Mansfield Township
Police Department

190-A Atlantic Ave.
PO Box 177
Columbus, NJ 08022

609-298-4411 Police Station
609-723-8300 Dispatch

Mansfield Police Department

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Police Blotter – 9/8/14

Police performed a pedestrian stop on Route 206 on Saturday, August 30th at 9:26 p.m. for a violation.  During the stop a check returned that Aleea A. Grant, 22 years old of Bordentown, was wanted on a traffic warrant. Grant was taken into custody for processing and later released pending a court appearance.

On Monday, September 1st at 12:24 p.m., police encountered Eric Robinson, 30 years old of Trenton, on Route 130. During the contact with Robinson, the officer determined he was wanted on a criminal warrant.  Robinson was taken into custody and transported to headquarters for processing. Robinson was committed to the Burlington County Jail in lieu of bail.

On Wednesday, September 3rd, Alen Vodik, years old of Brooklyn, NY, was arrested in connection with a vehicle burglary that occurred on July 24th at the Manheim Auto Auction, located at 730 Route 68. Police investigated the vehicle burglary that involved the theft of an E-Z Pass transponder. The investigation found evidence that Vodnik committed the crime. Vodnik was charged with Burglary, Theft, and False Police Reports to Law Enforcement with bail set at $25,000. After processing, Vodnik was permitted to post 10% of the full bail to secure his release until court.

Police conducted an investigative motor vehicle stop on Thursday, September 4th at 12:04 p.m. on Mansfield Road East, after a random check indicated the owner’s driver’s license was suspended and there were outstanding warrants for his arrest. During the stop, police confirmed the driver, Devin L. Terry, 19 years old of Columbus, was operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. Terry was then taken into custody and transported to headquarters for processing. Terry was later released on a motor vehicle summons after posting bail on the warrants.

On Sunday, September 7th at 10:07 p.m., police stopped a vehicle on Route 68 for a non-moving violation.  During the stop, police determined that the driver, Gino F. Cannella, 32 years old of Perth Amboy, had a suspended driver’s license and was wanted on an active warrant. Cannella was taken into custody and transported to headquarters for processing. Cannella received motor vehicle summonses and was later released pending a new court date.

While participating in the Operation Route 130 Aggressive Driving Initiative, police stopped a vehicle on Monday, September 8th at 12:19 p.m., for a non-moving violation.  During the stop on Route 130, a check revealed that the driver, Lorenzo Ricks, Jr., 25 years old of Willingboro, had an active warrant issued for his arrest. Ricks, Jr. was then taken into custody and transported to headquarters for processing. Ricks, Jr. was issued a summons for the motor vehicle violation before being released after posting bail.

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Police Blotter – 8/30/14

On Saturday, August 16th at 8:32 a.m., police performed a motor vehicle stop on Route 206 for a moving violation. During the motor vehicle stop, a check of the driver, Marquice L. Campbell, 26 years old of Trenton, revealed he was wanted on several warrants and his driver’s license was suspended. Campbell was then taken into custody for processing, issued several motor vehicle summonses, and was later released pending court.

Police observed two subjects walking on Route 206 on Saturday, August 16th at 1:51 p.m.  The officer was familiar with the subjects and was aware that they were wanted on various warrants. After confirming the warrants, the officer stopped Robert S. Churry Jr., 26 of Bordentown, and Donald I. Townsend, 31 also of Bordentown, and placed them under arrest. Both subjects were later released pending court.

On Saturday, August 16th at 9:42 p.m., police stopped a vehicle on Schoolhouse Road for a moving violation. During the stop, a check of the driver, Ryan C. Forman, 23 years old of Wrightstown, revealed that he was wanted on three warrants. It was also discovered that his driver’s license was currently suspended along with his vehicle being unregistered and uninsured.  Forman was taken into custody for processing and later released after posting bail and receiving motor vehicle summonses.

Police conducted an investigative motor vehicle stop on Sunday, August 17th at 2:52 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, Amanda M. Bosco, 26 of Bordentown, was wanted on a warrant. Bosco was taken into custody for processing and was later released after posting bail.

On Tuesday, August 19th at 10:24 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of Durham Drive and Fairmont Drive in the Mapleton development for a report of two suspicious males walking on the caller’s property. Police located two males matching the descriptions leaving the area. After obtaining the suspects information a check returned that one of the suspects, Ervin B. Brown Jr., of Ewing, was wanted on a warrant. During the encounter, it was observed that Brown threw something in an attempt to discard it. Officers recovered the item and determined it contained marijuana. Brown was taken into custody on the warrant and charged with possession of marijuana before being released on bail pending court.

