Police & Fire

September 13, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — Detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying three individuals who may have information on the kidnapping and killing months ago of Curtis Jenkins III, the grandson of the Camden City Council President. The Camden County Police Department and Camden County Prosecutor’s ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden man was gunned down in the Whitman Park neighborhood during the early morning hours Saturday, authorities said. Tyriq Smith, 20, was found with multiple gunshot wounds on the 1200 block of Sheridan Street just before 1 a.m., the Camden County Prosecutor's Office ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden County Police Department has unveiled its new use of force policy, focused on respect toward life in critical moments of pursuit. Adopted Wednesday, the revised policy, an 18-page blueprint drafted in coordination with the Policing Project at New York University School of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The next few weeks will see an uptick in police presence across the country aimed at removing impaired drivers from the roads. The 2019 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign begins Friday and runs through Monday, Sept. 2, and the Camden County Police Department is joining law ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Police are investigating recent incidents involving paintballs shot at individuals in Camden. At approximately 1 a.m. Sunday, two unknown male suspects approached a man at 15 N. 7th St. and fired multiple paintballs at him, the Camden County Police Department said. Then just ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Officers and command staff from the Camden County Police Department joined in the community Tuesday night, tossing the football around with local youth and talking to residents. National Night Out, the annual summer event promoting police and neighborhood relationships, came to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — National Night Out, the annual nationwide summer event geared toward promoting police and community relationships, will be celebrated in Camden on Tuesday night. The Camden County Police Department will have officers in each of the city's four districts as part of the event, which ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a vehicle said to be involved in striking and killing a dirt bike rider then fleeing the scene in Camden more than a week ago. A 36-year-old Camden man, whose identity is not being released at this time, was fatally struck near ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Residents should be on alert for potential phone scams, the Camden County Sheriff's Office said Friday. The county issued the warning in response to a recent rise in phone scam reports in other counties across the state. Sheriff Whip Wilson said the latest scam begins with ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — During a May 2015 visit to Camden, former President Barack Obama revealed a federal initiative that would bring together data from the county’s metro police and 20 other departments nationally in a central hub. Data trends could be accessed through a directory within the Police Data ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the male suspect in an alleged sexual assault during the early morning hours Tuesday. The Camden County Police Department said a female victim was sexually assaulted at the 600 block of Kaighn Avenue at about 4 a.m. Prior to the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden man was shot in Parkside in the midnight hours Thursday and later pronounced dead, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Police said Zaire Walls, 27, appeared to have been shot multiple times when he was found on the 1200 block of Empire Avenue shortly after ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Police have arrested a Sicklerville man that they say is the other suspect in a robbery connected to the kidnapping and murder of Curtis Jenkins III, grandson of the Camden City Council President. Authorities said Monday that Jalen Carr, 22, was involved in a home invasion a week ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Police are looking to identify a suspect of a robbery earlier this week that may be connected to the kidnapping and murder of Curtis Jenkins III, the grandson of the Camden City Council President. The robbery occurred Monday on the 200 block of Kaighn Avenue, police ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County Police have arrested and charged a Westville man in connection with the disappearance of Camden resident Curtis Jenkins III, reported missing on Monday. Brandon Beverly, 32, from the 1300 block of Shetland Way, has been charged with the kidnapping and aggravated ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson will retire at the end of August after a more than 25-year career in law enforcement, the county said in a statement Friday morning. Appointed as city chief in 2008, Thomson led the department's transition from city to county control six ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden County Police Department achieved a status not held by another unit in the county. The department has earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), called the "gold standard of public safety accreditations." Agencies ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Half of New Jersey residents fear they or someone they know will become a victim of gun violence, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll conducted in collaboration with the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research at Rutgers University. Twenty-three percent are very worried ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Camden County Police Department officers will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign in conjunction with the national Distracted Driving Awareness Month. From April 1 through April 21, the high visibility ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden man was shot dead in the city's Whitman Park neighborhood early Monday morning, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced today. According to the prosecutor's office, Camden County Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation near the 1200 block of Thurman Avenue when ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Camden County Prosecutor's Office has found that four Camden County Metro Police officers' use of force in December 2017 was legally justified. The prosecutor's office said Monday that after completing its investigation into the Dec. 3, 2017 incident, that it would not present ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Camden City Fire Department now has six new members in its ranks. The city fire department, along with city officials, celebrated the graduation of the Camden Fire Department Recruit Class 18-57 Wednesday afternoon. The six recruits had to complete 10 weeks of intensive ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden man was shot and killed Friday morning in East Camden, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced Saturday. Julio Sanchez-Moncada, 32, of Camden, was found on the 3100 block of Merriel Avenue suffering from multiple gunshot wounds shortly before 10:45 a.m. on Friday, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A 17-year-old girl was struck and killed by a Camden County police vehicle in East Camden Wednesday night, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. In a statement posted on the City of Camden's Facebook page, Mayor Frank Moran expressed his condolences to the family of the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—The City of Camden will pay over $300,000 to the mother of a mentally ill man who was shot and killed by police in 2011. In a special meeting on Jan. 15, the Camden City Council approved a settlement agreement between the city and Estella Pratt, the mother of Jeffrey Thomas, for a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Camden firefighters were able to quickly squash an all-hands fire that broke out in downtown Camden on a windy Thursday night. Around 6:45 p.m., the rear of a residential building at 333 Arch St. became engulfed in flames, according to bystanders at the scene. By 7:05 p.m., the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden man was gunned down in broad daylight yesterday in Whitman Park, marking it the first homicide of 2019. According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, Mutota Amon, 39, of Camden, was found by Camden police suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at the intersection of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Police have identified the body of a severely decomposed child found in an alleyway in October, and are now investigating what they are calling a "very suspicious death." The body was identified by police Friday night as 20-month-old Jah'vi Brown of Bellmawr. According to police, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A 23-year-old Camden man was sentenced to 47 years in state prison yesterday, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced today. Jacob Llera was sentenced to the 47-year jail term in New Jersey Superior Court for the 2015 murder of Saadiq Coleman. Llera will serve at least 37 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—A collection box that has been used outside of military firing ranges for years has made its way to outside of a Camden emergency room. In August, Virtua Camden became one of the first hospitals in the nation to install an amnesty box outside of its emergency room, offering its ...

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