Pemberton Township Police

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On behalf of all of us at the Pemberton Township Police Department, a very grateful thank you to the PTEA & NJEA for spo...
05/21/2020

On behalf of all of us at the Pemberton Township Police Department, a very grateful thank you to the PTEA & NJEA for sponsoring the Colonial Village Catering service to provide us with such a wonderful lunch today. We truly appreciate your support, thoughtfulness, and encouragement during this unprecedented crisis. Together we will persevere!

Over the past few weeks the Pemberton Twp. Police has noticed some comments on our posts indicating that some people bel...
05/21/2020

Over the past few weeks the Pemberton Twp. Police has noticed some comments on our posts indicating that some people believe we aren’t out there taking care of quality of life issues. This simply isn’t the case. Where we have lacked is with publicizing the work that our officers are putting in on a daily basis to include during the COVID-19 crisis. Our officers are out there daily working on the town’s quality of life issues including drug enforcement. Since May 1st, 2020 our officers have made 62 arrests with 23 of those arrests involving narcotics/drugs. Our officers have also made several arrests involving the unlawful possession of weapons. Below are a couple of examples of bigger arrests/seizures that we’ve had since May 1st:

30 year old Eric Olsen of Browns Mills was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking and Theft by Deception after he stole numerous scratch off lottery tickets from Sun’s Market and cashed the winners at the 7 Eleven in town. When Eric was arrested he was also found to be in possession of suspected heroin and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.

19 year old Sameerah Douglas and 29 year old Mikesha Robinson both of Philadelphia, PA were arrested during a motor vehicle stop in conjunction with a theft investigation. They were found to be in possession of a quantity of suspected cocaine, marijuana, suspected THC edibles as well as unknown pills suspected to be ecstasy. They were charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Prescription Drug, Possession of Cocaine, Distribution of a Schedule I or II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Synthetic Cannabinoid Above 1oz. They were also in possession of $1000 in U.S. currency which was seized as well.

47 year old Kwesi Clarke of Browns Mills was arrested during a traffic stop after he was found to have a large quantity of suspected heroin, crack cocaine and powder cocaine in his possession. He was charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute the substances as well as other various charges. He was also in possession of over $8700 in U.S. currency which was seized as well.

41 year old Teddy Hartsfield of Browns Mills was arrested during a pedestrian stop for an outstanding warrant. During the encounter the suspect ran from officers who were able to catch the subject after a brief foot chase. The suspect was found to be in possession of an amount of heroin and marijuana which would indicate that he possessed it with the intent to sell it. He was charged with Possession of the Intent to Distribute the substances as well as other various charges.

19 year old Capriest Ruiz of Camden was arrested during a pedestrian stop and found to be in possession of a .357 revolver in his waistband. He was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of Hollow Point Ammunition.

20 year old Javon Forman of Pemberton ran from police during a pedestrian stop and upon his arrest was found to be in possession of a MAC-10 machine (automatic) pistol. He was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Possession of Handgun Ammunition without a Valid Permit.

As reported by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office last week – Tristin Majeed was charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and being a Certain Persons not to Possess Firearms in connection with the shooting death of 64 year old Kenneth Ryan of Browns Mills on January 20th, 2020. The joint investigation was conducted by Sgt. Luis of the Pemberton Township Police Dept. and DSgt Miller from the Burlington County Prosecutors Office.

During a couple of our arrests this month we have been advised by the arrestees that they believed the police weren’t enforcing the law during the COVID-19 crisis. That simply isn’t true and anyone committing crimes should be aware that we are open for business and 100% active in enforcement. We have even impounded a couple quads who were driving recklessly on our Township streets recently.

So as you can see we have been working and we will work on ways of letting our Township residents know what’s happening in town in the future to curb the worries of those who believe we aren’t doing much. We encourage our residents to report quality of life issues in town by calling the non-emergency number (609)723-8300 or the Confidential Tip-Line at (609)894-3352 or if it’s an emergency you can dial 911. Our page is not monitored 24/7 so please do not use it to report in progress crimes or incidents.

All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

05/05/2020

Due to the number of complaints received by residents the Pemberton Township Police Department has been actively investigating reports of quads and dirt bikes driving erratically in the streets throughout the Township.

On 05/01/2020 at 10:24pm, officers attempted to stop two quads and a dirt bike in the area of Margaret Street. The dirt bike and quads eluded officers and at one point the dirt bike struck one of the patrol vehicles causing damage. The officer was not injured. Officers were able to stop and take one person into custody off from one of the quads. Robert Velez, 36 years old of Browns Mills was charged with one count of violating 2C:29-2b Eluding Officer which is a 2nd Degree charge as well as numerous traffic violations. The investigation into identifying the other two subjects involved is on-going. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pemberton Township Police Department at 609-723-8300 or on the Confidential Tip-Line at 609-894-3352 or you can send us a private message on Messenger.

If you are found to be operating a quad or dirt bike in violation of New Jersey State Statutes on a roadway you will be issued a traffic summons. If you run from us when we try to stop you we will investigate and if you’re identified you could face charges of Eluding which is up to a 2nd Degree charge.

