A Vineland man goes on trial today in a 2014 crash that killed a Linwood teen and injured three others. Nicholas Garreffi, now 42, had alprazolam (the generic form of Xanax) in his system when he caused the crash that killed 14-year-old Aisling Cooke, according to the charges, which include vehicular homicide and three counts of assault by auto. But it was not reckless disregard for his actions that caused the “horrific” crash, defense attorney
An Arkansas man was arrested after he allegedly fled a Hamilton Township crash while drunk. Steven Stewart was found hiding in brush after he flipped his car four times, and then ran from the scene into the woods, police said. Shantel Allmond, 49, of Mays Landing, was driving south on Cologne Avenue at 7:45 p.m., when her 2010 Acura was rear-ended by Stewart’s 2008 Toyota Corolla, according to the report. The impact caused Allmond’s car
An appellate jury this week upheld the conviction of a woman who killed her husband, cut him up and then took the body with her when she moved from the Hamilton Township home they shared. Loretta Doyle Burroughs, who will turn 66 next week, is serving a 55-year sentence for the killing of her husband, Daniel Burroughs, in 2007. She had told people he left her for a waitress in Florida. But, when investigators came
Three teens were arrested in the carjacking of a cabdriver early Sunday morning. The three were picked up in Pleasantville and taken to Mays Landing, where they put a gun to the cabdriver’s head and demanded cash, the victim told Hamilton Township police. The victim ran from the vehicle and the three suspects fled in the cab at about 1:45 a.m., according to the report. A short time later, officers found the cab unoccupied, police
An Egg Harbor Township man was killed in a crash early Wednesday morning in Hamilton Township. Gregory Gellien Jr., 32, was driving south on Malaga Road at about 1 a.m. when he lost control trying to make a right turn onto Jackson Road and struck a tree, according to a preliminary investigation. Police responding to the scene found Gellian injured and trapped inside his vehicle, police said. The Weymouth and Collings Lakes volunteer fire departments
Hamilton Township police are looking for a driver who struck a motorcycle Wednesday then fled with the bike still attached. Motorcyclist John Weber IV, 19, of Mays Landing, told police he was thrown from his bike when he was rear-ended by the car as they were heading east on Route 40 near Hamilton Commons Drive. The vehicle — possibly a light-colored sedan — continued east with the motorcycle still attached to its front, police said.
A Portsmouth, Virginia man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon. Police were called to Route 40 and Cantillion Boulevard at 12:22 p.m. for a crash between a tractor-trailer and a car, police said. Frank Alibrando, 56, of Brick, was heading east on Route 40 driving a 2015 International tractor-trailer when the driver of a Toyota sedan traveling west crossed the center line and struck Alibrando’s truck, according to an investigation. The driver of
A man was shot and killed Wednesday night in the Woodlands Condominiums, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton confirmed. Marcus Campbell, 21, died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the autopsy. His death was ruled a homicide. It is the second killing of a 21-year-old man in the township in five days. Demond Cottman, of Atlantic City, was shot and killed Friday outside the Hamilton Mall. His 26-year-old brother was wounded. Police were called to