Mayor drops bid for re-election, police peacefully end armed standoff

Evesham Mayor Randy Brown drops bid for re-election, ends 12 years in local politics

Evesham Mayor Randy Brown used this week’s Evesham Township Council meeting to announce he had withdrawn his name as the Republican candidate in the township’s upcoming mayoral election in November. Brown cited unspecified professional opportunities that had become available to him in 2019 as the driving force behind his decision.

Lenape Regional High School District Board of Education recognizes inspirational staff

This week’s Lenape Regional High School District Board of Education meeting shined a spotlight on staff who stand as inspirations to others. The BOE honored its district teacher of the year, two school resource officers and two security staff members.

Southern Burlington County NAACP to host voter registration and Gala events in coming weeks

The Southern Burlington County NAACP will host two community events on opposite ends of the county in September and October. The group is set to host a SOULcial Justice Cafe Open Mic voter registration event in late September and a Gala fundraiser featuring Lieutenant Governor Sheila L. Oliver in October.

Two from Evesham Township Police Department receive “Awards of Valor” recognition

The National Liberty Museum presented twelve “Awards of Valor” to police officers and firefighters in the tri-state area on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Museum’s Liberty Hall. Now in its 13th season, the Awards of Valor honors “extraordinary police officers and firefighters for their remarkable acts of heroism and for being role models in their communities.” Included this year are Evesham Township Police Department Det. Andrew Beuschel for “Valor in Emergency Response” and ETPD Officer Jessica Lettieri for “Meritorious Community Service.”

The following information is on file with the Evesham Township Police Department:

On Sept. 10 at approximately 12:47 p.m., officers with the Evesham Township Police Department responded to the unit block of Lancaster Drive to conduct a well-being check on a male reported to be suffering from mental health issues. Police spoke with a man with reported mental health issues and allegedly armed with a handgun for eight hours before the standoff ended peacefully.

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