Reckless and Disorderly Driver Arrested

Riverside Township Police
Riverside, NJ


This past Wednesday afternoon, a Riverside Township Police officer was alerted to the sounds of vehicle tires skidding in the roadway in the downtown area.  The officer exited the police department to investigate and he was met by several alarmed citizens yelling and pointing at a white GMC Terrain with an out-of-state license plate.  The witnesses stated they observed the vehicle “skidding in circles” in the intersection.  The officer then observed the vehicle aggressively veering in and out of the oncoming lane of travel along Scott St.  The male driver then purposely sped through the intersection of Scott St and Pavilion Ave, disregarding the officer’s presence and the RED traffic signal.  The reckless driver almost struck two oncoming vehicles in the intersection, and then sped off into town. 

Several minutes later, Riverside Patrol officers located the vehicle abandoned in a lot near Spring Garden Park.  Through the investigation, officers were able to identify the driver as Gregory P. Treherne, 41 yrs of Lindenwold, NJ.  The vehicle was impounded, however the driver was not immediately located.  A criminal complaint for “Disorderly Conduct” was generated for Gregory P. Treherne, along with numerous motor vehicle summonses for his egregious offenses including Driving while Suspended, Reckless Driving, Speeding, Failure to Observe Signal and several others. 

Gregory P. Treherne, 41 yrs

On Friday morning, Gregory P. Treherne entered the Riverside Police Department, admitted that he was the driver of the vehicle and demanded that the vehicle be returned to him.  When officers attempted to serve him the criminal complaint and traffic summonses, he refused to accept them and informed officers that he was purposely not going to appear in court to answer to the charges.  After rejecting several opportunities to accept the summonses, Treherne was placed under arrest and lodged at the Burlington County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,500 bail, assuring his appearance in court.

The officers of the Riverside Township Police are aware of the numerous incidents of speeding, reckless driving, careless driving and illegally loud mufflers.  We have been aggressively enforcing these violations in attempt to curb the illegal activity and improve the quality of life in our town.  In addition, we have purchased a portable speed sign that alerts us to speeds of all the vehicles in that area and allows us to target enforcement in specific areas at specific times.  As always, we ask everyone to help and notify us when you witness these violations, if possible, by getting a description of the vehicle and the license plate.  We DO NOT encourage following or confronting anyone on the street.  Let us do that!   

Dispatch can be reached at 856-461-3434.  Information that does not require an immediate response may also be emailed to      Anyone with information who wishes to remain ANONYMOUS may send a tip by texting to 847411 (tip411) with riversidepd in the message field along with the tip.  Tip411 messages are anonymous.  Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Department’s Facebook page or website