Bridgeton Police Department

  • Agency: Bridgeton Police Department
  • Address: 330 Fayette St, Bridgeton , 08302 NJ
  • Chief: Mark W Ott (Chief of Police)
Phone: 856-451-0033
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Bridgeton Police Department is located at 330 Fayette St, Bridgeton , 08302 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark W Ott. The Bridgeton Police Department phone number is 856-451-0033.

Bridgeton Police Department News

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 2/20/2018 0800hrs. to 2/21/2018 0800hrs. Arrests: 2/20/2018@1038hrs. Kadesia K. Robinson (23 years old) 25 Piercetown Rd. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $7,295.89 Disposition: Committed to CCJ 2/20/2018@1352hrs. Jamere J. Costin (28 years old) 336 Fayette St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $3,987.21 Disposition: Committed to CCJ 2/21/2018@0249hrs. Ricky Jackson (51 years old) 319 South 3rd St. Millville, NJ 08332 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $100 Disposition: ROR

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 2/19/2018 0800hrs. to 2/20/2018 0800hrs. Investigations: On February 19th at 6:17PM, an officer on patrol was flagged down in the unit block of N. Pearl St. by the victim of a robbery. The victim advised police that he was walking in the area of Bank St. just South of Irving Ave., when he was assaulted by four black males. The victim was struck on the right side of his face by an unknown object. The other suspect males then attempted to go through the victim’s pockets. The victim was attempting to fight back and prevented anything from his pockets from being taken. During the robbery, however, the victim’s shoes were taken. All four suspects that ran from the area in different directions. The victim believed the males to be between the ages of 16 – 18 years old. The male that struck the victim was wearing a white sweatshirt and black pants. The other three males were dressed in all black clothing. The victim sustained a large lump under his right ear and requested medical attention. EMS responded to the scene and took the victim to Inspira – Bridgeton for further treatment.

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 2/16/2018 0800hrs. to 2/19/2018 0800hrs. Arrests: 2/16/2018@1241hrs. James R. Shull (57 years old) 66 Cottage Ave. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court (3 counts) Disposition: Committed to CCJ 2/16/2018@1616hrs. Ricardo Rosado 14 S. Laurel St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Possession of CDS paraphernalia Bail: $1,502 Disposition: Committed to CCJ 2/19/2018@0016hrs. Keith Luers (23 years old) 652 Tanger Ave. Franklin Township, NJ 08322 Charges: Contempt of Court (3 counts) Bail: $1,690 Disposition: Committed to CCJ Investigations: On February 18, 2018 at 8:59AM, the victim of a vehicle burglary came to the police station to report her vehicle was broken into on this date between 2:30AM and 3:00AM. The victim stated that she dropped a friend off on Irving Ave and briefly went inside. When she returned, the vehicle’s passenger side window was smashed and her white pocketbook was stolen from behind the driver’s seat. Located within the pocketbook was $300 in cash, and various identification/bank cards. On February 18, 2018 at 1:20PM, officers were dispatched to the unit block of Lincoln St. for a burglary. The victim advised police that someone had entered the garage on the property and took tools from the back of a vehicle that was parked inside. The victim stated that the garage was last check on February 15th at 7:00PM and everything was fine. The victim checked the garage on this date and noticed a hole in the garage door. The victim went inside and noticed the trunk was open and rummaged through. This is where several various tools were located, including wrenches and sockets. Officers on scene were able to locate evidence and recovered same. On February 18 at 7:34PM, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Giles Rd. to investigate the theft of a motor vehicle. Officers arrived on location and spoke to the victim who stated relatives stopped at the house for approximately 2 minutes and they left the vehicle outside and running. The vehicle was taken and driven away North on Giles Rd. At 9:50PM, officers located the vehicle in an alleyway between Hampton St. and Lincoln St. The vehicle was still running when police located it and it appeared to have been in a crash. The vehicle was towed from the scene so it could be processed for evidence. The vehicle was a 2007 4 door silver Lexus ES3.

