Thursday, March 14, 2013
Daionna Riley, 15, ran away from Lawrence Township on Feb. 25.
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Thursday, March 14
The Lawrence Township Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating Daionna Riley, a 15-year-old girl who ran away while in Lawrence Township in Feb. 25. Police have received information that Riley might be in the city of Trenton, possibly in the East Trenton neighborhood. Anyone has information about Riley’s whereabouts is asked to contact either Lawrence Township police at (609) 896-1111 or your local police department.
The theft of the 2004 Ford F250 Harley Davidson edition pickup from the Dick Greenfield dealership was reported to police on Monday.
A used pickup truck that was being sold for $20,999 was stolen from the lot of the Dick Greenfield auto dealership sometime between 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, and 5:40 a.m. on Monday, March 11, according to Lawrence Township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry. Employees reporting for work at the dealership in the 2700 block of Brunswick Pike (Business Route 1) Monday morning found the black 2004 Ford F250 Harley Davidson edition pickup missing and a fence gate damaged, Ubry said, noting that the truck had been left parked near the gate when the business closed for the weekend. Evidence at the scene suggested the thief backed the truck up against the gate until it broke open and then drove away with the stolen vehicle, he said. Damage to the …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Lawrence Township police say images from the surveillance camera system at the Pets Plus store on Route 206 show the male and female suspects who allegedly stole the white Brussels Maltese puppy from its cage.
Lawrence Township police have released surveillance camera images of the man and women who allegedly stole a white Brussels Maltese puppy from the Pets Plus store on Feb. 25. Police ask anyone who recognizes the suspects to call them at (609) 896-1111 or send an email to email@example.com. While the dognapping took place during the evening of Feb. 25, staff at the pet store in the 100 block of Lawrence Road (Route 206) did not realize until the following morning that the 8-week-old pet was missing, police said. A review of the store’s surveillance camera system revealed that the puppy had been stolen by a man who entered the store accompanied by a woman and two young children, police said. The man slipped into the kennel area …
Lawrence Township police are investigating burglaries that occurred recently on Manitee Avenue, Franklin Corner Road and Princeton Pike.
Lawrence Township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry provided the following details of three recent residential burglaries that are under investigation. Anyone with information that could help detectives solve these crimes is asked to call township police at (609) 896-1111. * * * Manitee Avenue A Toshiba laptop computer, an Apple iPod, assorted jewelry, cash and other items valued at more than $4,600 was stolen from a home on Manitee Avenue between 8:40 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28. The burglar gained entry by forcing open a side window, Ubry said, noting that residents called police after returning home and finding the interior ransacked. Detective James Smith and Officer Daniel Gladney are leading the investigation. Ubry said …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Four people were arrested on drug charges after Lawrence Township police stopped two vehicles during separate incidents last week.
Drug Offense Gabriel Tabor, 22, of Homan Avenue, Ewing Township, and Marquan Wilkins, 23, of Euclid Avenue, Trenton, were each charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams after the vehicle in which they were traveling was stopped by police on the Trenton Freeway (Route 1) about 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, according to Lawrence Township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry. Sgt. Tim Drew initiated the traffic stop because he observed the vehicle – which was driven by Wilkins – speeding and traveling with an inoperable light, Ubry said. The two were taken into custody after Drew spotted marijuana in plain view in the vehicle, he said, adding that Wilkins was also charged with multiple traffic offenses, including speeding, possession an …
The new automated system involves Lawrence Township Police Department's non-emergency phone number, (609) 896-1111. Those with an emergency to report should still call 911 to immediately speak to a dispatcher.
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Tuesday, March 5
Editor's Note: The following news release was issued by Lawrence Township Police Department concerning the department's new automated phone greeting system. The Lawrence Township Police Department has recently switched to an automated call attendant system to improve services of the police department. When calling the main number at (609) 896-1111, your call will be greeted by a call attendant who will direct you to a specific bureau such as administration, firearms applications, investigative division, records, traffic safety and property. If you need to speak to a communication dispatcher, press 0 and the call will be transferred to a communications operator. There is also a directory by officer’s last name if you need to contact a …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The puppy, an 8-week-old Brussels Maltese, was stolen from the Pets Plus store in Lawrence Township by a man who, according to police, snatched the dog from its cage and concealed the animal under his shirt.
Lawrence Township police are working to locate a dog that was stolen from the Pets Plus store last week. The dognapping took place Monday evening, Feb. 25, but staff at the pet store in the 100 block of Lawrence Road (Route 206) did not realize until the following morning that the 8-week-old Brussels Maltese was missing, according to township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry. He said investigation by store personnel and police revealed that the puppy was stolen by a man who entered the store accompanied by a woman and two young children. The man slipped into the kennel area of the store and managed to remove the dog from its cage while employees were distracted, Ubry said. He said the man then exited the store with the animal concealed under…
Friday, March 1, 2013
The burglar gained entry to the residence by forcing open a rear door while no one was home, according to Lawrence Township police.
Lawrence Township police are investigating a residential burglary in which a rifle was among the items stolen. The crime occurred sometime between 4 p.m. on Feb. 16 and noon on Feb. 18 while no one was home at the residence on Rose Street, according to township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry. He said the resident called police at 4:06 p.m. on Feb. 20 after realizing that the home had been burglarized. Among the items stolen were a laptop computer, a leather jacket and the Ruger bolt-action .22-caliber rifle, Ubry said, noting that the weapon was legally-owned. The burglar gained entry to the home by forcing open a rear door, he said. Detective Todd Caruso and Officer Kelly Longo are investigating the crime. Anyone with information about …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Several arrests for alleged drug possession and drunk driving are also included in this look at significant crimes that took place in Lawrence Township between Feb. 6 and Feb. 19.
Burglary Lawrence Township Police Detective Todd Caruso and Officer Kelly Longo are investigating a burglary in which about a laptop computer, a flat-screen television, a digital camera, assorted coins and other property totaling $1,450 were stolen from a home on Zoar Street, according to township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry. No evidence of forced entry was found, he said, and police suspect that the burglar gained entry via an unlocked door while no one was home sometime between 11 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, and 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 * * * Burglary A resident of Harmony Avenue called police at 8:46 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, to report that he had just realized that someone had stolen a leaf blower worth $299 from his garage, …
At least 18 different vehicles were broken into in Lawrence Township recently, according to police.
Thefts Police are investigating several vehicle break-ins that occurred in the same area all on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Lawrence Township Police Department spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry provided the following details of the crimes: * * * Thefts / Criminal Mischief Twelve vehicles belonging to customers each had either a driver’s side window or a passenger’s side window broken out while they were parked in the fenced-in lot of AAMCO Transmissions in the 1700 block of Princeton Avenue between 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, Ubry said. The vehicles had been “rummaged through,” he said, but a detailed list of what was stolen was not immediately available. He said the thief gained entry to the lot by cutting a …