Police were dispatched to Manheim Auto Auction on Wednesday, August 20th at 12:09 p.m. for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Investigation of the one vehicle crash revealed that the driver, Jamshid Sharaf, 73 years old of Great Neck, NY, attempted to drive a box truck, which exceeded the height limit, underneath the footbridge connecting the parking lot to the auction building. While investigating the crash, police determined Sharaf was wanted on a traffic warrant. He was taken into custody and transported to headquarters for processing prior to being released on bail.

On Thursday, August 21st at 1:35 a.m. police stopped a vehicle on Route 130 during a DWI Enforcement detail after a random check indicated that the vehicle’s registered owner had an outstanding warrant.  During the motor vehicle stop, a check returned that the driver, Brandon Johnson, 22 of Trenton, had warrants issued for his arrest. Johnson was then taken into custody and transported to police headquarters for processing. Johnson was later released pending new court appearances.

On August 23rd at approximately 12:12 a.m., police stopped a vehicle on Route 130 for a moving violation. The driver, later identified as Hakiem T. Woods, 36 years old of Trenton, was not in possession of his driver’s license. Woods was asked to provide his personal identifiers so police could confirm the status of his driver’s license. In response, Woods volunteered false information to police by providing a fictitious name and date of birth, knowing that his driver’s license was suspended and he was wanted on active warrants. After police determined his true identity, Woods was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.  Woods received summonses for driving while suspended, speeding, and an equipment violation. In addition, he was charged with hindering his own apprehension with bail set at $5,000.00.  After processing, Woods was committed to the Burlington County Jail in lieu of bail.

On Saturday, August 30th at 9:39 a.m. police stopped a vehicle after a random check indicated that the vehicle’s registered owner had a suspended driver’s license. During the stop, a check returned that the passenger, Mia N. Fussell, 22 of Burlington, had a warrant issued for her arrest. Fussell was then taken into custody and transported to police headquarters for processing where she was later released pending a new court appearance.

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Fight Leads to One Person Being Stabbed – 8/27/14

On Wednesday, August 27th at approximately 8:00 p.m., police were dispatched to the Riverfront Motel located at 5303 Route 130 for a stabbing. Upon arrival, police located the 20 year old, female victim who had a stab wound to the upper portion of her torso near her left shoulder. Investigation revealed that a physical altercation occurred and ended with the suspect and victim returning to separate rooms at the motel. A short time later, the suspect returned to the victim’s door and confronted her again, ultimately assaulting her with what was described as a steak knife. The suspect, identified as Corinne A. Williams, 23 years old of Bordentown, fled the scene after the incident. The victim was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton for treatment. Officers continued the investigation and began looking for the suspect. Williams was located a few hours later by the Bordentown City Police and taken into custody for the incident at the motel and on several unrelated criminal warrants. Williams was charged with Aggravated Assault and a weapons charge for the incident at the motel. After processing, she was lodged in the Burlington County Jail in lieu of $50,000.00.

We Are Hiring

Hiring Notice – 8/22/14

The Mansfield Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Full details and eligibility requirements can be found HERE.

Mansfield Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Your Support Provides New Equipment – 8/19/14

Earlier this year, we asked for your support by recycling your unwanted clothing in our collection bins, which were placed throughout the township. We used the funds generated by your donations to purchase a speed display trailer that we will be using to address speeding complaints and other traffic related issues within the township. This device has various capabilities including functioning as a variable message sign. This feature will be used to help inform motorists and the community of important information. We would like to thank everyone that has dropped unwanted clothing into one of our bins and we hope that others will consider doing so in the future. For more information and the locations of the clothing bins, you can find the original post HERE.

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: Labor Day Crackdown – 8/15/14

Mansfield Township Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2014 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. We have been awarded a grant by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety for increased DWI enforcement beginning August 15th through September 1st. Holiday weekends bring a surge in drunk driving.  Of all traffic fatalities over the 2012 Labor Day weekend (6 p.m. Friday to 5:59 a.m. Tuesday), 38 percent involved drunk drivers. In 2013, alcohol-impaired fatalities accounted for 22 percent of New Jersey’s motor vehicle fatalities. Take action toward ensuring a safe Labor Day for you and those you care about.

Mansfield Township Police Department offers the following advice:

  1. If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out.
  2. Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
  3. Spend the night where the activity is held.
  4. Report impaired drivers to law enforcement. In New Jersey, drivers may dial #77 to report a drunk or aggressive driver.
  5. Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.
  6. If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.

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Police Blotter – 8/9/14

Police stopped a motor vehicle on Thursday, July 24th at 2:09 a.m. on Rt. 206 for a moving violation.  During the motor vehicle stop a check returned that the driver, Sheron Y. Wilson, 27 years old of Edgewater Park, was driving with a suspended license and was wanted for 5 warrants. Wilson was taken into custody for processing, issued several motor vehicle summonses, and later released pending court appearances.

