GTPD Media Release: Gloucester Township Police Department Awarded The 2015 “Udrive, Utext, Upay Distracted Driving Enforcement” Grant
The Gloucester Township Police Department will be participating in the statewide 2015 “UDrive, UText, UPay” distracted driving enforcement campaign. This campaign takes place between April 1st and April 21st, 2015. As part of the initiative, the department was awarded a $5,000.00 grant by New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. The grant will be used to conduct high visibility patrols targeting motorist who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.
This statewide campaign is part of a national effort to raise awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. April has also been designated as National Distracted Driver awareness month. In 2012, 3328 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.
For additional information on the dangers of distracted driving, visit http://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/index.html
GTPD Community Bulletin: Gloucester Township Police Cracking Down on Illegal Quad and Dirt Bike Riding
The Gloucester Township Police Department is cracking down the use of off road vehicles in the Township. Due to an increasing number of complaints by community members, the Gloucester Township Police has bolstered our enforcement efforts to deter illegal quad and dirt bike riding throughout the Township. Most wooded areas in Gloucester Township are private property and are illegal to ride off road vehicles. It can be very costly to illegally ride your off road vehicle. You will be ticketed, and your vehicle can be towed and impounded. Don’t be one of them.
If you are caught illegally riding an off road vehicle, please stop for the officers. It can lead to a dangerous situation for you and the officer. If you do not stop for an officer it is a crime of Eluding, in which you can go to jail for. You do not want to spend time in jail for illegally riding an off road vehicle.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the GTPD Community Relations Bureau at 374-5712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let all your friends and families know of the below restrictions:
The Operation of Certain off road vehicles is Prohibited in the Township
The operation of motorized scooters, mini-bikes, trail-bikes, go-peds, dirt bikes, quads, and other similar motorized recreational devices, electric or gas powered, are prohibited by Gloucester Township Ordinance 82-1 from being operated:
- On private property without the written consent of the property owner in their possession while operating the recreational device
- On any public, municipal, or Board of Education Grounds or property.
- On any public sidewalks or public streets or areas dedicated commonly used for pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
- On any common areas, parking areas or open space of any apartment complex, multi-family, residential, industrial complex or development.
Violators may be charged in violation of Local Ordinance 82-1 and New Jersey State Traffic Laws, which also prohibit operation of these recreational vehicles.
GTPD Community Event CANCELLED: Spring Kickoff 3-20-2015 Due To Inclement Weather/ New Date To Be Announced
The Annual Gloucester Township Spring Kickoff that was scheduled for Friday, March 20th at Veteran’s Park next to the Gloucester Township Municipal Building is cancelled due to a cold and possibly snowy forecast. This event will be rescheduled in the near future as we monitor the upcoming weather forecast for a warm, spring day! Thank you, and see you soon!
Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Media Release: One Suspect Arrested, Others Sought in Gloucester Township Assault 3-15-2015
The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Gloucester Township Police Department are seeking information about an incident at a party in Gloucester Township that left a man beaten and a woman shot. It happened at approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday March 15, 2015 inside a home on the 100 block of Indiana Drive in the township’s Blackwood section.
One victim, a 19-year-old Sewell man, was beaten by several assailants during an argument in the residence’s basement. He was taken to Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, where he was treated and released. The other victim, an 18-year-old Stratford woman, was shot in the foot during the altercation. She was taken in a private vehicle to Kennedy then transferred to Cooper University Hospital in Camden. She was reported to be in stable condition on Monday.
Police have arrested one suspect in the assault, but are still trying to identify the shooter as well as the other assailants. Ibntroy Gaines, M/21, of Sicklerville, is charged with second-degree Aggravated Assault in connection with the attack on the male victim. He was remanded to the Camden County Jail with bail set at $35,000 cash or bond.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Paul Audino at (856) 225-8449 or Gloucester Township Police Detective Mike Leach at (856) 228-4500. Information may also be emailed to email@example.com or texted to CCTIP. Tipsters may also call the Gloucester Township Police Department’s Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777 . You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip page: https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/5170177
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.