Police Blotter: Collingswood Detectives on the Case
Offenders trying to pass off bad paperwork found themselves on the wrong side of the law last week. Plus, a 12-day investigation led to the collar of a burglary suspect who had allegedly ransacked Pete's News Agency.
All information presented in these reports was gathered from the Collingswood Police department. An arrest is not a conviction.
At 1:38 a.m. February 4, officers were dispatched to Pete’s News Agency in the 500 block of Haddon Avenue in Collingswood to investigate a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, officers observed several broken panes of glass in the front door. The perpetrator had fled the scene with a quantity of NJ state lottery scratch-off tickets.
Detectives’ investigation led to the February 16 arrest of Eric J. Pauloski, 30, of Collingswood. Pauloski was charged with burglary and theft, and he was remanded to the Camden County correctional facility with bail set at $22,500.
At 1:15 a.m. February 14, officers on patrol in the area of Collings Avenue and Browning Road stopped a white 1995 Nissan Altima for a motor vehicle violation. A passenger in the vehicle, Thomas E. Ambrose, 26, of Collingswood, was wanted on $1820 in outstanding cash warrants from the Merchantville and Cherry Hill municipal courts. Ambrose did not post bail and was remanded to the Camden County correctional facility pending a trial date.
Simulating a motor vehicle insurance card
At 11:48 a.m. February 13, officers on patrol in the area of Route 130 North and Harrison Avenue stopped a 1992 beige Honda for speeding. The driver was identified as Anthony C. Mota, 25, of Collingswood.
Mota provided officers with an insurance card that officers suspected was fictitious. They called the company displayed on the card and determined that the card was indeed fraudulent. Mota was arrested and his vehicle was impounded. He was charged with possession of a simulated motor vehicle insurance card, speeding, and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Mota was released on his own recognizance.
At 8:48 a.m. February 8, officers stopped a 2010 Kia for cutting across a parking lot to avoid a traffic signal at the intersection of Ferry Avenue and the White Horse Pike. The driver provided officers with the name Twan T. Tribbett, which they determined was false. Upon investigation, they discovered his actual name is Stanley J. Hayes, 19, of Camden.
Hayes was found to be wanted on two, active, full-cash warrants totaling $1550 from the municipal courts of Gloucester City and Eastampton. Hayes’ vehicle was impounded, and he was transported to Collingswood police headquarters, where he was arrested for hindering apprehension, with full-cash bail set at $500. Hayes was also issued motor vehicle summonses for cutting across public or private property to avoid a traffic signal, tinted windows, maintenance of lamps, driving while suspended, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility.