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Police: Man Was Growing 19 Pot Plants in Yard

Also, Maple Shade Police arrest a man they say burglarized a family's home while they were on vacation.

Sept. 4

Criminal mischief, 12:05 a.m. — A rock was thrown through the window of a new home under construction on the unit block of East Front Street, police said.

Sept. 6

Burglary, 10:35 a.m. — Police arrested Daniel Bell, 29, of Frederick Avenue, Maple Shade, for allegedly burglarizing the home of a family on South Lippincott Avenue, according to a report. A friend, who had been taking care of animals in the house while the family was on vacation at the shore, noticed items were out of place, police said. A 46-inch Samsung TV, a DVD-VCR player, a 24-inch Insignia TV, a DeWalt cordless drill and some jewelry had all been stolen. According to police, Bell gained entry to the house through a basement window under the rear deck. He was arrested and sent to Burlington County Jail. The victim’s TVs and drill were recovered and returned.

Sept. 11

Arrest, 10:18 a.m. — Police arrested George A. Wilhelm, 58, of Rudderow Avenue, for growing 19 marijuana plants in his backyard, according to a report. The New Jersey State Police Marijuana Eradication Unit and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Task Force aided in the investigation. Wilhelm posted 10 percent of $5,000 bail and was released pending court, police said.

Information provided by Maple Shade Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Jersey Teapot-Party September 16, 2012 at 04:46 PM
A 58 yr old man peacefully gardening in his backyard. Now they will use the legal system to attempt steal his assets and put him in jail. While we are forced to pay for this abuse of government power.
jay September 17, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Today a mother of two was jailed for not cooking some pasta all the way... Yea it sounds that stupid doesen't it.

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