FOUR CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH FATAL 2017 SHOOTING Bridgeton police today released the names of four men charged in the past two weeks in connection with the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Millville man and the wounding of two others in the 300 block of N. Pearl St. last August. Charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon and weapons offenses on complaints signed by Bridgeton Det. Veronica Cappoli were William Jackson IV, 19, of Richardson Ave. who was arrested Feb. 9th and Tywone Allen Jr., 20, of Institute Place, arrested on Feb. 7th. Both were arrested without incident and lodged in the Cumberland County Jail without bail. Charged with conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon was 30-year-old Andrew W. Wescoat of Penn St. arrested on Jan. 30th and lodged in the county jail without bail and Marvin German Jr., 27, of Bank St. charged on Jan. 26th with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, German was released pending court appearance, according to reports. Chief of Police Michael A. Gaimari gave few details of the circumstances surrounding the arrests noting that the investigation is “on-going” and that additional arrests and charges may be forthcoming against other suspects as well. He added that the primary investigators in the case, Det. Cappoli and Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office Det. James Riley did an “excellent job” conducting an “extensive” investigation. Police responded to the area of the shooting on August 8th of last year after witnesses flagged down an officer advising him of a multiple shooting on N. Pearl St. at approximately 10:00 PM Officers arrived to find three subjects had been injured by gunfire including Eric Blocker of Millville who succumbed to his injuries a day later at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. He was seated in a vehicle parked on N. Pearl St. at the time, according to police. Also seated in the same vehicle and injured was a 24-year-old female identified as Tahira Walker of Bridgeton. A second female identified as Leah Hawkins, 22, of Hampton St. was outside the vehicle and also injured. The females were both treated for their respective injuries and released from the hospital. Gaimari said at the time of the incident and again Friday that the fatal shooting of Blocker was “not” a random act and that he appeared to be the intended target as the investigation has revealed thus far. He reiterated that the case remains under investigation.

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 2/15/2018 0800hrs. to 2/16/2018 0800hrs. Arrests: 2/15/2018@0807hrs. Tomas Hernandez (40 years old) 102 Church St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $2,500 Disposition: Committed to CCJ 2/15/2018@1820hrs. Abram J. Hall (24 years old) 275 E. High St. Glassboro, NJ 08028 Charges: Contempt of Court (2 counts) Bail: $178 Disposition: Released on Bail 2/15/2018@2122hrs. Larry L. Loatman Jr. (21 years old) 433 South Ave. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Possession Under 50 Grams of Marijuana Disposition: ROR

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 2/14/2018 0800hrs. to 2/15/2018 0800hrs. Investigations: Police are investigating two overnight vehicle burglaries. The first occurred between February 13th at 3:45PM and February 14th at 5:45AM in the 100 block of S. Lawrence St. The vehicle is described as a 2015 Hyundai Sonata, which was left unlocked overnight. Taken from the vehicle was a NJ driver’s license, numerous credit cards and approximately $4 in change. The second occurred on February 14th between the hours of 5:10PM and 8:13PM, in the parking lot of De Old Towne Tavern at 692 N. Pearl St. The victim parked the vehicle and was inside eating dinner. When the victim returned to the vehicle to leave, she noticed the passenger side window was broken out and a multicolored beaded change purse, which contained $2 to $3 dollars in change, was missing. The vehicle that was damaged was a 2006 black Ford Escape.

Good Luck Danny! Officers from the Bridgeton Police Department traveled to Wilmington, Delaware last Friday to present 9-year-old Danny Feltwell from south Jersey an honorary uniform shirt complete with the BPD logo and Danny’s name. At the age of two, Danny was diagnosed with childhood cancer in the form of T-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. After endless procedures, surgeries and chemotherapy, Danny eventually achieved remission, but unfortunately, he is back at the Dupont Hospital for Children when he relapsed with a mass located above his heart. Being a police officer was Danny’s fourth choice for his future, behind being a professional football, basketball and baseball player. Presenting him with the uniform shirt is Sgt. Jason Hovermann, Ptl. Jennifer Skala, Det. Sgt. Wayne Miller and Ptl. Jonathon Hovermann. Jonathon won his own battle with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma after treatment last year. Good Luck Danny, you are in our thoughts and prayers!

