Harrison Township Police Department
Police Activity Blotter
July 20 – July 26, 2020
Motor Vehicle Crashes
July 21 – Stephen M Sweeney Way and Walters Rd. – 1 vehicle vs. deer, no injuries.
July 23 – Parking lot of Ewan Fire Company – 2 vehicles, no injuries.
July 23 – 300 block of Swedesboro Rd. – 2 vehicles, no injuries.
July 24 – S Main St. and Spicer St. – 2 vehicles, no injuries.
July 24 – 500 block of Clems Run – 1 vehicle, no injuries.
Investigations / Arrests
July 20 – Cpl. Patrick Morris of the HTPD conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of N. Main St. and Colson Ln. During the course of speaking with the driver and passenger, Cpl. Morris determined criminal activity was afoot and requested a police K-9 unit. West Deptford PD Officer Lamalfa and his K-9 partner Chino arrived to assist. Chino ultimately alerted to the presence of narcotics within the vehicle, and a subsequent search of the vehicle confirmed Chino’s alert. The proceeds of the search were two vials containing 5 yellow and white colored rock like substances suspected to be crack cocaine, two metal crack pipes, and one glass smoking pipe. The driver of the vehicle, Ricky Beals, a 34 year old Bridgeton resident, took responsibility for the contraband. He was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters, where he was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, processed, and released on a summons to appear in Gloucester County Superior Court.
July 20 – Ptl. Robert May of the HTPD conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Cedar Rd. and Fostertown Lane. Upon speaking with the driver, Ptl. May observed a clear plastic bag containing white pills sitting on the driver’s seat. When Ptl. May asked the driver of the vehicle, Theresa Mackay a 41 year old Mullica Hill resident, to exit the vehicle, she grabbed the bag containing the pills and threw it into the driver’s side door. A probable cause search was conducted yielding 5 Clonazepam pills and 18 Suboxone doses. Ms. Mackay was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters where she was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, processed, and released on a summons to appear in Gloucester County Superior Court.
July 21 – HTPD officers responded to the area of Teal Rd. and Woodduck Dr. for a soliciting compliant. Officers made contact with Jared Spence, a 21 year old Riverton UT resident soliciting door to door for Greenix Pest Control. He was issued a local ordinance summons for soliciting without a permit and sent on his way pending a hearing in Harrison Township Municipal Court.
July 23 – HTPD units responded to Inspira Hospital at 700 Mullica Hill Rd. for an unwanted person. Upon arrival, officers were directed to a male who was sleeping in the pediatric waiting room and refusing to leave. Officers were able to convince the subject to leave without incident.
July 24 – HTPD units responded to Inspira Hospital at 700 Mullica Hill Rd. for an assault. Officers charged a 47 year old male Deptford Township resident with aggravated assault on a health care worker after he struck an ED Technician in the head with a closed fist. The subject was issued a summons to appear in Gloucester County Superior Court.
July 26 – Ptl. Kevin McGowan of the HTPD was investigating a suspicious occupied vehicle within a closed business complex on Burton Lane. While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, Ptl. McGowan detected the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Upon removing the occupants, the passenger of the vehicle, Nicholas Fuhrmeister, a 20 year old Mullica Hill resident, admitted that there would be a metal grinder on the floor of the passenger side of the vehicle. A probable cause search yielded a red metal grinder with a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana on the passenger’s side floor. Mr. Fuhrmeister admitted that it was his and a search of his person incident to arrest provided an additional clear plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana. Mr. Fuhrmeister was transported to Police Headquarters where he was processed, charged with possession of marijuana, and released on a summons to appear in Harrison Township Municipal Court.
July 26 – HTPD units responded to the unit block of Morning Glory Circle for a fraud complaint. The resident reported several unauthorized purchases on his credit card.