Pennsville Twp., – The Pennsville Police Department has released the following reported activities for Nov. 21 to Nov. 23, 2014. See below for the most recent police reports from authorities:
On 11/21/14 at approximately 11:18 pm police responded to an assault complaint on Leap Drive. Upon arrival, it was ascertained that a male subject was assaulted and beaten with a pipe while sitting in his vehicle with his girlfriend. Further investigation revealed that a male suspect pulled up to the victim and exited his vehicle, armed with a metal pipe. He then proceeded to smash all the windows out of the victims vehicle then proceeded to strike him in the head numerous times. The accused was identified as Lorenzo L. Murillo Jr., of West Grove, Pa. The victim was transported to the Salem County Hospital for head injuries. The accused was charged with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Criminal Mischief. The bail was set at $20,000.00 full cash. Pending the arrest of Murillo.
On 11/22/14 at approximately 12:30 am Michael Giordano Jr., (M/47) of Pennsville, was arrested and charged with Driving While Under the Influence. Giordano was stopped for speeding on North Hook Road and suspected of being under the influence. Giordano was processed and released pending court.
On 11/22/14 at approximately 3:25 am Juan S. Gallegos (M/35) of Memphis, TN., was arrested and charged with Driving While Under the Influence. Police observed a vehicle in the Burger King Drive-Thru at 3:25 am the establishment was closed. Upon approaching the driver he was observed sleeping with the motor running. Gallegos was suspected of being under the influence. He was later charged and released pending court.
On 11/22/14 at approximately 7:53 am police were dispatched to a residence on Glenwood Place for a Burglary. Upon arrival, the officers discovered the residence had been entered through a window. The interior of the residence had been ransacked and officers are currently investigating this incident.
On 11/22/14 at approximately 12:25 pm Tammy L. Ballentine (F/43) of Deepwater was arrested and charged with Shoplifting. Police were dispatched to the Pennsville Acme for the complaint. Upon arrival it was discovered the accused left the store with approximately $27.00 worth of merchandise without paying for same. A vehicle description and a description of the individual led police to the Ballentine. She was subsequently arrested and the merchandise was returned to the Acme. Pending court.
On 11/22/14 at approximately 12:46 pm police were dispatched to a residence on Annapolis Road for a Burglary. Upon arrival, it was discovered the back door of the residence had been kicked in to gain entry. Police are still investigating what was removed from the residence.
On 11/23/14 at approximately 4:55 pm Chrisann Sheriff (F/48) of Pennsville, was arrested and charged with Shoplifting approximately $738.00 worth of merchandise from the Pennsville Walmart. Sheriff was processed and released pending court.