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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fight Call Leads to Wanted Person Arrest

On 9/11/17 Riverside Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Pavilion Avenue for two subjects fighting.  As a result of police investigation, William J. Defleece, 43 of Trenton was arrested.  During processing it was determined Defleece was a wanted person, living at a residence in Riverside.   He was charged with Criminal Mischief and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.  Mr. Defleece was lodged in Burlington County Jail.
William J. Defleece, 43 of Trenton

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Eluding Suspect Arrested

This morning at 9:46 am Riverside Police arrested Daniel J. Lippincott, 33 of Riverside.  Lippincott was wanted for eluding Riverside Police while riding a motorcycle in two separate incidents on 8/28. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Burlington County Jail.

Lippincott is charged with two counts of Eluding, Obstruction and Disorderly Conduct along with numerous traffic violations.  The Riverside Police Department would like to thank those who provided assistance in locating him.

Daniel J. Lippincott, 33 or Riverside

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Local Resident Eludes Police on Motorcycle

On 8/28/17 at approximately 8:30pm, the Riverside Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Bridgeboro St for the report of a male riding a motorcycle recklessly around the neighborhood.  The caller stated that the rider was speeding and accelerating his bike's engine causing public annoyance and alarm.  A Riverside patrol unit located the biker on a Honda CBR and attempted to stop him.  The biker ignored the officer and recklessly sped off, but not before the officer was able to obtain the motorcycle registration.  The Honda was found to be registered to Daniel J. Lippincott of Delran, NJ.  
Approximately 45 minutes later, Riverside Police officers located the same biker speeding along Bridgeboro Street and, again, attempted to stop him.  The biker stopped long enough for Riverside officers to recognize him as Daniel J. Lippincott, 33 yrs.  Once the officers approached him on foot, Lippincott, again, raced away from their location ignoring verbal commands to stop.  

Lippincott was charged with two counts of Eluding, Obstruction and Disorderly Conduct along with numerous traffic violations.  The Riverside Police are actively pursuing his arrest on these charges.  Lippincott was last seen riding a rebuilt Honda CBR with NJ registration “3RKL7”. 

Please contact the Riverside Police at 856-461-3434 if anyone has any information on his whereabouts.  

Daniel J. Lippincott, 34 yrs.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Riverside Patrols Foil Prescription Pill Sale

Pizza Delivery Driver Among Those Arrested

On 7/12/17, while on patrol in the downtown area of Riverside, members of the Riverside Police stopped two male subjects during the course of a narcotics distribution investigation.  The male subjects were identified as Jamaal L. Brown, 34 yrs, of Riverside, NJ and David C. Vann, 22 yrs, of Edgewater Park, NJ.  Brown was observed walking about in the same area for an extended period of time when he met up with Vann.  Vann was operating a motor vehicle at that time, while working as a pizza delivery driver.  At one point during their meeting, Brown distributed several prescription pills, which were later identified as a controlled dangerous substance, to Vann.   As a result of the investigation, both subjects were placed under arrest.  An open container of alcohol and a folding knife were recovered from Vann’s pizza delivery vehicle.  Vann was found to have the prescription pills on his person at the time of arrest.    Brown was found to be in possession of hypodermic syringes. 

Both men were charged as follows:  

Jamaal L. Brown:
Distribution of CDS (3rd)
Possession of CDS (3rd)
Possession of a Syringe (DP)

Brown was released on his charges with a court hearing pending.  

Jamaal L. Brown, 34 yrs

David Vann:
Possession of CDS (3rd)
Obstruction (4th)
Possession of a Weapon (4th)
Possession of CDS within a Motor Vehicle (MV)
Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a MV (LO)

Vann was lodged at Burlington County Jail without bail
pending a court hearing.  

David C. Vann, 22 yrs

Monday, July 3, 2017

Female Charged in Assault with Broken Bottle

On 7/2/17 at 0446hrs, the Riverside Police responded to a "disturbance" call at a residence on Burke St.  Upon arrival, a 41 year old female came running from the residence and fell into the arms of officers.  They observed a severe laceration across her face and she was bleeding profusely.  Officers rendered aid to the victim and then entered the residence to locate a suspect.  Officers from Delran and Delanco responded to assist Riverside officers along with Delran EMS. 

