On Friday, November 21st at 11:05 p.m., police conducted a motor vehicle stop on County Route 670, across from the Animal Kingdom in Springfield Township. The vehicle, a 2004 Jeep Wrangler, was being operated by Taylor N. Mitchell, 18 years old of Eastampton. Investigation revealed that Mitchell had an active warrant issued by the North Hanover Township Municipal Court for her arrest. Mitchell was escorted to police headquarters, where she was processed and issued a motor vehicle summons for violating her Provisional Driver’s License. Mitchell was later released pending a court appearance.
On Saturday, November 22nd at 1:21 a.m., police conducted a motor vehicle stop on State Highway 130 on a vehicle that had failed to maintain its lane of travel. The vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, was being operated by Michael Houseworth, 30 years old of Bordentown. Investigation revealed that Houseworth had consumed some amount of alcoholic beverages prior to driving. After failing to complete the series of sobriety tests, Houseworth was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters. Houseworth was charged with DWI, Reckless Driving, Failing to Maintain Lane and Driving with a Suspended License. After processing, Houseworth was released to a third party, pending his court appearance.
Police approached a vehicle stopped on State Highway 130 on Saturday, November 22nd at 1:37 a.m. after observing a male standing at the rear of the vehicle urinating on the northbound shoulder of the highway. The vehicle was being operated by Clayton B. Ransaw, 51years old of Burlington. Police learned that Ransaw’s driving privileges were not only suspended, but he had an active warrant issued by the Trenton City Court for his arrest. Ransaw was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters, at which time he was processed and issued motor vehicle summons for Driving While Suspended and for Maintenance of Lamps. In addition, Ransaw was citied for urinating in public under the township ordinance. Ransaw was later released pending a court appearance.
On Sunday, November 23rd at 1:24 a.m., police conducted a motor vehicle stop on State Highway 206 for a non-moving violation. The vehicle was being driven by Michelle Conover, 40 years old of Trenton. Conover’s driving privileges had been suspended and a passenger, identified as Khambrel Sullivan, 39 of Trenton, was found to have four active warrants issued by the Trenton City and Hamilton Township Municipal Courts. Sullivan was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters for processing. At headquarters, Sullivan was unable to post his bail and was later committed to the Burlington County Jail pending a court appearance. Conover was issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps and for driving while her license was suspended.
On Friday, November 28th at 11:38 a.m., police were investigating an incident involving a vehicle taken without its owner’s consent. During the course of the investigation, officer’s made contact with Kyle M. Bowe, 27 of Ship Bottom. Bowe, who was being monitored by the Court’s Intensive Supervision Program, had multiple active warrants issued by the Camden City court. Bowe was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters. During processing a representative of the Administrative Office of the Courts contacted police and advised them of an active no bail warrant, which had been issued for Bowe’s arrest for violating the conditions of his supervision program. Bowe was later committed to the Burlington County Jail pending a court appearance.
On Friday, November 28th at 11:40 p.m., police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 206 south, in the area of the Columbus Market. The vehicle, a 1997 Chevrolet S-10, was stopped for a reports of the driver driving erratically by driving at a high rate of speed and traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Route 206 in portions of both Bordentown Township and Mansfield Township. Investigation on scene revealed that the operator of the vehicle, Benjamin H. Lopez, 24 years old of Trenton, had consumed alcoholic beverages before driving. After failing to complete a series of sobriety tests, Lopez was taken into police custody for driving while intoxicated. At police headquarters, Lopez was charged additionally with reckless driving, speeding, failure to maintain lane, and failure to exhibit registration. After the completion of processing, Lopez was released to a friend pending a court appearance.
On Sunday, November 30th at 12:48 p.m., police responded to a Criminal Mischief complaint on Birmingham Drive in the Mapleton development. The resident reported that unknown individual(s) had vandalized decorations on the exterior of her home. The damages were estimated in the amount of $100.00.
