CAMDEN, NJ — Trespassing at a basketball court. A public game of craps. Loitering outside a transportation center.
These are some instances flagged by Camden County Police Department (CCPD) so far this month, as authorities continue to charge individuals violating state COVID-19 emergency orders statewide.
Sean McGuire, 42, of Camden was charged Wednesday with second-degree terroristic threats during an emergency, third-degree endangering, and fourth-degree risking widespread injury.
According to authorities, he allegedly refused to self-quarantine despite recommendations by medical professionals to do so, saying he did not “give a [expletive] who he infected.”
“[McGuire] allegedly threatened security staff at Cooper University Hospital and refused to cooperate with officers of the Camden Police who encountered him at the Walter Rand Transportation Center,” police said.
Another Camden man, Steven Singleton, 29, was also arrested Sunday at the Walter Rand Transportation Center, “where he loitered for approximately 20 minutes, interacting with various persons and not taking any transportation.”
Singleton allegedly resisted arrest and was later found to have a “small amount” of marijuana and two ecstasy pills.
He was charged with possession of ecstasy, possession of marijuana, and resisting arrest.
Two Pennsauken men were charged Tuesday with violating emergency orders and gambling in public.
Willie Boles, 50, and Charles Scotton, 51, reportedly held a craps game along with nearly 20 people on Marlton Avenue in Camden.
“They were warned last month when they organized a similar gambling event,” officers said.
William Joseph, 20, of Lindenwold was charged Wednesday with violating emergency orders and defiant trespass after he was found at an outdoor basketball court despite their closure due to COVID-19.
Madison Greenetz, 25 of Cherry Hill, is the last of the Camden County offenses announced Thursday.
She was charged last Thursday after officers claimed she was found drinking alcohol at a township park with a juvenile. Her charges include violating emergency orders, providing alcohol to a minor and trespassing in violation of a local ordinance.