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Mount Laurel Police Crack Down on Prostitution

Police arrest three women for allegedly soliciting undercover officers at hotels, as well as multiple arrests for drug possession.

Oct. 8

Theft, 5 p.m. — Someone stole a wallet, and its contents, valued at approximately $50, from a purse that was left unattended in a shopping cart at the ShopRite on Ark Road, police said.

Burglary. 4-7:46 p.m. — A burglar broke into a home on the unit block of Winding Way by forcing open a rear sliding door and stole about $4,300 worth of jewelry and silverware, according to police. The damage to the door is estimated at $50.

Octy. 9

Burglary — About $500 worth of office furniture was stolen from Brandywine Realty Trust, 1120 Route 73, according to police. There was no sign of forced entry. Police said the incident occurred between 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and 10:23 a.m. Oct. 9.

Theft, 10:35-10:43 a.m. — Someone stole $20 worth of gasoline from the Lukoil station on Route 38, police said.

Oct. 10

Theft, 2-3:40 p.m. — Police said a purse was stolen after it was left unattended in the restroom of the ShopRite on Nixon Drive. The purse and its contents were valued at $35.

Theft, 5:45-7:30 p.m. — Someone stole prescription medication from a purse left unattended in an office inside the offices of Community Management Services Group on Larchmont Boulevard, police said. There was no sign of forced entry.

Oct. 11

Stolen vehicle (recovered) — A 2003 Chevy Silverado, valued at $5,000, was stolen from the 2600 block of Auburn Court sometime between 11 p.m. Oct. 10 and 5 a.m. Oct. 11, police said. It was recovered at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, in the parking lot of Larchmont Commons on Route 38. The vehicle audio equipment, tools and other items—valued at $2,368—had been stolen from the vehicle, police said. A rear window was smashed; damage is estimated at $50.

Oct. 12

Arrest (possession of marijuana), 12:41 a.m. — Police arrested Keenen D. Greenhow, 21, of the 300 block of Berkshire Court, Cherry Hill, after he was stopped on the 600 block of Fellowship Road for a motor vehicle violation, according to a report. Greenhow was charged with possession of marijuana (under 50 grams) and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Arrest (prostitution), 1:30 p.m. — Police arrested Sierra Forest-Canada, 23, of the 3100 block of North 34th Street, Philadelphia, at the Red Roof Inn on Fellowship Road after she allegedly solicited an undercover officer in exchange for monetary compensation, according to a report. She was charged with engaging in prostitution and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Criminal mischief/theft, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Someone drilled out the lock of a soda machine at the Super 8 on Fellowship Road and stole an undetermined amount of cash, according to police. Damage to the machine is estimated at $200.

Arrest (drug possession), 3:30 p.m. — Police arrested Jenny Hopkins, 31, of the unit block of South White Horse Pike, during the above criminal investigation at the Super 8 hotel. She was charged with possession of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and prescription medication and lodged in Burlington County Jail in lieu of $23,000 bail, police said.  

Oct. 13

Arrest (DWI), 3:25 a.m. — Police arrested Joseph M. Mento, 33, of the 100 block of South Fellowship Road, Maple Shade, after stopping him for a motor vehicle violation on Church Road, according to a report. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Theft — Light fixtures, valued at $600, were stolen from the front exterior of William Spencer Lighting Fixtures on Creek Road sometime between 5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 11 a.m. Oct. 13, police said.

Oct. 16

Theft, 1:56 a.m. — Someone stole $40 worth of gas from the Sunoco station, 3240 Route 38, police said. The suspect, who was driving a four-door silver Ford sedan, fled the station without paying.

Arrest (hindering), 2:16 a.m. — Police arrested Nadim A. Shaikh, 33, of the 100 block of 170th Street, Jamaica, NY, after he providing fictitious information to officers to avoid arrest on an outstanding warrant during a motor vehicle stop on Route 73, according to a report. He was charged with hindering his own apprehension and released after satisfying the bail for the arrest warrant.  

Arrest (prostitution) — Police arrested Yan Hui Xi, 31, of the 100 block of Pople Avenue, Flushing, NY, after she solicited an undercover officer in exchange for monetary compensation at a hotel on Fellowship Road, according to a report. She was charged with engaging in prostitution and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Shoplifting, 2:59 p.m. — An unidentified man stole a $249 drill from Granger Industrial Supply on East Gate Drive, according to police.

Theft, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Someone stole a credit card and driver’s license from a bag left unattended in an employee room at the Wegmans on Centerton Road, police said.

Oct. 17

Criminal mischief — Someone cut a copper irrigation valve, valued at $200, from a pipe connected to the irrigation system at Brandywine Realty Group and stole it, according to police. The incident occurred between 10 p.m. Oct. 16 and 6 a.m. Oct. 17.

Oct. 18

Arrest (possession of marijuana), 9:41 a.m. — Police arrested Robert L. Zielinski, 18, of the unit block of Chadsford Court, Marlton, after stopping him on Hartford Road for a motor vehicle violation, according to a report. Zielinski was charged with possession of marijuana (under 50 grams) and possession of drug paraphernalia and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Arrest (prostitution) — Police arrested Jamie N. Heil, 22, of the 500 block of Riggs Court, Fredrick, MD, after she allegedly solicited an undercover officer in exchange for monetary compensation at a hotel on Fellowship Road, according to a report. She was charged with engaging in prostitution and released pending a municipal court hearing.  

Theft, 6-7 p.m. — An iPhone, valued at $600, and an iPod, valued at $178, were stolen from unsecured gym bags in the changing room of the Igloo Ice Rink on Fostertown Road, police said.

Information provided by Mount Laurel Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

L P October 22, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Why aren't their pimps getting arrested????? The one girl is from NY.. what is she doing prostituting down here unless a pimp brought her down here?!?!??!

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