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  • Residential Burglary Arrest

    Posted on June 27, 2017 by William Walsh

    VOORHEES TWP. NJ 06/26/17, the Voorhees Police Department announces the arrest of Sean Gallagher (22) from the 200 block of Homer Avenue, Voorhees NJ. The Voorhees Criminal Investigations Bureau conducted follow up investigations after Patrol Officers were dispatched to residential burglaries on the 300 block of Preston Avenue, 100 block of Acorn Lane, 200 block of Homer Avenue and unit block of Prospect Avenue. Mr. Gallagher was charged with (4) counts of Burglary, (2) counts of criminal mischief and (2) counts of theft. This matter is pending in Superior Court, Camden, New Jersey.

    Residents are reminded to be vigilant and report ALL suspicious activity.

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    For more information about this arrest, please contact Captain Carmen Del Palazzo

    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

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  • Armed Robbery

    Posted on April 14, 2017 by William Walsh

    VOORHEES TWP. NJ 4/12/17: The Voorhees Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying two suspects wanted for an armed robbery. The incident occurred on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017, at approximately 3:52am at the 7-Eleven convenience store located on the unit block of Rt. 73 in Voorhees, New Jersey. Video surveillance shows the suspects pulling into the lot, at which time, they enter the store demanding money from the attendant. The suspects are then seen returning to their vehicle, fleeing onto Cooper Road.

    The suspects are both described as white males: suspect #1 wearing a red sweatshirt, approximately 5’8”, thin build, suspect #2 with shirt over face, approximately 5’10” tall, medium build.

    Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may know the suspects, is asked to contact the Voorhees Police Department at 856-428-5400.

    For more information about this armed robbery, please contact Captain Carmen Del Palazzo.

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    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

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  • Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign UDrive. UText. UPay. to be carried out locally from April 1 – April 21, 2017

    Posted on March 28, 2017 by William Walsh

    For Immediate Release:

    Contact: Lt. William D. Walsh

     

     

    Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign

    UDrive. UText. UPay.

    to be carried out locally from

    April 1 – April 21, 2017

     

    VOORHEES — Law enforcement officers from the Voorhees Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign.

    Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.

    “Distracted driving is a serious issue on our roadways,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.  “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2014 alone, 3,179 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 431,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.”

    Despite the fact that using a hand held cell phone or texting while driving is illegal in New Jersey, the practice appears to be widespread. In a recent survey conducted by the FDU PublicMind Poll for the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, 67% of respondents said they “very often” see people driving and talking on a hand held cell phone. 42% of respondents said they “very often” see driver’s texting.

    The campaign is being carried out during the month of April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The New Jersey campaign is modeled after similar successful high visibility enforcement programs such as Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

     

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  • Voorhees Township Police Department K9’s Ruck, Maverick, & Kane have received body armor

    Posted on March 13, 2017 by William Walsh

     

    Voorhees Township Police Department K9’s Ruck, Maverick, & Kane have received a bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Ruck’s vest is sponsored by Bill and Christina Varnold of Upton, MA and embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Bill and Christina Varnold”.  K9 Maverick’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor and embroidered with the sentiment “This vest is given by Adele and Sweeny – Be Safe”.  K9 Kane’s vest is sponsored by Deena Burnett of Thornton, CO and embroidered with the sentiment “Gift of protection provided by Peter Paturynski”.

     

    Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers.

     

     

    Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

     

    The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

     

    The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

     

     

     

    K-9 Ruck

    K9 Ruck is handled by Officer Kenneth Sacavitch, a 22-year veteran of the Department, 17 years of which he has been a K-9 handler.  K-9 Ruck was born in Czechoslovakia and was imported to the United States by Tarheel K-9 in North Carolina.  K-9 Ruck is trained in patrol and narcotics detection.

     

     

     

    K-9 Maverick

    K-9 Maverick is handled by Officer Anthony Campbell, an eight-year veteran, two years as a K9 handler.  K9 Maverick was purchased by Officer Campbell at eight weeks old.  Once K-9 Maverick’s training was complete, Officer Campbell donated K-9 Maverick to the Voorhees Police Department. K-9 Maverick is trained in patrol and narcotics detection.

     

     

     

     

    K-9 Kane

    K-9 Kane joined the Voorhees Police Department in September of 2015.  K-9 Kane is handled by Officer Ryan Brennan, a 10-year veteran, with over a year as a K-9 handler.  K-9 Kane was born in Czechoslovakia and was also imported by Tarheel K-9.  K-9 Kane is trained in patrol and narcotics detection.

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    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

  • Motorists Reminded of Move Over Law

    Posted on March 08, 2017 by William Walsh

    PRESS RELEASE

     

    The Voorhees Police Department would like to remind motorists of New Jersey’s “Move Over” law. Last evening, Voorhees Police Officer Jack Kluk initiated a motor vehicle stop on State Highway Route 73 for an equipment violation. Officer Kluk elected to approach the vehicle from the passenger side to speak with the driver. This decision in turn may have saved his life, as his patrol vehicle was side swiped by a passing commercial vehicle.  The vehicle did stop as a result of the crash.  We are thankful to report that nobody was injured.

    New Jersey’s “Move Over” law requires that all motorists approaching a stationary, authorized emergency vehicle, tow truck, highway maintenance or other emergency service vehicle that is displaying a flashing, blinking or alternating red, blue, amber or yellow light, or, any configuration of lights containing one of these colors, must safely change lanes, safety and traffic conditions permitting, into a lane not adjacent to the authorized vehicle.

    If a lane change is impossible, prohibited by law or unsafe, the motorist must reduce the speed of his/her vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed that is lower than the posted speed limit and be prepared to stop, if necessary.

    Motorist who violate this law face a fine of not less than $100.00 and not more than $500.00.

    For more information about this, please contact Captain Carmen Del Palazzo.

     

     

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    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

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