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 – 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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Parking Prohibited During Snow Storms – 2/3/14

Plowing operations are ongoing. Residents are reminded that there is a parking restriction on all Township roads. Please remove vehicles from the roadway or they will be ticketed. Thank you for your cooperation. Please refer to § 60-20 of the online Township Code for additional information. http://www.ecode360.com/MA0249

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Two Homes Burglarized in Four Seasons Development – 1/25/14

On January 20th at approximately 9:20 p.m., police were dispatched to a residence on Vandevere Lane for a past tense burglary.  Investigation on scene revealed that the suspect(s) forced entry into the residence through a rear window.  The suspect(s) caused damage to the home as a result of the forced entry, and it was later discovered […]

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Parking Restrictions During Snow Storms – 1/17/14

All residents are asked to review the following excerpt from the Township Code regarding parking on Township roads during snow storms. In the wake of the last storm, is was noted that the failure to adhere to these rules impeded plowing activities. In the future, the plow contractor will be reporting problem areas and police […]

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CAUTION – Unsafe Road Conditions – 1/10/14

The roadways throughout the Township remain ice covered, causing dangerous driving conditions. Avoid all unnecessary travel until conditions improve. If you must travel, reduce speed. Salting operations are underway. Update: The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for the area until 1:00 p.m.

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LED Traffic Signals Can Be A Hazard To Motorists During Snow Storms – 1/2/14

In anticipation of the approaching winter storm system and the forecast including blowing snow, please be reminded that traffic signals equipped with energy efficient LED bulbs put out less heat and can become obstructed when snow accumulates on the face of the lens. This obscures the signal and causes a very dangerous situation for motorists. Please report […]

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Bank Robbery – 12/27/13

On Friday, 12/27/13 at approximately 5:45 p.m., police were dispatched to the Roma Bank in the Homestead Plaza II on Columbus Road for a hold-up alarm. While officers were responding to the location, it was determined that a bank robbery had just occurred. The suspect entered the bank displaying a handgun at the tellers and demanded money. The suspect was described […]

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