Upon entry to the residence, officers found a chaotic scene with an adult male attempting to restrain a screaming, adult female.  It was found through the investigation that the female being restrained had broken a beer bottle and slashed the other female across the face.  The suspect was identified as Heather Tomlin Pereira, 32 yrs, of Riverside. 

The female victim was immediately transported to the hospital by Delran EMS.  Pereira was taken into custody and charged with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault w/ a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  She was lodged at Burlington County Jail pending a court hearing.  

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Riverside Police Active Shooter Training: 2017

The members of the Riverside Township Police took part today in organized active shooter training. At least once a year, the officers gather together to train and prepare for the violent and chaotic situation of an active shooter. These are situations that are unpredictable and evolve quickly and training is vital to prepare the officers to handle them. All of your Riverside Officers take part in this training. The training combines classroom review of Active Shooter scenarios along with hands on training through the use of airsoft and simunitions weapons.  The overall training plan is developed by Ptl. Cicali and Capt. Jaensch.
We’d like to thank the Riverside Police Explorers for participating as actors in this event. Also, Sgt. Nelson D’Oliveira of the New Jersey State Police, a Krav Maga Instructor, stopped by to give some extra instruction in self-defense against weapons. His instruction was valued and much appreciated!
The Riverside Township Police prepare for these and other situations to continue to provide safety and security to everyone who lives, plays and works in our town. We always appreciate the continued support from our township and our residents. 
Here are some photos of the training conducted earlier today. 


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Riverside Police Welcome Two New Officers

(L-R)Patrolman Shane Pettit, Chief William Eliason,
Patrolman Scott Snow
Congratulations to Riverside Police Department's two newest members!  Last night two officers were sworn in as full-time Patrolmen.  Officer Shane Pettit has worked as a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer in Riverside for the past year.  Prior to that he worked as a Class I Special Law Enforcement Officer in Burlington City.  Officer Pettit is also an active member of the Marine Corps Reserve.  Officer Scott Snow returns home to the Riverside Township Police after working as a full-time Patrolman in Palmyra for the past 5 years.  Snow was one of the original members of the Riverside Police Explorers while in high school and shortly thereafter, he was hired to work for the Riverside Township Police as a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer.  Both officers were hired to fill vacancies.  We are excited to have them both as full-time members of the Riverside Township Police Department!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Bike Theft Foiled by Resident with Security Camera

Yesterday morning a resident of Spring Garden Street observed a male on her porch attempting to steal her son's bicycle.  The resident startled the suspect and contacted police.  She was able to provide a good description and video from a home security camera.  Police located and identified Arthur S. Lovelace, 53 of Camden as the suspect and took him into custody.  Mr. Lovelace had numerous outstanding arrest warrants, and was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and an open container of alcohol.  

RPD Security Camera Registration
If you have a home security camera, please consider registering it with us.  Registration is fast and easy.  We are not requesting access to accounts, nor do we want to monitor your camera systems.  If a crime occurs and we think a registered camera may have captured suspect images or illegal activity, we might contact you to see if you are able to aid in our investigation.

If you don't have video security and are interested Ring video doorbell is offering residents a $25 promo code.  Information about the device can be found on our prior post "Ring Video Doorbell Partners With Riverside Police to Enhance Home Security"

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Riverside Memorial Day Parade 2017



Riverside Township Residents,

On Monday 5/29/17 the annual Riverside Memorial Day Parade will take place to honor our Veterans that made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for their county. With that in mind I would like to pass along the following Parade Route information. The parade will begin promptly at 0930 and road closures will begin at 0900 on May 29, 2017. “No Parking Signs” will be posted on Saturday evening May 27, 2017 and all vehicles that remain parked on the Parade Route after 0800 on May 29, 2017 will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense. Please ensure your vehicles are not parked on the below listed parade route.

