Plumsted Police Blotter: Malfunctioning Traffic Signal Blamed for Crash
-On 9/27/12 Det. Reilly responded to Mainland Motor Sports on Route 539 in reference to a burglary. The owner came to work and found three ATV’s missing from a fenced in area behind the business. The case is currently under investigation by the Detective Bureau.
-On 9/27/12 Cpl. Meroney responded to a two car motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Pinehurst Road and Lakewood Road. A Honda Accord was traveling north bound on Pinehurst Road and a Honda Civic was attempting to make a left turn east bound on Lakewood Road. The Civic turned in front of the Accord and the vehicles collided. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene.
-On 9/28/12 Ptl. Schaal responded to Wawa in the New Egypt section of Plumsted in reference to a 54 year old male loitering out front of the store, bothering customers, and asking for money. The male was placed under arrest and charged with a local ordinance. The male was processed and released with a court date.
-On 9/28/12 Ptl. Doell responded to a single car motor vehicle crash in front of a residence on Magnolia Avenue. The black Toyota ran off the road and struck a fence and a telephone pole. The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene. There was also damage to the fence and telephone pole.
-On 10/1/12 Ptl. England responded to two car motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Monmouth Road and Pinehurst Road. A Hyundai was facing north on Pinehurst Road waiting to make a left turn west bound onto Monmouth Road. The driver of the Hyundai stated the green arrow was illuminated and he began to turn. At this time a Dodge was at the traffic light on Monmouth Road facing west bound waiting to make a left turn south bound onto Pinehurst Road. The driver of the Dodge stated the green arrow illuminated and she began to turn. The vehicles impacted with each other in the intersection. Officers at the scene determined the traffic light was malfunctioning.
-On 10/3/12 Ptl. Covone conducted a motor vehicle stop at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Jacobstown Road. The driver of the vehicle was found to have a suspended driver’s license and a $500.00 warrant out of Westampton Township. The driver was arrested without incident. Westampton Township authorized the driver to be released on his own recognizance and assigned a new court date.