Monday, January 14, 2013
Crime levels remained almost unchanged despite police force reductions.
Crime in Galloway Township remained virtually unchanged from 2010-2011, despite the fact that the police department shrunk, according to the 2011 Uniform Crime Report issued by the State of New Jersey last month. The number of violent crimes increased in every category, though the changes for the most part were slight. Crime rate per 1,000 people was 23.8 in 2011, as opposed to 23.7 the previous year, with violent crime rate at 2.3 in 2011 (2.0 in 2010) and the non-violent crime rate was 21.5 in 2011, down from 21.7 in 2010. The total number of crimes went up by five from 884 reported in 2010 to 889 reported in 2011. Violent crime cases went up by 12, from 73 in 2010 to 85 in 2011, but non-violent crime decreased from 811 in 2010 to 804 …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The Rutgers-Camden graduate has been with the department for six years.
Anthony Lacovara was honored as the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Police Department's Officer of the Year at the school's Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, July 11. "He leads our community policing effort," Stockton Police Chief Glenn Miller said. "He handles the investigations on campus and he does field training for officers. He exhibits all the values that are close to our hearts." Lacovara, originally from Washington Township, has been part of the department for six years. He's a graduate of Rutgers University in Camden.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A fight at JD's on April 27 resulted in multiple arrests, injuries.
Galloway Township Manager Arch Liston said the township is considering not renewing the license for JD's Pub and Grille when it comes up for renewal July 1. He made the statement at the council meeting on Tuesday night, May 8. "I'm getting all the information from the chief right now," Liston said."When they go for renewal, it will not be renewed." The comments were made following a fight on April 27 at the pub in the Smithville section of the township that resulted in six arrests and four people being hospitalized, including three police officers. Galloway Police Chief Patrick Moran said Tuesday night that two officers have returned to work and a third won't be able to work for "a while." The incident began when 22-year-old Richard …
Friday, April 27, 2012
A Galloway Police Officer who was head butted during the fight was then almost hit by a drunk driver, who was also arrested.
Six people were arrested and four others, including three police officers, were injured, following a large fight outside JD's Pub early Friday morning, April 27, Galloway Police said on Friday. At 1:34 a.m., one officer from the Galloway Township Police Department and two officers from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Police Department were dispatched to the pub in the Smithville section of the township for a security detail, police said. Officer Raymond Casanova was on patrol in the area, and observed a large crowd on location, police said. Diandre C. Brown, 22, of Sicklerville and listed as a senior forward on the men's basketball team on Stockton's website, was removed from the pub for causing a disturbance inside. He …