On Monday, July 28th at 1:32 p.m., police were conducting a Mobile Inspection Detail in conjunction with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.  While inspecting passing vehicles an officer observed a non-moving violation. The officer requested that the driver, Alan Kaufman, 58 years old of Edison, pull into the parking lot. While speaking with Kaufman police detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and requested that Kaufman exit his car. Kaufman repeatedly placed his hands inside his pockets after being instructed not to, so he was patted down for weapons.  Police then discovered marijuana on his person and Kaufman was taken into custody.  Kaufman was charged with possession of CDS and was released pending a court appearance.

Police performed a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 130 on Tuesday, July 29th at 4:58 p.m. for a moving violation.  During the motor vehicle stop a check returned that a passenger of the vehicle, Kenneth L. Pierce, 56 of Trenton, was wanted on a criminal warrant.  Pierce was then taken into custody for processing and was later released pending court.

On Saturday, August 2nd at 9:00 a.m., police observed Steven Gonzalez, 23 of Bordentown, walking on Route 130.  During the stop, the officer determined that Gonzalez was wanted on warrants. Gonzalez was taken into custody and a search of his person revealed that he was in possession of marijuana. Gonzalez was transported to headquarters for processing where he was charged with possession. Gonzalez was released pending court appearances after posting bail.

Police stopped a motor vehicle on Saturday, August 2nd at 12:26 p.m. on Route 206 for a moving violation.  During the motor vehicle stop a check returned that the driver, Brian J. Miller, 30 of Amherst, NY, was wanted for traffic warrants.  Miller was taken into custody for processing and was later released after posting bail.

On Wednesday, August 6th at 2:00 p.m. police stopped a vehicle after a random check indicated that the vehicle’s registered owner’s driver’s license was suspended and had an outstanding traffic warrant.  During the motor vehicle stop, the officer observed a plastic bag containing marijuana in plain view.  Christopher S. Tash, Jr., 25 years old of Millville, was then taken into custody and a subsequent consent search of his vehicle was conducted.  During the search other drug paraphernalia was located.  Tash was released from custody after being charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a motor vehicle offense.

Police stopped a motor vehicle for a moving violation on Saturday, August 9th, at 8:23 p.m. on Rt. 206.  While speaking with the driver, Stephanie M. Gere, 24 of Little Ferry, the officer detected an odor of alcoholic beverages.  Gere was then taken into custody after failing to perform several sobriety tests.  Gere was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and several other motor vehicle violations.  She was later released to a friend pending a court appearance.

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Arrest Made for Possession of Weapons & Possession of CDS – 7/23/14

On Wednesday, July 23rd at approximately 8:45 a.m., police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Columbus Road in the area of Sheffield Drive.  The vehicle, a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado, was being operated by a male subject who was later identified as Colin K. Kean, 29 years old of Moorestown.  A subsequent consent search of the vehicle revealed that Kean was in possession of prohibited weapons, specifically a set of brass knuckles and switchblade knife.  After placing Kean under arrest, police conducted a search of his person and discovered that he was in possession of a prescription legend drug for which he did not have a valid prescription.  Kean was later transported to police headquarters and charged with possession of prohibited weapons, possession of a prescription legend drug and cited for the speeding violation.  After the completion of his arrest processing, Kean was released from custody pending a court appearance.

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Police Blotter – 7/20/14

On Friday, July 4th at 11:23 a.m. police stopped a vehicle after a random check indicated that the registered owner’s driver license was suspended. During the motor vehicle stop, a check returned that the passengers, Mecca L. Grant, 28 years old of Willingboro, and Steven R. Vallery Jr., 28 years old of Camden, both had warrants issued for their arrest. Grant and Vallery were then taken into custody and transported to police headquarters for processing. Both subjects were later released pending new court appearances.

Police conducted an investigative motor vehicle stop on Saturday, July 5th at 8:38 a.m., after a random check revealed the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license and was wanted on an outstanding warrant. During the motor vehicle stop, Kevin Oakerson, 36 years old of Florence, was taken into custody on the warrant. Oakerson was transported to the police station for processing, issued a motor vehicle summons, and turned over to the Florence Township Police Department.

On Saturday, July 5th at 12:10 p.m., police observed Lamont Johnson, 52 years old of Burlington, walking on Rt. 130. An officer made contact with Johnson and determined he was wanted on a criminal warrant. Johnson was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters for processing. Johnson was later released pending a court appearance.

On Tuesday, July 8th at 2:13 p.m. police stopped a vehicle after a random check indicated that the vehicle’s registered owner had two active traffic warrants. During the stop, it was confirmed that the driver, Jeffrey O. Aghahowa, 36 years old of Beverly, was wanted on an active warrant. Aghahowa was taken into custody and was released after posting bail.