The following roads will be closed during the course of the parade and will remain closed until the parade has been completed:

1)      Pavilion Avenue from Lafeyette St. to Fairview St.
2)      Scott St. from Fairview St. to Bridigeboro St.
3)      Bridgeboro St. from Henry St. to Scott St.
4)      Palmer St. and Dauphin St. 3 blocks prior to Bridgeboro St.
5)      All side access streets leading onto Bridgeboro St., Scott St. and Pavilion Avenue.

Please come out and join us in honoring our Military Service Members, past and present.

Thank You in advance for your cooperation and have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

William T. Eliason
Chief of Police

Township of Riverside

Monday, May 22, 2017

Riverside Police Recognized by Attorney General for Outstanding Achievements and Innovation in Community Policing

The Riverside Police Department joined 35 other law enforcement agencies from throughout New Jersey today as we were recognized for achievements and innovation in community policing at the New Jersey Attorney General's inaugural Community Police Awards. The award ceremony was held this morning at Rutgers University in Piscataway.  Chief William Eliason, Captain  H. David Jaensch, Ptl. TimothyMarano, and SLEO II Michael Hynes were joined today by Mayor George Conard and Administrator                                                                      Meghan Jack. 

(L-R SLEO II Hynes, Ptl. Marano, Attorney General Porrino, Chief Elison, Capt. Jaensch) 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Riverside Police Recognized for Excellence in Community Policing

On Monday members of the Riverside Police Department received the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce “Voice of Business” award for excellence.  The award was presented for innovative community policing initiatives and collaboration with community partners.  The Department was also recognized with a “Joint Legislative Resolution” by Senator Addiego, Assemblywoman Rodriguez-Gregg and Assemblyman Howarth, and an “Assembly Resolution” by Assemblymen Conaway and Singleton.  We would like to thank the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the members of the Senate and Assembly for their recognition of our efforts.  We would also like to thank members of the Riverside Township Committee for supporting us in all of our endeavors.
L-R Capt. Jaensch, Chief Eliason, Sandra Sciacca, Sgt. Nolan, Ptl. Marano, SLEO II Hynes

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

United States Coast Guard Drops in on Riverside Middle School Students

Members of the United States Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City arrived in their always recognizable orange and white helicopter to put on a display for Middle School Students at Bob Kenney field. 

The children learned many lessons about safety from the entire USCG crew. Rescue Swimmer Mike Gerent showed the children the rescue basket and all the equipment swimmers must wear when they are needed. Aviation Maintenance Technician Grant McGahee showed the children the cabin where they keep people they have rescued safe. Lt. Brent Hardgrave showed the children the copilot seat and explained how the copilot helps the crew accomplish their mission. Lt. Erin Warwick showed the children the pilot seat where she explained the importance of knowing how the helicopter works and how to safely operate in all sorts of conditions. 

We would like to thank Ptl. Timothy Marano and his wife for setting up this program.  A special thank you goes out to Chief Petty Officer Mike Gerent and his crew for this demonstration and keeping us safe!  Thank you for your service and your time today!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Riverside Police Launch Fundraising Campaign for National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Last year the Riverside Police Department, a member or the NJSP ICAC(Internet Crimes Against Children) Task Force, identified and arrested a child predator, seizing the suspect's vehicle after an extensive undercover sting investigation.  With the help of our generous sponsors we converted that vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2dr pickup truck, into the “Riverside Township Police Kidz FunZone Game Center.”   
The truck is equipped with three 55” televisions connected to gaming consoles, tailgate style games, and outdoor movie equipment.  The Kidz FunZone now brings joy to many children throughout the year, by providing a safe environment to play and interact with members of the police department.  
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides free resources to law enforcement for this type of investigation.  The Riverside Police Department did utilize their resources and would now like to give back!
Please help us support the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children by making a donation through our page RPDkidzfunzone
Your donation will help find missing children and fund NCMEC's critical outreach and prevention programs. 
The process is fast, easy and secure. Thanks so much for your support... and please don't forget to send this page to any friends you think might be interested in donating!
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