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, …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Here are some steps you can follow to prepare for the season.
Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes advises residents to plan and prepare for possible tropical storms this summer and fall. The hurricane season usually runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, but the peak time for hurricane and tropical storm activity in New Jersey is mid-August through the end of October. When they approach land, tropical storms and hurricanes can be extremely deadly and destructive—even as far inland as Mercer County. “Our residents and businesses have felt the effects of a major storm two years in a row – with Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 -- so no one should take the prospect of such an event lightly,” Hughes said. “It’s important that people be prepared for a storm of that magnitude and…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Residents can help with the efforts during two upcoming fundraisers- a flapjack breakfast at Appleees and a June 8 fundraiser at Captain Paul's Firehouse Dogs.
Excited for this year's fireworks concert and show? Fund raising for the July 5 is in full swing and residents now have two new ways to support the effort: This year, the township’s traditional concert and fireworks display will be held at Rider University on Friday, July 5, with the following day set aside as the rain date, Lawrence Township Recreation Superintendent Steve Groeger said. Local band Kindred Spirit is scheduled to play at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at about 9:45 p.m., Groeger said. There’s about $24,000 in the fund so far thanks, in part, to the sale of glow sticks and donations collected during last year’s fireworks show; the entry fees paid by participants in the annual Red, White and Bang Kids Triathlon on Labor …
The following burglaries and thefts were reported last week.
The following burglaries and thefts were reported to Lawrence Township Police last week:
Aeropostale, The Art of Shaving and White House Black Market will open this spring and summer.
As part of the mall’s ongoing revitalization project, Quaker Bridge Mall will welcome three new retailers over the next several months. In May, teen retailer Aeropostale is slated to re-open its Quaker Bridge location with a new prototype store on the upper level of the center between Lord & Taylor and Macy’s. The high-tech store design will feature iPods in fitting rooms so shoppers can personalize the music while trying on items; Apple desktops and iPads will be available throughout the store for customers to scan products, read reviews and utilize the retailer’s build-your-own-outfit guide. There will even be a jukebox for customers to vote on the music that plays in the store. Summer 2013 will welcome The Art of Shaving, specializing…
Monday, May 13, 2013
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:
Friday, May 10, 2013
The fire was quickly under control.
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Friday, May 10
A Thursday morning structure fire at the Lawrence Plaza Apartments led to two minor injuries and a building evacuation, but Lawrence Township firefighters had the blaze under control in less than 30 minutes. A preliminary investigation by police and fire officials indicate that a resident accidentally caused the fire, according to Lawrence Township Police. By 3 p.m. on Thursday, 42 apartments were still evacuated due to fire, smoke and water damage. Evacuees were staying in other apartments or with friends and family. According to police, a resident of the apartment complex at 2350 Princeton Pike reported the fire at 10:33 a.m. on Thursday. When police and firefighters arrived on the scene, they saw heavy smoke on the third floor of …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Police say some of the stolen property has been recovered.
Two Lawrence Township residents have been charged with burglary and theft after police say they worked together to rob homes on Ditmars Avenue and Roxboro Road. Jualian Rodriguez, 19, of Puritan Avenue, was arrested on April 29 and charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft. He was released on 10 percent of $30,000 bail. Also arrested was Marion Rojas-Escobar, 18, whose last known address was on Princeton Pike. He was jailed after he was unable to pay 10 percent on $100,000 bail. Rojas-Escobar was also charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft. Det. James Smith investigated the case. Police say some of the stolen property has been recovered. The burglary on Ditmars Avenue happened on April 25. A …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Plumb was arrested and charged on December 17, 2012, at his chiropractic office. He is free on $102,500 bail.
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Wednesday, May 8
A Lawrence chiropractor pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to inappropriately touching two female patients at his Lawrence Road office. Peter Plumb, 55, of Riverview Avenue, Yardley, Pa., pleaded guilty before Mercer County Superior Court Judge Pedro Jimenez to second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Plumb will be sentenced to a five-year suspended sentence and be subject to parole supervision for life. In addition to forfeiting his chiropractic license, Plumb will be barred from any future state licensure. He must submit to a psychological evaluation to determine if he is a repetitive and compulsive sex offender, and register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. Plumb …