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Police Arrest 3 in Undercover Prostitution Investigations

Mount Laurel Police also arrested a Medford man who was allegedly caught with drugs in the YMCA parking lot.

Nov. 5

Theft (Ramblewood) — Someone stole $1,800 worth of jewelry from a room that was under renovation at a residence on the 100 block of Brentwood Drive. According to police, the theft occurred between 12 p.m. Nov. 4 and 12 p.m. Nov. 5. There was no sign of forced entry to the room or the home.

Nov. 19

Attempted burglary — Someone removed two screens from the rear windows of Ruotolo, Spewak and Company on the 100 block of Chestnut Avenue sometime between 6:45 p.m. Nov. 18 and 10:15 a.m. Nov. 19, according to police. No entry was made and nothing was taken.

Arrest (shoplifting) — Police arrested a 17-year-old Willingboro Township boy for shoplifting $139 in merchandise from TJ Maxx on Centerton Road, according to a report. He was released pending a hearing.

Nov. 20

Arrest (theft) — Police arrested Tamala R. Works-King, 42, of the 1200 block of Crofton Court, for allegedly stealing three gift cards worth $1,000 total while she was employed at TD Bank, according to a report. She was charged with theft and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Arrest (prostitution) — Police arrested Jose A. Frutos-Rosas, 29, of the 10000 block of 32nd Avenue, Queens, NY, for engaging in prostitution after soliciting an undercover officer at a motel on the 1100 block of Route 73, according to a report. Frutos-Rosas was also charged with obstruction and tampering with public records and lodged in Burlington County Jail after failing to post $6,000 bail.

Nov. 21

Arrest (weapons and drugs), 11:31 a.m. — Police arrested Jeffrey J. Corey, 30, of the 1000 block of Clements Avenue, Boothwyn, PA, after he was stopped on I-295 for a motor vehicle violation and found in possession of a switchblade and prescription pills belonging to someone else, according to a report. Corey was charged with possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, served with criminal complaints and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Nov. 22

Arrest (DWI), 1:09 a.m. — Police arrested Shane G. Toal, 24, of Voorhees, during a suspicious vehicle investigation at Miller’s Ale House, according to a report. Toal was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a court hearing.

Arrest (possession of marijuana), 1:30 a.m. — Police arrested Ruben I. Veguilla, 25, of Cinnaminson, after stopping him for a motor vehicle violation on Route 38. He was charged with possession of marijuana and released pending a court hearing, according to a report.

Arrest (DWI), 3:53 a.m. — Police arrested Travis L. Martin, 37, of Mount Laurel, during a suspicious vehicle investigation at the Residence Inn, 1001 Sunburst Lane. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a court hearing, police said.

Theft (Birchfield) — Someone stole four tires and rims off a 2010 Honda Fit parked in Tulip Court between 8 p.m. Nov. 21 and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 22, police said.

Nov. 24

Arrest (drug possession), 11:58 a.m. — Police arrested Andreas L. Sparks, 27, of Medford, during a suspicious vehicle investigation in the parking lot of the YMCA on Centerton Road. He was charged with possession of heroin, illegal possession of a hypodermic needle and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, according to police. Sparks was also wanted for violating parole Camden County. He was lodged in Burlington County Jail.

Theft, 4:15 p.m. — Someone driving a green Honda Civic stole $31 worth of gas from the Lukoil station at 921 Route 73, police said.

Nov. 25

Arrest (obstruction/under the influence of drugs), 3:20 a.m. — Police arrested Timothy L. Jones, 20, while investigating a fight in progress in front of the 1300 building of Stokes Road, according to a report. Jones was charged with obstructing the administration of law and for being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. He was released pending a court hearing.

Arrest (DWI), 3:55 a.m. — Police arrested Nicholas Vargas, 19, of Mount Laurel, during a motor vehicle stop on Firehouse Lane, according to a report. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a court hearing.

Arrest (possession of marijuana), 3:30 p.m. — Police arrested Christopher A. Meekins, 23, of Burlington, during a motor vehicle stop on Route 38. He was charged with possession of marijuana and released pending a court hearing, according to police.

Nov. 26

Theft, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. — A laptop and a PlayStation 3, valued at approximately $500, were stolen from a hotel room at the Extended Stay on Diemer Drive, police said. There was no sign of forced entry.

Nov. 27

Arrest (prostitution) — During an undercover prostitution investigation at a hotel on the 500 block of Fellowship Road, police arrested Shalevia S. Wilson, 25, of the 500 block of Adila Drive, Tampa, FL, after she solicited an undercover officer for sex, according to a report. Wilson was also charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. The investigation also led to the arrest of Daniel Valentin, 30, of the 1400 block of Washington Ave, Bronx, NY, police said. Valentin was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams. Wilson and Valentin were served with criminal complaints and released pending a municipal court hearing.  

Nov. 28

Arrest (possession of marijuana), 2:21 a.m. — Police arrested Bachana Rukhadze, 20, of the 15000 block of Beverly Drive, Philadelphia, after he was stopped on Hainesport Road for a motor vehicle violation, according to a report. Rukhadze was charged with possession of  marijuana and released pending a municipal court hearing.

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

colleen December 13, 2012 at 07:13 AM
Do only people under 25 get arrested 4 weed? Seems like more profile problems w police. Easy prey? OT pay? Say no-way!! Ur tax$ arresting ur kids & u only u can stop this practice by speaking out against it everyday

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