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Police: ATV Joyrider Flees Cops, Crashes, Ends Up in Jail

Also, Mount Laurel Police arrest a Mount Holly teen on pot charges and investigate the theft of $30,000 worth of electronics from Radio Shack.

Dec. 7

Arrest (fraud) — Police arrested Gregory Thompson, 45, of Queen Street, Philadelphia, for allegedly passing a fraudulent prescription at the Wegmans Pharmacy on Centerton Road, according to a report. He was charged with obtaining a controlled dangerous substance by fraud and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Burglary (Brittany), 9:15 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. — Someone got into a home on the 5400 block of Aberdeen Drive and stole more than $7,000 worth of jewelry and coins, police said. It’s unknown how the burglar entered the residence.

Dec. 8

Burglary, 6 a.m. — Someone cut the locks off a fence at Taylor Wiseman & Taylor on Gaither Drive and stole three ATVs and a trailer, valued at more than $40,000, according to police. Damage is estimated at $60.

Arrest (receiving stolen property), 8 a.m. — Police arrested Shawn O. East, 44, of the unit block of West Monroe Street, Mount Holly, after receiving a report of a suspicious man riding an ATV in the parking lot behind the vacant Bennigan’s on Route 73. East tried to flee the area when police arrived, but crashed the ATV and was taken into custody, according to a report. He was charged with obstruction, resisting arrest and receiving stolen property and committed to Burlington County Jail on $30,000 bail.

Juvenile arrest, 1:45 p.m. — Police arrested a 17-year-old Mount Holly boy after they were dispatched to the area of Narberth Drive for suspected drug activity, according to a report. The teen fled, but was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. He was charged with possession of marijuana and obstruction and released to his mother pending a court hearing.

Burglary (Holiday Village), 6:30-7:05 p.m. — Police said an undetermined amount of jewelry was stolen from a home on the unit block of Falmouth Drive. It’s unknown how the burglar entered the residence.

Arrest (DWI), 9:15 p.m. — Police arrested Lawrence E. Doane, 64, of the 1600 block of Augusta Circle, during the investigation of a motor vehicle collision on South Church Street. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a municipal court hearing, according to a report.

Dec. 9

Arrest (DWI), 12:25 a.m. — Police arrested Shannon D. Smith, 29, of the 200 block of Bower Street, Linden, after she was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on Route 73, according to a report. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Arrest (DWI), 1:26 a.m. — Police arrested Jennifer Morales, 29, of the 5900 block of Wexford Brook, San Antonio, TX, after she was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on Route 38. Morales was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a municipal court hearing, police said.

Theft, 2-2:15 p.m. — Someone stole an iPhone, valued at $400, from the Funplex on Route 38, according to police.

Dec. 10

Burglary — A burglar forced open the front door of the Radio Shack on Centerton Road and stole $30,000 worth of tablets and cell phones sometime between 6 p.m. Dec. 9 and 9:14 a.m. Dec. 10, police said.

Burglary (Union Mill Estates), 2-8 p.m. — Police said someone stole $2,000 cash from a residence on the 300 block of Val Drive. There was no sign of forced entry.

Arrest (shoplifting) — Police arrested Alixander Perez Jr., 23, of the unit block of Shore Circle, Browns Mills, for shoplifting a laser level valued at $289 from the Home Depot on Nixon Drive, according to a report. He was served with criminal complaints and released pending a municipal court hearing.

Theft (Laurel Creek Condominiums), 10-10:30 a.m. — Someone stole a package containing merchandise valued at $45 from the front porch of a home on the 2600 block of Yarmouth Lane, according to police.

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

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