GTPD Media Release ***UPDATE to College Drive Crash 9-22-2014***
The Gloucester Township Department responded to a single car motor vehicle crash on College Drive near Winding Way on Saturday September 20th at 3:57 am. The vehicle had left the roadway and struck a telephone pole. The driver was transported to Cooper Hospital in critical condition. It was reported that the driver, identified as Oladapo Alao, succumbed to his injuries on Monday, September 22, 2014. The crash remains under investigation by the Gloucester Township Police Serious Crash Investigation Team.
Driver: Oladapo Alao, age 22, 300 block of Erial Road, Sickelrville NJ
Gloucester Township Police Media Release: GTPD Responds To Two Serious Crashes Overnight 9-20-2014
Crash #1: Car vs. Pedestrian – 700 block of Somerdale Road., Case #: 14-39366
On September 20, 2014 at approximately 01:03 AM, Gloucester Township Police responded to Somerdale Road for a pedestrian that was struck by a motor vehicle. Upon arrival officers found a male pedestrian collapsed on a front lawn in the 700 block of Somerdale Rd. suffering from injuries to his head and upper torso. He was taken to Cooper Hospital Trauma Center by ambulance for further evaluation, and was reported to be in critical condition. The driver stopped at the scene, and was not injured. There are no charges at this time. The identities of the driver and pedestrian are not being released at this time, pending family notifications.
Crash #2: Car into Utility Pole – College Drive near Winding Way, Case #: 14-39372
As Officers were clearing from this incident, at approximately 3:57 AM, Officers responded to College Drive near Winding Way for a report of a vehicle into a utility pole. Officers arrived and found the car wrapped around a utility pole, entrapping the lone occupant in the vehicle. Fire Department and EMS extricated the driver out of the vehicle and the driver was flown to Cooper Hospital Trauma Center via helicopter. The driver was reported to be in critical condition. The crash caused portions of College Drive to be closed for approximately 8 hours. The identity of the driver is not being released at this time, pending family notifications. Both crashes are being investigated by the Gloucester Township Police Serious Crash Investigations Team.
GTPD Community Bulletin: GTPD Supports National Recovery Month By Offering a SAVE Advocate in Court and Attending Candlelight Vigil
The Gloucester Township Police Department has created a new, unique program in New Jersey for those who are suffering from addiction. The GTPD created a SAVE (Substance Abuse Victimization Effort) Advocate which is a licensed drug counselor in the courtroom serving as an informational resource regarding treatment programs, The SAVE Advocate is also available to assist community members who have questions about substance abuse treatment for themselves, a friend, or a loved one.
For more information and help related to addiction please contact the SAVE Advocate at 856-302-7051
On Saturday September 13, 2014 the Gloucester Township Police Department attended and participated in the Camden County Addiction Awareness Taskforce Candlelight Vigil. The event remembered those that succumbed to drug addiction and helped bring awareness to the issue of drug abuse that is facing communities all across the country. Chief Harry Earle, a member of the Task Force, spoke on how the Law Enforcement response to the heroin and prescription drug problem has changed. “Some may think that law enforcement’s role is simply enforcement – arrest those that use and sell drugs and punish them. We will call that suppression and that must be part of our response. However – it is just a part. That is where we must change. There are other essential components to our response. Local law enforcement must play a significant role in not only suppression, but also prevention and intervention as well” stated Chief Earle.
For more information on the Candlelight Vigil please visit below sites:
Gloucester Township Police Community Bulletin: 13th Annual Camden Diocesan BLUE MASS Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:30 am At Our Lady of Hope Church, Blackwood
The Diocese of Camden, in conjunction with law enforcement and emergency service agencies throughout the region, will host the 13th Annual Celebration of Law Enforcement and Emergency Services. This Mass is offered to thank God for the sacrifice and service to the communities given by law enforcement and emergency service personnel at every level. The Blue Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Dennis Sullivan. All law enforcement and emergency service personnel, along with their family, friends, and the public are invited to take part.
GTPD Media Release: Subject Charged With Multiple Firearms And Narcotic Offenses After Search Of Hotel Room Reveals an Assault Rifle, Handguns, and Narcotics on 9-14-2014
On Sunday, September 14, 2014, several firearms, including a fully loaded AK-47 assault rifle, ammunition and narcotics were discovered during the search of a hotel room at the HOJO Inn in Blenheim, NJ.
Officers responded to the room 124 after receiving a report that a man inside of the room was in possession of a handgun. Arriving officers were able to make contact with the occupant of the room, Jason Davis of Lindenwold, NJ, by phone and he told the officers that he would exit the room. Mr. Davis then attempted to flee the room through a back door wearing no clothes but was quickly apprehended by officers.
A further investigation lead to the discovery of a fully loaded shotgun, a fully loaded AK-47 assault rifle, one fully loaded handgun and one empty handgun. Additionally, a quantity of Cocaine, Marijuana, MDMA (Ecstacy) and numerous Oxycodone pills as well as CDS paraphernalia were located within the room. Mr. Davis was transported to the Gloucester Township Police Department where he was processed and remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility on default of $185,000.00 full cash bail.
Arrest: Jason D. Davis 3604 Arborwood Apartments Lindenwold NJ Age: 35
Charges: Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (3 Counts), Unlawful Possession of an Assault Weapon, Possession of a Defaced Firearm (2 Counts), Possession of a Firearm During a CDS Distribution, Certain Person not to Possess a Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (4 Counts), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute (2 Counts), Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance within 500 feet of a Park, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia, Obstruction of Justice and Lewdness.