Pennsville Police Department - Pennsville Crime Log January 2017

Pennsville Police Crime Log: February 1st through February 12th

Multiple arrests for possession of marijuana, a stolen 2008 Cadillac DTS from D’s Discount Auto recovered by Delaware State Police, 1,300 feet of copper wire stolen on North Broadway, counterfeit one-hundred dollar bills used to purchase gift cards, plus more fill most recent Pennsville Police crime log.

See the complete log below:

On 2/12/17 at approximately 11:56 am Jason M. Gandy (M/27) of Millville was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS (Marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and issued a traffic summons for Failure to Wear a Seatbelt. Gandy was stopped on North Broadway for a seatbelt violation and later found to be in possession of suspected marijuana. Pending Court.

On 2/12/17 at approximately 3:18 am Reagan R. Walls (F/27) was arrested and charged with Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol and arrested for an outstanding warrant from Camden. Walls was stopped on North Hook Road for a speeding violation and suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. Walls was subsequently charged and released pending court.

On 2/10/17 at approximately 4:30 pm a 13 year old juvenile reported his Envy Scooter was taken from in front of Pat’s Pizza. The scooter is valued at $600.00 and described as Chrome colored. Police are reviewing video surveillance for a suspect.

On 2/8/17 at approximately 4:16 pm two male subjects entered the Dollar General on South Broadway and purchased a large amount of gift cards and paid for same with counterfeit one hundred dollar bills. The employee did not discover the bills were counterfeit until she appeared at the bank for a deposit. Police are viewing surveillance video in an attempt to identify the suspects.

On 2/8/17 at approximately 9:26 pm Timmy Washington (M/35) of Woodbury was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS (Marijuana) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Washington was stopped on South Hook Road for a speeding violation and later found to be in possession of suspected marijuana. Washington was processed and released pending court.

On 2/8/17 at approximately 11:57 am Warren S. Qudree (M/22) of Wilmington, De was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS (Marijuana) during an investigation into the Theft of a Motor Vehicle from D’s Discount Auto. Following the CDS arrest Qudree was processed and released pending court.

On 2/7/17 at approximately 3:22 pm The owner of Smith Farm contacted Police and reported that numerous surveillance cameras were adjusted and unknown suspects then proceeded to remove several chickens and a duck from the property. The total loss is estimated at $60.00. Police were able to get a tag number from one of the vehicles and identified the accused. Jessica Riable (F/22) of Jackson Township was charged with Theft, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief. Jacquelin Berdux (F/33) of Burlington was also charged with Theft, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass. Complaints have been signed and officers are awaiting both suspects to appear at headquarters for processing.

On 2/5/17 at approximately 11:45 am Shameka L. Nance (F/27) of Salem was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS (Marijuana) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Nance was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on South Hook Road and later discovered to be in possession of suspected marijuana. An additional occupant of the vehicle, Lee A. Williams (M/26) of Carneys Point was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS (Marijuana) and issued several motor vehicle tickets. Pending Court.

On 2/5/17 at approximately 8:39 am officers responded to a Theft complaint at Calpine Electric on North Broadway. Upon arrival it was ascertained that suspects cut a hole in the fence and entered the Atlantic Electric Utility Yard. The suspects then proceeded to remove 1,300 feet of copper wire which is valued at $3,250.00. Further investigation revealed that the wire was taken to a scrap yard in Brooklawn. James R. Afelis (M/36) of Quinton was identified and arrested for the Theft. Afelis was charged with Burglary, Theft and Criminal Mischief and remanded to the Salem County Correctional Facility pending court.

On 2/2/17 at approximately 2:22 am Ashleigh S. McAllister (F/31) of Greenwich, NJ was arrested and charged with Driving While Under the Influence. McAllister was stopped on North Broadway for a traffic violation and suspected of being under the influence. McAllister was processed and released pending court.

On 2/1/17 at approximately 11:03 pm Morgan D. Sparks (F/23) of Pennsville was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS (Marijuana) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Sparks was stopped on North Hook Road for a registration violation and suspected of being in possession of marijuana. Sparks was processed and released pending court.

