Friday, May 24, 2013
Officer Daniel Gladney is the 2013 Officer of the Year.
Every year, the Lawrence Township Police Department honors police officers and citizens on their outstanding service to the community. On Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm, nine police officers and nine citizens were honored for their heroic acts of bravery. Chief Daniel Posluszny, Mayor Kownacki and members of the Town Council presented the awards to the recipients. The Police Officer of the Year Award is given annually to that officer who embodies a high moral character and demonstrates exemplary performance in all areas of police work, and more importantly, strives to help the community in which he serves to grow and flourish. This officer gives more of himself than asked, and often makes sacrifices to benefit the greater good, …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Rydal Drive resident heard someone driving off in his car, chased after them and got his car back.
Police don't recommend you chase down car thieves, but one Lawrence resident did just that early Wednesday morning- and got his vehicle back. It happened at 4:50 a.m. when a Rydal Drive resident spotted someone starting his Chevy Avalanche in the driveway and taking off, according to Lawrence Township Police. The resident told police he jumped into his other car and went looking for the thieves. He found the vehicle on Stout Avenue in Ewing. That's when he used his own car to block the Avalanche in and started yelling at the men inside. Two men jumped out of the Avalanche and ran, police said. The man drove to the gas station and called his wife, and the couple drove both vehicles home. Police were notified only after the couple …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Planning on driving down the shore or to a family barbecue on Memorial Day Weekend? Buckle up.
As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety is urging everyone to buckle up. Lawrence Police are one of 124 agencies who received $4,000 to run the seatbelt enforcement checkpoints and saturation patrols. The 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign begins Monday, May 20 and runs through Monday, June 2, according to a press release from the Division of Highway Traffic Safety. Police departments across New Jersey will crack down on motorists who are not belted. “As we kick-off the busy summer driving season it’s important that everyone buckles up every time they go out, both day and night – no excuses,” said Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The May 10 burglary was in the 100 block of Hoover Avenue
Two men were arrested last week after police say they broke into a home in the 100 block of Hoover Avenue and stole beer, wine and a backpack valued at $55. John Morris, 18, of Ewing was charged with burglary and theft. Also charged with burglary and theft was Julian Rodriguez, 19, of Puritan Avenue in Lawrence. Police said they received a call around 3 a.m. on May 10 from a Hoover Avenue resident who reported that someone was breaking into the house. When patrols arrived, they found the back door unlocked and Morris sitting in a vehicle on the street. Police then found Rodriguez walking in the area of Lawrence High School and arrested him. Both men were held on $60,000 bail after they failed to post 10 percent bond. This was the …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, 24, better known as Internet sensation "Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker;" alleged on Facebook that he was drugged, raped
CLARK, NJ -- Police are on the hunt for an Internet celebrity identified as the suspect in the homicide of Clark resident Joseph Galfy, Jr., 73. Authorities are searching for Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, 24, better known as Internet sensation "Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker" on YouTube and Facebook. The Union County Homicide Task Force is working with local, state, and federal officials to locate McGillvary, who has been charged with murder. Bail has been set at $3 million by state Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim. UPDATE: At a Thursday afternoon press conference, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow revealed new details about the alleged murder, explaining that Galfy picked up McGillvary in Times Square on Saturday, May 11, …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The following burglaries and thefts were reported last week.
The following burglaries and thefts were reported to Lawrence Township Police last week:
Monday, May 13, 2013
The three-day standoff ended Sunday.
The gunman who held a family captive in Trenton has been described as a "monster" by the autistic teenage son who was locked in the basement. Jovan Stevens, 19, was kept in the basement of the home shared by his mother, Carmelita, and her boyfriend, Gerald T. Murphy, for nearly two weeks, Stevens’ cousin Sonja Kelly told nj.com. Murphy, a registered sex offender, told Stevens his mother was on vacation. According to Kelly, Murphy brought Stevens food occasionally, but mostly left him alone in the basement with two dogs. On Friday, Trenton Police conducted a wellness check on Stevens. At that time, police rescued Jovan Stevens, and a three-day standoff ensued. That standoff ended on Sunday, May 12, with Murphy being shot and killed. Police …
A woman was arrested in the prostitution case, an investigation continues into the other incident.
A Cherry Hill woman was arrested on May 1, after Lawrence Township Police say she propositioned an undercover officer for sex. Qing Zhan, 42, was charged with prostitution and promoting prostitution after an undercover officer discovered her online ad, went to the Red Roof Inn and was offered sex in exchange for money. Zhan was released on a summons. A couple of days earlier, on April 30, a Quaker Bridge Mall employee reported that she was in the bus stop hallway, looking towards the glass doors, when she saw a man looking at her and masturbating. He went into the parking lot and disappeared. Det. Potter is investigating. The man is described as black male, between 30-35 years old, 5'5"-5'7", medium build wearing a black hoodie with …
Investigations continue into the four thefts reported in Lawrence Township last week.
Several motor vehicles were reported stolen last week to the Lawrence Police Department, including the following:
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Police say the suspect killed his girlfriend and her child.
An armed man suspected of killing his girlfriend and her child is currently barricaded in his Trenton home where police say he's holding multiple children hostages. The standoff with the unidentified man entered its second day with negotiators from the New Jersey State Police, FBI, and Trenton attempting to talk him out of the home since he drove police out Friday afternoon, according to a report from NJ.com. According to NJ.com, police officers were doing a wellness check of the suspect's South Ward home when they found a decomposing body of a woman. It's also believed that the suspect killed one of the victim's five children, according to police. The adult victim was identified as Carmen Kelly, 42, NJ.com reported. NJ.com reported that …