Friday, April 25, 2014

Two Suspects Apprehended and Charged In March Home Invasion

Two suspects have been arrested and charged with an early morning home invasion in Riverside on March 12, 2014.  The victim stated a white female and a black male forced the rear door to his home open at approximately 6:15 a.m.   The assailants then entered his bedroom where he was assaulted with a metal object. The suspects fled with cash, cell phone and an Xbox gaming system. The victim sustained a laceration to his head from the assault.
Charged are:
Nathaniel Williams 3rd of Willingboro – arrested 4/24/14
Crystal Gonteski (aka Crystal Toohey) of Willingboro – arrested 4/21/14 by the NJ/NY US Marshals Service and the Burlington County Sheriff's Department

2nd degree Robbery by Force
2nd degree Burglary with Injury
3rd degree Theft

Both were lodged in Burlington County Jail on $100,000 full bail.  Assistance from the BCSD, NJ/NY US Marshals Service, Maple Shade and Mansfield Police Departments was provided during this investigation.

*All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law* 

Friday, April 18, 2014


In July and August of last year the Riverside Business district along Pavilion Avenue was being terrorized by night time break Ins. In total 7 business reported break-ins, including the Historical Society and Derby's Tavern. During the investigation it was found that an 18 year old Delanco teen was committing the burglaries. Some items were recovered and returned to the Historical Society, and other victims. The suspect was sentenced to 364 days in the County Jail and 3 years probation as a first offender.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Website Under Construction

We are currently working with EMERGENCY ZONES, a website development company, to enhance the police department's website.  Since the website is for you, we would like you to be part of the development process.  We would like your input about features, functions, and services you would like to see added to the new site.  Please forward any suggestions to Lt. David Jaensch.  We anticipate the new website, with many new features, will be available to you within one month.  Thanks for your input!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Did you know? In 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in crashes. Always share the road.
This release was scheduled for May 1, 2014, however, a resident was seriously injured while riding his motorcycle with one of our officers on Sunday so we feel compelled to start our campaign early.

Prescription Medication Drop Off

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Joint Effort Leads To Arrest Of 6 Burglary Suspects


   The Riverside Police Department today announced that the cooperative efforts of 8 law enforcement agencies have yielded the arrest of 6 individuals for a string of at least 14 home burglaries across the Riverfront region during the months of February and March 2014.
     The investigation was launched in response to a pattern of daytime burglaries that targeted homes, forcing entry through windows or doors, along the Riverfront in the communities of: Riverside, Delanco, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Riverton, Cinnaminson and Florence. During the investigation it was also found that the suspects also burglarized the communities of Haddonfield and Collingswood which are located along the high speed line in Camden County.
     The arrests were a result of collaboration by the following law enforcement agencies in a task force created to address the burglaries: Riverside Police Department, Burlington City Police Department, Burlington Township Police Department, New Jersey Transit Police Department, Haddonfield Police Department, Florence Police Department, and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. The task force was organized to allow the participating agencies to combine resources which would help track the suspects, stolen property and share intelligence.
     The suspects were tracked by law enforcement surveillance as they traveled between locations throughout the region as well as monitoring pawn shops and bodegas in Camden City and Philadelphia in search of stolen property. It is alleged that the defendants would operate separately to burglarize homes and then meet afterwards in Camden City to sell the items they had stolen, typically jewelry, currency or electronics, which were later sold to finance purchases of Heroin for one another to feed their growing addiction. In some cases individuals arrested claimed to have up to a 20 bag a day habit.

The suspects, who were arrested between March 25 and April 4, are identified as follows:
Jason C. Gale, 32, of Delanco
David P. Endre, 37, of Riverside
Charles Adam Smutny, 39, of Camden
Anthony J. Montgomery, 28, of Palmyra
Kevin David Reeder, 47, or Roebling
David A. Dellavalle, 28, of Camden

     Charges against the individuals arrested include: Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Receiving Stolen Property, and Criminal Attempt.

      The investigation of this pattern of burglaries is ongoing and additional charges are expected.

     The public is reminded that the above listed are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of  law.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Police were dispatched to the 800 block of Bridgeboro Street at around 4pm today. The caller told dispatch that they observed a male acting suspicious in front and in the rear of a property. The caller provided a description of the person and police quickly located the suspect. Police checked the residence and observed that the rear door was forced open. The suspect was also found to have multiple warrants for his arrest. He was also a wanted fugitive. He was charged with burglary, criminal mischief and was lodged in Burlington County Jail.

Tonight's Riverside on Watch meeting topic drug trends,abuse & addiction

Tonight's Riverside On Watch meeting will be held at the American Legion at 7:30pm. Lt. Lou Fisher of the Riverside Police Department will be giving a presentation of current drug trends, abuse and addiction. All are welcome to attend, bring a friend.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Traffic Enforcement Locations Will Be Tweeted On April 11th.

In an effort to promote traffic safety, we will once again be Tweeting traffic enforcement locations on Friday, April 11th.  This event coincides with the national Distracted Driver crackdown developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

*ONLY* check our Twitter account prior to driving, when safely parked, or have a passenger check for you.  We hope to deter distracted driving before it happens.  Prevention is our first step in making the roads safer for motorists and pedestrians.

It is illegal in New Jersey to operate a motor vehicle while using a handheld electronic device.  Currently, motorists violating New Jersey's primary cell phone law face a $100 fine plus court costs and fees.  However, on July 1, 2014 those penalties will rise to a range of $200 to $400 for a first offense and could increase to $800 for subsequent violations.

Help us make our roads safer by following us on Twitter and encouraging a friend to do the same.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Free Riverside Police App For Android! Coming Soon For Apple iOS!

The Riverside Police Department has just made it easier for you to connect with us.  If you own an Android device download our new app free click to download!  You can follow all of our accounts from one convenient app.  Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, contact info, crime tips, our police information center and more!  If you are an Iphone owner, we didn't forget about you.  Our iOS version of the Riverside Police app has been produced and is under review.  We will update you as soon as it is available!
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