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 2/12/2018 0800hrs. to 2/13/2018 0800hrs. Arrests: 2/12/2018@0916hrs. Gregory D. Bennett (57 years old) 20 Garfield Ave. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court (2 counts) Bail: $1,500 Disposition: Committed to CCJ Investigations: On February 12, 2018 at 11:58PM, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of S. Giles St. for the report of a residential burglary. The victim advised police that the residents were in their bedrooms for the night, when someone heard a noise in the kitchen. Two males were found standing in the kitchen. One of the males was described as being tall and thin, wearing a dark colored jacket with a gray hooded sweatshirt underneath. The males fled the residence through a back sliding door. The victim checked the residence and noticed that two PlayStation 4 game consoles, five PlayStation controllers, three PlayStation games and two sets of car keys were missing. Officers checked the area surrounding the residence and were able to locate one set of the missing car keys. The point of entry into the residence was an unsecured kitchen window. Officers on scene were able to lift fingerprints from the area of entry. This case remains under investigation.

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 2/9/2018 0800hrs. to 2/12/2018 0800hrs. Arrests: 2/9/2018@0846hrs. Giambi A. Glenn (39 years old) 8 Crestwood Dr. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $1,500 Disposition: Committed to Atlantic County Jail 2/9/2018@1617hrs. Jason K. Davis (35 years old) 408 Robin Rd. Millville, NJ 08332 Charges: Failure to Pay Fine Bail: $2,060.80 Disposition: Released on Bail 2/10/2018@0050hrs. Richard M. Collins (27 years old) 35 Maple Dr. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $750 Disposition: Committed to CCJ 2/10/2018@1144hrs. Carlos Perez (33 years old) 62 Ellis St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: DWI Disposition: ROR 2/11/2018@0104hrs. Angel Vasquez – Ramos (25 years old) 15 Parker St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: DWI Disposition: ROR 2/11/2018@1727hrs. Juan E. Melton (37 years old) 130 Cocelli Dr. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Disposition: ROR Investigations: On February 11, 2018 at 9:30AM, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of N. Pearl St. for the report of a residential burglary. The victim advised police that sometime between February 10 and 11, between the hours of 2:00AM and 9:30AM, someone forced entry to the back door of the residence and took a black Samsung television valued at $600. Also taken from the residence was an uncashed check for $325, along with various debit cards which were in a wallet. Police were able to retrieve latent fingerprints from the scene after processing the residence. Case remains under investigation. On February 11, 2018 at 10:15AM, officers were dispatched to the unit block of Vine St. for a motor vehicle theft. The victim advised police that the vehicle was parked in front of the residence the night before around midnight. The vehicle is described as a white 2008 4 door Chevrolet Impala with NJ registration plate V54JPP. On February 11, 2018 at 6:59PM, officers were dispatched to the unit block of Parker St. for a report of motor vehicle theft. The victim advised police that the vehicle was parked behind the residence and was unlocked and running at the time of the theft. The victim witnessed the vehicle being driven away Westbound through the alley, then turned North on Walnut St. The vehicle is described as a white 2004 GMC Envoy, bearing a Mississippi registration tag LSI-344. On February 12, 2018 at 3:34AM, officers were dispatched to the unit block of Lincoln St. for the report of a robbery. The victim in this matter was located and advised officers that he was standing in front of his residence when he was approached by three males. Two of the males began assaulting the victim and one of the suspects was reported to have a black handgun in his possession. The other suspect was reported to have a shotgun. The victims were described to be wearing masks and dressed in all black clothing. A witness in the area heard noise and looked out of their window and saw two males assaulting the victim. This witness also confirmed the presence of weapons. The suspects fled on foot from the area and went West on Lincoln St. There was a possible third suspect, who was described as being a black male dressed in all black clothing. This individual stood some distance away from where the assault took place, but fled the area when the other two suspects fled. The victim report $200, a black Samsung cell phone valued at $100, and a black wallet were taken during the robbery. The extent of the victim’s injuries are unknown at the time of this press report.

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 2/8/2018 0800hrs. to 2/9/2018 0800hrs. Arrests: 2/8/2018@2134hrs. Michael T. Mosley (27 years old) 209 Glen Park Apts. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $750 Disposition: ROR 2/9/2018@0335hrs. Marcus J. Fowler (26 years old) 73 Bridgeton Villas Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $750 Disposition: Committed to CCJ

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 2/6/2018 0800hrs. to 2/7/2018 0800hrs. Arrests: 2/7/2018@0157hrs. Taheem M. Patterson (24 years old) 14 Station Hill Rd. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: DWI Disposition: ROR

