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Police & Fire

March 10, 2022

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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CAMDEN, NJ – The city’s crime rate for 2021 finished almost even with the previous year, according to statistics that Camden County recently released. Officials here describe the last year’s numbers as promising, a sign the city–county law enforcement partnership – begun in 2013 – continues to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — An 18-year-old city man is under arrest in connection with last weekend’s shooting death of a 62-year-old grandmother during a Pennsauken home invasion, authorities said. Camden resident Joshua Johnson was captured in Newark on Wednesday. Johnson, charged with first-degree murder ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A Burlington City man has been arrested for murder in the deadly shooting of 29-year-old Takwail Q. Bailey, killed on Nov. 28th as he walked home along Lois Avenue in the Cramer Hill section. The U.S. Marshals Regional Task Force arrested Lesure C. Funari, 23, on Friday while he was ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Grace C. MacAulay officially became Camden County Prosecutor on Thursday, 36 days after state Attorney General Andrew Bruck named her to serve in an acting capacity in that $196,000 post. Superior Court Judge Kathleen M. Delaney administered the oath of office to MacAulay in a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The county Prosecutor’s Office has hired a new assistant prosecutor and a new detective, bringing its current staff to 73 assistant prosecutors and 108 detectives. Assistant Prosecutor Krysten Russell and Detective Felix Abreu took their oaths of office this week. Russell is ...

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CAMDEN, NJ —  Police detectives have arrested a 52-year-old city man in connection with the Dec. 21 stabbing death of a man on a store-lined street in East Camden. The U.S. Marshals Task Force took Ruben Espinoza Jr., 52, into custody on Sunday, Jan. 2,  at a residence in Camden, according to ...

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CAMDEN NJ – A program designed to keep kids off the streets after curfew received additional funding from the state that will be used to purchase new basketball equipment and help provide refreshments. The Camden County Police Department’s “It Takes a Village to Keep Our Youth Safe—Curfew ...

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CAMDEN, NJ –  A city man is now charged with first-degree murder in the fatal Dec. 12  shooting of a 16-year-old boy in East Camden’s McGuire Gardens neighborhood. Agents from the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Jihad Williams, 24, at a home in Pine Hill on Tuesday in ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A busy holiday season sometimes leads to forgetting some of the basic safety measures one always takes. The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) is recommending a series of precautions that will ensure everyone’s safety as they celebrate the holidays. “Safe ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Fire marshals are investigating the cause of Sunday night’s house fire in the Fairview section that sent one woman to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. City firefighters arrived at the two-story, single-family house at 3006 Hartford Ave. at 9:32 p.m. Sunday to find ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A state grand jury has decided not to file any criminal charges against county police officers in connection with the 2019 death of a 46-year-old man who they took into custody. The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced the results of the state grand jury’s review on ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The county Prosecutor’s Office has hired a new detective, restoring its complement of investigators to 108. Grace Bohn, a county police detective since 2019, has switched jobs and is now assigned to the Grand Jury Unit, said acting county Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay. The Grand Jury ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A city woman is now the third admitted street-level dealer to be sentenced to a four-year federal prison stint for selling heroin and cocaine as part of a violent city drug ring, says Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig. Elisa Rivera, 31, previously pleaded guilty before U.S.

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CAMDEN, NJ – Another teenager died from gunfire in the McGuire Gardens neighborhood on Sunday night bringing the city’s murder tally this year to 21, with eight still unsolved. Police found a 16-year-old boy unconscious and bleeding from a single gunshot wound at 8:20 p.m. Sunday on the 2100 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 32-year-old city man was sentenced to a 10-year federal prison term for unlawful possession of an automatic handgun and drum magazine containing 46 rounds of ammo. U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman ordered Marshall Onuorah put away for 10 years after his June conviction for ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Takwail Q. Bailey hoped to start his own party rental business. He had enrolled in a real estate sales course. And, he was already talking about grooming his 2-year-old son to play basketball. “My son had so many plans for himself and his family,” said Takwail’s mother, Nickita ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County police have increased road patrols and set up more random checkpoints to snare drunk drivers, part of an annual statewide DWI crackdown for the holiday season. County police received a $9,000 grant from the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety to participate in its ...

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CAMDEN, N.J. — Grace C. MacAulay had a storied career as an assistant prosecutor spanning 25-years before she retired in May 2018. On Wednesday, Dec. 1, MacAulay celebrated a comeback, returning to be Camden County’s new acting prosecutor. “This is seriously one of the greatest days of my life,” ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — An audit by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) says the Camden County Police Department mishandled $4 million in federal grant money that it received in 2015 and 2016 to hire more cops. The county law enforcement agency also used $291,411 in grant money on “unallowable costs,” ...

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CAMDEN, NJ —  Acting Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer has suddenly announced she will step down Wednesday as Camden County’s chief law enforcement official when a new acting successor is to be appointed. “I’ve had an incredibly fulfilling and meaningful career with the (New Jersey) Division of Criminal ...

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