On 2/1/17 at approximately 8:59 pm Scott Ehrenkrantz (M/55) of Salem was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS (Marijuana). Ehrenkrantz was stopped on Lighthouse Road for a violation and discovered to be in possession of suspected marijuana. Pending Court.

On 2/1/17 at approximately 6:51 pm officers responded to D’s Discount Auto for a report of a motor vehicle theft. A 2008 Cadillac DTS valued at $8,000.00 was taken from the lot. The owner stated the keys were left in the vehicle. The vehicle was entered into NCIC. At approximately 10:43 pm the Delaware State Police advised they were in a pursuit with the suspect vehicle. The driver fled on foot and while the troopers were looking for the suspect another individual made an attempt to take possession of the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that Qudree S. Warren (M/22) of Wilmington, De., had taken the vehicle. On 2/8/17 Warren was arrested by the Pennsville Police and released pending court.

On 2/1/17 at approximately 2:13 pm officers responded to a residence on Charles Place for an unwanted guest. Upon arrival, they confronted Ashley K. Mitchell (F/27) of Pennsville. Mitchell was discovered to have numerous warrants and during the arrest she was discovered to be in possession of eight (8) hypodermic syringes and numerous prescription medications in a Tylenol bottle. The warrants were out of Belmar $250.00, Pemberton $139.00, Holmdel $651.00 and four warrants out of Wall Township totaling $1,278.00. Mitchell was processed and reminded to the Salem County Correctional Facility. Pending court.


News of Salem County Accident Report

Pittsgrove cyclists struck by car on Delsea Drive — Female critically injured

A Pittsgrove, Salem County NJ husband and wife riding bicycles on the southbound shoulder of Delsea Drive in Franklin Township, NJ Wednesday afternoon (2/15) were struck by a car, critically injuring the 57-year-old woman and also injuring her 62-year-old husband.

The driver of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra, Emilio Ortega 3rd, of Monroeville NJ, stopped at the scene of the crash. However, Ortega has been charged with two counts of assault by auto. Also, the Monroeville man was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and has been jailed.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Franklin Township Police Department are investigating.

Critically injured in the crash shortly after 2 p.m. was Susan L. Kinnan. She was airlifted to Cooper Medical Center, Camden. Her husband, John D Kinnan Jr. was transported by ambulance to Cooper and is in stable condition.

More information hopefully to come as details are released by officials.

Editor’s note: Thank you to Matt of NJPen for sharing this Salem County local news.


Officers search for reported white van after man approaches juvenile on Hancock's Bridge Rd.

White van in question by authorities located & no malicious intent: LAC Police

***UPDATE*** (From LAC Police Department)

The white van, in question, from the incident in Hancocks Bridge on 2/14/17 has been located and the occupants have been identified. It was with tremendous support from the community that the investigation was able to be concluded in such a short period of time.

We are overjoyed to report that there was no malicious intent in yesterday’s incident. However, it was completely appropriate for the juvenile to have felt frightened.

The investigation was a joint effort by members of the Lower Alloways Creek Police Department and Salem County Prosecutor’s Office.

Again, we would like to thank and commend the efforts of the community who greatly assisted in the gathering of critical information.


lac police incident

Photo from LAC Police Dept. Facebook Page

LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK — Earlier today at approximately 4:00PM, an incident had occurred where a white van said to have been a Chevy/GMC (full-size) allegedly pulled alongside a juvenile on Main Street-Hancocks Bridge Road. An unknown black male exited the white van then approached the juvenile, according to Lower Alloways Creek Twp. Police Department.

Furthermore, the Chevy/GMC van is described as being white with three rows of black lettering near the passenger side front door along with rust on the lower portion of the vehicle.

If anyone witnessed or has any other information concerning this incident, officials ask to contact LAC Police Dept. Det. Michael DeParre at 856-935-6144 or 856-935-7300.

Also, information can be given anonymously through the LAC Twp. Police Department’s Facebook Page by using the Tip411 tab.