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 2/2/2018 0800hrs. to 2/6/2018 0800hrs. Arrests: 2/2/2018@0935hrs. Vance Q. Jenkins (27 years old) 1716 Peacock Ct Mays Landing, NJ 08330 Charges: Contempt of Court (2 counts) Bail: $5,600 Disposition: Committed to CCJ 2/2/2018@1415hrs. Sharon J. Trout (55 years old) 112 Old Burlington Rd. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $750 Disposition: ROR 2/2/2018@2218hrs. Alvis S. Floyd (27 years old) 31 S. Pine St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $1,500 Disposition: Released on Bail 2/2/2018@2354hrs. Jacqueline C. Pierce (34 years old) 72 Lincoln St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $750 Disposition: Committed to CCJ 2/4/2018@1726hrs. Jesus M. Rosado (30 years old) 301 N. 7th St. Vineland, NJ 08360 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $1,000 Disposition: Committed to CCJ 2/6/2018@0322hrs. Tyrel J. Pierce (26 years old) 1 Suncrest Ave. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Possession under 50 grams of marijuana Disposition: ROR Investigations: On February 4, 2018 at 9:43PM, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Irving Ave. for the report of an individual bleeding from the face. Officers arrived and spoke to the victim. The victim advised police that he was walking in the area of the Dollar Store on Irving Ave. on his cell phone, when he was approached by three black male juveniles. One of the suspect juveniles, grabbed the victim’s phone and began running West on Irving Ave. The victim chased and caught the subject that stole his phone. As the victim was attempting to get the phone back, the other two juveniles began assaulting the victim. The victim was able to retrieve the phone back, and the three suspects fled the scene on foot, heading West on Irving Ave. The victim sustained a laceration above his left eye. EMS was on scene and treated the victim, who refused to go to the hospital. Multiple police units checked the area for the suspects with negative results.

LAST TOUR OF DUTY – Lts. Michael and Thomas Speranza, Det. Thomas Gramp THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION SERVICE! It is with both sadness and gratitude that we bid farewell to three excellent officers who retired from the ranks of the Bridgeton Police Dept. effective Feb. 1st. Lieutenants Thomas and Michael Speranza and Det. Thomas Gramp completed their last tour of duty on January 30th as fellow employees gathered to bid them farewell, celebrate their respective careers and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. “This was tough for me,” Chief of Police Michael Gaimari commented, “all three officers not only had exceptional careers throughout, but played an integral role in my administration since I became Chief in 2015. To just say they were just three key employees would definitely be an understatement. Both lieutenants were instrumental in our command staff development and progress and Det. Gramp was the driving force behind taking the Police Athletic League to heights never achieved here before.” Retired Lt. Michael Speranza joined the department in 1998 after serving with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Dept. and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2007 and lieutenant in 2012. His twin brother Thomas joined the department in 2000 along with Det. Gramp who also both served with the county sheriff’s department prior to joining the local force. Thomas Speranza was promoted to sergeant in 2004 and lieutenant in 2014 and Det. Gramp spent a majority of his 18 years with the department assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau and has been the PAL coordinator and local director of the program for more than 10 years also coordinating the department’s Police Explorer Program and a former director of Police Youth Week. “I remember completing the background investigations on both Tom Speranza and Tom Gramp back in 1999 when I was a sergeant in the Special Services Unit,” Gaimari said, “it’s nice to see I didn’t mess anything up to prevent these officers from joining the department and make the contributions they have made over the years.” The Chief said the officers have more than 30 departmental awards evenly distributed between the three of them and that their “experience” alone will be hard to replace especially their respect and demeanor in dealing with their various assignments. On behalf of the department, we wish these retired officers the best and thank them for their service.

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 1/31/2018 0800hrs. to 2/2/2018 0800hrs. Arrests: 1/31/2018@0953hrs. Otis King (49 years old) Homeless Charges: Contempt of Court (2 counts) Bail: $32,095 Disposition: Committed to CCJ 1/31/2018@2356hrs. Kevin S. Brown (30 years old) 204 Atlantic St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $250 Disposition: ROR 2/1/2018@0315hrs. Willie Sanchez (33 years old) 138 Church St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $750 Disposition: Committed to CCJ 2/1/2018@2020hrs. Christina L. Cincotti (40 years old) 116 Walnut St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $750 Disposition: Committed to CCJ

