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Galloway Police Foil Burglary in Process

Jesse Patten was charged with burglary after police caught him allegedly stealing copper piping from a home.

A 34-year-old Galloway man has been charged with burglary after police arrested him as he allegedly attempted to steal copper piping from a home on Route 30 on Wednesday, Galloway Township Police said.

Jesse Patten was charged with burglary, theft, possession of burglary tools, possession of a hypodermic needle, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also found to have an outstanding warrant from Galloway Township court.

Police responded to the home on the 900 block of the White Horse Pike at 4:09 p.m. after receiving reports of a suspicious person in the area. Once they discovered him allegedly attempting to take copper piping from the home, they surrounded the home and took him into custody.

He was processed and released on summons for his charges.


smithvillian February 06, 2014 at 07:51 PM
Junkies are trolling the neighborhoods stealing "scrap" at alarming rates in this region. Lock up your house and neighbors need to look out for one another. The scrap yards accepting basically stolen property from the same strung out thieves every day should be prosecuted for receiving stolen property. They know the source is not legit yet they drive this growing problem by purchasing the copper to make a buck on the back end of the crime.
galloway7757 February 06, 2014 at 09:53 PM
Why the heck was this fool released? The GTPD just let a person with a large track record loose on the streets. This will only encourage him to keep doing what he has been doing and miss court again. I just wish the GTPD would use their common sense.
tintonfallsretiree February 06, 2014 at 10:43 PM
Jesse Patten= Idiot for doing what he was doing and getting caught in the process. GTPD= Bigger idiots for letting him back out on the streets. Let's see how long it will take for us to read about this guy again.
Galloway Guy February 08, 2014 at 08:10 AM
September 25, 2013 this scum was arrested for theft also. I think there's a pattern here. Hopefully the judge sees it too.

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