GTPD Media Release: Police Respond To Barricaded Person In Crisis At Glendora Court Apartments 5-26-2015

On May 26, 2015 at approximately 2:25 PM, the Gloucester Township Police received a call from a medical provider who was concerned that a person was in emotional crisis at their residence at the Glendora Court Apartment complex.

Officers made contact with the person and the person began to barricade themselves in the apartment. On duty Officers of the Special Response Team and Crisis Negotiations Team responded and attempted to negotiate with the subject. The person refused to exit the apartment, and information obtained by Officers at the scene indicated that the person may attempt suicide by overdosing on medication.

After numerous attempts to make contact with the subject, Officers forced entry into the apartment, and immediately made contact with the subject. The subject was taken into custody without further incident at 3:55 PM, and was immediately transferred to EMS personnel for evaluation and treatment. The subject was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. The identity of the subject is not being released at this time.


UPDATE Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Media Release: Man Arrested for Gloucester Township Bank Robbery, PNC Bank Glendora Section- 5/25/15 

Timothy J. Givens, 37, of Sicklerville, is accused of robbing the PNC Bank located at 900 Black Horse Pike in Gloucester Township on Saturday morning. It is alleged he passed a demand note to a teller, received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot.

Authorities received several tips that helped identify Givens as the suspect after releasing surveillance photos of the robber.

Two Camden County Sheriff’s Department officers observed Givens walking near Cooper University Hospital in Camden on Sunday afternoon and approached him. The suspect attempted to flee, but was apprehended after a short foot chase.

Givens is charged with robbery and resisting arrest by flight. He was remanded to the Camden County Jail in lieu of bail.

All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.




Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Media Release: Bank Robbery PNC Bank, Glendora Section of Gloucester Township 5-23-2015

The suspect entered the PNC Bank located at 900 Black Horse Pike in the Glendora Section of Gloucester Township around 11:10 a.m. and passed a demand note to a teller. He received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot.

The robber is described as a white male with a thin build, standing approximately 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8. He was wearing a white or creme Hollister hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers. He was carrying a black JanSport backpack.

If you have any information or can identify the suspect in the video or photos, please call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777 . You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip page: . Tips may also be emailed to , or contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Paul Audino at (856) 225-8449 or Gloucester Township Police Detective Mike Leach at (856) 374-5725.

Our GTPD Anonymous Tip systems are NOT monitored 24/7. All incidents in Gloucester Township requiring IMMEDIATE police assistance must be called into GTPD at 856-228-4500. If you have an EMERGENCY or are witnessing a CRIME IN PROGRESS, CALL 911.



Gloucester Township Police Kicks Off 101 Days of Summer By Encouraging Parents To Keep Our Children Even Safer and Honoring Take 25 Day 

In honor of National Missing Children’s Day, May 25th, the Gloucester Township Police Department, the Stetser-Lamartine American Legion Post 281, and the National Center forMissing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) want to share important information about what parents can do to keep children safe.

Every year in America, an estimated 800,000 children are reported missing, more than 2,000 children each day. Of that number, 200,000 are abducted by family members and 58,000 are abducted by non- family members, for which the primary motive is sexual. Each year, 115 children are the victims of the most serious abductions; they are taken by non- family members and either murdered, ransomed or taken with the intent to keep. An analysis of attempted abduction cases by NCMEC found that in 84% of the cases, the child escaped would-be abductors through their own actions. Thirty- five percent actively resisted (yelling, kicking, pulling away, running away or attracting attention) while 49% recognized something was not right and responded by walking or running away.

The Gloucester Township Police Department has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® and is committed to protecting children and has completed the necessary requirements to become a 911 Call Center Partner. Please visit the following site for additional information:

The Gloucester Township Police Department encourages parents to spend a few minutes teaching your child about safety as this could mean the difference between life and death. That is why NCMEC’s “Take 25″ national public awareness campaign urges parents to take 25 minutes to talk to their children about safety. The Gloucester Township Police Department and Stetser-Lamartine American Legion Post 281 are joining together in providing pamphlets and fingerprint kits to those who wish to be active in teaching their children on how to be safe.

These kits can be obtained by visiting the Gloucester Township Police Watch Desk on Monday May 25, 2015 from 9am to 5pm. After that, the kits can be obtained at the Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Bureau.

The 101 Days of Summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend, mark one of the busiest and most dangerous times all year. The Gloucester Township Police Department wants to ensure that all residents and visitors remain safe during the summer months.

If you have any questions please contact the Gloucester Township Community Relations Bureau at 856-374-3513 or email



Gloucester Township Police Media Release: Juvenile-Family Service Unit Supervisor Completes Prestigious Training 5-21-2015

On May 21, 2013, Detective Sergeant John Stollsteimer III, Deputy Investigations Bureau Commander (Juvenile Unit), became the latest graduate of the heralded New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Program, from the Gloucester Township Police Department.

DSgt. Stollsteimer attended the intense 14 week program which focused on conflict management, critical thinking, communications, counseling, decision making, and leadership science. The program has been in existence since 1993 when members of  NJSACOP collaborated with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, to develop future police leaders. Candidates for the program are required to commit considerable time and energy to pass this demanding course.

DSgt. Stollsteimer joins the Command Staff and several other Police Leaders of the Gloucester Township Police Department in completing this prestigious program. DSgt. Stollsteimer was joined at the graduation ceremony by Chief Harry Earle, Deputy Chief David Harkins, and his proud father, Retired Gloucester Township Police Chief John Stollsteimer Jr.



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