Weekly Roundup: Cub Scout fundraiser, police lieutenant giving back top this week’s stories

Check out this past week’s biggest stories in Burlington Township.

Burlington Township Cub Scouts learn how to defy the odds in latest fundraiser

For the Burlington Township Cub Scouts, the goal is to help kids grow into important members of society. They need to learn what it takes to be part of a team, while also using the lessons learned in the Scouts in their everyday lives. Last month, Den 9 of Pack 10 took part in its annual popcorn fundraiser at the Shoprite in Burlington Township. Coming into the fundraiser, den leader Ed Reilly challenged the boys to hit the $600 mark in four hours. With 30 minutes to go, the boys had $800 raised, but Reilly continued to raise the bar even higher. “We try to teach the boys that in life you can achieve anything you put your mind to,” Reilly said. “You can always set the bar at one level, then raise it higher to challenge yourself. That’s what we did.”

Burlington Township Police lieutenant James Sullivan still choosing to give back to community

Burlington Township Police Lt. James Sullivan has called the town his home for most of his life. The 37-year-old attended the Burlington Township school district and graduated from BTHS. Sullivan chose Rutgers University and decided on law enforcement during his sophomore year. “I am currently pursuing my juris doctorate at Rutgers Law School-Camden, which I will hopefully be able to segue into a dual degree with the MBA program next year,” Sullivan said. Sullivan has been with the Burlington Township Police Department for 15 years, and has not worked with any other agency. He had options to pursue employment in federal or state law enforcement.

Standing up for Animals at Burlington County Library

The Humane Society of the United States and the County Library System are teaming up to host a community awareness event to help residents learn about issues affecting animals on the local, state and national levels. You will learn about ways to advocate for better protection of animals. Join the Burlington County Library on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. for this inspirational event. Hear of the progress we are making across a wide range of issues and ask your burning questions to the expert panel that we will have for you.

Burlington Township Police seeking assistance regarding Oct. 5 theft

The Burlington Township Police Department is seeking assistance from the public regarding an Oct. 5 theft. The subject in the attached photographed is suspect in a shoplifting that occurred at the Wal-Mart that occurred on October 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm.

If anyone recognizes this subject they are asked to contact P/O S. McDonough at (609) 386–2019 or smcdonough106@burltwppd.com.