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 1/26/2018 0800hrs. to 1/30/2018 0800hrs. Arrests: 1/26/2018@1237hrs. Giambi A. Glenn (39 years old) 8 Crestwood Dr. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $1,500 Disposition: ROR 1/26/2018@1626hrs. Randolph Ferguson 3rd (31 years old) 100 Dare Ave. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $100 Disposition: Released on Bail 1/28/2018@1959hrs. Jack R. Palmer (24 years old) 370 Greenwich Rd Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court (2 counts) Bail: $5,873 Disposition: Committed to CCJ 1/29/2018@0854hrs. James H. Bunton (32 years old) 1220 1st Ave. Upper Deerfield, NJ Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $450 Disposition: ROR 1/29/2018@1120hrs. Davonte H. Burrus (22 years old) 108 Bridgeton Villas Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $5,000 Disposition: ROR 1/29/2018@1219hrs. Dionne R. Segar (29 years old) 30 Maple Dr. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Disposition: ROR 1/29/2018@2205hrs. Larry J. Brown (24 years old) 76 Hampton St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court (2 counts) Bail: $50,000 Disposition: Committed to CCJ Investigations: On January 27, 2018 at 3:19AM, officers were dispatched to Inspira Hospital – Bridgeton in regards to a male who sustained a laceration to his face during a robbery. Officers spoke with the victim who stated that he was in the area of Church St. when he was approached by a black male who struck the victim with a bottle. The suspect took an unknown amount of money from the victim’s pocket. Officers were able to locate the crime scene behind a residence in the unit block of Church St. A witness advised police that they heard a scream, looked out of their window and then saw the victim stumbling and an unknown subject running away. This case remains under investigation. Officers were dispatched to an address in the 100 block of S. Giles St. for a reported residential burglary. Officers arrived on location and spoke to the victims who stated they located an individual inside of their house. This individual entered through an unlocked sliding door and was chased out of the home by the residents. The suspect was described as being a Hispanic male, approximately 18 years of age, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black jeans. Nothing was taken from the residence. On January 30, 2018 at 5:15AM, officers were dispatched to the unit block of Fayette St. for a residential burglary. Officers arrived and spoke to the victims, who stated everyone went to sleep around 9:00PM. At the time of the call, one of the residents woke up to get ready for work and noticed several things out of place in the living room. The victim then started checking the downstairs and noticed that a lock on a window was damaged. Further inspection by the victim, found $50 missing from bank envelope that was in a pocketbook and $13 was missing from a wallet. The resident also reported that their 2007 Ford 500 was missing from the driveway. The keys to the vehicle were last seen on the kitchen table near the victim’s wallet.

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 1/26/2018 0800hrs. to 1/30/2018 0800hrs. Arrests: 1/26/2018@1237hrs. Giambi A. Glenn (39 years old) 8 Crestwood Dr. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $1,500 Disposition: ROR 1/26/2018@1626hrs. Randolph Ferguson 3rd (31 years old) 100 Dare Ave. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $100 Disposition: Released on Bail 1/28/2018@1959hrs. Jack R. Palmer (24 years old) 370 Greenwich Rd Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court (2 counts) Bail: $5,873 Disposition: Committed to CCJ 1/29/2018@0854hrs. James H. Bunton (32 years old) 1220 1st Ave. Upper Deerfield, NJ Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $450 Disposition: ROR 1/29/2018@1120hrs. Davonte H. Burrus (22 years old) 108 Bridgeton Villas Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $5,000 Disposition: ROR 1/29/2018@1219hrs. Dionne R. Segar (29 years old) 30 Maple Dr. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Disposition: ROR 1/29/2018@2205hrs. Larry J. Brown (24 years old) 76 Hampton St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court (2 counts) Bail: $50,000 Disposition: Committed to CCJ Investigations: On January 27, 2018 at 3:19AM, officers were dispatched to Inspira Hospital – Bridgeton in regards to a male who sustained a laceration to his face during a robbery. Officers spoke with the victim who stated that he was in the area of Church St. when he was approached by a black male who struck the victim with a bottle. The suspect took an unknown amount of money from the victim’s pocket. Officers were able to locate the crime scene behind a residence in the unit block of Church St. A witness advised police that they heard a scream, looked out of their window and then saw the victim stumbling and an unknown subject running away. This case remains under investigation. Officers were dispatched to an address in the 100 block of S. Giles St. for a reported residential burglary. Officers arrived on location and spoke to the victims who stated they located an individual inside of their house. This individual entered through an unlocked sliding door and was chased out of the home by the residents. The suspect was described as being a Hispanic male, approximately 18 years of age, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black jeans. Nothing was taken from the residence. On January 30, 2018 at 5:15AM, officers were dispatched to the unit block of Fayette St. for a residential burglary. Officers arrived and spoke to the victims, who stated everyone went to sleep around 9:00PM. At the time of the call, one of the residents woke up to get ready for work and noticed several things out of place in the living room. The victim then started checking the downstairs and noticed that a lock on a window was damaged. Further inspection by the victim, found $50 missing from bank envelope that was in a pocketbook and $13 was missing from a wallet. The resident also reported that their 2007 Ford 500 was missing from the driveway. The keys to the vehicle were last seen on the kitchen table near the victim’s wallet.