The Pemberton Township Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the subject driving this quad in the ar...
04/28/2020

The Pemberton Township Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the subject driving this quad in the area of Ridge Road and Vance Street. If you happen to know who this fella is please give us a shout at 609-723-8300 or our confidential tip line at 609-894-3352 or even drop us a line on Messenger. If you happen to be the gentleman driving this quad stop by the station for a few minutes to speak with us.

04/20/2020

The Pemberton Township Police Department would like to thank 7-Eleven for their generous donation of masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. The items will be distributed to our first responders in town for use during the emergency.

04/16/2020

The Pemberton Township Police Department would like to thank Pop's Market for the donation of 1000 nitrile gloves today. The gloves will be distributed out for use by all of Pemberton Township's first responders (Police, Fire and EMS). We appreciate the support that Pop's Market as well as the rest of our community have provided us during this emergency.

04/16/2020

Residents in Browns Mills, Pemberton and the surrounding area have experienced several temporary, but still inconvenient, blackouts over the past few days.

JCP&L is aware of this and has informed us that there has been an electrical “loading” issue since Sunday, April 12th that they have been working to correct. While most of the issue has been resolved, JCP&L is continuing to inspect transmission lines from both the ground and the air (via helicopter). JCP&L has assured us that they understand that these are trying times and that power loss only complicates matters. They have further assured us that they are working hard to curtail any further problems.

The Pemberton Township Police Department would like to clear up some rumors going on out there regarding the Governor’s ...
04/09/2020
New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

The Pemberton Township Police Department would like to clear up some rumors going on out there regarding the Governor’s Executive Orders. Below are a few points about the Executive Orders that everyone should know.

- There is a “Stay at Home Order”. That means that you are required by this order to stay at home unless you are going to an essential business. The rumor of an 8:00pm curfew is false. It is a 24 hour/7 day a week stay at home order. There are a few stipulations which allow for people to leave besides essential business including if you are a caretaker of someone and exercising with your immediate family (household members) or your romantic partners. Also, if you are in fear of your health/safety or directed by Law Enforcement. Warnings will be given initially but if repeated violations are observed you may be charged with a violation of the Executive Order.


- All gatherings, parties, celebrations and social events are cancelled per the Executive Order unless specifically identified as an exception.

- Food establishments, bars serving food and liquor stores may remain open their normal business hours for take-out food and beverages in their original containers. Patrons WILL NOT enjoy a beverage at the bar while waiting on their food. That is considered a violation.


- Beginning tomorrow Friday, April 10th at 8:00pm there is a requirement for people (over the age of 2) entering businesses to wear at least a cloth covering on their faces. Absent the stipulations listed in Executive Order 122 businesses are required to deny entry to anyone not following that Executive Order. Food establishments and businesses providing medication have the option of setting up pickup or delivery of items for customers who don’t comply with this.


- State and County parks are shut down. Municipal parks in Pemberton Township are open however the playground equipment (swings, slides, etc.) are off limits in order to prevent the spread of the virus.


We just skimmed the important parts of the Executive Orders and gave them to you in order to provide rumor control. None of us like what is going on but we have a duty to protect each and every one of the other citizens who may not be able to fight off this virus as easily as some. We ask for everyone’s cooperation during this time so that we can limit the exposure to our first responders who will have to deal with violators.

Below are links to the New Jersey State COVID-19 website as well as the Pemberton Township COVID-19 updates. We encourage everyone to visit those sites and read through the Executive Orders as well as other guidance.

Tip: The Executive Orders can appear to be intimidating to read especially in the first few pages where laws are quoted. If you scroll through the Executive Orders to where you see a paragraph which begins with “NOW, THEREFORE, I, PHILIP D. MURPHY, Governor of the State of New Jersey” the paragraphs that follow that sentence are what everyone needs to know and follow.

State of New Jersey COVID-19 Website: https://covid19.nj.gov/

Pemberton Township COVID-19 Website: https://www.pemberton-twp.com/news_detail_T5_R10.php

The official COVID-19 Information Hub for the State of New Jersey. Find the latest news, guidance, resources, and support here.

Pemberton Township Police is seeking help in identifying the individual pictured below. Anyone with information please c...
04/08/2020

Pemberton Township Police is seeking help in identifying the individual pictured below. Anyone with information please contact Det. Lucas at (609) 894-3360 or [email protected].

Because of the current state of emergency, “in-person” interviews for the 2020 Census have been cancelled until further ...
03/23/2020

Because of the current state of emergency, “in-person” interviews for the 2020 Census have been cancelled until further notice. If someone knocks on your door claiming to be a census worker, please call the police department non-emergency number (609-723-8300) so officers can respond and check these people out.

The Pemberton Township Police Department would like to residents know that while the Municipal Building is closed to the...
03/17/2020
Pemberton Township, NJ

The Pemberton Township Police Department would like to residents know that while the Municipal Building is closed to the public the Police Department window will remain open for police related matters. Officers have been advised to minimize person to person contact as much as possible so understand that if you come to the station your complaint will most likely be taken through the window rather than inside of the station. Officers may also take certain complaints or reports via phone if there is no need for an officer’s response.

