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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Gas Station Robbery – 11/15/14

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.

 

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Police Blotter – 10/16/14

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.

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Residential Burglary – 10/20/14

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.

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Curfew Reminder – 10/28 thru 10/31

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.

National Teen Driver Safety Week Is October 19-25, 2014

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.

 

Four Vehicle Auctions Underway – 10/17/14

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Police Blotter – 10/8/14

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.

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Driver Crashes Vehicle Into Storefront – 10/6/14

On Monday, October 6th at 12:42 p.m. police were dispatched to Boyd’s Pharmacy in Homestead Plaza II on Columbus Road for a motor vehicle crash with injuries. It was reported that a vehicle smashed into the building and trapped an employee. Police arrived and found a vehicle traveled through the front door and into the interior of the building where a female employee was struck and trapped in front of the vehicle. Emergency Medical personnel, Police, and Firefighters worked to free woman from the debris. Mansfield Township Ambulance Corps. transported the victim to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton for treatment of her injuries. The driver of the vehicle, Mary Delaversano, 72 years old of Columbus, was not injured in the crash and received a summons for Careless Driving.

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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.