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August 27, 2021

CAMDEN NJ – A 26-year-old man, sought for a fatal shooting in the city’s Gateway section, was arrested Thursday in Pennsylvania by federal marshals and county police detectives, authorities said. Murder suspect Maurice Peaker Jr. was taken into custody without incident at a Yeadon, Pa.

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CAMDEN, NJ -- The Camden County Metro Police Department will be participating in a variety of community events taking place during the next few days. For those struggling with homelessness, addiction or mental health, on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be a peer specialist support ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A city man has died from severe injuries he sustained in a July street assault making him the city’s 15th murder victim since January.  The 60-year-old victim Eric Ortiz was viciously beaten at around midnight on Thursday, July 22, according to acting county Prosecutor Jill Mayer ...

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CAMDEN NJ – Four men will be arraigned in federal court here today, accused of kidnapping a man off a city street, holding him captive and repeatedly beating him to extort $100,000 in cash and property deeds from the victim’s family. The four alleged kidnappers were arrested and the victim freed ...

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CAMDEN NJ – Police continue to search today for a gunman who killed a 67-year-old city man in a Sunday morning street shooting. Police found Thomas Smith badly wounded along Kaighn Avenue near Rose Street at 3:30 a.m. Sunday as officers responded to multiple alerts from SpotSpotter, the city’s ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A tow truck hauled away one junk car from Morgan Boulevard on Monday prompting interim Mayor Vic Carstarphen to hold a press conference. That may sound a bit overblown, but ridding city streets of abandoned junk heaps is part of Carstarphen’s 100-day agenda and his “Camden Strong” ...

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