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A salute to Rosa Parks on February 17th at SCC

Rosa Parks courtesy of BingAmerican civil rights activist Rosa Parks is featured in the next living-history program sponsored by the SCC Bookmobile Library on Friday, February 17 at 4 p.m.

The program will be held in Donaghay Hall, Room 106, on Salem Community College’s campus at 460 Hollywood Ave.This family-friendly, free event is produced by the American Historical Theatre. Guests should park in Lot D and enter through the double doors facing the parking lot.

Alexandra Ford will portray Parks, the domestic worker who in 1955 made a very major stand, or rather “sit,” that led to a tidal wave of change in the American Civil rights movement.

As part of her research, Ford has traveled to Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama. She has read all the biographies of Parks and examined pages and pages of supplemental material related to the Civil Rights Movement in America, according to American Historical Theatre. Ford earned an associate degree in literature, arts and philosophy from Camden County College, and a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in theatre studies from Montclair State University.

Funding for the program is provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts through Salem County Board of Freeholders and Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission.

For more information, contact Bookmobile Library Coordinator Margaret Masserini at (856) 351-2830 or


Salem City Police - Crime Report 2016

Multiple Shootings Occur in Salem City & Pennsville

Three total shootings throughout Salem & Pennsville. Two separate shooting incidents were reported this evening in Salem City along with another drive-by shooting at new Zoagie food stand on Route 49 and Hook Rd. in Pennnsville

The first shooting occurred in the area of the Salem Oak Diner, while the second occurred in front of Pat’s Bistro, both of which located on Broadway in Salem City. According to reports, at least one person was taken to the Memorial Hospital of Salem County and was soon transferred to Cooper Medical Center. His/her condition remains unknown at this time.

Meanwhile, there was unconfirmed reports of a drive-by that took place at “Zoagies” located at the Sunoco at Hook Road and Broadway in Pennsville Township.

We here at The News of Salem County we will be following this story closely and will be posting updates on the shootings as more details are reported by officials.


2017 KIC science show at Salem Community College - Dupont Chambers Works

18th annual Kids Inquiry Conference celebrates science & communication

Above Caption: Lisa Lou of Encore Performing Arts, Melville N.Y. presented “Magic of Chemistry” at the 18th annual Kids Inquiry Conference (KIC) at Salem Community College. In this experiment, Lou and two Field Street School student volunteers demonstrated electro-magnetism. Hundreds of students from elementary schools throughout Salem County annually participate in KIC.

CARNEYS POINT TWP. — Approximately 800 students and educators attended the 18th annual Kids Inquiry Conference (KIC) recently at Salem Community College.

KIC is a science/communications conference for first through fifth graders. Students engaged in hands-on science experiments run by teams of Woodstown High School students, experienced a science show in the Davidow Theatre and presented science experiments or research that they worked on in class.

This year’s young scientists were from Alloway Township School, Field Street School, Penn Beach Elementary School, Mary Shoemaker School and Upper Pittsgrove School.

The event was sponsored by Chambers Works Partners in Science Program, Salem Community College and the Salem County Bridge Math/Science Committee. KIC is coordinated by SCC graduate Pam Chew, a fourth-grade teacher at Mary Shoemaker School.


This Weekend’s Open Houses Feb 11-12

All the Open Houses in Salem County. Check out 22 Beagle Club Rd, Pilesgrove, in 3D

See ALL the open houses in Salem County this weekend including homes in Alloway, Carneys Point, Quinton, Pennsville, Pilesgrove, Salem, and Woodstown. The featured home of the week is 22 Beagle Club Rd in Pilesgrove.  Bring your horses! 6.44 acres of prime land in Pilesgrove. This well cared for 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home sits on a nice quiet street minutes from downtown Woodstown. Your next home features all replacement Pella windows and French Doors. The first floor has hardwood in 2 bedrooms and carpet over hardwood in third bedroom, hall, living room, and dining room. The lower level features a game room, laundry and large great room for entertaining. There is an addition the full length of the house with a bonus room that could be possible 4th bedroom as well as a giant family room with an exposed beam cathedral ceiling. The outbuilding has 3 stalls with a possible 4th, room to work and store tack as well as a loft with enough room to store over 200 bails. The pastures need new tape but at one point there were 3 separate pastures. The back 3 1/2 acres are wooded for all the game you will ever need. 80% of the house is on a generator for any few time power goes out. Don’t wait, make your appointment today.  Photo and listing courtesy of Timothy Rust, Sales Associate of Scott Kompa Group and Remax Preferred.

