Pemberton Township Police and Crime Report

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PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Pemberton Township Police Department has released the following reports regarding calls for police service and police blotter incidents for the first week of May 2022.

Incidents – are recorded for police responses and/or proactive policing measures. Case Reports – are investigative reports taken by officers responding to criminal incidents. These incidents are published as-provided by the Pemberton Police Department.

Notable incidents:

On 05/01/2022, Patrolman Hamilton conducted a motor vehicle stop on Rancocas Lane near Scammel Drive. During the motor vehicle stop, Steven Cunningham of Laurel, MD was suspected of being intoxicated. After a series of tests, Cunningham was arrested and issued a summons for N.J.S.A. 39:4-50/Driving While Intoxicated, N.J.S.A. 39:4-96/Reckless Driving and other violations associated with the stop.

On 05/01/2022, Patrolman Carsley conducted a motor vehicle stop on Arney’s Mount Rd. During the traffic stop, suspected drug paraphernalia and hollow point ammunition were discovered inside of the vehicle. The driver identified as Tayron Brown of Willingboro as well as the passenger identified as Jihad Barnes of Upper Darby, PA were arrested and issued summons for violating N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3F1/Unlawful Possession of Hollow Point Ammunition.

On 05/04/2022, Patrolman Peters conducted a motor vehicle stop on Lakehurst Rd. During the traffic stop the driver identified as Robert Beam of Browns Mills was found to have a traffic warrant out of Gloucester City Police Department. Beam was arrested on the warrant, processed at the station and released on his own recognizance pending a future court date.

On 05/05/2022, the Pemberton Township Police Department was dispatched to a residence on the 180 block of Kinsley Rd for a dispute. While officers were on the scene, Patrolman Hamilton observed a subject identified as Jason Brown of Pemberton on location. Patrolman Hamilton knew Brown to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. When Patrolman Hamilton attempted to place Brown under arrest for the warrant Brown resisted arrest. Once Brown was placed into custody he was found to be in possession of a wax paper fold containing suspected heroin as well as a metal pipe suspected to be used for ingesting controlled dangerous substances. Brown was charged with N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1A/Obstructing the Administration of Law; N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2A(2)/Resisting Arrest; N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10A(1)/Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin) and N.JS.A. 2C:36-2/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Brown was lodged in the Burlington County Jail pending a future court date.

The Pemberton Township Police Department is investigating the thefts of catalytic converters which occurred on First Ave in Pemberton and at a business located on Lakehurst Rd in Browns Mills. The thefts were reported to the agency on 05/04/2022 and 05/06/2022 respectively.

On 05/05/2022, Patrolman Reynolds-Vezos responded to an address on the 700 block of Lakehurst Rd for a suspicious person observed walking around a residence. Upon arrival, Patrolman Reynolds-Vezos observed that the air conditioner unit to the residence had been dismantled and the pipes/wires to the unit had been removed. Patrolman Reynolds-Vezos was able to find a subject identified as Douglas Tracy of Browns Mills behind a different address on the same block who was actively stripping the copper wires believed to be from the air conditioner unit. After investigation, Tracy was ultimately arrested and charged with N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3A/Theft by Unlawful Taking; N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3A(1)/Criminal Mischief with Damage and N.J.S.A. 2C:28-6(1)/Tampering with Evidence. Tracy was lodged in the Burlington County Jail pending a future court date.

On 05/07/2022, Patrolman Wardell observed a suspicious subject near a residence on North Branch Rd. The subject had apparently driven his vehicle onto a debris pile and the vehicle was now stuck. Patrolman Wardell suspected that the subject was intoxicated. The subject was identified as Matthew Perkins of Tabernacle. After a series of tests, Perkins was arrested and charged with N.J.S.A. 39:4-50/Driving While Intoxicated and N.J.S.A. 39:4-96/Reckless Driving.