Among other directives Governor Murphy has ordered the following in Executive Order 104:

All gatherings of persons in the State of New Jersey shall be limited to 50 persons or fewer, with limited exceptions;
All casinos, concert venues, nightclubs, racetracks, gyms, fitness centers and classes, movie theaters, and performing arts centers will be closed to the public beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. and remain closed as long as this Order remains in effect;
All other non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses must cease daily operations from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.; and
All restaurant establishments, with or without a liquor or limited brewery license, are limited to offering delivery and/or take out-services only but may be open normal business hours.
As a reminder the Township website www.pemberton-twp.com has daily Coronavirus updates posted for residents.

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Click on the link below for the
Body Worn Camera Policy

https://www.pemberton-twp.com/PTPD%20BWC%20Policy%20Final.pdf

Training completed! Cameras deployed!  You will see our officers wearing the Body Worn Cameras starting today.  There is...
03/03/2020

Training completed! Cameras deployed! You will see our officers wearing the Body Worn Cameras starting today. There is still work to be done in the patrol vehicles but there was no reason to hold up the actual wear of the cameras.

The official department policy for Body Worn Cameras will be posted on our website very soon

Feel free to ask our officers questions about this enhancement to public safety...

Body Worn Camera Update:  On the heels of delivering the actual cameras last week, our vendor is now on location install...
02/24/2020

Body Worn Camera Update: On the heels of delivering the actual cameras last week, our vendor is now on location installing the necessary equipment into our patrol vehicles and configuring the software necessary to operate the body worn cameras. We don’t have a firm "switch on" date just yet, but it is just days away. There will be more updates to follow.

Body Worn Cameras.  It's been a long process but they are coming...Soon!
02/20/2020

Body Worn Cameras. It's been a long process but they are coming...Soon!

02/14/2020

The Hanover Street Bridge/County Route 616 in Pemberton Borough is now open!!

Recovered 2006 Honda CRF450RIf anyone recognizes this bike and can prove ownership contact the Pemberton Township Police...
01/27/2020

Recovered 2006 Honda CRF450R
If anyone recognizes this bike and can prove ownership contact the Pemberton Township Police Department at (609) 894-3310

01/08/2020
***MISSING PERSON****Possibly in Philadelphia, Veronica Thoeun age 15. Contact Pemberton Township Police with any inform...
12/20/2019

***MISSING PERSON****
Possibly in Philadelphia, Veronica Thoeun age 15. Contact Pemberton Township Police with any information at (609) 723-8300.

Using drugs and trying to quit? There is help available through Straight ... to Treatment.The next Straight ... to Treat...
11/06/2019

Using drugs and trying to quit? There is help available through Straight ... to Treatment.

The next Straight ... to Treatment session will be on FEBRUARY 25th 2020 in Pemberton Township, and will operate every Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Pemberton Township Police Department on Pemberton-Browns Mills Road.

The program allows for anyone to come in from the street and seek help with addiction. Drugs can be surrendered at the time without a possession charge being filed. The program is open to everyone, regardless of residency and regardless of whether or not the person seeking help has insurance to cover the cost of treatment.

If you have ever thought about getting clean, take that next step and seek help. You have nothing to lose, and so much to gain.

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09/04/2019

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09/03/2019

The Pemberton Township Police Department is accepting applications for Class II Special Officers. Applicants must be NJ PTC certified as a Class II or Municipal Police Officer. Must be able to work up to 20 or 40 hours a week depending on which position they are selected for; rotating hours assisting patrol officers, court security or other appropriate functions as determined by the Chief of Police. Preference given to Pemberton Township residents. Applications may be obtained at the Pemberton Township Police Department, 500 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road, Pemberton NJ 08068. The Township of Pemberton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

09/03/2019
In a rush? Late for work? Don’t have the patience to sit behind a school bus that has its lights flashing and 'Stop Arm'...
09/03/2019

In a rush? Late for work? Don’t have the patience to sit behind a school bus that has its lights flashing and 'Stop Arm' out?. Too bad! What are you going to say after you hit a child that was crossing the street to catch their school bus…”I’m sorry?”

The Pemberton Township Police Department works closely with the Pemberton Township School District to charge violators. If you make the decision to needlessly endanger our children because you cannot wait for the bus to begin moving again, you WILL receive a summons by mail or personally delivered by a police officer.

If regard for the safety of our children is not enough, how about this? The fines for the improper passing of a school bus range from $102 to $252. A driver convicted of this offense can be sentenced to up to 15 days in jail or 15 days of community service. In most improper passing of a school bus cases, a driver will lose their license for 30 days and be assessed 5 points.

This is your only warning…

Address

500 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd
Pemberton, NJ
08068

General information

(609)-723-8300- Police Non Emergency (609)-894-3352- Confidential Tip Hotline (609)-894-3343- Police Records (609)-894-3345- Animal Control

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