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Mt. Laurel Police Arrest PA Man Wanted for Rioting

Also, police investigate a break-in that resulted in the theft of $9,000 worth of cash and jewelry.

Sept. 24

Burglary — Someone broke into a residence on the 100 block of Memorial Lane by forcing open a rear window and stole a $450 television, according to police. The damage is estimated at $200. The theft occurred sometime between 7 a.m. Sept. 21 and 5:43 p.m. Sept. 24.

Criminal mischief, 9:26 p.m. — Police said someone used a lawn ornament to smash a glass door on the 700 block of Cornwallis Drive, causing an estimated $500 damage.

Criminal mischief, 9:29 p.m. — A motorist was stopped in the area of Cornwallis Drive and York Road when an unidentified male suspect, who was walking with a group of four subjects in their late teens, smashed the rear driver’s side window of the victim’s vehicle as they walked by, according to police. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $240.

Sept. 25

Arrest (DWI), 11:05 p.m. — Police arrested Sekou Doumbouya, 31, of the 800 block of Country Club Parkway, after stopping him on East Gate Drive for motor vehicle violations. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, police said, and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Sept. 28

Arrest (obstruction) — Police arrested Mildred M. Longo, 22, of the 200 block of Pump Branch Road, Waterford, after she interfered with officers who were assisting another subject in the area of the 200 block of Everly Court, according to a report. She was served with criminal complaints and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Theft (Laurel Creek) — Someone stole a recycling bin from the unit block of Alderton Lane between 8 p.m. Sept. 18 and 11:56 a.m. Sept. 28, police said. The container is valued at $75.

Attempted burglary (Larchmont), 6 p.m. to midnight — A burglar attempted to break into a home on the 500 block of Willow Turn by prying at the front door, causing $50 damage, police said. They did not gain entry to the residence.

Sept. 29

Arrest (possession of marijuana), 11:39 p.m. — Police arrested Masud I. Mustafa, 21, of the unit block of Thorn Lane, Chesterfield, in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven on Route 73 subsequent to a suspicious person investigation, according to a report. He was charged with possession of marijuana and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Sept. 30

Arrest (DWI), 1:51 a.m. — Police arrested Daniel R. Espenschied, 26, of the 800 block of Rancocas Avenue, Riverside, after stopping him on Creek Road for a motor vehicle violation, according to a report. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Arrest (DWI), 2:11 a.m. — Police arrested Stephen G. Berenson, 26, of the unit block of Five Crown Royal, Marlton, after stopping him for a motor vehicle violation on Route 73, according to a report. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Arrest (DWI), 6:30 a.m. — Police arrested Steven Melvin, 42, of the 200 block of Haddon Avenue, Haddonfield, during the investigation of a motor vehicle collision on Century Parkway. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, police said, and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Arrest (shoplifting), 6:39 a.m. — Police arrested King N. Allah, 37, of the 500 block of Chews Landing Road, Sicklerville, for shoplifting $294 of merchandise from the CVS on Route 38, according to a report. He was served with criminal complaints and lodged at the Burlington County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Burglary (Ivy Ridge), 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. — Approximately $650 worth of jewelry and cash were stolen from a home on the unit block of Christopher Mills Drive after the thief gained entry through an unlocked sliding door, police said.

Oct. 1

Burglary/theft (Timbercrest) — Someone stole approximately $9,000 worth of cash and jewelry from a home on the 100 block of Knotty Oak Drive by forcing open a rear window, police said. The theft occurred between Sept. 26 and Oct. 1.

Criminal mischief, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — A guest of the Hotel ML, on Route 73, told police someone smashed the window of his vehicle while it was parked in the hotel lot, causing an estimated $300 damage.

Oct. 2

Arrest (hindering) — Police arrested Steven Rizzo, 24, of the 1000 block of Wall Street, Edgewater Park, after he provided a false identity to an officer during a stop for a motor vehicle violation on Hainesport Road on Sept. 21, according to a report. The officer later discovered Rizzo had falsely identified himself and obtained an arrest warrant with bail set at $2,500. Rizzo was served with the warrant on Oct. 2 at Burlington County Jail, where he is currently being held on unrelated charges, police said.

Arrest (hindering), 4:41 p.m. — Police arrested Brian A. Bunting, 30, of Bassett Avenue, Runnemede, after he gave police a false identity during an investigation into illegal soliciting at 4200 Church Road, according to a report. Police said Bunting was trying to avoid arrest on outstanding warrants. He was charged with hindering and committed to Burlington County Jail on $1,000 bail.

Oct. 3

Arrest (DWI), 1:37 a.m. — Police arrested Frank V. Prolizo, 40, of Strongsville, OH, after he was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on West Park Drive. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a court hearing, police said.

Oct. 4

Criminal mischief — Someone tried to drill out the lock of a soda machine at the Greyhound bus terminal on Fellowship Road, causing an estimated $200 damage, police said.

Arrest (fugitive from justice), 9:30 p.m. — Police arrested Derrick Stanley, 42, of the unit block of Lily Street, Browns Mills, for being a fugitive from justice. According to police, Stanley was at police headquarters for an unrelated matter when the officer discovered he was wanted in Pennsylvania for rioting with purpose to coerce an official act. Stanley was charged with being a fugitive from justice with bail set at $5,000. He was committed to Burlington County Jail.

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

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