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Police Activity at Homestead Plaza II – 08/28/21

10:18 A.M. – UPDATE: The area of Homestead Plaza II has been reopened to normal traffic. Police activity at Investors Bank is concluding.

9:57 A.M. – There is police activity in the area of Homestead Plaza II on Columbus Road. An incident at the Investors Bank is being investigated. Please avoid the area.

Domestic Violence Response Team Volunteers Needed

Burlington County is looking to grow its Domestic Violence Response Team. The team consists of volunteers who work with Providence House, Domestic Violence Services and local police departments to help people who experience domestic violence by empowering and advocating for victims. If you would like to volunteer, click here for additional information on contacts and class availability.

Suspicious Activity Reported

On Sunday, June 27, 2021, at approximately 3:30 A.M., a resident of Waverly Drive in The Meadows at Mansfield development, captured video of an unknown, suspicious male, on his property. We are seeking the help of the public in attempting to identify the male depicted. Police have limited information as to the motive of the male, but residents are reminded to lock your homes, cars, and secure your belongings. If anyone has video of any suspicious activity on or around the time and date of the incident, please report it by contacting the non-emergency number at 609-298-4411, Option 1. If you have an emergency or observe a crime in progress, contact 911.

New Jersey Law Enforcement Torch Run 2021

Members of the Mansfield Township Police Department and PBA Local 370 showed their support for the Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games. Our group of runners carried the torch along a two mile stretch of State Highway Route 130. It was our honor to participate and we wish the best to the athletes during the 2021 Summer Games!
Check out the Special Olympics New Jersey website at www.sonj.org for more information and details on how you can support this great organization.

Crime Alert-Theft of Catalytic Converters

The Mansfield Township Police Department is investigating the theft of several catalytic converters from vehicles parked in the rear of Homestead Plaza II. The thefts occurred on Saturday, May 29, 2021, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. With the assistance of local businesses and the management of the plaza, a vehicle of interest has been identified. It is a white GMC Savana van, with a company name displayed, no front license plate, tinted windows, roof rack and several dents on the hood. The suspicious vehicle was observed between 11:55 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. in the area of the vehicles that had been tampered with. We are investigating this vehicle, but we are not releasing the name of that business at this time.

Any resident with information that may be of assistance in this investigation can contact the Mansfield Township Police Department. Should you become a victim of a theft of a catalytic converter, you urged to report the crime to the police. You will know if your catalytic converter has been removed, because your vehicle will be extremely loud and that noise will increase when the gas pedal is depressed. In addition to the noise, you may notice a rotten egg type smell.

Law Enforcement agencies across the region are working to combat this increasing type of crime.  Click here to review the press release provided by the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. with ways to “Combat Catalytic Converter Thefts”.

Residents should continue to report suspicious activity or person(s) by calling the Mansfield Township Police Department at (609) 298-4411, or, if an emergency, 911.

Body Worn Cameras

The Mansfield Township Police Department implemented the use of body cameras as of January 27, 2021. In addition to in-car video cameras in every patrol vehicle, our officers are equipped with a body worn camera system as depicted below.

Hiring Notice for Police Officer – 11/25/20

We are starting a selection process in preparation for retirements expected in 2021. All eligible candidates are invited to apply.

Vehicle Burglaries Reported / Residents Urged to Lock Doors – 10/29/2020

During the morning hours of Thursday, October 29th, police were dispatched several calls in the area of Hockey Drive, Millennium Drive, Sherwood Drive and White Pine Road for reports of overnight burglaries to vehicles. Police investigation revealed that the majority of the vehicles entered were unlocked and the burglaries occurred overnight in the early morning hours. Anyone with information or security footage is asked to contact police at 609-298-4411.

Listening Session About Use of Force by Police Officers – 7/15/20

Please join us and other stakeholders in this virtual public forum. To register, please click HERE.