At 6:57 pm on Saturday, November, 15th, a black male, later identified as Keith Downs of Edgewater Park, NJ, approached the gas attendant at the Gulf Gas Station, located at 3146 Route 206 and asked the attendant for assistance with his alleged disabled motor vehicle. During the attendant’s attempt to aid Downs, Downs physically assaulted and stole cash from the attendant before fleeing in a dark colored Pontiac onto Route 206 North. Shortly after the incident, the suspect vehicle was located by Bordentown Township Police, and the suspect led police on a pursuit that ended in a motor vehicle crash on Route 130 at Kinkora Road. After the crash, the suspect fled the scene on foot, but he was later apprehended after physically resisting the efforts of police to place him in custody.
The driver of the other motor vehicle that was struck by the Pontiac refused medical treatment. Downs was transported to Virtua Hospital in Mt. Holly, where he was treated and released for his injuries. Downs is charged with Robbery, Assault, Theft, Eluding Police, Obstruction and Resisting Arrest. Downs was lodged at the Burlington County Jail in lieu of his $75,000 cash bail.
On Friday November 7th at 9:42 p.m., police were dispatched to a residence on Mansfield Road East for a disorderly person. At the residence, police were confronted with a teenaged male who began to spit and yell profanities towards officers. After several attempts by family and police to calm the juvenile, the male continued his aggression by threatening officers with bodily injury. The juvenile was eventually calmed and taken into custody. He was transported to police headquarters and charged with obstructing the administration of law.
On Sunday, November 9th at 1:07 a.m., police conducted a motor vehicle stop on State Highway 130. The vehicle was being operated by David M. Delvecchio, 58 years old of Lambertville. On scene investigation revealed that Delvecchio had consumed some amount of alcoholic beverages prior to driving. After failing to complete the series of sobriety test, Delvecchio was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters. Delvecchio was charged with DWI, Reckless Driving and Failing to Maintain Lane. After processing, Delvecchio was released to a third party, pending his court appearance.
On Sunday, November 9th at 7:28 p.m., police were dispatched to a residence on Gaunts Bridge Road for a dispute. On scene, James P. Clark, 45 years old of Columbus, provided police with false identifiers because there were active warrants for his arrest. Clark was taken into custody for a warrant issued by the Mansfield Township Municipal Court in the amount of $1000.00, a warrant issued by the Long Beach Township Municipal Court and charged with hindering his own apprehension. After processing, Clark was able to post bail, at which time he was released pending his court appearance.
On Monday, November 10th at 2:24 p.m., police responded to a theft of property that occurred at the AT&T cell tower site located on Homestead Drive in the Homestead development. The theft involved the removal of copper bus bars from the site, which reportedly occurred during the previous several months. An additional report of the same type was reported to police on November 14th, but that one occurred at the AT&T cell tower located at 200 Arlington Road in the Mapleton development. The investigation into these incidents are ongoing.
On Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 0847 hours, police were dispatched to Manheim Auto Auction at 730 Route 68 for a report of suspected trespassers on the property. After requesting the individuals produce identification, police learned that one subject, Mamadou Binate, 60 years old of Bronx NY, was wanted on three outstanding warrants and was taken into custody. After processing, Binate was released pending his court appearances.
On Sunday, October 26th at 12:02 a.m., police were detailed to East Main Street for a noise complaint. While checking the area for juveniles, who reportedly were seen walking in the area in possession of alcohol, police found an unauthorized vehicle parked after hours in the Mansfield Township Community Park. Upon locating the driver of the vehicle, who was identified as a 17 year-old Springfield Township resident, police requested his driving credentials, at which time an odor of burnt marijuana was detected emitting from the interior of the vehicle. After obtaining consent to search the interior of the vehicle, police located a set of brass knuckles and a partially smoked marijuana cigarette. The male juvenile was subsequently taken into custody and transported to headquarters for processing. The juvenile was later charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Possession of Marijuana, and the township ordinance violation for violating park hours.
