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Monday, January 26, 2015

State of Emergency Declared

A State of Emergency  has been declared due to the winter storm. NJ State Offices and Riverside Administrative and  Riverside Court offices are closed tomorrow 1/27.  Parking restrictions are also in effect.  Scott Street is closed to all public parking.  The entire length of Fairview St., Bridgeboro St., Pavilion Ave, and N. Pavilion Ave are closed to public parking during the State of Emergency.  Please stay tuned to local weather as the forecast for this storm has changed several times already.  The National Weather Service is currently predicting 12-16 inches of snow in Burlington County.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Threat Towards Police on Twitter Results in Arrest



On 1/24/15 the Riverside Township Police were alerted through their Twitter account that a user of the social media tool sent out a threatening message of violence directed at the Riverside Township Police.  As a result of this threat of violence towards law enforcement, a state-wide alert was sent out and numerous agencies became involved with the investigation.  Through the investigation, a suspect was developed, located and charged.  He was identified as a juvenile male resident of Riverside Township.  He was charged with Terroristic Threats and released to the custody of his parents pending juvenile court. 

Any threats of violence towards law enforcement will not be tolerated and will be thoroughly investigated.  Any persons, adult or juvenile, found responsible for directing violent threats towards law enforcement will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Two Arrested in Riverside Strong Arm Robbery



Tajee A. Crawley, 20 yrs


On December 7, 2014, an adult male was assaulted by four male subjects as he was leaving a convenience store in the downtown area of Riverside.  His cell phone and other property were taken from him in the course of this assault.  The victim was transported to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries. 

As a result of the continuing investigation and with assistance from the Pemberton Township Police Department, two of the four subjects have been charged and arrested.  In late December of 2014, a 17 year old juvenile of Lumberton, was identified and charged with Robbery and Aggravated Assault.  He was lodged in the juvenile detention center.  On January 20, 2015, Tajee A. Crawley, 20yrs, also of Lumberton, was identified and charged in this case with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Theft.  Crawley was lodged at the Burlington County Correctional Facility in default of $50,000 full bail.  Both subjects are known to have an affiliation with the Bloods street gang. 

The investigation is ongoing.  Additional charges are pending.  Anyone with information regarding this case may contact Riverside Detectives at 856-461-8820. 


Monday, January 19, 2015

Free Car Seat Inspections Now Available

On Saturday two Riverside Police officers completed a four day training class to be become nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST).  Statistics show that 73% of all car seats are not used or installed incorrectly.  This certification program allows us to provide another valuable service to the community. 
The officers will educate parents/caregivers and provide hands-on assistance with the proper use of child restraint systems and seat belts free of charge. A majority of parents still misuse their child restraints and need help to get it right, and that's where we come in.  If you are the parent/caregiver of a child and would like a certified technician to inspect your child safety seat please email Ptl. Brandon Conard or Ptl. Tim Marano to set up your free appointment. 
TSeventy-three percent of car seats are not used or installed correctly, so before you hit the road, check your car seat. Here’s a quick car seat checklist to help you out. It takes only 15 minutes. If you are having even the slightest trouble, questions or concerns, certified child passenger safety technicians are able to help or even double check your work. - See more at: http://www.safekids.org/car-seat#sthash.Td5UkWdB.dpuf
Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.

Top Tips

  • Seventy-three percent of car seats are not used or installed correctly, so before you hit the road, check your car seat. Here’s a quick car seat checklist to help you out. It takes only 15 minutes. If you are having even the slightest trouble, questions or concerns, certified child passenger safety technicians are able to help or even double check your work.
  • Learn how to install your car seat for free. Safe Kids hosts car seat inspection events across the country where certified technicians can help make sure your car seat is properly installed. They will teach you so that you can always be sure your car seat is used correctly. Find a Safe Kids car seat checkup event near you
  • Buy a used car seat only if you know its full crash history. That means you must buy it from someone you know, not from a thrift store or over the Internet. Once a car seat has been in a crash, it needs to be replaced.
  • We know that when adults wear seat belts, kids wear seat belts. So be a good example and buckle up for every ride. Be sure everyone in the vehicle buckles up, too.
  • Never leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. While it may be tempting to dash out for a quick errand, the temperature inside your car can rise 20 degrees and cause heatstroke in the time it takes for you to run in and out of the store.
- See more at: http://www.safekids.org/car-seat#sthash.Td5UkWdB.dpuf
Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.

Top Tips

  • Seventy-three percent of car seats are not used or installed correctly, so before you hit the road, check your car seat. Here’s a quick car seat checklist to help you out. It takes only 15 minutes. If you are having even the slightest trouble, questions or concerns, certified child passenger safety technicians are able to help or even double check your work.
  • Learn how to install your car seat for free. Safe Kids hosts car seat inspection events across the country where certified technicians can help make sure your car seat is properly installed. They will teach you so that you can always be sure your car seat is used correctly. Find a Safe Kids car seat checkup event near you
  • Buy a used car seat only if you know its full crash history. That means you must buy it from someone you know, not from a thrift store or over the Internet. Once a car seat has been in a crash, it needs to be replaced.
  • We know that when adults wear seat belts, kids wear seat belts. So be a good example and buckle up for every ride. Be sure everyone in the vehicle buckles up, too.
  • Never leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. While it may be tempting to dash out for a quick errand, the temperature inside your car can rise 20 degrees and cause heatstroke in the time it takes for you to run in and out of the store.
- See more at: http://www.safekids.org/car-seat#sthash.Td5UkWdB.dpuf
Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.

