Gloucester Township Police Media Release: Holiday Grinch Arrested For Theft Of Christmas Decorations And Lawn Ornaments 11-23-2014

On Sunday, November 23, 2014 at approximately 8:05 PM, the Gloucester Township Police responded to the 400 Block of Dearborne Avenue to investigate a report of a female who was seen taking Christmas decorations and lawn ornaments from a home. An observant citizen was able to provide a partial vehicle registration for the suspect as the vehicle, a Nissan minivan, fled the area towards the Black Horse Pike.

It was also found that there was a second theft of decorations at another residence also on the 400 Block of Dearborne Avenue by the same female. Investigating officers were able to identify the vehicle and owner information and in turn contacted the Washington Township Police (WTPD) to request they check an address for the vehicle and female suspect. The WTPD then located on Salem Avenue in Sewell, where the female was hiding the decorations and lawn ornaments in a wooded area at the end of that street. Officers from the WTPD located the property in the wooded area and later that night located the female, Jeanette P. Montanez, at a Wawa on Hurffville Road where she was taken into custody at that time and then turned over to the GTPD.

Upon recovering the property it was determined that there were additional theft attempts that occurred earlier in Gloucester Township from Glamis Road and Deborah Place. The recovered property was returned to the rightful owners and the accused was turned over to the Gloucester Township Police for complaints.

Ms. Montanez was charged with two (2) counts of Theft and two (2) counts of Criminal Attempt/Theft. She was released on her own recognizance pending court time and date.

Arrest: Jeanette P. Montanez: 47 years old from the unit block of Rigel Court, Turnersville, NJ 08012


GTPD Community Bulletin: Gloucester Township Police Will Increase Presence for Holiday Shopping on “Black Friday” 11-28-2014

On “Black Friday”, November 28, 2014, the Gloucester Township Police Department will once again be engaged in high visibility efforts and activities to encourage a safe environment for shopping at the start of this holiday season. High visibility patrols, target hardening detail, and plain clothes officers will be deployed to decrease aggressive driving, reduce shopliftings, provide homeland security, and protect all of the holiday shoppers who come for a great shopping experience in Gloucester Township.

The Gloucester Township Police will deploy multiple resources to help make a safe and orderly holiday shopping experience. We will partner with local Gloucester Township businesses and community members to create a safe and enjoyable experience.

These efforts will also continue throughout the holiday season to deter and detect those who seek to victimize shoppers, retailers or commit illegal activities in our community.

The community is reminded that if you see something suspicious, please report it to the Police or call 9-1-1. Please remember to wear your seat belt, and to slow down while driving to ensure that you arrive alive for the holidays.


Gloucester Township Police Media Release:  Off Duty Camden County Police Officer Detains Shoplifter At GT Wawa Store, Sicklerville Road

On November 19, 2014 at approximately 8:19 AM, an off duty Camden County Police Officer Robert Shea #478 who was en route to a training assignment, observed the suspect attempting to steal various food items worth $28.44. Officer Shea detained the suspect and contacted the Gloucester Township Police Department.

The suspect was turned over and a search of the suspect revealed a bag of heroin and drug paraphernalia. The suspect was also found to have a 3 outstanding arrest warrants. The suspect was charged with Shoplifting and was remanded to the Camden County Corrections Facility.

Accused: Sherrod Tucker, d.o.b.: 11/01/1983, of Mercer Drive, Sicklerville, NJ

If you or someone you know is suffering from the scourge of drug addiction contact the Gloucester Township Project SAVE (Substance Abuse Victimization Effort) Advocate at 856-302-7051.


Gloucester Township Police Crime Stoppers: Missing Adult- Northbrook Behavioral Health Hospital 11-13-2014

This GTPD Crime Stoppers VIDEO can be viewed here:

On November 13, 2014 at 11:16 PM it was reported to the Gloucester Township Police that Cheryl L. Keys signed herself out on a day pass from the Northbrook Behavioral Health Hospital located at 425 Woodbury Turnersville Road in Blackwood, NJ 08012. She was approved for a day pass allegedly with a female family member, however, failed to return back to the facility.

Mrs. Keys is described as a 51 year old black female, 5′-04″ tall, 250 pounds with brown hair. She is known to frequent the City of Camden. There is no further description or known destinations. Mrs. Keys was observed leaving the complex, in a red, 4 door, vehicle with an unknown registration. The second female is described as a heavy set black female who was reportedly not a family member. Mrs. Keys is believed to be in the Camden or Philadelphia area.

Anyone having knowledge about this subject is requested to call 911, or the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500 or 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:


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