Galloway Township Police Department

Police find meth, two-blade weapon in stolen-car arrests

{child_byline}MOLLY BILINSKI

Staff Writer


GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — A Mays Landing woman and a Camden County man were arrested Thursday night after they were stopped in a stolen car with drugs and a martial arts weapon, police said.

At 10:33 p.m., Officer Brent Grunow stopped a car on Pomona Road near Tilton Road after determining the vehicle’s license plate was fake, police said in a news release. An investigation revealed the car was reported stolen in South Carolina.

K-9 Officer Brent Lopez and his partner, Colt, also found methamphetamine in the car, as well as what police described as a large, double-bladed martial arts weapon.

Police arrested the driver, Renee Roumbas, 51, of Mays Landing, and passenger Joseph Lostritto, 54, of Clementon.

Roumbas was charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Lostritto was charged with possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia and hindering apprehension.

Lostritto was released on a summons, and Roumbas was remanded to the Atlantic County jail on unrelated charges.



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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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