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During the overnight hours of Aug. 5, an unknown person or persons entered into three vehicles in the 100-200 block of West Collingswood Avenue: a 2000 Ford, 2006 Hyundai and 2007 Chrysler.
Various items were removed from the cars, including a GPS unit and an assortment of currency. None of the vehicles was locked.
In the three months from June to August 2012, the Collingswood Police Department has investigated more than 35 vehicle burglaries, said Cpl. Tom Hartshaw of the Collingswood Police.
“Residents need to be diligent when it comes to securing their motor vehicles,” Hartshaw said.
At 10 a.m. Aug. 7, Collingswood Police arrested Lawrence Beatty, 45, of the unit block of East Collings Avenue, for various offenses related to allegedly growing his own marijuana. Beatty was booked for: cultivation of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, distribution within 500 feet of a park, manufacturing, possession, and possession of paraphernalia. Beatty posted bail and was released on his own recognizance.
At 6 p.m. Aug. 7, officers were dispatched to investigate a fight between two males over the use of the change machine at the Mr. Suds Laundromat. George Barr, 42, of Collingswood, and Jose Ramos, 34, of Collingswood, were both arrested and charged with simple assault. The pair was eventually released pending a court date.
At 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13, a resident in the 600 block of Collings Avenue got into a verbal altercation with two men who refused to identify themselves. When the argument turned physical, the victim sustained a facial laceration, and too was uncooperative with the investigating officers, so the investigation could not continue. The victim received treatment at the scene and was released.