Media Release: #GTPD Uses Pinterest Social Media Website To Display Lost and Recovered Property
The Gloucester Township Police Department expanded its use of social media to help the community re-claim recovered lost or stolen property.
Chief Harry Earle announced today that the Department’s Crime Scene / Property Unit has begun to post pictures of recovered property on the #GTPD “Pinterest” social media website. The property listed on the #GTPD Pinterest website has been recovered as a result of criminal investigations or has been found or turned into the Department as lost property. The owner(s) of the property listed on the Department’s “Pinterest” website are unknown and unidentified. It is the Department’s hope that this property will be returned to the rightful owners.
Prior to using the #GTPD “Pinterest” website, people would have to make an appointment to come down to the Police Station to look at the lost or found property. Now by simply logging into the #GTPD “Pinterest” website, the community can browse through and check the property from their home computer or mobile device.
Recovered property on the website includes bicycles, electronics, jewelry, watches, handbags, and even a kid’s baseball glove. Owners will still need to come in and show proof of ownership in order to claim their property if they locate it on the #GTPD “Pinterest” website, but they will be able to browse through what we have. The #GTPD “Pinterest” will be updated regularly.
Gloucester Township Police “Pinterest” website: http://www.pinterest.com/glotwppolice/
This Pinterest site is another way our community can connect with the Gloucester Township Police Department. If you believe we have recovered something that belongs to you, you can email the #GTPD Crime Scene/ Property Unit’s Detective Patrick Cunane at email@example.com or Agent Brian Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-374-5713.
This GTPD Crime Stoppers Video can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/yzfH_1RqtZ4
Gloucester Township Police Crime Stoppers- Credit Card Theft/Fraud- Shop Rite Blackwood Clementon Rd- 3/1/2014: Two suspects pick up a debit card from the ground in the parking lot, and use the card to make purchases at Shop Rite. Two other purchases were also made using the card in Lindenwold at U.S. Gas and Rite Aid. Suspect #1 White male, approx. 30 yoa, 6’00”, wearing dark pants, grey shirt, brown jacket, and white baseball cap. Suspect #2 White female, approx. 30-40 years old, dark brown hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with pink and white design, black pants, and a silver handbag. Suspects were observed leaving Shop Rite in a white, 4-door, Nissan Maxima with a sun roof.
If you have any information or can identify the suspects in the video or photos, please call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword GLOTWP and your tip message to 847411 (tip411). You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip page: http://www.citizenobserver.com/cov6/app/webTipForm.html?id=7510
GTPD Media Release: Gas Station Investigation Yields Several Ounces of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia
The Gloucester Township Police Department recently concluded a thorough investigation into the sale of Controlled Dangerous Substances from a local gas station in Gloucester Township.
During the months of December of 2013 through March of 2014, a local drug dealer was the focus of a prolonged police investigation. Abu T. Khaleque, a 34 year old male employee from Clementon, was reported to be openly distributing Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) from a local Shell gas station, specifically marijuana. Information was received that Khaleque was distributing significant quantities of marijuana from a business in the Gloucester Township. Khaleque sold marijuana to an undercover police officer in exchange for money from the gas station on several occasions, during the months of December 2013 through March 2014. The sales would occur from within the business, an exterior glass kiosk by the gas pumps, and Khaleque’s personal vehicle. It was determined that Abu T. Khaleque was an attendant / employee of the gas station. The owner/proprietor of the business was not involved in criminal activity and cooperated with the investigation.
On March 5, 2014, Officers executed a search warrant at the Shell Gas Station located at 1400 Blackwood-Clementon Road in Gloucester Township. Several ounces of marijuana, numerous packing materials, and a significant quantity of U.S. currency were recovered. Khaleque was charged with one (1) count of Distribution of CDS (3rd degree), eight (8) counts of Distribution of CDS (4th degree), Possession of Marijuana over 50 grams (4th degree), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Disorderly Persons). He was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility in default of $10,000.00/10% bail.
Manmohanpreet “Happy” Singh, a 41 year old man from Lindenwold and co-worker, was also arrested pursuant to the search warrant on March 5, 2014 for Distribution of Drug Paraphernalia (4th degree). He was released pending a court appearance.
The arrest of these individuals is another example of the continued enhanced criminal enforcement campaigns targeting those who illegally distribute narcotics in Gloucester Township. The Gloucester Township Police Department will continue to attack the abuse and sale of narcotics in our community.
Name: Abu T. Khaleque – d.o.b.: 9/12/1979 34 YOA
1300 block of Blackwood-Clementon Rd.
Gloucester Township NJ 08021
Name: Manmohanpreet “a.k.a.: Happy” Singh – d.o.b.: 1/1/1973 41 YOA
1900 block of Laurel Rd.
Lindenwold NJ 08021
Date: March 6, 2014
Shell Gas Station
1400 Blackwood-Clementon Rd.
Clementon, NJ 08012
Case Number: 13-53873
Date of Media Release: March 6, 2014
Media Release By: Lt. Eric Quintavalle #132
Approved By: Deputy Chief David Harkins #122