Williamstown man charged in theft of 22 commercial truck batteries

A Williamstown man has been arrested in the theft of nearly two dozen commercial truck batteries stolen in a 10-day period last month. Hamilton Township police got four reports of batteries stolen from vehicles parked in lots or construction sites along the Black Horse Pike between June 17 and 27, police said. A total of 22 batteries were reported stolen, according to the report. With the assistance of the Monroe Township police, Stephen Hopkins was identified.
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CDC continues to warn of salmonella outbreak from Honey Smacks

The Centers for Disease Control continues to warn people not to eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. A salmonella outbreak that has reached 100 cases in 33 states — including four in New Jersey — has been linked to the cereal. “Do not eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, regardless of package size or best-by date,” the CDC warns. “Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest
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Overturned tractor-trailer closes road for hours in Hamilton Township

A tractor-trailer overturned in Hamilton Township on Monday morning, causing traffic to be diverted for about five hours. The 2008 Peterbilt semi-tractor with trailer operated by Robert Breunig of Tuckahoe was heading east on Millville Avenue when it failed to negotiate the curve at Pittsburgh Avenue, according to a preliminary investigation. The trailer struck a utility pole before overturning and striking the guard rail and a tree, police said. The trailer came to rest in
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State looking to possibly double number of medical marijuana dispensaries

More medical marijuana dispensaries are needed in the state, the governor announced Monday. The Murphy administration wants as many as six new applicants to operate dispensaries — two each in the state’s southern, central and northern regions. With 10,000 new patients since the beginning of the year, the expansion is necessary, Gov. Phil Murphy said. That would double the current number of Alternative Treatment Centers, or ATCs. “We look forward to the opening of six
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Atlantic County teen debuts design on NYC runway

Aston Ragsdale was 12 when she asked for a sewing machine. She didn’t really know how to sew, but loved being creative with clothes. Four years later, the Atlantic County teen had her first design at Men’s Fashion Week in New York City. “It was exciting,” said Ragsdale, who grew up in Pleasantville and Galloway Township. Her paternal grandmother and maternal great-grandmother were both seamstresses, so it seems to be in the teen’s blood. She
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Man fatally shot by Vineland police identified

  A standoff in Vineland that ended with a man fatally shot Saturday is under investigation by the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office. He was identified Sunday as Rashaun Washington, 37, of Bridgeton. Police were called to a residence on West Wood Street at 11:22 a.m. for the report of a man acting suspiciously on a front porch on the street between Boulevard and Fourth streets, Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said. An encounter between the officers and man
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Atlantic City sees crime decrease in first six months of the year


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Atlantic City saw a decrease in crime in the first six months of 2018. Uniform Crime Report statistics released by the department show a 27 percent drop in violent crime over the same time frame last year and property crime down by a third. The department is “very pleased” with the reduction, “however, we are not satisfied,” said police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Fair. “Now, more than ever, our fight against crime must start with our


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Bicyclist injured in EHT hit-and-run

Egg Harbor Township police are looking for a car that struck a bicyclist Wednesday and fled. Lynne Devivo, 43, of Egg Harbor Township, was riding her bicycle at 5:48 p.m., on the shoulder of Ocean Heights Avenue near Swift Drive when she was struck by a 2006-2009 Mercedes-Benz ML model that was gold or pewter in color, police said. The Mercedes fled the scene toward English Creek Avenue with passenger side damage, according to the
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EHT crash shuts down Black Horse Pike for about an hour

Two drivers were injured in a crash in Egg Harbor Township on Friday afternoon. Kimberly Weaver was heading east on the Black Horse Pike when her Ford F350 impacted a Kia Optima driven by Alexandra Barone heading north on Spruce Avenue, police said. Weaver’s truck struck the driver’s side of Barone’s car, trapping the Egg Harbor Township woman inside, Lt. Michael Finnerty said. The Cardiff Fire Department responded and was able to extricate Barone. Barone,
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Vineland man arrested in connection with investigation into woman’s killing

A Vineland man has been arrested in an investigation the killing of a woman whose remains were discovered in Cumberland County earlier this month, State Police said. Dennis Parrish, 52, was arrested Thursday at an Absecon hotel and is charged in the desecration and moving of Tonya Cook’s remains. Cook’s remains were found July 2 in Lawrence Township. No one has yet been charged in her killing. Parrish is being held at the Cumberland county
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