Click on the address to take a look at the homes and receive more information

Property Values Are Changing. Find out the Value of your House. Quick and Free.  More accurate than Zillow.  Click on the Map.

Open Houses in Salem County during October 2016 - Home Values from Scott Kompa

How much is your home worth? Click on the Map.

If you have questions or would like to view these homes for sale at your own convenience contact Scott Kompa, Broker Associate, Remax Preferred, Realtors: or text or call 856-223-1400  x 3016 Office or DIRECT CELL 856-404-2078

It is recommended to verify the open houses are still being held before attending.  This data is deemed accurate but not guaranteed from Zillow 2/9/2017.

The data relating to real estate for sale on this website appears in part through the TREND Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program, a voluntary cooperative exchange of property listing data between licensed real estate brokerage firms in which this broker participates, and is provided by TReND through a licensing agreement. This is not a solicitation and should not be considered a solicitation if you are currently working with a broker.  It is recommended if you wish to sell your home that you contact a top neighborhood expert realtor or real estate agent.  Remember,  who you work with matters. Original content can be found at
diabetes workshops in salem county

Free Self-Management Diabetes Workshops Offered in Salem County

Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshops to be offered at Friends Village in Woodstown

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, supported locally by Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI), successfully partnered with Friends Village at Woodstown to offer free diabetes workshops as part of the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program last August, and will be offering more workshops in March. The EDC program is a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The program offers free self-management workshops that are open to people with Medicare who have diabetes, their family members and caregivers.

The free workshops follow the Diabetes Self-Management Program developed at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Workshops are designed to help individuals learn how to manage their diabetes and take control of their health through behavior modification and coping techniques. Participants will learn about diabetes and its risks, preventing complications, the importance of healthy eating, the role of exercise, how to deal with stress and difficult emotions, managing medications, effective communication with healthcare providers, and much more.

This free six-week workshop will be offered in the John Fenwick Commons Building at Friends Village at Woodstown on 1 Friends Drive in Woodstown, NJ 08098. Workshops are on Wednesdays from March 15 to April 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All attendees must register by the second workshop session. Each participant (one per household) will receive a complimentary textbook, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 4th edition ($20 value).

For more information or to register for these free workshops, call Jarmaine Williams at (732) 955-8168.

Transportation may be available through the Salem County Office on Aging & Disability Services. Please call (856) 339-8622 between 10:00 am and 3:00 p.m. for more information.

Visit to learn more about Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, or to read real success stories about people with diabetes in New Jersey who have completed this program and made motivational improvements to their health and lives.

Friends Village Woodstown Free Diabetes Workshop

About Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network

Quality Insights is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Quality Insights collaborates with healthcare providers, patients and allied organizations across the network to bring about widespread, significant improvements in the quality of care they deliver. Our goal is better care, smarter spending and healthier people. To learn more about the network, visit


Salem Community College seeks Distinguished Alumni

Nominations for distinguished alumni being sought by SCC Alumni Association

SCC seeks nominations of distinguished alumni

The Salem Community College Foundation and the SCC Alumni Association seek nominations of distinguished alumni for this year’s annual recognition program.

The nomination letter should explain the individual’s professional achievements and community service contributions. The nominee’s current resume should be included.  Graduates of Salem Community College and Salem County Technical Institute are eligible.

2016 Distinguished Alumnus

2016 SCC Distinguished Alumnus: Dennis Briening

Previous honorees are Brooke M. Alston; Erin L. Boyle;Sharron Sparks Boyle; Dennis Briening; Edith Corbin; Elaine Dunner; Dr. Jacob C. Farbman; Gilda T. Gill; Ralph Homan; Theresa L. Howarth;Sue Ann Leighty; Michael M. Mulligan, Esq.; Barbara E. Nixon; H. Joan Pennington, Esq.; R. Matthew Richards; Thomas S. Shaw; David Sparks; Paul J. Stankard; Carol B. Tighe; Gregory T. Wright; and William D. Yeldell, Jr.