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 1/21/2018 0800hrs. to 1/23/2018 0800hrs. Arrests: 1/21/2018@ Jeffrey A. Roberts (33 years old) 846 Greenwich Rd. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Theft by Deception Bail: $750 Disposition: Released on Bail Investigations: Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Bank St. on January 1 at 8:54AM for a motor vehicle burglary. The vehicle was parked in front of the residence on January 1 at 12:23AM, with the doors to the vehicle locked. The owner went out to the vehicle at the time of this report and noticed the front passenger window was broken out. The victim reported that a white Michael Kors purse valued at $200 was missing, along with a black Michael Kors wallet valued at $100. The vehicle was described as a gray 2014 Dodge Ram pickup. On January 21, 2018 at 11:54PM, officers were dispatched to the unit block of East Ave. for the report of a stabbing victim. Officers arrived and located the victim who stated he was behind the Dollar Store located at 139 Irving Ave, when he was approached by two Hispanic males. The victim described the first male as being approximately 6’00” and approximately 260 pounds. The second male was described as being skinny, approximately 5’00” tall. Both suspects were described as wearing all black clothing with the hoods of their sweatshirts over their heads and tied tightly. These suspects approached the victim and demanded everything in his pockets. The victim refused at which time he reported that he was stabbed in the abdomen. After the victim was stabbed, he removed his wallet and handed it to one of the suspects. One of the suspects reached into the wallet and took a Bank of America debit card. After the robbery, both suspects entered into a 4 door PT Cruiser with Virginia tags and traveled West towards Bank St. The victim then fled the area on foot to his residence where officers made contact with him. This incident was said to have occurred at 10:00PM. BFD EMS responded to the residence to treat the victim, who had a puncture wound to his abdomen and some scratches on his chest. The victim signed a waiver provided to him by EMS and refused to go to the hospital for treatment. On January 22, 2018 at approximately 6:08AM, officers were dispatched to Maple Gardens Apartment Complex for a burglary. The victim advised police that he left his residence on January 18, 2018 at approximately 4:30PM. The victim returned on the date of this report to find a rear window forced in with some type of prying tool. Inside, the victim reported a TCL flat screen TV taken (valued at $250), a Supersonic 32 inch TV, and a pair of white Nike Hurachi sneakers, size 9.5 (valued at $110).

SPECIAL PRESS RELEASE - FATAL HOUSE FIRE Bridgeton police and fire department investigators are continuing the investigation into an early morning house fire that claimed the lives of one adult and two children, according to police. City police and fire department personnel responded to 15 Park Ave. off of Route 49 just west of the intersection of Route 49 and Burlington Rd. at 1:49 AM Monday where they discovered the two-story structure fully involved, according to reports. Two children, a five-year-old male, and a six-year-old female, along with their father, age 28, succumbed to injuries at the scene, according to Chief of Police Michael Gaimari and Fire Chief Todd Bowen. Three other family members who lived in the second-floor apartment where the fire is suspected to have started made it out of the structure. They include the 26-year-old mother of the children and her 10-month-old son along with 33-year-old male relative. They are being treated at Crozier-Chester Medical Center and St. Christopher’s Hospital in Pennsylvania respectively while the male relative was taken to Inspira Hospital in Vineland for observation. Police and fire officials stated that all the occupants of the second-floor apartment were members of the same family and that two persons, a 27-year-old female and her 2-year-old daughter who lived in the first-floor apartment also got out of the structure safely. The fire remains under investigation.

