Police Blotter: Traffic Stops Yield Drug Arrests for Collingswood P.D.

Cars were a common theme in local crime last week, as Collingswood police apprehended a handful of motorists with illegal narcotics (and one on foot); another vehicle was broken into.

These reports were supplied by the Collingswood police department. An arrest is not a conviction.

2/7/2012 - Burglary

Between the hours of 4:00 and 5:40 pm, an unknown perpetrator smashed the passenger-side window of a 2008 Ford Mustang parked in the 400 block of Highland Avenue. This individual ransacked the contents of the vehicle before fleeing, but the owner of the vehicle did not report discovering anything missing. The incident remains under investigation by the Collingswood detective bureau.

2/6/2012 - Possession

At 8:26 a.m., officers on patrol in the area of Haddon and Ferry Avenues stopped a blue 2003 Chevolet for a motor vehicle violation. The driver identified himself as Joseph N. DiLorenzo, 22, of Haddon Township. While speaking with DiLorenzo, officers observed a clear, plastic bag in the center console of the vehicle containing a powdery substance they believed to be heroin.

The vehicle was impounded, and DiLorenzo was transported to police headquarters. He was issued multiple summonses—for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), driving with a suspended license, failure to exhibit documents, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle—and released on his own recognizance pending trial.

2/5/2012 - Possession

At 2:19 am, officers on patrol in the area of Harrison Avenue at Sloan Avenue observed a maroon 1992 Toyota Camry parked in a vacant lot. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Jeffrey N. Agostini, 43, of Collingswood.

While speaking with Agostini, officers noticed drug paraphernalia in the car and removed him from the vehicle. They then discovered a clear, plastic bag by his feet that contained what they believed to be crack-cocaine.

The vehicle was impounded and Agostini was transported to police headquarters. There, he was processed for: possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlicensed operation of an unregistered vehicle, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. Agostini was served his complaints and released from custody.


2/2/2012 - Possession

At 9:25 a.m., officers on patrol in the 300 block of the White Horse Pike observed a male acting in a suspicious manner outside the Church of Christ. The man identified himself as William James Colclough, 45, of Franklinville.

Officers searched Colclough, at which point he surrendered 13 hypodermic needles and a Ziploc bag containing what they believed to be marijuana. Colclough was transported to police headquarters, where he was charged with possession of narcotics and hypodermic syringes. He was released on his own recognizance.

badge 50 February 11, 2012 at 10:40 PM
It's strange how dumb some people are. Who leaves their drugs in plain view? Or it could be that they were illegally searched.


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