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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Nov. 13-22

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 28, 2014 04:56 pm

EHT police news EHT police news Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty

Ryan C. Applegate, 30, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Nov. 13 by Officer Kyle Macpherson and charged with burglary and theft.

 Shawn L. Super, 52, of Hammonton was arrested Nov. 18 by Detectives Ray Theriault and Robert Harte and charged with theft of movable property.

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Absecon man killed in Thanksgiving Day car accident in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 28, 2014 01:30 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 20-year-old Absecon man was killed after the car he was riding in hit a tree on Spruce Avenue on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 27. The one-car accident also left the driver, a 62-year-old man from Egg Harbor Township, with life-threatening injuries.

Nevil Tauro was a passenger in a 2000 Porsche Boxter traveling south on Spruce in the Bargaintown section of the township at about 4:30 p.m. when it failed to negotiate a curve, left the road and hit a tree just south of Main Avenue. 

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EHT, Absecon men among 8 charged with illegal dumping on state land

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Written by Staff Report Friday, November 28, 2014 12:46 pm

TRENTON – A Department of Environmental Protection initiative to crack down on illegal dumping in state parks and recreational lands resulted in charges recently against eight people for allegedly disposing of debris and other materials in state-owned natural areas.

The DEP “Don’t Waste Our Open Space” campaign was launched in late March. Investigations of illegal dump sites on state properties by Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Conservation Officers, State Park Police, and DEP’s Compliance and Enforcement personnel has resulted so far in 28 arrests or enforcement actions, according to a DEP news release issued Friday.

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Giving Tuesday restores the meaning of the season

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, November 28, 2014 12:00 am

Giving Tuesday restores the meaning of the season Giving Tuesday restores the meaning of the season

Family Service Association one of available beneficiaries

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – After all of the shopping frenzy from Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday has subsided, charity organizations across the globe are hoping there is some money left over on Tuesday to help the less fortunate.

Coined “#GivingTuesday” in 2012, the annual event serves as a fundraiser for more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. This year it will occur Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Local organizations are hoping residents will take a moment to donate and help their fellow community members.

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Fire companies announce 'Santa runs,' other chances to meet the Jolly Ol' Elf

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, November 28, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Santa takes extra time at the Ciccozzi home during his annual trip around town with the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company. Laura Stetser/Santa takes extra time at the Ciccozzi home during his annual trip around town with the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company.

Each year the members of Egg Harbor Township’s volunteer fire companies help bring a little extra cheer to the season by driving Santa around the neighborhood so he can scout out his route for Christmas Eve.

The fire trucks will be taking Santa around to wave to children Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 8 and 9 in Bargaintown (rain date Wednesday, Dec. 10); Dec. 8-12 in Farmington; Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and 20 in Scullville; and Sunday, Dec. 21 in West Atlantic City.

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Pleasantville man charged in Egg Harbor Township day care center threat

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:08 am

Submitted/Matthew Poole, 31, of Pleasantville Submitted/Matthew Poole, 31, of Pleasantville EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 31 year-old Pleasantville man was arrested for allegedly threatening to harm children at the Wonder Years Day Care Center in Egg Harbor Township Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Police said Matthew Poole called the center on Ocean Heights Avenue in the Scullville section of the township and threatened to harm the children. Management called police and reported the call, and the department dispatched nine officers in response.

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West Atlantic City motel demolition to double as public safety training

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:15 pm

Laura Stetser/Doors to some of the motel rooms in the vacant and storm-damaged Golden Key Motel sit wide open on Thursday, Nov. 14 Laura Stetser/Doors to some of the motel rooms in the vacant and storm-damaged Golden Key Motel sit wide open on Thursday, Nov. 14 EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The blighted motels along the entrance corridor to Atlantic City are on their way to being demolished, but not before the township police, fire and public works departments can get some more use out of them.

Members of the Township Committee said Wednesday, Nov. 19 that they had been in discussions with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority about demolishing the six vacant buildings, which the township purchased in the past year using CRDA funds and then closed.

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Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 04:41 pm

Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Scullville Volunteer Fire Company wants to provide a Christmas surprise to needy families in its service area.

 Starting in October, the fire company began collecting unwrapped toy donations and is now stepping up its collection efforts to provide a holiday surprise for 27 families with children who may not have enough money for Christmas gifts.

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Fernwood up to the challenge of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 02:06 pm

Submitted/Belle, played here by Kristina Kenney, sees the Beast, played by Ted Guzman, as the beautiful soul he truly is at the end of the play. Submitted/Belle, played here by Kristina Kenney, sees the Beast, played by Ted Guzman, as the beautiful soul he truly is at the end of the play. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club presented “Beauty and the Beast” Nov. 20-22, complete with all of the big musical numbers such as “Be Our Guest” that fans of the story have come to expect.

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Miller School technology gets a boost with donated computer lab

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 02:01 pm

Laura Stetser/Fifth-grade teacher Linda Ingersoll explains the task her students are to be working on during the computer lab period. Laura Stetser/Fifth-grade teacher Linda Ingersoll explains the task her students are to be working on during the computer lab period.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Joyanne D. Miller School is home to the district’s second largest student population in what is already the most populated school district in the county.

 With approximately 1,200 students within its walls, the school has had limited computer labs, an “inequity” that a recent donation aims to address, according to Kevin Urtubey, district information technology services director.

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