Heroin arrests and Wegman theft top recent Mt. Laurel Police Reports

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

At 11:50 p.m. on May 24, Mt. Laurel Police responded to the 600 block of Country Club Parkway for an assault. During the investigation officers a male, age 24, of Mt. Laurel. He was charged with assaulting a 35-year-old male victim and released pending a court hearing.

A juvenile reported that her Samsung Galaxy Core cell phone was stolen when she left it unattended while she played at the park on Mayfair Lane between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 24.

On May 24, a resident on the 200 block of Starboard Way reported that two of his vehicles have been vandalized sometime over the last month. Damage to the vehicles includes a broken windshield, scratches, and the BMW emblems being removed.

On May 24, Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 38 near Ark Road. During the stop officers arrested a female, age 19, of Cinnaminson. She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released pending a court hearing.

A resident on the 100 block of Willow Turn reported that her vehicle was intentionally scratched during the overnight hours of May 22 into May 23.

At 5:40 a.m. on May 23, Mt. Laurel Police conducted an investigation into a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Exxon station, 799 Centerton Road. During the investigation officers arrested a male, age 21, of Burlington for an outstanding criminal warrant. He was also found in possession of heroin. He was charged with possession of heroin and turned over to another law enforcement agency for the warrant.

At 3:37 a.m. on May 23, Mt. Laurel Police responded to a suspicious vehicle report in the parking lot of a hotel on Fellowship Road. During the investigation officers arrested a male, age 48, of Philadelphia. He was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released pending a court hearing.

At 2:30 p.m. on May 22, Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Larchmont Boulevard near Manchester Way. During the stop officers arrested a male, age 45, of Willingboro, after an officer observed brass knuckles next to the driver’s seat. The male was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and released pending a court hearing.

At 3:40 a.m. on May 22, Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 38 near Ark Road. During the stop officers arrested a male, age 37, of Browns Mills. He was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and released pending a court hearing.

An employee of a hotel on Route 73 reported that someone attempted to force open a door to a lounge room at 3:26 a.m. on May 21, causing damage to the door.

On May 21, a victim reported that between 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. her wallet was stolen from a bag that was left unattended at the Coco Keys Water Park on Route 73.

On May 21 at 9:40 p.m. Mt. Laurel Police responded to a residence on the 100 block of Mountain View Road for burglar alarm activation. The homeowner told the arriving officers that he was sleeping when the alarm woke him up. As he got out of bed a suspect standing in the doorway of the bedroom confronted him. When the suspect saw the homeowner he fled down the stairs and out of the residence. The investigation revealed the suspect forced open a rear window to gain entry.

On May 21 at 9:10 a.m., Mt. Laurel Police responded to a hotel on Fellowship Road for a disturbance in a room. During the investigation officers arrested a male, age 54, and a female, age 48, both of Princeton. Both subjects provided false names to the investigating officers to avoid being arrested for outstanding warrants. The male was charged with hindering his own apprehension and turned over to another law enforcement agency for a warrant. The female was charged with hindering her own apprehension and with being a fugitive from justice. She was found to be wanted out of Doylestown, Pa. for drug offenses as well as two other jurisdictions in New Jersey. Her bail was set at $5,000 with no 10 percent option and she was committed to the Burlington County Jail.

Wegman’s loss prevention reported that a suspect has shoplifted from their store on at least three occasions during May. He has been seen leaving the scene in a two door white Honda Civic driven by another unknown subject. He is responsible for stealing over $500 worth of baby formula and Red Bull energy drinks. These items are commonly stolen due to their relatively high value and because they are easy to sell and difficult to track. He is suspected of similar thefts in Ocean County.

On May 18 at 2:05 p.m., Mt. Laurel Police responded to a residence on the 200 block of Belaire Drive for a burglary. A witness reported seeing two younger males running from residence and get into small, dark colored vehicle and speed off. The investigation revealed that entry was gained by breaking a rear sliding glass door. Jewelry was taken.

On May 16 at 5:10 p.m., a suspect entered an employee area of Moe’s Southwest Grill on Nixon Drive and stole a black and gold Nintendo 3DS Zelda Edition and three games from an employee’s backpack. The total value of the stolen items is estimated at $340. The suspect was described as a female, approximately 5'05" tall and 150–160 pounds. She had a distinctive hairstyle that was short brown hair parted to the left. The suspect was wearing long sleeve dark gray jacket, oversized white t-shirt, long dark gray sweatpants and black sneakers.

The owner of a property on Beaver avenue reported that sometime between May 15 and May 16 someone damaged a fence that surrounded the property. It appears a chain was attached to the fence posts and a vehicle was used to pull it down.

A resident on the 2900 block of Marne Highway reported someone spray painted graffiti on his fence sometime between May 15 and May 16.

On May 15 at 10:30 p.m., Mt. Laurel Police responded to the Wawa on Route 38 for a disorderly person. During the investigation officers conducted a motor vehicle stop and arrested a male, age 35, of Willingboro for driving while intoxicated. He was also found in possession of crack cocaine. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of cocaine. He was released pending a court hearing.

On May 15 at 6 p.m. Mt. laurel Police responded to the Shoprite on Nixon Drive for a shoplifting report. The investigation led to the arrest of a female, age 51, of Riverside. She was charged with shoplifting $173 worth of merchandise and released pending a court hearing.

A resident on Sharp Road reported that a GPS and personal identification documents were stolen from his unlocked vehicle between May 14 and May 15.

At 8:34 a.m. on May 12, the Beneficial Bank at 4522 Church Road was robbed. The suspect passed a note to a teller demanding money and was given an undetermined amount of cash. He was described as a male in his 20s, 5’7” tall with a thin build. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, and a baseball cap. He also wore a black leather belt with silver studs on it, black sneakers with white stripes and green underwear was showing from under his jeans at his waist. He was last seen fleeing the bank in an older model white “boxy” four-door sedan towards Maple Avenue in Evesham. The suspect parked his vehicle behind the bank in the Crispin Square Shopping Center parking lot while he committed the crime. No weapon was shown but the suspect indicated he had a gun.

The owner of Triple J. Towing on Sherwood Avenue reported that someone stole 10 aluminum vehicle rims from a fenced in area on May 11.

On May 11 at 12:25 p.m., Mt. Laurel Police responded to a past tense shoplifting report at Ulta on Nixon Drive. The investigation identified the suspect as a female, age 24, of Barrington. She turned herself in at police headquarters and returned the $592 worth of stolen merchandise after being contacted by police. She was charged with shoplifting and released pending a court hearing.