Media Release - Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Incident Type: Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Date and Time of Incident: 05/09/2014 20:33 Hours

Victim Gender / City / Age Only: 3 year old Female

Accused name only when charged and arrested / City / Age: Troy Bowser 26 of Galloway

Incident Location by hundred block, no exact address: 200 block of North Leipzig Avenue.

Arresting / Investigating Officer: Corporal Gerald Houck

Misc. / Other Related Information:
On Friday, May 9, 2014 the Galloway Township Police Department responded to the 200 block of North Leipzig Avenue in reference to the report of a child left unattended in a vehicle. Upon arrival police located the accused, resident Troy Bowser, who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and was incoherent. Bowser was supposed to be babysitting the child who he left in the car for approximately 3 hours according to the child's parents who were contacted. The child was not injured and was turned over to family who transported her to the hospital for a medical evaluation.

Bowser was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child and possession of heroin. He was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail. The New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services is also assisting with the investigation.


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