By February 24, nominators should send a one-page letter with the nominee’s current resume to Distinguished Alumni, c/o SCC Foundation, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ 08069.   Nominations also may be e-mailed to


For more information, call (856) 351-2602.


narcan training to be offered by Office of Drugs and Alcohol Services

Free NARCAN training offered to Salem County residents in case of overdose

Office of Drugs and Alcohol Services to offer training session on use of NARCAN for opiate overdoses

Salem, NJ- A free community training session on the use of NARCAN to save a life from drug overdose is being offered on March 9th. The Salem County Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Drug and Alcohol Services is putting on the training event in hopes to combat the rise in opiate and heroin usage.

The free training will be held on March 9 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Pennsville FOP. Topics include overdose prevention strategies, signs and symptoms of overdose, how to administer Naloxone, rescue breathing, overdose prevention legal rights, and general support information. A free NARCAN kit will be given to those attending at the end of the training.

“This is a critical training session, designed especially for those with family members, or loved ones at risk of overdose,” said Freeholder Director Bob Vanderslice, who chairs the Health and Human Services Committee. “No one wants to watch their loved one addicted to drugs. This training provides you with valuable information and a free NARCAN kit to be able to respond during drug overdose.”

Anyone who faces the daily stress of how to intervene should a drug overdose occur is invited to attend. Seating is limited. Only 20 people will be offered seating, but if the response is overwhelming, another free training will be scheduled to meet the community’s need.

The professional staff from Urban Treatment Centers will provide training. Registration is required, as seating is limited.

To register, contact Maggie Vaughan, who directs the County’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Services at 856-935-7510 extension 8460, or email her at


2017 International Flameworking Conference SCC

2017 International Flameworking Conference features Amber Cowan & fellow Philly artists

2017 International Flameworking Conference (IFC), March 24-26, has a decidedly Philly flavor.

Joining Philadelphia-based featured artist Amber Cowan at Salem Community College are fellow Philly artists Beccy Feather, Zach Puchowitz and Kim Thomas.  Rounding out the weekend line-up are Jacob Moskowitz and Ryan Tanner.

The IFC begins on Friday March 24th at night with a new presentation on the history of flameworking by Beth Hylen and Eric Goldschmidt of The Corning Museum of Glass.  Free and open to the public, the program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Sol and Jean Davidow Performing Arts Theatre, Davidow Hall, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point, NJ.

17th annual IFC's featured artist Amber Cowan

2017 featured artist: Amber Cowan

“Philadelphia has become known for its community of nationally respected artists who take advantage of the flameworking process,” said IFC founder Paul Stankard, who co-chairs this year’s conference with Amy Lemaire.

“We are proud to showcase the fascinating work of Philadelphia-based artists Amber Cowan, Kim Thomas and others who are advancing contemporary glass art.”

Cowan’s sculptural glasswork is based around the use of recycled, up-cycled and second-life glass.  She uses the processes of flameworking, hot-sculpting and glassblowing to create large-scale sculptures that overwhelm the viewer with ornate abstraction and viral accrual.  Cowan holds an MFA in Glass/Ceramics from Tyler School of Art of Temple University, where she is a faculty member.

An example of Amber Cowan's intricate glass art

Example of Cowan’s work

Cowan’s two-hour demonstration on Saturday morning will be followed by Moskowitz and Puchowitz.  The following day, Thomas and Tanner demonstrate.  The conference concludes with “How Philly is becoming a Hub for Flameworked Glass Art,” moderated by Beccy Feather. Feather leads a strong panel of fellow artists: Cowan, Thomas and Puchowitz.

Presented by the SCC Foundation, the 17th annual IFC is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Also, this year’s Conference has the following sponsors:


Check out the following promotional video for the 2017 International Flameworking Conference:


To learn more and register, visit


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