Fight at hotel and injured police officer top this week’s Mt. Laurel Police Report

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

At 8:58 p.m. on June 26, Mt. Laurel Police responded to the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 Atrium Way, for the report of 20 to 30 people fighting.

While on route to the hotel a 911 call was received reporting that a female had passed out at the hotel as well. The first officer on scene encountered a crowd of people in front of the hotel. As he began to question some of the bystanders another group of people exited the hotel actively fighting.

The officer attempted to break up the fight as other officers arrived. While trying to separate two subjects an officer was punched several times. The officer and a suspect fell to the ground and were kicked by some of the bystanders. The crowd quickly moved away as other officers arrived.

Officers from Moorestown, Maple Shade and Evesham assisted in dispersing the crowd after arrests were made. One Mt. Laurel Police Officer sustained several cuts to his arms and a concussion. He was treated at a nearby hospital and released.

The investigation revealed that the fight was a result of a family argument that occurred at a wedding reception being held at the hotel. A male, age 34, of Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer. Bail was set at $5,000 with 10 percent option. He posted bail and was released.

A 17-year-old male from Philadelphia was also charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and released pending a court hearing. An adult female who was a guest at the wedding reception was also transported to the hospital for an unknown medical condition.

Other reports:

A work truck was broken into while it was parked in the parking lot of a business at 520 Fellowship Road between June 24 and June 25. Tools were taken.

At 2:54 p.m. on June 24, Mt. Laurel Police conducted a pedestrian stop on the 300 block of Rancocas Boulevard. During the stop officers arrested a male, age 21, of Mt. Laurel. 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 1 p.m. on June 24, Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 73 near I295. During the stop officers arrested a female, age 36, of Burlington, after she provided a false name in an attempt to avoid arrest on an outstanding warrant. She was charged with hindering her own apprehension and released after she posted bail on her warrant.

At 11:52 pm on June 23, Mt. Laurel Police responded to a hotel on Diemer Drive for the report of suspicious activity. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a male, age 24, of Bellerose NY and a female, age 20, of Bellerose, NY. They were both charged with possession of a stun gun, hindering apprehension, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were released pending a court hearing.

A resident on the 200 block of Saxony Drive reported a package containing a watch was stolen off of her porch after it was delivered by UPS at approximately 3:30 p.m. on June 23.

At 2:08 a.m. on June 23, Mt. Laurel Police stopped a suspicious person walking on the 1100 block of Route 73. During the stop officers arrested a male, age 27, of Washington. He provided a false name to officers in an attempt to avoid being arrested on several outstanding warrants. He was charged with hindering his own apprehension and committed to the Burlington County Jail for the outstanding warrants.

At 8 p.m. on June 22, Mt. Laurel Police responded to a hotel on Route 73 for a narcotics complaint. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a female, age 26, of Mt. Laurel. She was charged with possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic syringe, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released pending a court hearing.

At 8:48 a.m. on June 22, Mt. Laurel Police responded to a hotel on Fellowship Road for the report of a subject using a stolen credit card to pay for a room. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a male, age 38, of Laurelton, NY. He was found in possession of numerous credit card accesses devices, a credit card encoder and the personal identifying information of over 200 persons. He was charged with credit card fraud, identity theft, possession of an encoding device, and trafficking in personal identifying information of others. Bail was set $80,000 with no 10 percent option. He was committed to Burlington County Jail.

A victim reported that someone stole jewelry from her residence on the 1200 block of Yarmouth Lane sometime between June 21 and June 22. There were no signs of forced entry to the residence.

At 4: p.m. on June 21, Mt. Laurel Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 73 near Clover Road. The investigation revealed that a driver had crashed into two separate vehicles. Officers arrested a male, age 26, of Evesham. He was charged with possession of heroin, being under the influence of heroin and driving while intoxicated. He was released pending a court hearing.

A victim reported that someone damaged his trailer while it was parked at a hotel on Route 73. The damage occurred between June 20 and June 21.

At 3:17 a.m. on June 19, Mt. Laurel Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Church Street near Laurel Acres Park. During the investigation officers arrested a female, age 29, of Evesham. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a court hearing.