On December 11th, 2014 at approximately 10:41am, Pine Hill Officers were dispatched to the John Maguire Park located at the intersection of Berlin-Cross Keys Road and Turnersville Road for the report of extensive damage done to equipment at the park as the result of a motor vehicle crash. Investigation at the scene determined the crash occurred on December 10th, 2014, between the hours of 10:30pm and 11:30pm. Based on vehicle parts recovered at the scene, the vehicle is described as a newer model, charcoal gray Honda Pilot. A silver license plate frame with “U.S. Air Force” was also recovered at the scene.
The Borough of Pine Hill has been selected by the National Association of Town Watch as a National Award Winner for our outstanding participation in the 31st Annual National Night Out Crime, Drug and Violence Prevention Event which took place on August 5th, 2014 at the Overbrook High School.
The Pine Hill Department of Public Works will be collecting leaves beginning Monday, December 1st, 2014 and continue through Friday, December 5th, 2014 in
preparation for the 6th Annual Christmas Parade. The parade will follow the same route as previous years, beginning on 1st Avenue, traveling on Erial Road
to the Veterans Memorial Park for the tree lighting and culminating at the Pine Hill Fire Department.
It is with great honor I announce the retirement of our first certified Police Canine, K9 Cliff. Cliff, a four year old German Sheppard at the time, joined the Department in December of 2007. On December 4th, 2007, shortly after joining the Department, Cliff and Ptl. Christopher Witts began the extensive 18 week Patrol Certification School as part of the 23rd Patrol Class of the NJSP Canine Training Academy. Ptl. Witts and K9 Cliff became the first certified PHPD K9 Team on April 3rd, 2008. As a sign of positive things to come, K9 Cliff’s first call for service resulted in the successful wooded area track of a burglary suspect and his ultimate surrender apprehension.
On Thursday, November 20th, 2014 South State Paving will begin road improvements along Cross Keys Road, between the Camden County Vocational and Technical School and New Freedom Road. The improvements will include milling and overlay. The work will be done between 8:00pm and 6:00am and is expected to be completed on Friday, November 21st, 2014.
On Thursday, November 13th, DARE Instructors Officer Marino, SRO Rowello and Officer DiGiacomo introduced “Keepin It Real” to the 7th graders at the Pine Hill Middle School. The program is an extension of the elementary school DARE program currently being instructed by Officer Marino (John H. Glenn) and Officer DiGiacomo (Dr. Albert Bean). The curriculum is based on the Decision Making Model teaching risk, stress communication, peer pressure and positive decision making.
Beginning Monday, November 17th, 2014 Asphalt Paving Systems will begin road improvements along Turnersville Road, between North Drive and Bittle Avenue. The improvements will include mill and overlay, handicap ramp improvements, storm sewer improvements, replacement of selective curb, driveway aprons, sidewalks, and traffic striping. On Monday, November 17th and Tuesday, November 18th, improvements will be made between 9:00am and 5:00pm.
The most frequent missing children’s case type seen by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) is runaways. An analysis conducted by NCMEC showed that over 80% of our cases in the last 5 years were identified as endangered runaways.* An endangered runaway is a child who is missing of his or her own accord and whose whereabouts are unknown to their parent(s) or legal guardian.
On Saturday, October 25th at approximately 9:30pm Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Country Club Road for the report of a possible hit and run motor vehicle crash. Witnesses indicated there was an altercation between two males in a silver Dodge Dakota pickup. One of the involved parties was reported to be bleeding and carrying brass knuckles. The vehicle involved in the altercation fled towards Turnersville Road and was reported to have a broken tail lamp. Investigating Officers were unable to locate any of the parties involved.