Police Blotter: Coffee Change Scam, Grow Op, Resisting Arrest
Collingswood police are also looking for an auto thief who made off with a 2000 Jeep Wrangler from Park Ave. Autos.
All information presented in these reports was gathered from the Collingswood Police Department. An arrest is not a conviction.
At 3:30 p.m. on July 10, a customer at the Dunkin Donuts on Route 130 insisted that a cashier had given him change for a $10 when he purchaed a $1.69 soda with a $20 bill. The employee then handed the customer an additional $10, after which time the customer decided to return the soda and asked for his money back.
The employee was then conned out of an additional $10 when the patron insisted he'd never been given the $10 bill. Police are trying to identify a suspect from the video surveillance.
Overnight July 10, an unknown actor made off with a 2000 tan Jeep Wrangler from the Park Ave Autos lot. The vehicle has yet to be located, and police are still investigating.
Manufacturing a controlled, dangerous substance
At 7 p.m. July 14, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Champion Ave for the report of a possible burglary in process. A U-Haul-style truck was found in the driveway of the building, where officers observed the rear door partially ajar and the front window open.
Officers entered and announced their presence. A male and female occupant exited the bedroom and spoke with police, informing them that they were the residents of the property.
Officers also observed, in plain view, walls covered with white paper, a fan, and 17 potted plants containing what they believed to be marijuana. They also uncovered four glass decorative bongs in plain view.
Jeffrey Agostini, 43, of Collingswood, was charged with manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of CDS within 500 feet of public property, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Agostini was remanded to the Camden County correctional facility in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Outstanding warrants, Resisting arrest
On July 16, officers were dispatched to the 400 bock of Richey Avenue to seek out a group of men who were reportedly looking into vehicles on the street. They made contact with three men, including Sharick Jenkins, 25, and Richard Thomas, 26, both of Haddon Township, and detained them.
A warrants check revealed that Jenkins had several outstanding warrants for his arrest: $800 from Lindenwold, $1,316 from Stratford, $1,156 from Camden City; he was arrested.
While taking Jenkins into custody, Thomas, who officers on the scene say was under the influence of alcohol, began loudly using profanity. He was advised to lower his voice and to calm down, and when he didn't, Thomas was arrested for disorderly conduct. Flailing his arms to avoid handcuffs, he was also hit with an additional charge of resisting arrest.