At approximately 10:10 AM this morning, the Northern Burlington County Regional High School was notified by the district transportation department located on Route 68 that an individual was just seen jumping the fence and running towards the campus.
The school resource officer was notified and immediately responded to the area. As a precaution, the Northern Burlington High School and Middle School campus was immediately placed in a lockdown.
The individual was located and it was quickly determined this individual was a student at the high school. The school officials and police worked together to determine there was not a threat to the school and the students. The lockdown was lifted at approximately 10:30 AM and the school day resumed.
– Chief Ron Mulhall, Mansfield Township Police Department
– Dr. James Sarruda, School Superintendent
On Saturday, February 13th at 11:23 p.m. police observed a vehicle that was traveling northbound on US 206 matching the description of a stolen vehicle that eluded officers from Mount Holly minutes earlier. After confirming with the dispatcher that it was the stolen vehicle, our officer initiated a motor vehicle stop on State Highway 68 near Nade Drive. Upon stopping, the driver, a 16 year old male from Trenton, was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to police headquarters for processing and charged with Receiving Stolen Property and being an unlicensed driver. In addition to the charges in Mansfield Township, additional charges were filed by the Mount Holly Police Department for failing to stop for police and motor vehicle violations. After processing, the juvenile was turned over to his mother and placed on house arrest pending his court appearance.
All residents are asked to review the following excerpt from the Township Code regarding parking on Township roads during snow storms, which was enacted in 2011. The township’s plow contractor will be reporting vehicles parked in the road and police will be ticketing offenders. Your cooperation is requested to avoid the need for enforcement action.
§ 60-20. Parking prohibited on public roads, streets, right-of-ways or other improved road surfaces when snow exceeds three inches
A. No parking on any street when snow covered. Parking on any street, road, alley or other improved road surface used by motorized vehicles and maintained by the Township shall be prohibited when snowfall is in excess of three inches, as measured on the municipal parking lot and posted on the Township’s official website, or that sufficient ice or slippery conditions have developed so as to create driving and walking hazards. Vehicles found to be parked on said roadways shall be ticketed.
B. Violations and penalties. Unless otherwise in another section of this chapter or Title 39 of the New Jersey Statutes, any person who violates any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction therefore, be subject to a fine of $50 for the first offense; $100 for the second offense; and $250 for the third and any subsequent offense.
C. Approved off-street parking. Off-street parking shall be permitted during such weather events in the following parking areas: Mansfield Community Park, Country Walk recreation area parking lot, Georgetown Park in the Mapleton Development.
D. Approved lawn parking. Lawn parking will be permitted for 48 hours following the conclusion of the storm event creating a minimum of three inches of accumulated snowfall. All vehicles must be removed from any lawn area at the conclusion of the 48 hours’ period or be subject to the same fines and penalties referred in this chapter.
E. Fire hydrant accessibility. Fire hydrants located on private property, or rights-of-way shall be kept clear of snow, ice and debris by the property owner. Hydrants located on public property shall be kept clear by the Township Fire Marshal, who shall be responsible for the enforcement of this provision.
The complete online codebook is available HERE.
In anticipation of the approaching winter storm system and the forecast including potential blizzard conditions, please be reminded that traffic signals equipped with energy efficient LED bulbs put out less heat and can become obstructed when snow accumulates on the face of the lens. This obscures the signal and causes a very dangerous situation for motorists. Please report any obstructed traffic signals immediately by calling the dispatch center at 609-723-8300.
Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Mansfield Township Police Chief Ronald Mulhall announced that a 68-year-old man was found shot to death in a car yesterday in Mansfield Township.
Mansfield Township police officers were called to Monica Court yesterday at approximately 4:15 p.m. to check on a parked vehicle. Township police officers found James Dewyer dead inside of his silver Dodge Avenger from an apparent shooting.
Mr. Dewyer had a last known legal address of Linden Road in Burlington Township, but has not resided at that location for a few years. It is believed that since that time he has frequently changed residences, sometimes living in area motels.
An autopsy will be performed today by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood.
The case is being investigated by detectives from the Mansfield Township Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police are asking anyone with information that may be helpful to investigators to contact Burlington County Central Communications at (609) 265-7113.
An emergency repair is being performed on a gas main leak in the area of Florence Road (C.R. 656) at I-295 (Exit 52 interchange). Gas utility crews and emergency personnel are on scene. Some traffic delays may result to allow for the repair. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area for the next several hours.
Police are asking for assistance with identifying two suspects who were caught on video while shoplifting from a local business. The incident occurred on 11/23/15 around 5:30 p.m. at the Liquor Mart in the Mansfield Square shopping center, located at the corner of Route 206 and White Pine Road. The suspects stole bottles of top-shelf liquor from a store display before exiting the business.
Anyone who can provide information on the identity of either subject is asked to contact Mansfield Township Police at 609-298-4411.
This is a reminder that a curfew was established under Chapter 28 of the Mansfield Township Code.
The curfew applies to any person under 18 years old and is in effect on:
- October 28th, 29th, & 30th from 8:30 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the next day.
- October 31st from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the next day.
There are limited exceptions to the curfew. The full text of the ordinance can be reviewed on the online code book.
This week played host to several vehicle burglaries in the Meadows at Mansfield development off of Mount Pleasant Road. In the early morning hours of Monday, August 31st, the suspects burglarized several vehicles along Waverly Drive. They entered one vehicle and used the garage door opener remote to gain access to the garage. Fortunately, the resident heard the door open and alerted police. The suspects fled on foot and a police K-9 unit was called in to aid with the search. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
Don’t make your home or vehicle an easy target, lock your doors and remove valuables from your vehicles.
Notice to Residents:
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (MDL) has announced live fire artillery training at the Dix ranges starting today, Friday, August 21st through August 28th. The training will occur during daylight hours and could produce ground shaking and considerable noise in surrounding communities. Base officials noted that overcast weather can intensify the noise.