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Police & Fire

November 29, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ — A former standout basketball player for Camden High’s Panthers died from gunshot wounds Sunday on Lois Avenue in the city’s Cramer Hill section. Police officers found badly wounded 29-year-old Takwail Bailey on the 1000 block of Lois Avenue at 10:32 p.m. Sunday, according to acting ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden man is now the second admitted street-level dealer sentenced to a five-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. Jameel Byng, 28, already pleaded guilty before U.S. District ...

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CAMDEN, NJ –  The U.S. Justice Department has awarded a $2.5 million grant to the Camden County Police Department, money earmarked to hire up to 20 more police officers and pay their salaries and benefits for three years. The Justice Department awarded a total of $139 million in competitive ...

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CAMDEN, N.J. – A federal judge has sentenced a city man to 200 months in prison for robbing two banks, and trying to pull off a third bank robbery, during a 10-day spree in July 2018. Anthony L. Livingston, 50, has been sitting in jail since he was convicted in May 2019 of two counts of bank ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A state grand jury has indicted a Camden man with two Pennsylvania accomplices, all accused as ringleaders in a scheme to smuggle illegal “ghost guns” into New Jersey to sell. Eduardo T. Lazo, 26, of Camden, was arrested Aug. 16 in connection with the ghost guns trafficking ring ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A Camden woman will do five years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute heroin as part of a violent drug ring that operated in the city for several years, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Jasmin Velez, 27, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison by U.S.

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office has hired five detectives to fill some of the recent vacancies in its rank. “Our new detectives bring diverse law enforcement experiences. All have either served or trained here in Camden County,” said acting county Prosecutor Jill S.

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CAMDEN, NJ – Detectives arrested a local 17-year-old on Friday, accused of the Oct. 29 shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in the McGuire Gardens public housing project. The 17-year-old city resident, whose name was withheld due to his age, faces a first-degree murder charge. The county ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The city’s murder tally rose to 20 on Thursday night after a 22-year-old man died from a gunshot wound he sustained on a street in the Morgan Village section. Police officers, responding to an alert from ShotSpotter, found Kwamere Brown unconscious on the 1300 block of Lakeshore ...

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CAMDEN NJ – Federal authorities in Virginia have arrested a teenage fugitive sought in connection with the Oct. 22 murder of Lamont Nakia Demby in the city’s Liberty Park neighborhood.  U.S. Marshals took 19-year-old Michael Allen, of Collingswood, into custody at a house in Newport News, Va.

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CAMDEN, NJ — People who park illegally or abandon broken-down cars on city streets have gotten away with it too often for too long. City officials are now gearing up for a crackdown on these scofflaws. To do that, City Hall is poised to hand over citywide ticket-writing and towing duties to the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A 14-year-old boy has tragically become this city’s 19th murder victim so far this year, shot dead Friday night in East Camden’s McGuire Gardens public housing project. The teenager, whose name was not released due to his age, died of multiple gunshot wounds at 11:12 pm Friday after ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — People here surrendered 249 firearms to county cops and walked away with a total of $35,225 in cash during Saturday’s gun buyback event. “Those guns will never make it onto the streets or fall into the hands of a child,” said acting county Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. “This gun buyback ...

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CAMDEN, NJ –  Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 28-year-old man on Friday afternoon in the city’s Liberty Park neighborhood. Officers found Lamont Demby, 28, badly wounded by gunfire at 3:20 p.m. near Jackson and Warsaw streets, according to acting county Prosecutor Jill S.

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — A Bronx man threatened an NJ Transit Train conductor with a knife Wednesday morning after she asked him to wear a mask, police said. At approximately 10:30 a.m., a woman came into police headquarters reporting there was a disturbance on a New Jersey Transit train at the Bergen ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Police broke up a Camden pill mill operation after a six-month investigation, Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer is announced on Friday. When search warrants were executed on Sept. 28, CCPO’s Narcotics Task Force seized 3.5 kilograms of suspected fentanyl, more than half ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The state has filed an environmental enforcement action against the owners of 75 Erie St., a heavily polluted site on the Delaware River in North Camden. The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office (OAG) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have teamed up to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Authorities arrested three Camden men, seized $2 million worth of fentanyl along with $64,000 in cash and a deadly assault rifle during a raid at a Pennsauken home, according to federal, state and local law enforcement officials. Taken into custody at Lafayette Avenue home in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A city man, with a lengthy criminal past, faces up to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute it before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman. Federal charges against Desmund M. Walker, 36, stem from his May 2020 arrest by ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Acting county Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer has promoted Capt. Robert M. Ferris as Acting Chief of Detectives to replace Jeffrey S. Dunlap who retired Friday after a 27-year law enforcement career. Ferris was hired in 1998 as a detective in the prosecutor’s office after a year as a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Gunfire killed a 30-year-old man inside a high-rise apartment building in the Pyne Poynt section early Sunday, according to acting county Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Officers from the Camden County Metro Police, responding to reports of gunshots, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Authorities are offering a $1,000 award for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for a July 6 homicide, Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Metro Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez announced Wednesday. Edward Dupont, 53, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- Two local men have been charged for their roles in two gas station robberies, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced on Monday. Paul Rogers, 27, and Kamau Bradshaw, 19 were detained and charged with Hobbs Act robbery on Friday. They each face a maximum of 20 years in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden County Metro Police Department is seeking the public's help with identifying a suspect in a bias incident. At approximately 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, a man was riding a bike in the vicinity of Sayrs Avenue and Hallowell Lane when he approached the victim, who was on foot, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- A local man was sentenced to 30 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for intent to sell crack cocaine, heroin and fentanyl. John "Critty" Gunther was convicted in 2019, but wasn't sentenced until Friday, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig. Gunther ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A Friday morning bomb threat lead to a brief evacuation of students at Camden High School. It was described as a “low level threat” which came in at 8 a.m. by Dan Keashen, a spokesperson for Camden County. The sweep lasted from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., he said, and students were ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Ghost guns may be legal federally, but they’re still a law enforcement priority for Acting New Jersey Attorney General Andrew Bruck and his counterpart in Pennsylvania, Attorney General Josh Shapiro. The two announced charges against three men who trafficked 20 of these untraceable ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- A Camden man was sentenced to 87 months for conspiring to distribute over one kilogram of heroin, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. David Velez, 31, was arrested in January 2019 and plead guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb to conspiring to distribute ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The county Prosecutor’s Office, one of the state’s busiest, has hired two new detectives to fill recent retirement vacancies. Patrick Collins and Megan Hill took oaths on Monday as special state investigators/acting county detectives.  Acting county Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer said ...

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CAMDEN NJ – Police are searching for a gunman who fatally shot a 19-year-old man Saturday night on a street in the city’s Morgan Village section. Darnell Farrish died from multiple gunshot wounds at Cooper University Hospital at 8:20 p.m., according to acting county Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and ...

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