WEST DEPTFORD TWP. — Here’s a report of police activity, as provided by the West Deptford Township police department:

—On 5.15.2015, Stefan Constantinou, 19, of West Deptford was arrested on Dante Court for simple assault and unlawful possession of a weapon. He satisfied his bail requirements and was released pending further court action.

— On 5.15.2014, four (4) juveniles were arrested on Shields Avenue. Three of the juveniles were charged with criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia. The fourth juvenile was charged with criminal trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. They were later released to the custody of their guardians.

GREENWICH TWP. — A contractor who allegedly took more than $33,000 but didn’t do any work was arrested here Thursday.

Township detectives and the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department fugitive unit arrested Francis Brett Kelly, 49, at his home on Hunters Creek Circle in Mullica Hill, police said.

Kelly is the owner/operator of B Kelly Construction LLC. He was charged with failure to make required disposition of property received, said police. He allegedly was hired and paid $33,538.09 for a home construction project, but failed to do the work and refused to return the money, police said.

Kelly was lodged in the Salem County Jail in default of $50,000 full-cash bail, said police.

Other victims of Kelly are urged to contact Greenwich Township detectives at 856-423-1950.

WASHINGTON TWP. — An Atco man was arrested May 7 and charged with unlawfully taking more than $19,000 by way of mortgage schemes.

After a lengthy investigation by the Washington Township police department Criminal Investigations Division, Lee M. Minniti, 32, was arrested by Detective Tobias Haley and charged with multiple counts of theft by failure to make required dispositions of property received, wrongful credit practices and related offenses, police said.

Minniti operates Mortgage Enrollment Services in Washington Township.

WOODBURY — Charles J. Ware, 20, of Deptford, pleaded guilty May 21 to engaging in oral sex with a girl under 13 in Mantua Township in September and October, 2013.

In the negotiated plea, Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Bryant Flowers will recommend Ware be sentenced to seven years in state prison. Under the state’s No Early Release law, Ware will have to serve 85 percent of the sentence before he’s eligible for parole.

He will also be subject to the conditions of Meghan’s Law for sex offenders, and to parole supervision for at least 15 years once he is released.

WOODBURY HEIGHTS — John Basantis, 41, of Marlton, has been charged with the theft of money from the Hollywood Café and Sports Bar while he was employed as the restaurant’s floor manager.

A complaint was signed charging that Basantis took between $500 and $75,000 — no specific amount was cited.

He allegedly change cash-paying customers’ receipts into complimentary employee meals and removed cash from the register at the end of his shift, authorities said.

Basantis turned himself in at the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office in Woodbury on May 15 and was released pending an appearance in court.  No bail was mentioned.

The GCPO’s Major Crimes Unit conducted the investigation which resulted in the arrest.

WOODBURY — A Gloucester County grand jury the week of May 18 indicted the following people:

— Javon R. Murphy, 35, of Turnersville, for two counts of burglary, two counts of criminal mischief and two counts of theft in Monroe Township on Jan. 26 and Feb. 8.

— Cheryl Anderson, 36, of Woodbury, for endangering the welfare of a child on Oct. 13 in Woodbury.

— Keir A. Howard Jr., 26, of Sicklerville, for shoplifting in Washington Township on dates between November 2013 and March 2015.

I haven’t been feeling well lately. This is my first experience with being sick since I stopped working for a living.

It’s unusual, to feel awful and not have to call anyone to tell them you won’t be in today. (You must remember those 6 a.m. phone calls to your boss. You’d make sure to sound like you were on Death’s door, so the boss would get the message that you were much too sick to come into the office today, to tend to mundane obligations while trying not to infect your co-workers. “Hello, boss? It’s Jim. Listen, I feel really bad. So I’m not gonna make it in today. I’ll see you tomorrow — if I can.”)

So now, here I am, feeling lousy and having to notify a total of no people. It feels strange, that’s for sure.

And the funny thing is, it’s nothing contagious, so I’m not even saving co-workers from infection, as I have no co-workers anymore.

LOGAN TWP. — Here’s a list of police activities as reported by the Logan Township police department:

5/7:  Officers investigated a simple assault that occurred at a construction site on Repaupo Station Road.  The victim, a 34 y/o Camden man reported that he was punched by a 43 y/o Runnemede man while they were both working at the site for separate contractors. Both parties were advised of the citizen complaint procedure.    

Provided by West Deptford police



On 5.8.2015, Joseph C. Manzo, 25, of West Deptford was arrested on Ashton Court for simple assault. Manzo satisfied his bail requirements and was released pending further court action.        

On 5.8.2015, Carol F. Ford, 67, of West Deptford was arrested on Essex Court for simple assault. She satisfied bail requirements and was released pending further court action.    

On 5.9.2015, Timothy P. Oneill, 36, of West Deptford was arrested on Center Street for simple assault. He satisfied bail requirements and was released pending further court action.