Community Update: Joint Statement from MTPD and the Northern Burlington County Regional School District – 5/28/18
The Mansfield Township Police Department, together with the Northern Burlington County Regional School District Administration, would like to update the community regarding the law enforcement investigation concerning the social media post reported to the Northern Burlington County Regional School District on Thursday, May 24th. The investigation revealed that this offensive post originated in another part of the country over 1,000 miles away and there is no indication that any students or other individuals associated with the school or our area were involved. The investigation has further revealed that the forum where this offensive post was posted is not limited to students, not controlled by the school, and open to anyone. We are confident the social media post represents no credible threat to the schools located in Mansfield Township.
Federal authorities have been notified and will be continuing the investigation. Racism, threats, criminal offenses, and disruptions to the school day will not be tolerated. When incidents of this nature occur, both law enforcement and school administrators benefit from the public’s assistance. The students who initially reported this to the Northern Burlington administration did the community a tremendous service. We strongly encourage individuals in the community who identify any concerning social media posts to immediately notify law enforcement and we continue to encourage students to notify school officials immediately. We recognize how concerning these situations are. To help reassure parents and students, there will be an increased police presence on campus Tuesday morning.
Lastly, we would like to thank the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey State Police Cyber Crimes Unit for their assistance with the investigation.
On Friday, February 16, 2018 at approximately 3:45 p.m., a medium build Hispanic male approximately 5’5” tall knocked on the front door of a residence on Jacksonville Road. When the resident answered the door, the subject identified himself as a PSE&G employee. The subject tried convincing the resident that he needed to come in and check his electrical panel. When questioned further, the subject changed his story and said PSE&G was doing work in the area and that after completion he would have to come back and check his circuit breakers. During the conversation, the subject received a phone call, but didn’t answer it, and the resident noticed a newer style gray pickup drive past. A short time after, the subject left and the resident could not locate him again.
PSE&G advises that all employees carry a photo identification badge. If you are ever in doubt whether someone is a legitimate representative of a utility company, do not allow them into your home and call police. Its better to be safe than to become a victim.
Mansfield Road East at State Highway 68 has been re-opened to normal traffic. Thank you for your patience.
As a result of an overnight motor vehicle crash, Mansfield Road East is closed to all traffic at State Highway 68 due to a downed power lines. Traffic is flowing normally on Route 68, but there is no access to Mansfield Road East from that end. This will impact traffic to the Northern Burlington County Regional School District and Mansfield Elementary School. Please seek alternate route.
Come and join us on October 4th at the Columbus General Store from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
On September 11, 2017 at 12:13 p.m., police were dispatched to a two vehicle crash at State Highway 68 and White Pine Road. On arrival, officers found one vehicle overturned and the driver was ejected from the vehicle. Personnel from the Mansfield Township Ambulance Corps. attended to the subject, but he succumbed to his injuries. The other driver was transported to Capital Health System – Fuld Campus for treatment of his injuries. At this time, the crash remains under investigation and we are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact us at 609-298-4411. No charges have been filed at this time.
A significant road construction project is expected to begin on Monday, September 11th, 2017. Closures will not occur until 9:00 a.m. to minimize impact on the morning rush hour. All work is weather dependent, so the schedule provided is not date specific, but is intended to provide the community with an idea of how the project will proceed. Temporary no parking signs will be posted along West Main Street and East Main Street during different phases of the project. We have communicated to both the county and the contractor the inconvenience this causes to our residents. We hope to minimize the dates that the parking restriction will be in place. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this project. Please see the tentative schedule and detour information below.
According to New Jersey American Water representatives, a water main break occurred around 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, which has caused an interruption in service to their customers throughout Mansfield Township. At this time, crews are working to repair the break, but they are reporting it will be a few hours before water service is restored. Additionally, American Water has issued a boil water advisory for customers effected by this outage. Click HERE to view the advisory on their website. Please contact New Jersey American Water at 1-800-272-1325 with concerns or for additional information.
Members of the Mansfield Township Police Department offered their support for the SONJ Summer Games by carrying the torch through the township along State Highway Route 130 yesterday afternoon. Our members received the torch from Florence Township Police Department and passed it to officers from the Bordentown Township Police Department. We were honored to participate and wish the best for all of the athletes and their families who are at the Summer Games this weekend!
You can make a donation in support of the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics New Jersey HERE.