Press Release: January 19th to January 20th Arrests: 01-19-18 @ 0754 hrs Michael A. Gray (26) Woodstown Alloway Road, Pilesgrove, NJ Charge(s): Contempt, Bridgeton Joint Municipal Court Disposition: Lodged in CCJ 01-19-18 @ 2214 hrs Manuel Guarcas (30) Walnut Street, Bridgeton, NJ Charge(s): D.U.I. Disposition: ROR’d 01-20-18 @ 1714 hrs Diandre J. Mosley (32) South Pine Street, Bridgeton, NJ Charge(s): Contempt, Bridgeton Joint Municipal Court Disposition: Lodged in CCJ 01-20-18 @ 1943 hrs Lequint G. Allen (37) Maurice Street, Millville, NJ Charge(s): Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (handgun) Certain Persons not to have Weapons (handgun) Possession of marijuana under 50 grams Possession of heroin Possession of CDS with the intent to distribute Receiving stolen property (handgun) Possession of illegal ammunition (hollow point bullets) Disposition: Lodged in CCJ The vehicle, in which Lequint Allen was a passenger in, was stopped for an equipment violation. When the officer approached the vehicle he could smell the odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. After further investigation Allen was removed from the vehicle and searched which led to the discovery of the narcotics on his person and the recovery of a handgun from the vehicle. The driver was issued a summons for the equipment violation and released at the scene. The handgun, which was a 9mm Sig Sauer P226, was reported stolen from the State of Florida and was fully loaded with hollow point bullets. Investigations: On Friday, January 19, 2018 at approximately 7:00 am officers were dispatched to the Maple Gardens Housing Complex for a reported burglary in progress. The caller reported that three unknown black males forced their way into the apartment and had since fled the area. Two of the subjects fled towards Spruce Street and the third suspect fled toward South East Avenue. Nothing was reported missing at this time. Suspect #1: Tall, black male wearing a black ski mask, olive green hooded jacket, black pants, black gloves and tan boots Suspect #2: Tall, skinny, black male, wearing a black mask, dark aqua blue North Face Jacket, black pants with a white stripe down the side, black gloves and tan boots. Suspect #3: Tall, skinny, black male wearing a black mask, green sweatshirt, black pants, black gloves and tan boots. If anyone has any information on these cases, they are encouraged to contact the Bridgeton Police Department at 451-0033 or utilize the Tip411 system, where tips are completely anonymous.

****ATTENTION**** The Bridgeton Police Department is hiring for the position of Crossing Guard. Serious Inquiries may be made to the Business Administrator's Office where an application can be obtained and returned.

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 1/18/2018 0800hrs. to 1/19/2018 0800hrs. Arrests: 1/18/2018@0841hrs. Karon W. Jackson (40 years old) 10 Pearson Rd. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $750 Disposition: ROR 1/18/2018@2059hrs. Lawrence Speed Jr. (31 years old) 131 Oak St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $1,000 Disposition: Released on Bail 1/19/2018@0900hrs. Michael A. Gray (26 years old) 598 Woodstown – Alloway Rd. Pilesgrove, NJ 08098 Charges: Contempt of Court Bail: $1,000 Disposition: Committed to CCJ

Bridgeton Police Department Press Release 1/17/2018 0800hrs. to 1/18/2018 0800hrs. Arrests: 1/17/2018@1546hrs. Maurice D. Loatman (38 years old) 134 Burlington Manor Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Charges: Contempt of Court (2 counts) Bail: $50 Disposition: Released on Bail

January 17, 2018 Press Release Comments CCPO Police-Involved Shooting Release “Out of respect for the family of Mr. Fuqua, it is never an ideal situation when there is a loss of life, however I am pleased with the decision handed down by the Prosecutor. The department as a whole has supported the officer involved throughout the legal process,” Chief of Police Michael A. Gaimari commented Wednesday night, “officers have an extremely difficult job to do day-in and day-out and are forced to make split-second decisions that, at times, involve life and death, including their own. No police officer that I have ever commanded, known or worked with reports for duty wanting to be placed in those situations but unfortunately it happens and they rely on their respective training to guide them accordingly.” The Chief added that the officer involved has been on both administrative leave and assigned to desk-related duties periodically since the incident occurred. He indicated the department would have no further comment.