Top Tips

  • Seventy-three percent of car seats are not used or installed correctly, so before you hit the road, check your car seat. Here’s a quick car seat checklist to help you out. It takes only 15 minutes. If you are having even the slightest trouble, questions or concerns, certified child passenger safety technicians are able to help or even double check your work.
  • Learn how to install your car seat for free. Safe Kids hosts car seat inspection events across the country where certified technicians can help make sure your car seat is properly installed. They will teach you so that you can always be sure your car seat is used correctly. Find a Safe Kids car seat checkup event near you
  • Buy a used car seat only if you know its full crash history. That means you must buy it from someone you know, not from a thrift store or over the Internet. Once a car seat has been in a crash, it needs to be replaced.
  • We know that when adults wear seat belts, kids wear seat belts. So be a good example and buckle up for every ride. Be sure everyone in the vehicle buckles up, too.
  • Never leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. While it may be tempting to dash out for a quick errand, the temperature inside your car can rise 20 degrees and cause heatstroke in the time it takes for you to run in and out of the store.
- See more at: http://www.safekids.org/car-seat#sthash.Td5UkWdB.dpuf
Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.

Top Tips

  • Seventy-three percent of car seats are not used or installed correctly, so before you hit the road, check your car seat. Here’s a quick car seat checklist to help you out. It takes only 15 minutes. If you are having even the slightest trouble, questions or concerns, certified child passenger safety technicians are able to help or even double check your work.
  • Learn how to install your car seat for free. Safe Kids hosts car seat inspection events across the country where certified technicians can help make sure your car seat is properly installed. They will teach you so that you can always be sure your car seat is used correctly. Find a Safe Kids car seat checkup event near you
  • Buy a used car seat only if you know its full crash history. That means you must buy it from someone you know, not from a thrift store or over the Internet. Once a car seat has been in a crash, it needs to be replaced.
  • We know that when adults wear seat belts, kids wear seat belts. So be a good example and buckle up for every ride. Be sure everyone in the vehicle buckles up, too.
  • Never leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. While it may be tempting to dash out for a quick errand, the temperature inside your car can rise 20 degrees and cause heatstroke in the time it takes for you to run in and out of the store.
- See more at: http://www.safekids.org/car-seat#sthash.Td5UkWdB.dpuf

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Train-Car Crash Kills Toddler

On 1/16/15 at approximately 3:59 p.m. a motor vehicle and the NJ Transit River Line collided at the intersection of New Jersey Avenue and Chester Avenue.  Preliminary reports indicate the railroad crossing signals were functioning properly when a motor vehicle being operated by a 56 year old male from Delran attempted to cross the tracks despite the signals.  The train and the vehicle collided.  The motor vehicle was also occupied by the driver's two year old grandson.  Both of the vehicle's occupants were transported to Cooper Hospital where the child succumbed to his injuries.  Several riders on the train were also transported to the hospital.  The crash is under police investigation. 

Riverside Police along with police officers from Delran, Delanco, Edgwater Park, and New Jersey Transit responded to the scene.   Riverside Fire Co, Delran Fire Co., Delran/Riverside EMS, Delanco EMS and Virtua Hospital Paramedics also responded.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Citizen Police Academy Announced for Spring 2015



Riverside Police Department
 Citizen Police Academy


 Announcement and Registration

Chief William Eliason is proud to announce the Riverside Police Department’s Spring 2015 Citizen Police Academy.  This free ten week course is being offered to those over 18 years of age who want to learn more about the Riverside Police Department and what a police officer does on a daily basis.  Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  beginning on March 18, 2015.

Topics covered during the academy include:

Ø  Powers of Arrest and Use of Force
Ø  Narcotics Enforcement/Addiction
Ø  Cyber Crime/Internet Safety
Ø  DWI Enforcement/Accident Investigation
Ø  Gang Awareness
Ø  Domestic Violence
Ø  Detective Services/Criminal Investigations
Ø  Crime Prevention/Home Security
Ø  Patrol Function
Ø  Criminal and Motor Vehicle Law

Graduates of the ten week program will be eligible for a “Ride Along” with an officer during their shift.  Applications are available online at the top right of this page or at the Riverside Police Station, located at 1 West Scott St. Riverside, NJ.

For further information, contact Captain H. David Jaensch at hjaensch@riversidepolicenj.org or 856-461-8820 ext. 111.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Meet the Chief


Here is an opportunity to meet the new Chief of Police, William T. Eliason, and to let him know what your priorities & concerns are at an informal meet and greet on January 18, 2015.  The Meet the Chief event will be held in the Riverside Municipal Courtroom from 12:00-2:00p.m.   Stop by to  discuss public safety issues and ways we can collaborate to enhance the quality of life in Riverside or just say hello!  Light refreshments will be served.
Please email: info@riversidepolicenj.org with any comments, questions or concerns regarding postings on this blog.