Saturday, December 27, 2014

Riverside Police Donate Body Armor to Burlington County Humane Police

The Riverside Township Police Department donated eight bullet proof vests to the Burlington County Humane Police Department recently.
Sgt. Joshua Long of the Burlington County Humane Police sent letters to several local police departments asking for donations of bullet proof vests that were no longer being used by local police officers. Riverside Captain David Jaensch contacted Sgt. Long and told him that Riverside would be able to make a donation. Sgt. Long met Captain Jaensch at Riverside Police headquarters where 8 bullet proof vests were donated.
The Burlington County Humane Police do not receive any funding from the Burlington County Freeholders or the State of New Jersey. As a result, there are no funds available to purchase these items for the protection of County Humane Police Officers. The donated vests will be used by Burlington County Humane law enforcement personnel while investigating complaints involving animals.
Riverside Police and the County Humane Police have worked together in the past regarding animal cruelty and neglect in the township and have a good working relationship.
The Burlington County Humane Police Department operates solely on donations and the collections of fines from investigations of animal cruelty and neglect throughout Burlington County.
"I want to thank the Riverside Police Department for their help in this matter. Our law enforcement personnel greatly appreciate this donation, especially in light of the recent shootings of police officers.” said Humane Police Chief Cheryl Mosca.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Riverside Investigation Leads to High Quantity Seizure of Narcotics

On December 22, 2014, the Riverside Police charged Gary R. Dubell, 32 yrs, of Riverside Township with Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone) and Possession of a Weapon while in the Commission of a CDS offense.  These offenses all took place within 500 ft of a public park and within 1000 ft of a school. 

The Riverside Police were first alerted to narcotics activity at Dubell’s home in October of 2013 during a separate narcotics investigation.  That investigation involved a narcotics ring operating in the area of the Riverside Township Schools near Dubell’s home.  During that investigation, suspicious activity at the Dubell residence was observed.  Detectives were able to determine through that investigation and the arrests made as a result, that Dubell was not operating within that same narcotics ring.   A subsequent investigation was opened into Dubell and the suspicious activity in and around his Washington Street home.  Throughout the summer of 2014, information was continually being gathered from arrestees and users regarding individuals distributing narcotics in the area, including Gary Dubell.  The investigation led police to believe that Dubell was selling prescription pain killers, Heroin and Crystal Methamphetamine from his residence.    

Detectives with the Riverside Police applied and obtained a search warrant for Dubell’s residence and his automobile through Burlington County Superior Court.  Upon executing the search warrant, the Riverside Police recovered a high quantity of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin, Prescription pills and painkillers. The evidence was submitted to the Burlington County Forensic Science Laboratory with charges pending those results.  Lab results confirmed a positive finding of cocaine and a high quantity Methamphetamine.  Lab results are still pending on the Heroin seized from Dubell’s home, however, the preliminary result is that it may be the largest single submission of Heroin in the history of the Burlington County Forensic Science Lab.  

Gary R. Dubell was lodged in Burlington County Jail on $125,000 bail.
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