ATTENTION MEDFORD LAKES RESIDENTS:
You may have already received a mailing from the Medford Township Police Officers' Association requesting a donation. Please be aware this mailer is not a scam, however the donation will not benefit the Medford Lakes Police Department or Medford Lakes Police Officers Association. Due to US Postal routes the post office was required to deliver them to Medford Lakes residents as well as Medford residents.
On July 13, 2016 a resident from the 100 block of Tabernacle Road reported her residence was burglarized. The burglary occurred sometime between 9:00 A.M. – 10:45 A.M. and entry was made through an unsecured door. The victim reported approximately $9,830.00 dollars worth of jewelry was stolen from the residence.
On December 28, 2016 a resident from the 100 block of Iroquois Trail reported her residence was burglarized. The burglary occurred sometime between 1:30 P.M. – 7:15 P.M. and entry was made through an unsecured door. The victim reported approximately $1,829.00 dollars worth of jewelry and a diaper bag was stolen from the residence.
After a thorough and on-going investigation, the Medford Lakes Police Department located pawn transaction slips which matched the description of the jewelry reported by the victims. The victim’s identified the jewelry on the pawn transactions as their stolen property. The suspect was identified as Ted E. Cook 2nd of Trenton, NJ. Cook was charged with Receiving Stolen Property for each case. Cook was lodged at Burlington County Jail under the New Jersey Criminal Justice Reform.
A wild raccoon that was submitted for rabies testing on February 17, 2017 has tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was captured in the 100 Block of Huron Trail near the bottom end of Chippewa Trail in Medford Lakes, Burlington County.
The Health Department is concerned that other wild and stray animals may have come into contact with the raccoon.
To date, the Burlington County Health Department has determined that there have been NO human individuals exposed to this animal.
The Health Department is asking for your cooperation in this matter.
1. If you have been scratched or bitten by a raccoon in your neighborhood in the last two weeks, please contact us immediately.
2. . Check the status of your pets’ rabies vaccine. Have your pet receive a rabies booster if it spends time outdoors, outside of your supervision and has not received its latest rabies shot within the last 3 months.
3. Do not feed any wild or stray animals in the neighborhood. Avoid all wild animals – especially bats, skunks, foxes, cats and raccoons.
Rabies is a fatal viral disease that affects the brain. The rabies virus lives in the saliva (spit) of infected animals and is spread from a bite or when saliva from an infected animal touches broken skin, open wounds or the lining of the mouth, nose, or eyes. Rabies in certain animals—especially wildlife—is common in New Jersey.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Daisha Pierce at (609) 265-5073. For additional information, on rabies see: http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/.
Chesterfield Twp Police are investigating a burglary/theft of approximately $60,000 dollars, as a result of a diversion scheme against an elderly resident. A subject described as a white/light skin Hispanic/Eastern European male, approximately 25 years old, 5"06" - 5"08", stocky build approached the elderly victim's residence and stated that he worked for the Township. The subject requested the elderly subject show him the property line at the rear of the residence. After approximately 10 minutes, the subject rushed to a white work van and left the residence with another unknown subject. When the elderly victim entered his residence he found the money was stolen.
The Medford Lakes Police Department is urging all residents to be aware of similar diversion schemes, elderly scams, and suspicious persons. All Borough employees are issued Medford Lakes Borough Identification cards which are to be carried at all times when performing work throughout the Borough.
If you observe suspicious activity in the Borough, contact the Medford Lakes Police Department at 609-654-2156, Central Dispatch 609-267-8300 or 9-1-1 in the event of an active emergency.