Haddon Twp. Police: Burglary, Drugs and Drunks
Haddon Township police arrest an alleged bike thief and a man who reportedly carried crack cocaine.
All information is provided by Haddon Township Police. An arrest is not a conviction.
On Sept. 21, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of New Jersey Avenue to investigate a bicycle burglary involving a white male dressed in dark clothing.
En route to the scene, the responding officer received a report that an officer from neighboring Collingswood had conducted a pedestrian stop along Haddon Avenue of a subject matching the description of the perpetrator.
The suspect, Joseph A. Campbell, 24, of Collingswood, was also in possession of a 26-inch Del Sol Tradewind Beach Cruiser bicycle matching the description of the stolen property.
Through investigation, the officers determined that the bike was indeed the same one stolen from the New Jersey Ave. residence. Campbell was charged with one count each of burglary and theft. Unable to meet a $7,000 full-cash bail obligation, he was transported to the Camden County correctional facility awaiting his court appearance.
Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS)
While on patrol in the vicinity of Mt. Ephraim and Elm Avenues on Oct. 19, an officer observed a cyclist who began to pedal faster away from his patrol vehicle when it came into view.
The bicyclist eventually crossed Route 130 against a red traffic signal and was nearly struck by another driver, at which point he was stopped on foot by the officer.
In the course of reaching into his wallet to provide his information, the subject inadvertently revealed to the officer that he was in possession of several clear, plastic baggies containing what was believed to be crack cocaine. He was then placed under arrest.
The officer also discovered that the subject, Bryant E. Handy, 53, of Runnemede was wanted on outstanding warrants. Handy was charged with possession of CDS, issued additional summonses for his motor vehicle violations, and was transported to the Camden County correctional facility after failing to meet his obligation on $5,000 bail.
On Oct. 19, police received reports of a shopper who had just left the Acme supermarket on Cuthbert Boulevard with a loaded backpack, bulging pockets and a chicken sandwich in his hand.
The suspect, Zachary A. Butler, 23, of Cherry Hill was met by officers in the store as he headed back in to return the items (valued at $9.11): a chicken filet sandwich, two packages of caramel apples and a grapefruit.
Butler was also found to be in possession of a pill later identified as oxycodone; it was also discovered that he was wanted on two outstanding warrants. Bail for both charges was set at $1,000 full-cash.
Driving under the influence
On Oct. 20, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Nicholson Road and the Black Horse Pike to investigate the report of a man asleep in his vehicle, a Dodge Ram pickup truck.
An officer approached the vehicle and knocked on the driver’s side window for several minutes with no reaction from the operator of the vehicle. The driver, later identified as Michael Hagan, 40, of Audubon, eventually awoke, and consented to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed.
Hagan was arrested and transported to the Haddon Township police station, where he provided a breath sample of 0.27 percent. His vehicle was impounded and Hagan was released to a sober acquaintance pending trial.