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Police & Fire

June 24, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Police chiefs from eight communities have nominated 14 sworn officers and two civilians as potential recipients for this year’s prestigious Valor Award from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. “Each of this year’s nominees demonstrated exceptional service to their ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 37-year-old man died hours after he was shot in his Whitman Park neighborhood, county Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Police Chief Gabe Rodriguez said in a prepared statement. Police officers, responding to an alert from the city’s gunfire-detection system, found Charles T.

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CAMDEN, NJ — Police in Philadelphia and here are searching for a Camden man wanted in connection with last Sunday’s brutal assault of a transgender woman and the non-fatal double-shooting of her companions. Philadelphia police identified the suspect as Joel Martinez, 21, of High Street in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A Burlington County grand jury has indicted a Camden resident for allegedly bilking $16,000 out of a worried Palmyra grandmother using a phony story about her grandson’s arrest, authorities said. Indicted on a third-degree deception charge is Yadiel Gonzalez, 25, of Atlantic Avenue ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 28-year-old city man, wounded by gunfire in January, has died at a long-term acute care facility. His death has been ruled a homicide. Authorities say Andrew M. Ayala died on Saturday, reportedly due to complications from his severe injuries. His shooting was the city’s sixth ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A city man faces first-degree murder charges in a fatal May 17 shooting after he turned himself into authorities on Monday at the county Metro Police Department headquarters. Jason McAllister, 20, surrendered at the police department’s Federal Street headquarters at 4:50 p.m.

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CAMDEN, NJ – A 36-year-old city man who surrendered to authorities on Friday is facing murder charges in connection with a shooting death on Thursday morning, according to county Prosecutor Grace MacAulay and Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Marquis Fletcher, 36, phoned the Camden office of the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Tuesday night turned deadly with two men killed by gunfire in city street shootings, each as they sat in parked cars less than two miles apart. Authorities did not say if they believe these similar, execution-style shootings are potentially related. At 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, police ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Funeral services have been announced for a 22-year-old Camden County police officer who died in a tragic off-duty motorcycle accident last week in Cherry Hill. Also, the county police Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 218 has posted a GoFundMe page to benefit the family of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Police have charged two city men with first-degree murder in connection with Saturday’s slaying of 18-year-old Yahmir Catoe, in what authorities believe was a botched robbery. Charged with first-degree murder are Mihkael Greene, 19, and his alleged accomplice, Nysar Streater, 21, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Police have arrested a 20-year-old woman in connection with a suspicious three-alarm Mother’s Day fire at an East Camden apartment complex that left 22 tenants homeless. County Metro police have charged Nakyah Barnes-Nelson with second-degree aggravated arson, two counts of causing ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — An 18-year-old city man is dead, another remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a deadly Saturday morning incident on Lakeshore Drive, county Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez said. Police officers, responding to reports of gunfire, found badly ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The off-duty death of a 22-year-old Camden County police officer in a motorcycle accident has stunned and saddened his fellow officers, his police chief and many community leaders. Officer Daniel B. Adler died after his motorcycle apparently collided with a car at 6:30 p.m.

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CAMDEN, NJ – Captain Edward W. Cobbs Jr., is now the new chief of the Camden-based Delaware River Port Authority’s police department. A 28-year law enforcement veteran, Cobbs took his oath-of-office during a ceremony at the Port Authority’s headquarters in Camden on Friday. He replaces Chief ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A city man will be arraigned today in Superior Court on a manslaughter charge for allegedly throwing a fatal punch that caused the death of another man during a March 11 parking dispute. U.S. Marshals tracked and arrested 35-year-old Troy Leary during a traffic stop on Monday night, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – U.S. Marshals tracked a 20-year-old Camden man to Delaware where he was arrested for murder in connection with the April 22 shooting death of a man in Lindenwold. Trayshawn Simpson, arrested in New Castle, Delaware on Wednesday, is awaiting extradition to New Jersey where he faces ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Police continue a manhunt today for a gunman who killed one person and injured two others in a daylight city street shooting on Thursday, said county Prosecutor Grace MacAulay and Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez in a prepared statement. Responding to gunfire reports at Thurman and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Police continue to search today for a gunman who shot a 20-year-old man in the back early Thursday morning in the city’s Morgan Village section. Officers found the wounded man at 2:45 a.m. Thursday after they were dispatched to Crestbury Apartments, 2553 South 8th St., for reports ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A federal grand jury in Philadelphia has indicted a Camden man for posing as a vehicle buyer on social media, then allegedly using a handgun to carjack two SUVs from the owners. Indicted is Sean M. Allen, 23, of Camden, who faces two armed carjacking charges, plus charges of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Oops, he allegedly did it again, police say. Authorities arrested a 55-year-old city man – recently released from federal prison for four 2009 bank robberies – for allegedly holding up a Brooklawn bank on Tuesday. Phillip F. Jones, 55, of Camden is charged with first-degree ...

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CAMDEN NJ — Authorities have arrested a 28-year-old city man, with prior felony convictions, in connection with Sunday’s shooting death in the parking lot of CitiTrends shopping center on Mount Ephraim Avenue. Based on a parking lot security video and a witness statement, agents from the U.S.

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CAMDEN NJ — A 31-year-old Slickerville man was fatally shot Sunday in a parking lot outside Mount Ephraim Avenue’s busy Save-A-Lot shopping center in the Whitman Park neighborhood, authorities confirmed. Officers from the Camden Metro Police found Kadeem McBride, 31, wounded by multiple gunshots ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Checking batteries in smoke detectors, proper use of space heaters and making sure you know how to leave your house in an emergency. These are the most important things when it comes to fire prevention and safety was the message a group of Camden City and state officials wanted to ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) has launched “Chief Talk,” a lively podcast series that offers listeners throughout the Garden State greater insight into the latest issues facing police officers and the people they serve. These new “Chief Talk” ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden man has been sentenced to 92 months – or 7 ½ years – in federal prison after pleading guilty to his role in a July 2018 robbery at Ocean First Bank in Collingswood. Laque Hunter, 37, was sentenced during a virtual hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Renée Marie Bumb, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 61-year-old man died from a gunshot wound on Friday night at a home in the Fairview neighborhood, becoming the city’s first 2022 murder victim. Police officers, dispatched to a house on the 1400 block of Collings Road at 9:50 p.m., found Eric L. Beverly unconscious and bleeding ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — County cops and sheriff’s officers are distributing 200,000 free KN95 protective face masks to schools, senior citizen centers and community groups throughout the city and elsewhere in Camden County. Cooper University Health Care donated cartons of unused, non-medical grade KN95 ...

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CAMDEN NJ — New county Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay is stepping up her agency’s outreach effort to better serve people in the 37 communities – including Camden. MacAulay is doubling down on her predecessor’s initial community outreach effort. Former acting Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer hired Nancy ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Four days after a county police officer’s cruiser collided with another car on Kaighen Avenue early Sunday, very few details are being made public pending a departmental investigation. A county spokesman declined to identify the county cop who was behind the wheel of Sunday’s 2:45 ...

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