Police conducted an investigative motor vehicle stop on Sunday, July 13th at 9:15 a.m., after learning that registered owner had an active warrant. During the motor vehicle stop, Rachel A. Guerra, 28 years old of Bordentown, was arrested. Guerra was taken into custody for processing and later released after posting bail.

On Wednesday, July 16th at 5:38 a.m., police performed a motor vehicle stop on Route 206 for a moving violation. During the motor vehicle stop, a check of the driver, Anthony M. Ellingsworth, 25 years old of Lumberton, revealed he was wanted on two warrants and his driver’s license was suspended. Ellingsworth was taken into custody for processing and later turned over to the Florence Township Police Department after receiving motor vehicle summonses.

On Wednesday, July 16th at 11:09 a.m., police were dispatched to Manheim Auto Auction for a report of a trespasser on the property. Security informed police that an individual, later identified as Abdou Rahamane Diawara, 34 years old of Bronx, NY, was escorted off of the property earlier that day after being informed that he was not allowed on the property.  Security then observed Diawara back on the property, which was when they contacted police. Diawara was then taken into custody and taken into custody. In an effort to conceal his true identity, he provided police with a false name and date of birth. Diawara was then charged with Trespassing and Hindering Apprehension before being released pending court.

Police observed two subjects walking on Route 130 on Friday, July 18th at 1:11 p.m. The officer was familiar with the subjects and was aware that there were warrants for their arrest. After confirming the warrants, the officer stopped Nancy Cristinzio, 53 of Bordentown, and Joseph Cristinzio, IV, 30 of Bordentown, and placed them under arrest.  Both subjects were later released pending court appearances.

Police conducted an investigative motor vehicle stop on Sunday, July 20th at 3:43 p.m., after a random check indicated that the vehicle’s registration was expired. During the motor vehicle stop, a check returned that the driver, Ashonzay Matlock, 43 years old of Willingboro, was operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and the passenger Myra I. Sanchez-Alvarez, 43 years old of Levittown, PA, was wanted on a criminal warrant.  Matlock was issued a motor vehicle summons on scene.  Sanchez-Alvarez was taken into custody for processing and was later released after posting bail.

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Police Blotter – 6/30/14

Police stopped a motor vehicle on Friday, June 20th at 11:40 p.m. on Route 130 for a non-moving violation. During the motor vehicle stop a check returned that the driver, Stacy McCants, 46 years old of Bordentown, was wanted on a warrant.  McCants was taken into custody for processing and was later released into the custody of the Willingboro Township Police Department after receiving a motor vehicle summons.

On Saturday, June 21st at 12:43 a.m., police observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the lot at Homestead Plaza II, off of Columbus Road.  The vehicle was occupied by two subjects.  Investigation revealed that the person who had driven the vehicle and parked it at the lot, Justin T. Bachman, 23 years old of Bear, DE, had consumed some amount of alcoholic beverages prior to driving. Bachman failed to satisfactorily perform field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest and was transported to police headquarters.  Bachman was charged with DWI and other related charges. After processing, Bachman was released to a third party, pending court.

On Sunday, June 22nd at 4:19 p.m. police stopped a vehicle after a random check indicated that the registered owner’s driver’s license was suspended.  During the motor vehicle stop, a check returned that the driver, Cuseno Peterson, 35 years old of Trenton, was a wanted person out of Bucks County, PA.  Peterson was taken into custody and charged with being a fugitive from justice.  Peterson was then transported to the Burlington County Jail.

On Wednesday, June 25th at 12:31 p.m. police were dispatched to Manheim Auto Auction for a report of a trespasser being escorted off of the property by security.  While being escorted off of the property a physical altercation occurred between security and Lennox Norville, 26 years old of Laurelton, NY.  Upon police arrival, all subjects were separated and Norville was taken into custody for trespassing.  Norville was later released on a summons, pending a court appearance.

Police performed a motor vehicle stop on West Main Street on Thursday, June 26th at 9:43 p.m. for a non-moving violation.  During the motor vehicle stop a check revealed that a passenger of the vehicle, William Trump. Jr., 32 years old of Bordentown, was wanted on a criminal warrant. Trump was then taken into custody for processing and later released into the custody of the Burlington Township Police Department.

On Monday, June 30th at 6:00 a.m. police performed a motor vehicle stop on Route 206 for a moving violation.  During the motor vehicle stop, a check of the driver, Guy Higgins, 48 years old of Summers Point, revealed he was wanted on a criminal warrant.  Higgins was then taken into custody for processing and was later transported to Burlington County Jail after receiving a motor vehicle summons.