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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Charges Filed Closing Two 2011 Burglary Investigations – 3/6/14

On Thursday, March 6th, two 2011 burglary investigations were closed with charges being filed against Daniel L. Ortiz, 33 years old of Collingswood.  The first case occurred on July 20th, 2011 when a watchful neighbor noticed a Hispanic male attempting to break into a residence on Locust Avenue in Columbus proper. The suspect fled the area prior […]

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Police Blotter – 3/5/14

On Wednesday, February 26th at 10:15 a.m., police observed Jinghong Chen, a 52 year old female from Flushing, NY, climb over the perimeter fence to gain access into Manheim Auto Auction.  Chen was quickly apprehended and transported to police headquarters where she was processed and charged with Trespassing. Police observed Edward Kats, 42 of Bayside, […]

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NOTICE: Confirmed Case Of Rabies – 2/28/14

On Tuesday, February 25th, at 8:40 a.m., police were dispatched to Augusta Drive at Arlington Drive (Mapleton development) for a report of a raccoon acting abnormally. Upon arrival, the officer located the raccoon on Augusta Drive and noted it was foaming at the mouth and appeared to be rabid. After consultation with the Animal Control […]

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Police Blotter – 2/25/14

On Saturday, February 15th at 08:06 p.m., police were dispatched to the Pine Motel, on Rt. 130, for a report of a disorderly person on the property.  Upon arrival, police observed Melveyen Scudder, 36 years old of Trenton, in the area.  During the encounter, the officer determined that Scudder was wanted on several outstanding criminal […]

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Theft of Auto Parts Call Results In Two Arrests – 2/18/14

On Tuesday, February 18th at approximately 1:15 p.m., police were dispatched to the Manheim Auto Auction on Route 68 for a theft complaint. Officers met with security personnel and learned that two males were stopped in a vehicle while trying to leave the property with automotive parts removed from another vehicle at the auction. Investigation revealed […]

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Vehicle Crash Leads to DWI Arrest and Drug Possession Charge – 2/15/14

On Saturday, February 15th at 1:37 p.m., police were dispatched to Route 68 for a report of a motor vehicle crash.  Investigation on scene revealed that one of the involved drivers, James C. Weeks, Jr., 40 years old of New Brunswick, had consumed some amount of alcoholic beverages prior to driving.  After he failed to […]

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Police Blotter – 2/2/14

On Thursday, January 16th at 12:35 a.m., police were dispatched to the Pine Motel on Rt. 130 for a report of a suspicious male on the property.  Upon arrival, police located the subject and identified him as David Blackeney, 22 years old of Trenton.  During the encounter, the officer determined that Blackeney was wanted out of Maryland […]

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Court Cancelled Due to Winter Storm – 2/13/14

The Mansfield & Springfield Municipal Court session scheduled for Thursday, February 13th has been cancelled due to the approaching winter storm. Affected parties should contact the court office for information on scheduling a new court date. The Court phone number is 609-298-0649, Option #1.

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Passerby Helps Victim of Hit & Run – 2/6/14

On February 6th at approximately 12:30 p.m. a hit and run occurred in the Columbus Post Office parking lot on Atlantic Avenue. An elderly female was sitting in her parked vehicle when she was startled when another vehicle struck her car. Fortunately, a Good Samaritan came to her aid and had the peace of mind to record the vehicle […]

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Driver Arrested After Refusing To Stop – 2/1/14

On February 1st at approximately 6:30 p.m., police attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on a 2008 Chevrolet HHR for a traffic violation. The driver, later identified as Richard R. Leoncini, 57 years old of Monroe, entered  State Highway Route 68 southbound after first committing a traffic violation on US Highway Route 206.  Leoncini […]

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