Monday, September 15, 2014

Riverside Promotes New Chief of Police

Congratulations to Captain William Eliason who was sworn in as Riverside's new Chief of Police tonight.  The ceremony was attended by his family and many of his peers.  He was officially sworn in by Mayor George Conard as his wife Cheryl held the Bible.  His son Nicholas and daughter Devon placed gold stars on his epaulettes.  Chief Eliason is 19-year veteran of the Riverside Police Department.  Prior to his promotion he served as a Patrolman, Sergeant, eight years as Lieutenant and most recently as Captain.  He began his career with the Riverside Police in 1995 after serving four years in the United States Navy on-board a nuclear powered Trident Missile submarine.  He attended Atlantic Community College working toward a degree in Applied Sciences.  He grew up in Riverside and is a graduate of Riverside High School class of 1988. He will be replacing Chief Paul Tursi who is retiring after 28 years of distinguished service.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Two Women Charged in Residential Burglaries

On Friday morning Riverside Police made two arrests in connection with several burglaries. The first burglary occurred on the 200 Block of Sylvan Street and was reported on August 22nd. The victim stated that she observed a Burger King soda cup in her bedroom that was not hers. After checking her jewelry she noticed numerous items were missing. She provided a description of the items to police. 

Over the next couple of weeks the victim provided police the names of possible suspects that had access to her home. Police Detectives discovered one of the suspects, Marina Canzanese, recently sold some of the stolen items to area jewelry stores.   Police responded to the Riverside home of Marina Canzanese on Thursday September 4th but were unable to locate her. 

On Friday September 5th Riverside Police responded to a daytime burglary call on the 300 block of Grant Street. The victim received a call from her teenage daughter that someone had been in their home. They reported an XBOX gaming system and 5 games were taken. They also observed a suspicious female walking in front of their home at the time.

On Thursday morning, September 11, Riverside Police responded to the 500 block of Howard Street for the report of another burglary. The victim stated that she observed a dark hair female walking from her property to a nearby apartment belonging to Marina Canzanese.  After entering her home and finding several pieces of jewelry missing she notified police.

Police responded to the home of Marina Canzanese and found her home with her friend Alexis Ryan. During the investigation it was determined that both Canzanese and Ryan entered the home and stole jewelry. It was also found that both suspects entered the same home the day before and took a ring which they sold to obtain heroin.

It was determined that Alexis Ryan was only involved in the Howard Street burglary.

Marina Canzanese, 30 of Riverside, was charged with 3 counts of burglary and theft.

Alexis Ryan, 20 of Delran, was charged with burglary and theft.

Canzanese and Ryan were charged and bail was set at $25,000/ROR.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Delanco Man Arrested for LSD Distribution

Terrance D. Everett Jr.
On 9/4/14 Terrance D. Everett Jr. (aka Token) 20 years of age was arrested by Riverside Police at his home in Delanco, NJ for possession and distribution of the hallucinogen LSD.  Those charges stem from two prior arrests in Riverside Township.  In May of 2014, Mr. Everett Jr. was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Wandering with the Purpose of Selling Controlled Dangerous Substances.  He failed to appear in municipal court for those charges and a warrant was issued for his arrest.  On July 19, 2014 he was arrested on his outstanding warrant.  During processing he was found to be in possession of numerous strips of paper wrapped in aluminum foil.  Those items were submitted to the Burlington County Forensic Science Laboratory.  Subsequent testing was positive for LSD.  Mr. Everett Jr. was lodged in Burlington County Jail in default of $50,000 bail.

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