Burlington Coat Factory, 101 S. Rte 73, for two shoplifters on location that had previously stolen merchandise from the store on February 19th and 20th. Officers located the two males and their investigation determined that they were in fact responsible for two prior shopliftings. During their arrest, the males were found in possession of Crack Cocaine, Marijuana and Burglary Tools. One of the males attempted to provide the officers with a fictitious name. Arrested: Christopher Owens, age 37, of Philadelphia, PA was charged with two counts of 4th degree shoplifting and a disorderly person’s offense for Possession of Marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance. Maurice Newsuan, age 60, of Philadelphia, PA was charged with two counts of 4th degree shoplifting, 3rd degree Possession of Crack Cocaine, 3rd degree Possession of Burglary Tools and 4th degree Hindering. He was released on his own recognizance

The Evesham Police Department is proud to be an integral partner with the Evesham Township School District. Our School Resource Officers communicate on a daily basis with the staff and students at every school. These officers are specially trained and enjoy being a part of the school community. Thank you to the students and staff for welcoming them into your schools.

Update: On February 23, 2018, Mario Condis was arrested and lodged in the Burlington County Jail. Suspicious Vehicle Investigation Leads to Eluding Charges On February 17, 2018 at 10:08pm, Evesham Officers responded to the business parking lot of 789 E. Rt. 70, for a concern citizen who reported a suspicious male sitting inside a vehicle outside a pizzeria. During the course of the investigation the officers discovered that the male was a wanted fugitive out of Miami Florida. Prior to removing the male from the vehicle, he accelerated at a high rate of speed, fleeing the parking lot. Officers early attempts to stop the driver were unsuccessful. Rather than obeying the officer’s orders to pull over, the driver fled at a high rate of speed and operated his vehicle with a complete disregard for the safety of others. Knowing the identity of the driver and the inherent risk of the pursuit endangered public safety, the officers quickly terminated the pursuit. The investigation of the pursuit led to criminal charges against the driver, Mario Condis, age 45, last known address in Winslow, NJ. He has been charged with 2rd degree Eluding and numerous motor vehicle violations. A no bail warrant has been issued for his arrest and his current whereabouts are unknown. If anyone knows the location of Mario Condis you are asked to contact the Evesham Police Department at 856-983-1116, the Confidential Tip Line at 856-983-4699 or email at Facebook@Eveshampd.org. Anonymous tips text ETPDTIP to 847411

Officer Recognition for January Officer Timothy Schwartz has been a member of the Evesham Police Department for 3.5 years. Ofc. Schwartz is being commended for his quick actions during a dangerous situation and commitment to making the township a safer place. In January, Evesham Patrol units responded to a Evesham apartment complex for a report from a caller, that her son advised he was suicidal and was going to shoot himself with a handgun he had in his possession. Officer TJ Schwartz was the first arriving officer and immediately took control of the on scene logistics until relieved by a supervisor. Off. Schwartz took up a tactically sound position from the target apartment and began advising additional arriving units where to stage safety for a perimeter position. The subject exited the apartment and Off. Schwartz immediately engaged the male along with other units, taking the subject into protective custody without incident. The suspect was found in possession of a heroin baggies and a loaded Cobra .380 handgun was recovered, along with various other weapons. He was transported to a crisis center for treatment.

Message from Chief Christopher Chew: The police department is continuing to monitor the recent school shooting that occurred at Parkland High School in Florida and we have been in contact with our law enforcement partners at the County, State, and Federal levels. We understand that many parents, students, and community members will have increased concerns about school safety. We have been coordinating an enhanced police presence at all our schools in order to ease fears and concerns. This enhanced presence is being coordinated with our existing School Resource Officers assigned to Cherokee High School and the local school district. This enhanced presence will continue for the foreseeable future.