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 – 4/26/14

Police stopped a motor vehicle on Friday, April 11th at 4:48 p.m. on Route 206 for a speeding violation. During the motor vehicle stop, a check disclosed that the driver, Howard Sanford III, 38 years old of Lumberton, was wanted on multiple traffic warrants. Sanford was taken into custody, processed and released after posting bail. […]

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Warning About Door-To-Door Solicitations – 4/17/14

In the past week, we have noted a sudden increase in complaints regarding door-to-door solicitors approaching homes throughout the township. The individuals were offering residents a myriad of products and services, from window and siding installation, to magazine subscriptions, to aerial photographs of the property. This type of activity is prohibited by Chapter 24 of […]

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Police Blotter – 4/7/14

On Thursday, April 3rd at 2:19 a.m. police stopped a vehicle after a random check indicated that the vehicle owner had a suspended driver’s license. During the motor vehicle stop, a warrant check revealed the driver, Brandon Stein, 21 years old of Lumberton, was wanted on two warrants.  Stein was taken into custody and turned […]

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Man Arrested For Theft While Working In Victim’s Home – 3/30/14

On Sunday, March 30th at approximately 1:15 p.m., police were dispatched to a residence in the Homestead development for a reported theft of jewelry. The homeowner reported that several pieces of jewelry were missing from her residence. Subsequent investigation revealed that Eric L. Yelowitz, 27 years old of Marlton, stole the items in question from […]

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Police Blotter – 3/29/14

On Saturday, March 22nd at 12:45 p.m., police stopped Wilbert Chambers, 75 years old of Camden, for a speeding violation on West Main Street.  During the motor vehicle stop, a check revealed that Chambers was driving while suspended and wanted on an outstanding traffic warrant.  Chambers was taken into custody and processed at police headquarters.  Chambers was […]

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Smash & Grab Burglary – 3/26/14

On Wednesday, March 26th between 11:30 p.m. and midnight, an individual forcibly entered the Liquor Mart located at the Mansfield Square shopping plaza off of Route 206 and White Pine Road. The suspect made off with an unspecified amount of money. We are requesting assistance from anyone who was in the area of Mansfield Square […]

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Police Blotter – 3/19/14

Police were dispatched to Princeton Tech, on Route 130, for a report of a theft on Thursday, March 6th at 8:22 a.m. While on scene, police had contact with Elsa Roman, 34 years old of Camden. While on scene it was learned that Roman was wanted on two traffic warrants and one criminal warrant.  Roman was […]

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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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