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  • Residential Burglary Arrest

    Posted on November 03, 2017 by William Walsh

     

    Media Release

    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

     

    Residential Burglary Arrest

     

    VOORHEES TWP. NJ 11/2/17, 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 a follow up investigation at his residence for a residential burglary and upon arrival, Mr. Gallagher fled on foot into a nearby wooded area. He was subsequently detained and arrested after a brief foot pursuit. The Voorhees Criminal Investigations Bureau had probable cause to charge Mr. Gallagher with another prior residential burglary, which occurred on October 3rd, 2017, at a residence on the 100 block of Saddle Ridge Road.  Mr. Gallagher was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and theft.  In addition, Mr. Gallagher was a fugitive from justice. He has been remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility. This matter is pending in Superior Court, Camden, New Jersey.

     

     

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

     

     

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

     

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  • Voorhees Township Helps Promote “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day”

    Posted on September 29, 2017 by William Walsh

    News Release

    For Immediate Release

    Date: September 25, 2017

    Contact: Lt. William D. Walsh

     

    Voorhees Township Helps Promote “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day”

    VOORHEES, NJ — Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on October 10, 2017, designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the State’s roadways fatality free for one-day. Known as Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, the national initiative was designed to unite the country in moving toward zero fatalities for one full day by encouraging motorists to obey all traffic laws, including buckling up, every ride; driving the posted speed limit; avoiding distractions while driving; and always being safe and sober behind the wheel. Our goal is to experience a day when all roadway users are extra vigilant and there are no fatalities on our roadways. To support this effort, the Voorhees Police Department will be promoting public awareness through social media, variable message boards, and directed patrols. Last year in New Jersey, 603 individuals lost their lives in motor vehicle-related crashes, up from 562 in 2015. Distracted driving fatalities have increased at an alarming rate over the last 4 years. In 2013 there were 58 fatalities on the State’s roadways in which distracted driving was a major contributing factor. That number ballooned to 115 fatalities in 2016, or 19% of all traffic deaths. To help battle this growing problem, the State’s #77 alert system is now used to report all forms of dangerous driving, from those operating a vehicle while looking at a cell phone to those driving while impaired. Statewide law enforcement agencies will be utilizing their variable message boards and conducting educational activities to raise public awareness regarding this issue during the week of October 3rd ending with “Brakes on Fatalities Day on October 10th.  Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day not only raises awareness about the individual responsibility we have for our driving behaviors, but also engages drivers in making positive changes behind-the-wheel every day of the year.

    Additional information is available by logging on to www.asce.org/brakesonfatalities.

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    For more information, please contact:

    Lt. William Walsh

    856.882.1107

    wwalsh@vtpd.com

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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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