Palmyra units were dispatched to the area of Charles Street School for a report that a subject had just stolen a bicycle from the BP Gas Station on Route 73 North.
The subject was quickly spotted by police near the school. While officers were pulling up to him, he proceeded to walk in to the front doors of Charles Street School. The subject advised school personnel that his son used to go to the school and that he just wanted to see what was going on. He then proceeded to walk back out of the school.
After confirming with the school the subject never had a child in the Palmyra school system, the subject was placed under arrest for criminal trespass.
Michael Evans, 31, of Lindenwold, was unable to post the $2,500 bail needed for release and was ultimately lodged in Burlington County Jail, pending court.
March 16, 4:54 a.m.
Palmyra units were dispatched to the area of Ebbtide Lane and Lakeside Drive for a report of two male subjects that appeared to be breaking in multiple vehicles.
Officers arrived on location and quickly located the two subjects that fit the description given by the caller. As officers attempted to investigate, the two males took off running.
The officers on location advised them to stop numerous times. One subject, a juvenile, was quickly located in a wooded area and taken into police custody.
The second subject, 20-year-old Jonathan Batista Colon, of Beverly, was taken into custody when he showed up at the juvenile's residence a short time later. The juvenile's mother had called police to have him removed. When officers arrived, they observed that he was attempting to hide inside of the residence and also resisted being arrested.
The subjects were also found to be in possession of numerous stolen items.
Both subjects were charged with burglary, theft and resisting arrest.
Colon was unable to post the $40,000 bail needed for release and was ultimately lodged in Burlington County Jail. The juvenile was released into the custody of his mother at this time, pending court.
Palmyra units responded to a residence on Van Sant Drive for a reported burglary that occurred sometime during the day on March 8. The homeowners reported that several pieces of jewelry and prescription oxycodone pills were taken. The suspect entered the residence by breaking out a window in the back door. If anyone has any information pertaining to this case please call Palmyra Detective Bureau at 856-829-0198.
Palmyra Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on a blue Ford van for an equipment violation. The driver was unable to produce any documentation for the vehicle and proceeded to get out of the van to look under his seat for any of the paperwork.
For officer safety purposes, the driver was restricted from doing so but he allowed one of the officers to look under the seat for the documentation. The officer could smell an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
When asked if he had anything illegal on him or inside the vehicle, the driver immediately admitted to having several loose prescription pills, not prescribed to him, in his pocket.
The driver consented to a search of his vehicle, which resulted in officers seizing a small bag of suspected marijuana from behind the passenger seat. The driver, 28-year-old Michael Hause of Palmyra, was arrested and charged with possession of prescription legend drugs and possession of marijuana under 50 grams.
Both charges were placed on a summons. After being processed for the arrest, Michael Hause was released pending court.
March 10, 2:16 a.m.
Palmyra Police were dispatched to a residence on Cinnaminson Avenue for an abandoned 9-1-1 call. While responding to the call, central dispatch upgraded the call to a male that was on location attempting to make forced entry into the residence.
Patrol units spoke to the victim who said her ex-boyfriend had just been on location and had forced open the back screen door, which was locked. The victim then confronted the ex-boyfriend who forcibly pushed her into the wall and walked past her into the house despite being told that he was not welcome on location.
He then walked right into the victim's bedroom and began punching her new boyfriend in the face repeatedly. The caller's aunt heard the commotion and contacted police for assistance. Also during the scuffle, a lamp belonging to the aunt was broken.
While officers were speaking with the caller out in front of the residence, the suspect came walking out from behind bushes in the backyard. The suspect claimed that he only came to the residence to visit his son, who had been sleeping given the late hour of night.
The suspect, Jason Jobes, 33, of Pennsauken, was arrested for burglary, two counts of simple assault and criminal mischief. His bail was set at $57,500. He was unable to post the required bail and was ultimately lodged in Burlington County Jail.
Several residents of Palmyra have reported their vehicles have had items taken from them during overnight hours between March 10 and March 12.
Residents in the area of Temple Boulevard, Van Sant Drive and Front Street have so far been the targets. Each of the reported vehicles had been left unlocked overnight.
The suspect(s) have either just gone through the vehicle looking for items to steal or they have actually stolen things from inside the vehicles. Residents are urged to lock their vehicles when not in use.
Anyone having any information pertaining to these recent thefts are urged to contact Palmyra Police at 856-829-0198.
Palmyra units were dispatched to the Tacony Palmyra Flea Market for a shoplifter that was being detained by security that was on location.
Units arrived on location and spoke with the suspect. He advised that he had initially taken merchandise but had quickly returned the items to the vendor. Police gathered information from the suspect and learned that he had given a false social security number and date of birth.
Police also learned that the suspect had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The vendor did not wish to pursue a shoplifting complaint.
The suspect, 48-year-old Frederick Jones of Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with hindering apprehension by giving false information to police. He was processed for the arrest and released on a summons pending court.