On Wednesday, October 29th at 10:01 a.m. police observed Woloszyn Wojciech, 32 years old of Kent Lakes, NY, using C.D.S. in the Sale Lot of the Manheim Auto Auction, located on Route 68. Upon being confronted by police, a second subject, Pawel Bromke, 41 years old of Brooklyn, NY, was identified as a trespasser on the property. Both men were taken into custody, cited for their respective offense and released pending court.
On Thursday, October 3oth at 10:33 p.m., police encountered William Dean, 55 of Bordentown, at the Imperial Motel on Route 206. During the contact with Dean, it was determined he was wanted on a traffic warrant issued by the Medford Lakes Municipal Court. Dean was taken into custody and transported to headquarters for processing. Dean was able to post partial bail, at which time he was released from custody pending his court appearance.
On Friday, October 31st, at 1:38 p.m., police were dispatched to Manheim Auto Auction for a report of a subject that had climbed over an exterior fence in an attempt to access private property. Security informed police that the individual, who was later identified as Ronald F. Arana-Cordova, 26 years old of New Milford CT, was observed climbing the fence. Arana-Cordova was taken into custody and charged with trespassing. He was later released pending his court appearance.
On Sunday, October 12th at 12:10 a.m., police performed a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 206 for a moving violation. During the motor vehicle stop, a check of the driver, Elizabeth A. Campfield, 23 of Roebling, revealed that she was wanted on a criminal warrant. Campfield was taken into custody for processing, a motor vehicle summons, and later released pending a court appearance.
In the evening hours of October 12th, police responded to a theft of property that occurred at the Pine Motel, located at 5256 Route 130. The theft was from a room at the motel and reportedly occurred between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. that day.
On Monday, October 13th at 4:55 p.m., police performed a motor vehicle stop on Route 130 for a moving violation. During the stop, a check of the driver, William G. Dittmar, 57 of Demarest, revealed that he was wanted on two active warrants. Dittmar was taken into custody for processing and later released with a motor vehicle summons after posting bail.
On Wednesday, October 15th at 12:05 p.m., police observed Mukhtar Ahmad, 33 years old of Floral Park, NY, using C.D.S. in the Sale Lot of the Manheim Auto Auction, located on Route 68. Upon being confronted by police, a second subject, Noor Mohammad, 38 years old of Little Neck, NY, was identified as a trespasser of the property. Both men were taken into custody, cited for their respective offense and released pending court.
Police stopped a motor vehicle on Thursday, October 16th at 1:01 a.m. on Route 206 for a moving violation. During the motor vehicle stop a check returned that Justin M. Greenfield, 21 of Yardville, was wanted on a criminal warrant and that his driving privileges were suspended. Greenfield was taken into custody for processing and was later released after posting bail and receiving several motor vehicle summonses.
On Monday, October 20th police responded to a reported residential burglary within the township. The incident occurred on Old York Road near the border of Bordentown Township between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The suspect(s) made entry by forcing the basement door open. A silver car, unknown make or model, was reported in the area during the time of the burglary. If any suspicious activity was observed in this area during the reported time frame, please contact the Mansfield Township Police Department 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.
Talk to Your Teen About the “5 to Drive”
The 5 to Drive are five important rules that teen drivers need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel. These rules address the worst dangers for teen drivers: alcohol, texting, seat belts, speeding, and extra passengers.
THE PROBLEM—TOO MANY TEENS ARE DYING
- Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of 14- to 18-year-olds in the United States.
- In 2012, there were 2,055 teen drivers involved in fatal crashes, and 859 (42%) of those teen drivers were killed in the crashes.
