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

Trio Arrested: One Charged with Weapons Offenses & Hindering Apprehension – 5/24/14

Handcuffs with attribution

On Saturday, May 24th at 10:19 p.m., police conducted an investigative motor vehicle stop on US Highway Route 206, near Public Road.  The vehicle, a 2000 Ford F-150, was being operated by its registered owner, Michelle A. Churry, 43 years old of Mount Laurel.  Churry was accompanied in the vehicle by her son, Robert S. Churry, Jr., 26 years old of Bordentown, and another male subject, identified as Gary A. Puca, 55 years old of Upper Darby, PA.  Investigation revealed that Churry had a suspended driver’s license and that both she and Churry, Jr. had active arrest warrants.  Knowing that he was also a wanted person, Gary Puca attempted to hinder his apprehension by providing police with false information.  He was also found to be in possession of a weapon.  All three subjects were ultimately arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing.

At headquarters, Churry was issued multiple motor vehicle summonses and was later released after posting bail.  Churry, Jr. was released on his own recognizance after the completion of his arrest processing.  Puca was charged with Hindering Apprehension, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and as a Certain Person Not to Possess a Weapon.  Bail for Puca’s charges was set at $25,000, full, and he was later lodged at Burlington County Jail.