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL JOB POSTING Job Title: KEYBOARDING CLERK 1 Municipal Clerk’s Office Salary: $20,300 - $25,000 Due Date: Submit letter of interest and resume to the Business Administrator by Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 3:30pm. DEFINITION: Under close supervision, performs routine, repetitive clerical work involving the processing of documents in a variety of functions; formats and key enters/types correspondence, documents, reports, charts and other materials on a computer console, typewriter, or other key entry device used by the agency; does other related duties as required. NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed. NOTE: Keyboarding clerks typically spend a majority of their work time (more than 50%) typing or operating keyboard equipment. Speed and accuracy are essential for all keyboarding positions. EXAMPLES OF WORK: Key enters or types documents from handwritten draft into draft or final form, according to prescribed formats, by transferring information onto letters, reports, schedules, and itinerary. Key enters or types addresses on envelops, or information on forms, form letters, or other form-type documents. Edits, proofreads and performs spelling or grammar checks to ensure typographical accuracy. Key enters or types technical, scientific, financial, statistical, and other statements, reports, certificates, correspondence, memoranda, payrolls, vouchers, purchase orders, charts, forms, tabulations, bills, warrants, contracts, specifications, case records, manuscripts, and legal documents from copy, records, tapes, or other recording equipment. Utilizes printers and printing software to produce final documents; will make use of software packages such as standard word processing, spreadsheet, electronic mail (e-mail), desktop publishing and integrated software packages as required. Receives, screens, reviews and verifies documents. Reviews and checks assigned reports, applications, and other documents for corrections and completeness; refers problems to a supervisor for resolution. Opens, time stamps, sorts, numbers, and distributes mail. Maintains prepared mailing lists. Receives applications, documents, forms and fees; screens, sorts and assembles this information for further processing. May wrap packages for shipment by mail or express. Assembles materials for distribution. Hand stamps letters, papers, and other documents. Fills in and checks form letters, circulars, and forms as directed. Compiles information and/or numerical data. Provides general, routine information in person or over the telephone; refers complicated or non-routine inquiries to appropriate staff. May assist in requisitioning, storing, and distributing office supplies. Schedules administrative proceedings as required; may process requests for scheduling changes. Operates various types of office and mail processing machines such as a keyboard equipment, typewriter, calculators, computer printers, sorter, photo-copier, fax machine, stamping machine, labeling machine, etc.; may perform simple maintenance tasks such as adding toner, paper or changing print ribbons. Key enters or types simple or routine reports and/or assists in the preparation of reports by gathering data, tabulating results, and/or preparing simple charts. Maintains records and files. Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units. REQUIREMENTS: NOTE: Applicants will be required to demonstrate proficiency in keyboarding or typing. LICENSE: KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of office routines, equipment, and practices after a period of training. Ability to operate an alphanumeric keyboard or typewriter with speed and accuracy, to produce documents such as letters, memos, reports, charts, forms and other materials. Ability to format, use, and prepare forms, charts and other documents. Ability to proofread documents and correct errors. Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions. Ability to comprehend established office routines and department regulations. Ability to organize assigned clerical work and develop effective work methods. Ability to make simple arithmetic calculations and tabulations. Ability to perform tasks accurately within prescribed time frames. Ability to work effectively with associates, superior officials, and members of the public concerned with the work of the department. Ability to operate and perform routine maintenance on office machines and other equipment. Ability to maintain records and files. Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units after a period of training. Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL JOB POSTING Job Title: Plumbing Inspector Construction Due Date: Submit letter of interest and resume to the Business Administrator by 9:00 a.m. on February 5, 2018 DEFINITION Under direction performs plumbing inspection work involved to enforce relevant public health laws within the jurisdiction; does other related duties as required. NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed. EXAMPLES OF WORK: Conducts plumbing inspections to enforce relevant public health laws. Receives and examines plans for plumbing work. Determines the cause of violations and takes corrective actions. Provides testimony in court cases. Prepares reports. Maintains records and files. Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units. REQUIREMENTS: LICENSE: Applicants must possess a valid license as a Plumbing Inspector of the appropriate level, High-Rise and Hazardous (HHS) or Industrial and Commercial (ICS), issued by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of methods used to conduct plumbing inspection. Knowledge of plumbing installation methods. Knowledge of plumbing fixtures and fixture requirements. Ability to interpret relevant public health laws and apply them to specific cases. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with business proprietors, contractors, housekeepers, and others interested in the maintenance of public health standards. Ability to prepare reports of inspections containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Ability to provide testimony in court. Ability to maintain records and files. Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units. Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible. EOE