- You are the biggest influence on your teen’s safety behind the wheel, but according to a recent survey, only 25 percent of parents take the time to talk with their kids about the dangers of driving, including:
- Alcohol: Teen drivers are at a greater risk of death in alcohol-related crashes compared to drivers in all other age groups, even though they’re too young to legally buy or possess alcohol. Nationally in 2012, 28 percent of the young drivers (15 to 20 years old) who were killed in crashes had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .01 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher.
- Seat belts: Wearing a seat belt is one of the simplest ways for teens to stay safe in a vehicle. Whether it’s immaturity or a false perception that they’re invincible—teens aren’t buckling up. In 2012, of all the young (15- to 20-year-old) passenger vehicle drivers killed in crashes, more than half (55%) of those killed were unbuckled.
- Texting: Texting or dialing while driving is more than just risky—it’s deadly. In 2012, among drivers 15 to 19 years old who were distracted in fatal crashes, nearly 1 in 5 were distracted by phones. This age group had the highest percentage of drivers distracted by phone use.
- Speeding: In 2012, speeding was a factor in almost half (48%) of the crashes that killed 15- to 20-year-old drivers.
- Passengers: Teens may be very social, but the car isn’t the place to socialize. Extra passengers for a teen driver can lead to disastrous results. In fact, according to a recent survey by the Allstate Foundation, half of all teen drivers even admit that they are safer drivers without their friends as passengers.
THE SOLUTION—SPEAK UP AND TALK TO YOUR TEEN OFTEN
Surveys show that teens whose parents impose driving restrictions typically engage in less risky driving and are involved in fewer crashes. They can’t listen if you don’t talk.
- October 19-25, join parents across the country in the “5 to Drive” campaign.
- Get the facts about teen driving and share some of the grim statistics with your teen.
- Know your State’s graduated driver licensing (GDL) restrictions and enforce them.
- Remind your teen that driving is a privilege to be taken seriously.
- Set the Rules Before They Hit the Road.
For more information about National Teen Driver Safety Week and the “5 to Drive” campaign, please visit www.safercar.gov.
Police conducted an investigative motor vehicle stop on Sunday, September 14th at 9:50 a.m., after a random check indicated that the vehicle’s registration was expired. Investigation on scene revealed that the driver, Geovanny Navarro, 19 years old of North Brunswick, was operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and had three active warrants issued for his arrest. Navarro was then taken into custody and transported to headquarters for processing. Navarro was later released on motor vehicle summonses after posting bail.
On Wednesday, September 24th at 11:51 a.m., police were dispatched to Manheim Auto Auction for a report of two subjects that had climbed over an exterior fence in an attempt to access private property. Security informed police that the individuals, later identified as Kyle Jones, 20 of Decatur, GA, and Muhammed L. Toure, 20 of Lithonia, GA, were observed climbing the fence. Both subjects were taken into custody and charged with trespassing. Toure and Jones were later released pending court appearances.
Police conducted an investigative motor vehicle stop on Saturday, September 27th at 4:36 p.m., after a random check indicated that the registered owner was wanted on an outstanding warrant. During the motor vehicle stop, a check returned that the driver, Aracelis Rodriguez, 26 years old of Burlington, was wanted on a traffic warrant and had a suspended driver’s license. Rodriguez was taken into custody for processing, issued a summons for driving while suspended, and later released pending a court appearance.
On Sunday, September 28th at 11:29 a.m., police observed Michael J. Kember, 55 of Trenton, operating a bicycle on Rt. 206. The officer was familiar with Kember known to have outstanding warrants. A check with dispatch confirmed that Kember was wanted on a criminal warrant and he was taken into custody. Kember was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and later released pending a new court appearance.
On Wednesday, October 8th at 10:17 a.m., police were dispatched to Manheim Auto Auction at 730 Route 68 for a report of a trespasser on the property. Police responded to the Manheim Security Office and spoke with Diabate Batiemoko, 44 years old of New York, NY. It was determined that Batiemoko was not permitted on the property and he was taken into custody. Batiemoko was then charged with trespassing and was later released pending a court appearance.