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Galloway Police Help Apprehend Escaped Juveniles

K-9 Officer Mark D'Esposito and his partner, Vito, helped capture two of the five juveniles who escaped from Harborfields on Monday.

Galloway Township Police K-9 Officer Mark D'Esposito and his partner, Vito, assisted in the apprehension of two of the five juveniles who escaped from Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center on Monday, Dec. 31, Police Chief Patrick Moran said Monday night.

According to Moran, Galloway Police were called in to assist Egg Harbor City Police in the investigation because the the juveniles who escaped entered Galloway Township on Monday night.

Galloway Police were called in around 6:30 p.m., and the search lasted about two hours, Moran said. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Police were also involved in the search, Moran said.

According to a report on the Press of Atlantic City's website, four of the five juveniles who escaped have been apprehended, including one who was captured at an Egg Harbor City train station before the other four entered Galloway.

According to Moran, after Galloway Police were called to assist in the investigation, the four suspects returned to Egg Harbor City.

According to the Press, three of those suspects were captured at various locations in Egg Habor City. D'Esposito and Vito were responsible for the capture of two of those three suspects, Moran said.

One suspect remains at large, according to The Press. The suspect is described as a 5'9" black male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, according to the Press.

Anyone who witnesses any suspicious behavior is asked to call police dispatch at 609-652-3705.

Patrick Moran January 01, 2013 at 07:01 AM
Good job by all. Great cooperative effort. Great job K9 Zito.
Shawn G January 01, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Wow great job! I didn't know there is a jail so close to my house. Im sure it wouldn't be long before they forced their way into someones home.
Paula January 01, 2013 at 06:41 PM
I heard only 4 escaped. Was there really 5?
Jean Cassara January 02, 2013 at 01:06 PM
Has the other juvenile been caught yet? Just finished reading the Press from front to back & didn't see a single article about this story. Also, I usually get emails from the Patch, but haven't received an update yet on this. I live in the Egg Harbor City area & am very concerned about this. I have small children who walk to school & distressed knowing this guy can be wondering around out there someplace!! How did they ever escape anyway?? And they're from Camden! Really???!!!
Shawn G January 02, 2013 at 03:31 PM
I spoke my neighbor who said. They were all from Camden. He believes that the last prisoner was last scene in Galloway near rt 50. Plus with the weather so cold im sure he found a way back to his sewer in Camden already!

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