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Safe Streets Warrant Initiative

On Tuesday and Thursday evenings this week, the agencies listed below supplied personnel to join forces on the streets of Bridgeton targeting certain problem areas, targeted fugitives, gang related activity and narcotic related locations.

The initiative was the first of many designed to curtail that type of criminal activity within the city and exemplifies the commitment of local, county and state law enforcement agencies to combat the problems related to illegal drugs and gang presence in Bridgeton.

Two search warrants were executed Tuesday evening and one late Thursday night resulting in the arrest of six individuals on a variety of charges ranging from possession of controlled dangerous substances and possession of illegal handguns to possessing outstanding warrants.

Two handguns, .25 and .22 caliber, .32 caliber ammunition; more then four ounces of crack cocaine, marijuana, and Ecstasy pills were recovered during the two-day operation and another seven persons were arrested on outstanding warrants from the city and county courts.  More then $5,000.00 cash was also recovered.

Those arrested were:

  • Anthony Chatum, 20, Garfield Ave Bridgeton, NJ (Possession of CDS/Possession with Intent to Distribute (Crack Cocaine) Bail $150,000.00

  • Sherry Chatum, 41, Garfield Ave Bridgeton, NJ (Possession of CDS (Crack Cocaine)

  • Lamar Hopson, 19, Grove St Bridgeton, NJ (Possession of CDS/Possession with the Intent to Distribute/Possession of a Handgun while in possession of  Narcotics/Receiving Stolen Property (Handgun) Bail $150,000.00

  • Saul Thompson, 20, Burlington Rd Bridgeton, NJ (Obstruction/Resisting Arrest)

  • Courtney Bartley Jr. 19, Longview Drive Fairfield Twsp, NJ (Possession of CDS Marijuana/Failure to appear) Bail $1,000.00

  • David Martinez, 34, N. Laurel St Bridgeton, NJ (Possession of CDS/Marijuana)

  • Omar Baker, 35, Tipps Trailer Park, Fairfield Twsp, NJ (Failure to appear) Bail $500.00

  • Jermie Cheeks, 24, Terrace St Bridgeton, NJ (Failure to Appear/Possession of CDS/Marijuana) Bail $ NONE

  • Amber Dickerson, 23, Cohansey Street Bridgeton, NJ (Failure to Appear) Bail $525.00

  • Christopher Dickerson, 24, Cohansey Street Bridgeton, NJ (Failure to Appear) Bail $350.00

  • Raylissa Dickerson, 46, Cohansey Street Bridgeton, NJ (Possession of CDS/Possession with Intent to Distribute/Crack Cocaine)

  • George Davidson, 42, Steinfield Ave Pittsgrove Twsp, NJ (Failure to Appear 3cts) Bail $1,717.00

  • Paul Willoughby, 36, Stewart Lane Bridgeton, NJ (Failure to Appear 2cts) Bail $1,689.00

  • Steven Gould, 33, Church St Bridgeton, NJ (Failure to Appear) Bail $250.00 (Posted)

  • Kolleft Busby, 20, Marion St Bridgeton, NJ (Failure to Appear) Bail $83.00

  • Jerome Forrest, 26, Meadow Dr Bridgeton, NJ (Possession of CDS/Possession with Intent to Distribute/Ecstasy/Failure to appear) Bail $20,000.00

The following Police Agencies participated in this effort and for that, we thank you all for an outstanding job!

New Jersey State Police – New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice – Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office – Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office

Vineland Police – Millville Police – Bridgeton Police