Burglar alarm leads to Galloway resident's arrest on drug, assault charges

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Burglar alarm leads to Galloway resident’s arrest on drug, assault charges Burglar alarm leads to Galloway resident’s arrest on drug, assault charges

GALLOWAY – A burglary investigation on Federal Court Wednesday, Feb. 19 will likely end up with the resident facing narcotics and assault charges in municipal court.

According to police, they answered an activated burglar alarm at 9 p.m. to which the homeowner, Joseph J. Brandenberger, 28, also responded.

Brandenberger reported several items had been stolen, including a laptop computer.

Police said that during the burglary investigation, narcotics were discovered in the home, and Brandenberger assaulted an officer.

After obtaining a search warrant to look for drugs, police said township K-9 police located numerous amounts of marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, oxycodone pills and amphetamines.

Brandenberger was arrested and charged with multiple counts of possession and distribution of controlled dangerous substances, assaulting a police officer and obstruction of justice.

He was held at the Gerard L. Gormley Justice Facility in Mays Landing on $100,000 bail.

Investigating officers are Gary Brenner and Detective Ryan Goehringer.


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