Suicidal man injures police officer during arrest in latest Mt. Laurel Police Report

Other recent reports include feces being smeared on vehicles in a dispute between neighbors.

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

At 6:39 a.m. on Oct. 30, Mt. Laurel Police responded to the report of a suicidal man who was sitting in the intersection of Fellowship Road and West Park Drive. On arrival officers located 37-year-old male of Durham, NC in the roadway. Officers shut down the roadway to traffic and attempted to speak with him. However, he was intoxicated and belligerent. He repeatedly told the officers they would need to shoot him. After exhausting all attempts to negotiate with Boswell officers took him into custody. He struggled and swung his fists at the officers as they took him into custody. An intoxicated relative of the male, who was standing nearby, ran up to the officers in an attempt stop them from making the arrest. When ordered to stay back he assumed a fighting stance threatening to punch an officer. He was arrested and resisted being taken into custody. The second man was identified as a male, age 31, of Durham, NC. The suicidal male was charged with aggravated assault on police, resisting arrest, and obstructing a highway. He was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation. The other male was charged with obstructing the administration of law and resisting arrest. He was released pending a court hearing. One officer was injured during the altercation. He was treated for a leg injury and released from a local hospital.

Between March and October of this year Mt. Laurel Police received nine reports of dog feces being smeared on the vehicles belonging to a family on West Bluebell Lane. Their vehicles have also been damaged in the same time frame. Officers suspected a neighbor on West Bluebell Lane of committing the offenses due to a previous dispute between the two families. On Oct. 29 at 1:13 a.m., an officer witnessed a female, age 45, of Mt. Laurel smear dog feces on the victim’s car. The female was arrested and charged with stalking and harassment. Bail was set at $3,000 with a 10 percent option. She was released pending a court hearing after posting bail.

Other reports:

At 12:10 p.m. on Nov. 3, Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Church Road near Route 73. During the stop officers arrested a male, age 35, of Woodbury. He was charged with possession of heroin, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released pending a court hearing.

During the overnight hours of Nov. 2 into Nov.3, Carlucci’s Restaurant on Centerton Road was burglarized. An unknown amount of cash was stolen from an office. Entry was gained by forcing open a side door and the office door.

During the overnight hours of Nov. 1 into Nov. 2, the Friendly’s restaurant at 3047 Route 38 was burglarized. An unknown amount of cash was stolen from an office. Entry into the business was gained by forcing open a rear door.

At 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 1. Mt. Laurel Police responded to P.C. Richards on Nixon Drive for a credit card fraud in progress. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a male, age 47, and a female, age 44, both of Willingboro. They attempted to use the credit card of a deceased person to purchase a $500 gift card. Both were charged with credit card fraud and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were released pending a court hearing.

At 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 1, Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on South Church Street near Pleasant Valley Avenue. During the stop officers arrested a male, age 40, of Camden. He was wanted for theft out of Los Angeles County, California. He was charged with being a fugitive from justice with bail set at $20,000 with no 10 percent option. He was committed to the Burlington County Jail.

A resident of the first block of Longbridge Drive reported that someone stole his or her mailbox during the overnight hours of Oct. 31 into Nov. 1.

Between Oct. 29 and Oct. 31, someone stole used cooking oil from a container behind the Al Fresco restaurant, 1155 Route 73. The oil was valued at $60.

A resident of the 100 block of Ramblewood Parkway reported that during the overnight hours of Oct. 30 into Oct. 31 someone threw a pumpkin at their parked car damaging the headlight.

At 12:37 a.m. on Oct. 30 Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Masonville Road near Creek Road. During the stop officers arrested a male, age 24, of Delran. He was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and released pending a court hearing.

At 1:22 p.m. on Oct. 29 a suspect stole $729 worth of merchandise from the Bed Bath & Beyond store at 8 Centerton Road. The suspect left the merchandise in the parking lot when he realized store employees were following him. He fled the area prior to police arrival.

At 3:57 p.m. on Oct. 29, Mt. Laurel Police responded to Wegmans on Centerton Road for a shoplifting report. During the investigation officer arrested a female, age 32, of Atco, and a male, age 37, of Landisville, for attempting to steal $134 worth of Red Bull energy drinks. Both were charged with shoplifting. The male was also charged with possession of hypodermic syringes. Both were released pending a court hearing.

Between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Oct. 29, the Friendly’s restaurant at 3047 Route 38 was burglarized. An unknown amount of cash was stolen from an office. Entry into the business was gained through an unlocked door.

At 10:14 p.m. on Oct. 28, Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 38 near Midlantic Drive. During the stop officers arrested a male, age 18, of Burlington. He was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of alcoholic beverages. He was released pending a court hearing.

A residence on the 100 block of Phillips Road was burglarized between noon and 8 p.m. on Oct. 28. Jewelry was stolen. Entry was gained by breaking the glass of a rear sliding door.

A victim reported that she was at Starbucks on Fellowship Road at 2 p.m. on Oct. 28. Her purse was slung over the back of her chair and she noticed two males bend down near in a suspicious fashion and then leave the store. The victim checked her purse and discovered her wallet was missing. She confronted the two men in the parking lot and they returned her wallet.

During the overnight hours of Oct. 27 into Oct. 28 two unlocked vehicles were entered in the LeClub development off of Hartford Road. Money was stolen.