WOODBURYAccording to a press release issued by the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office:

Mentioning a man’s arrest warrant during his trial on charges of resisting arrest and possession of PCP in Paulsboro does not overturn his 2012 conviction, a Superior Court appellate panel ruled Monday.

Considering his record and the circumstances of his arrest, the five-year prison sentence imposed on Anthony Fowlkes, 54,   homeless, was appropriate, the court ruled in the same appellate decision.

WEST DEPTFORD TWP. — Here is a list of recent arrests and incidents as provided by West Deptford police:

On 6.5.2015, Stanley F. Smith IV, 35, of Westville, and Michelle L. Horay, 33, of Woodbury, were arrested on Delaware Street. Smith was arrested for outstanding warrants and possession of CDS. He satisfied bail requirements and was released pending further court action. Horay was arrested for outstanding warrants. She was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility.

On 6.6.2015, Enid Watson, 66, of Clarksboro, was arrested for shoplifting at the ShopRite store. She was issued a summons and released pending further court action.

WASHINGTON TWP. — On June 9, 2015 at approximately 12:30 AM, two white males operating an older model white Dodge pickup truck, cut and removed four air conditioning units from the rear of the Priscilla Town Center (5101 Black Horse Pike) shopping plaza.

While committing the theft the subjects cut the main electrical supply line to the property causing approximately $50,000.00 in damage.

Surveillance video was obtained from the rear of the property and on June 10, 2015 at 1:30 AM members from the Pitman Police Department observed the suspect vehicle parked near their police headquarters.

CAMDEN – A Franklinville man Friday admitted mailing fraudulent invoices for non-existent workbooks to more than 73,000 schools throughout the United States.

Robert S. Armstrong, 44, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman in Camden federal court to Count One of a superseding indictment charging him with mail fraud.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

WOODBURY — A Gloucester County grand jury this week indicted the following people:

— Kimberly A. Watson, 38, of Clementon, for theft on dates between June 1, 2012 and Oct. 16, 2014 in Logan Township.

— Joseph L. Green, 34, of Glassboro, for receiving stolen property on Oct. 21 in Washington Township.

— David G. Roye, 19, of Woodbury, for two counts of sexual assault of a victim 13 to 16 by a person at least four years older in Woodbury in or about June 2014.

WOODBURY — After hearing details of an investigation into a Deptford Township apartment building fire that damaged 17 units on Feb. 1, a Superior Court judge Friday denied a motion to reduce the suspect’s bail to the requested minimum amount for the offenses he faces.

An account of the fire at the Chestnut Lane Apartments given by suspect Christopher Long, 31,  of Willingboro, was contradicted by findings of investigators who examined the apartment where Long’s girlfriend was a tenant, said Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Laurie Cimino. Telephone data also was at odds with Long’s recollection of the incident, Cimino said.

HARRISON TWP. — A group of students upset that their wall display about "Police Brutality" was removed from a wall at Clearview Regional High School Wednesday staged a sit-in in front of the school's main office Thursday morning.

The display, put up by students in a humanities class, featured a silhouette of a person with hands in the air, and signs that read "Hands Up! Don't shoot!"

School officials said the display was put up without administrative approval and that it happened after school hours. Clearview Regional Superintendent John Horchak III said he was investgating and that disciplinary action might be taken against a teacher, cautioning that such personnel action is generally kept confidential and not released to the press or public.


FRANKLIN TWP. — A five-vehicle crash caused one fatality shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday at Harding Highway/Route 40 and Porchtown Road.

Police arrived at 10:58 a.m. to find the driver of a silver Honda pickup truck unconscious. Police and medics performed CPR and transported the man to Elmer Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not yet been released, pending notification of his family, police said.

HARRISON TWP. — A display entitled “Police Brutality” was posted on a wall at Clearview Regional High School recently, complete with a silhouette with raised hands and posters declaring “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”

The display was posted by  Humanities Class.

Policemen’s Benevolent Society Local 122 members became vocal about it after someone posted a photo of the wall on Faceboook Wednesday morning. A photo of the wall display has generated a long list of responses from police officers and others.

Clearview Regional Superintendent John Horchak III was not available to take a phone call at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday because he was at the high school, reportedly investigating the incident.

By that time, the display had been taken down from the wall.

One Facebook poster said she saw the display Monday night.

Some of the comments on Facebook:



“Ranks right up there with the teacher having her kids writing get well cards to Mumia Abu-Jamal.”

“Unacceptable that the admin would allow this.”

“Someone needs to be fired.”

"Anyone else find it ironic," one parent wrote, "that this is occurring at the school who had 3 bomb threats in two weeks where all of the responding officers ran in toward danger while the kids played in the parking lot?"

PBA Local 122 President Jason Neely sent a letter “on behalf of the nearly 500 active law enforcement officers” represented by the local to Horchak asking that the display be removed.

The display, while protected by freedom of speech, Neely wrote, was misleading.

“The last thing I expected to see is one of our local high schools allowing their students to publicly bash law enforcement,” Neely wrote.

Neely noted those recent bomb scares. “Is this the way you teach your students to show appreciation to those who help them?” he wrote.

Robert Zimmerman, president of the Gloucester County Chiefs of Police Association and police chief of Pitman, is a Mantua Township resident whose daughter attends Clearview.

He spoke to Horchak by phone Wednesday afternoon.

“This was apparently done by students after school hours (last night) without approval of the district. As soon as the Principal found out about this (this morning), it was immediately taken down. The school district's administration is currently conducting an investigation and is pro-actively addressing this matter. He assured me, that those responsible, will be addressed in accordance to school school district protocol,” Zimmerman said.

Horchak confirmed that this was a project by students from a Humanities class that was not approved. It was hung Tuesday night and the principal had it taken down Wednesday morning first thing, he said.

“The teacher knew it was a project, maybe one of many current events to be discussed,” Horchak said, adding that he didn’t yet have all the facts.

“We have tremendous respect for our police. We have a school resource officer walking our halls and are especially grateful  since they’ve helped us in the last couple of weeks” with the bomb threats, he said.

His investigation will continue and messages will be posted on the school website and sent through automated message to parents, said Horchak.