Mansfield Police Department

Police Blotter – 2/25/14

On Saturday, February 15th at 08:06 p.m., police were dispatched to the Pine Motel, on Rt. 130, for a report of a disorderly person on the property.  Upon arrival, police observed Melveyen Scudder, 36 years old of Trenton, in the area.  During the encounter, the officer determined that Scudder was wanted on several outstanding criminal warrants and was also being sought as a wanted person by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. Scudder was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters for processing. Afterwards, he was taken to the Burlington County Jail to await transfer to Mercer County Sheriff’s Department.

On Tuesday, February 18th, police were dispatched to a residence on Hilltop Court in the Homestead development for a report of criminal mischief. The homeowner reported that seven tires were slashed or punctured on two vehicles parked in his driveway. Another resident in the area reported hearing suspicious activity on February17th at 10:00 p.m. but was unable to identify the suspect(s) involved.  Anyone with any information regarding the criminal mischief please contact the Investigations Bureau at 609-298-4411 – Option 3.

On Wednesday, February 19th, at 3:30 p.m., police were working a special detail at the Manheim Auto Auction at 730 Route 68, when an officer observed Moustapha Fofana, 45 years old of Brooklyn, N.Y., urinating in the parking lot. After making contact with Fofana and obtaining his identification he was issued a summons for Prohibited Conduct.

Police were dispatched to South Jersey Eye Physicians, located in Homestead Plaza, on Thursday, February 20th for a theft.  It was reported that unknown suspect(s) removed numerous eyeglass frames from a display case.  The theft occurred sometime between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. that day. Anyone with information regarding the theft, please contact police at 609-298-4411 – Option 3.

On Tuesday, February 25th at 08:02 a.m., police observed Michael Smith, 25 years old of Florence, on Route 130.  During the contact with Smith, the officer learned that he was wanted on a warrant issued by the Bordentown Township Municipal Court.  Smith was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters for processing.  Smith was later released pending a court appearance.