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

Police Blotter – 11/30/13

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On Saturday, November 23rd at 2:41 a.m., police conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a car swerving on U.S. 130. During the stop, the officer determined the driver, John Derr, 26 years old of Fairless Hills, PA, had an expired driver license and was wanted on a warrant issue by the Bordentown City Municipal Court. Derr was arrested and taken to the station for processing. After processing, Derr was issued a summons for driving with an expired license and later released with a new court date at the direction of the Bordentown City Municipal Court.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on 11/23, a contractor working on the New Jersey Turnpike Expansion Project reported a commercial power washer valued at several thousand dollars was stolen from the job site off of Hedding Road sometime between 5:00 p.m. on 11/22 and time of the call on 11/23.

A burglary at the Corner House Tavern was reported on Tuesday, November 26th around 11:30 a.m. when the business was opening for the day. The owner arrived and found the building open and an undisclosed amount of cash missing. The crime occurred between 2:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on 11/26. This case remains under investigation.

On Tuesday, November 26th at approximately 4:00 p.m., police were dispatched to the Pine Motel for suspicious activity.  The caller informed police that four subjects parked their vehicle at the motel and then walked through the woods towards the back of an adjacent property. Police checked the property for the subjects and located four juveniles in a barn on the property. During the investigation it was found that the four juveniles were trespassing on the property. Police detected the odor of marijuana and one of the juveniles, a 17 year old from Wrightstown, admitted to having marijuana in his possession and also smoking marijuana.  That subject was taken into custody for possession of CDS and later released to a guardian pending court.  The homeowner was contacted and informed about the trespassing juveniles, however, no other charges have been filed to date.

On Wednesday, November 27th at approximately 12:45 p.m. the Mansfield Township Police Department was conducting a special detail at the Manheim – NJ Auto Auction on State Highway 68 due to repeated thefts occurring during the auction. A member of Bordentown Township Police was assisting with the detail and observed a male subject entering vehicles in the lot and quickly exiting them. The officer noted the subject repeated this several times, which raised suspicion. Upon approaching the subject, identified as Tomas I. Kornel, 22 years old of Brooklyn, NY, the subject acted nervously while the officer spoke to him. A pat-down of Kornel revealed he was in possession of marijuana, heroin, and drug paraphernalia. The search further revealed Kornel had 13 assorted key fobs in his possession that he had stolen from vehicles in the auction lot. Kornel was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing. He was charged with the theft and drug offenses with bail set at $25,000. Kornel was later lodged in the Burlington County Jail in lieu of bail.

On Friday, November 29th at 1:14 a.m., police stopped a vehicle on U.S. 130 after learning the registration was expired. During the stop, the officer also determined that the registered owner, Amy A. McDonald, 36 years old of Trenton, was driving while her license was suspended and was wanted on a warrant issued by Bordentown Township Municipal Court. McDonald was processed at the police station, issued summonses for the motor vehicle violations, and released with a new court date at the direction of Bordentown Township Municipal Court.

A vehicle was stopped for speeding on East Main Street on Saturday, November 30th at 8:00 p.m. After initial contact with the driver, the officer learned that the driver, Steven C. Chamberlain, 27 years old of Croydon, PA, was wanted on a warrant issued by North Wildwood. Chamberlain was taken to the station for processing. After processing and being served a summons for the traffic violation, Chamberlain was released pending a court appearance in North Wildwood Municipal Court.