Credit card theft and vehicle pursuit top this week’s Mt. Laurel Police report

ML Police

The following reports are on file with the Mt. Laurel Police Department:

On April 7 Mt. Laurel Police charged a female, age 50, and a male, age 42, both of Philadelphia with theft and credit card theft. They were identified as the suspects who stole a wallet from a purse from a victim at the Applebees Restaurant, 1102 Route 73, on March 20. Bail was set at $12,500 no 10 percent option for the female and $10,000 no 10 percent option for the male. The warrants were served on the pair at the Burlington County Jail where they were being held on related charges from another jurisdiction.

On April 7 at 8:32 p.m., Mt. Laurel Police responded to a residence on the 200 block of Willow Turn for a burglar alarm. The investigation revealed that the property management employee, age 32, of Mt. Holly had accidentally set off the alarm. Officers arrested the male after discovering he was wanted out of Doylestown, Pa. for a violation of a court order. He was charged with being a fugitive from justice. Bail was set at $5,000 with no 10 percent option and he was committed to the Burlington County Jail.

On April 6 at 5:47 p.m., Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Howard Boulevard near Rout 73 following an erratic driver complaint. The driver, a male, age 32, of Riverdale, was arrested and charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe. He was released pending a court hearing.

On April 6 at 12:20 p.m. Mt. Laurel Police responded to the open space near Timbercrest Park on Creek Road for the report of ATV riders on private property. Officers located six people riding ATVs and issued all of them summonses for operating ATVs on private property. A male, age 20, of Burlington City, was also arrested for an outstanding criminal warrant. He was released after satisfying the warrant.

An 82-year-old victim reported that on April 5 he was contacted by a person who said they were a technician from Microsoft. The suspect offered to perform a free virus scan of the victim’s computer but he had to give the suspect remote access to the computer. The victim allowed the suspect to remotely access his computer. The suspect then locked the victim’s computer and demanded that he pay $300 to unlock it. The victim refused to pay and the suspect told him he would offer him a today only senior citizen discount of $149. The victim still refused to pay and took his computer to a service center and had his computer unlocked.

On April 5 at 10:30 p.m., Mt. Laurel Police located an occupied suspicious vehicle at Spencer Park on Rancoccas Boulevard. During the investigation Officers arrested a female, age 21, of Maple Shade. She was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and released pending a court hearing. Two other occupants of the vehicle, a female, age 25, of Mt. Holly and a male, age 18, of Mt. Laurel were also arrested for outstanding warrants. The 25-year-old female was turned over to another jurisdiction and the male posted bail and was released.

On April 4 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., two vehicles were broken into in the parking lot of Laurel Acres Park on Church Street. In both cases a window on the vehicle was broken and a purse was stolen.

A victim reported her Samsung Galaxy cell phone was stolen from an unlocked locker at the Funplex, 3320 Route 38, between 5:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. on April 3.

On April 3 Mt. Laurel Police responded to Best Buy, 1420 Nixon Drive for a shoplifting complaint. Officers arrested a female, age 28, of Medford for attempting to steal $175 worth of merchandise. She was charged with shoplifting and released pending a court hearing.

A victim reported that her Samsung Galaxy cell phone was stolen on April 3 between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. at the Flavors of India, 3113 Route 38. The victim left the phone unattended while it was charging when the theft occurred.

On April 1 at 2:56 a.m., Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on South Church Street near Academy Drive. During the stop officers arrested a male, age 34, of Camden. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a court hearing.

A victim reported her purse was stolen while she was at Prospectors Restaurant, 3050 Route 38, on April 2 between 1:45 a.m. and 1:55 a.m.

On March 31 Mt. Laurel Police were dispatched to three separate 911 calls reporting a burglary in progress at a residence on the 500 block of Oswego Court. The calls were placed several hours apart and appear to have been made from a cell phone. The investigation is ongoing.

On March 31 at 2:04 a.m., Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 38 near Ark Road. During the stop officers arrested A female, age 40, of Cherry Hill. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a court hearing.

On March 31 at 1:18 a.m., Mt. Laurel Police located an occupied suspicious vehicle in the driveway of a church on Hainesport Road near Cemetery Road. An officer spoke to the driver and suspected he was intoxicated. The officer ordered the driver to get out of the vehicle but the suspect drove off. Officers pursued the suspect vehicle on to I295 where they terminated the pursuit due to safety concerns. An investigation identified the driver as a male, age 28, of Camden. At 7:27 p.m., Mt. Laurel Police took custody of Payne from the Seaside Park Police. Payne was charged with eluding police and several motor vehicle violations. He was released to a medical facility for an evaluation for an undetermined medical condition following his arrest.

On March 30 at 10:28 p.m., Mt. Laurel Police located an occupied suspicious vehicle at the dead end of Marter Avenue near Pheasant Drive. During the investigation officers arrested a female, age 20 and a male, age 19, both of Mt. Laurel. They were charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were released pending a court hearing.

On March 16 a victim reported that her wallet was stolen from her purse while she dined at Panera Bread on Centerton Road. The victim’s credit cards were then fraudulently used at several stores. Detectives were able to identify one of two suspects as a female, age 30, of Woodbury. She was arrested at her residence on March 29 by Mt. Laurel Police Detectives and charged with credit card theft and credit card fraud. Bail for the Mt. Laurel charges was set at $40,000 with no 10 percent option. She was committed to the Salem County Jail on unrelated charges out of other jurisdictions.

On March 28 at 6:53 p.m. Mt. Laurel Police responded to a construction site on Rogers Walk for a theft report. A witness reported seeing a white utility pickup truck pulling a black landscaping trailer on location. The driver of the truck stole 20–30 sheets of wire mesh, placed it on the trailer and fled the scene Route 73 northbound.