Police & Fire

June 17, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ -- The New Jersey Attorney General's Office released the name of the woman killed in a June 9 traffic accident involving a police officer. Authorities have identified the victim as Zandra Baez, 66, of Camden. The officer who struck Baez with his work vehicle is Officer Kevin Randolph ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- A fugitive suspect wanted in connection with an Elizabeth homicide was arrested in Camden on Tuesday. James McNair, 43, of Elizabeth has been charged with first-degree murder and two related weapons offenses in connection with the death Trevon A. Palin, 21, a Scranton, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A local man has been sentenced to a year in prison over his part in a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars using fraudulently procured electronic benefits transfer cards, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Luciano Estevez, 51, previously pled guilty to one ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- The Camden County Police Department is looking for Destinee Liggins, a missing 17-year-old from Centerville. She was reported missing from her home on the 2100 block of South 7th Street and is described as a Black female, 5’7”, 109 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- A local man was sentenced to a decade in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to sell more than a kilogram of heroin on Wednesday. Ramon Velez, 44, had previously pled guilty to planning to sell the drugs between June and November 2018 according to U.S.

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CAMDEN, NJ – A local man was sentenced to nearly a decade in prison last week over his plan to distribute approximately 900 grams of heroin in Camden. Acting U.S. Attorney General Rachel Honig announced the 110-month sentence for Camden’s Kaliel Johnson, 28, on Thursday. That’s in addition to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – On Tuesday, a law supported by Gov. Phil Murphy mandating the use of body cameras in police departments statewide went into effect. The governor came to Camden to celebrate because the Camden County Police Department, which began equipping officers on the street with body cameras in ...

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WEST TRENTON, NJ – For the first time since May of 2019, New Jersey is open for Memorial Day.  This weekend kicks off the summer season as thousands of motorists hit New Jersey’s roadways to head to beaches, lakes, State Parks or just across town to a friend’s cookout. Because it has been a long ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – On Wednesday afternoon the Dudley Grange Park in East Camden was abuzz with local residents enjoying a fair featuring food, vaccines and free amusements. But for the police department’s community engagement unit, it was another opportunity to connect with locals, something they set ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Police believe stray bullets, and not intentional gunshots, hit a North 25th Street home last week where city council candidate Hector Rojas and his family live. One slug struck an outside wall; the other went through a front window hitting their living room couch. Police received ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 21-year-old city man from the Fairview section died early today from multiple gunshot wounds, authorities said. Police officers, responding gunfire reports on South Octagon Road just after 1 a.m., found Isaiah Taylor, badly wounded in a shooting, according to Acting Camden County ...

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CAMDEN - Camden County police Lt. Leroy Palmer died from complications after suffering a gunshot wound in the line of duty years earlier. Port Authority Police Officer Michael Teel, who took part in the search and recovery efforts in the moments after the 9/11 attacks, succumbed to ...

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CAMDEN, N.J. – Police have arrested the boyfriend of a 25-year-old city woman who was found fatally stabbed inside a Camden home that she shared with him.  Edwin Zavaleta, 28, is charged with first-degree murder and one count of fourth-degree tampering with evidence after he allegedly staged it ...

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CAMDEN NJ – Acting County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer will host a virtual town hall on Wednesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss changes the state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has made to the "use-of-force" policy for law enforcement officers. The state’s new use-of-force policy essentially ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A 30-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in Atlantic City in connection with an April 6 murder in the city’s Morgan Village section. Kyree Johnson, of Camden, is charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of violating the terms of his parole, according to acting ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Federal authorities have charged a city man for allegedly swindling $156,000 from a government program that safeguards abandoned funds owed to people or entities in the Garden State. The U.S. Attorney's Office for New Jersey alleges that Alfred Powner II, 39, defrauded the state's ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A 28-year-old city man died early today after police found him shot several times on a South Camden street, according to acting county Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. Officers found Mahlon Kellum badly wounded, but alive near Viola and South 6th streets around 2:30 a.m. after police got ...

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CAMDEN NJ – A city man will be spending nearly 12 years in federal prison for a 2019 barbershop armed robbery during which he put a child in a headlock and put a gun to the boy’s head, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today. U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler sentenced Benjamin ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Conducting investigations, getting indictments and winning convictions is only part of the job for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. Acting County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer believes it’s crucial for her office to make personal connections with as many people as possible in the ...

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CAMDEN NJ – Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 46-year-old man found Tuesday afternoon in the city’s Morgan Village section. Police officers found Lamar D. Maye of Camden suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in his car when they responded to an emergency call on the 1200 ...

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CAMDEN NJ – A Maryland man has been charged in connection with a 2017 bank robbery in Cherry Hill, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Cherry Hill Police Chief William “Bud” Monaghan.  Phillip Thomas, 39, of Elkton, Maryland was arrested Sunday in Maryland, charged ...

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CAMDEN NJ – Camden County police say 11-year-old Khaliyah Keith was found on Monday after being reported missing from her home last weekend, but authorities now need the public’s help finding a 27-year-old man who went missing from his North Camden home. Camden County police describe Nathan ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Police are seeking the public’s help to locate an 11-year-old girl missing since Saturday night from her home in the city’s Liberty Park neighborhood. Camden County police describe Khaliyah Keith as 5-foot 3-inches tall,  140 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, last seen wearing a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden Fire Department battled four fires over the weekend, one of which resulted in death. On Saturday, a car accident “caused a fire and breach of a building” at the South Jersey Port Corporation, an official told TAPinto Camden. While the response was quick, the driver of the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Two Camden men have been charged Thursday in connection to the February fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Philadelphia man, authorities announced.  Anthony T. Shields, 20, and Jony Ramos, 21, both of Camden, have been arrested and charged with the following: One count of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Units from three other towns helped the Camden Fire Department battle a 3-alarm fire in the city early Wednesday morning.  A fire official told TAPinto Camden that the Cramer Street fire, which was called in around 12:10 a.m., took place at the same three-story apartment building ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Body camera and street surveillance footage was released by the Attorney General's Office Friday nearly a month after a 26-year-old man died while fleeing from Camden police.  While the man is referred to as a Philadelphia resident by the AG, a resident told TAPinto that he ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 15-year-old from Camden City is being charged as an adult following a September fatal shooting, authorities announced Thursday afternoon.  Justin Ingram, 20, was killed in the broad daylight shooting, which was first announced in October. Michael Allen, 15, of Camden, has been ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — “It’s 10 p.m., do you know where your children are?" The catchphrase made popular by news anchors in the late 1960s isn’t something the Camden County Police Department (CCPD) is merely asking. With help from community members, local officials and non-profit organizations, it’s ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Seven people were treated for smoke inhalation following an early morning Tuesday fire. The Camden Fire Department responded to the 2600 block of Baird Boulevard at roughly 6:25 a.m. on a report of a house fire on the second floor of a vacant twin family home. However, when ...

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