Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Resumes are due Friday, May 31.
Oaklyn Police Chief Joseph Abbate submitted the following announcement: The Borough of Oaklyn is currently recruiting for police officer, in order to establish an eligibility list for current & future vacancies. We are seeking energetic, enthusiastic, and hard working individuals for our Police Department. The Borough of Oaklyn Police Department is a service-oriented agency whose members take pride in their proactive response to crime, disorder and quality of life issues. This approach recognizes our community’s high expectations for professional police services and has sustained a positive relationship with the community for many years. The Borough of Oaklyn currently employs 11 full-time police officers, one SLEO II (Special Law …
The trio were arrested in the city's Cramer Hill neighborhood early Wednesday morning.
Two Camden men who were carrying loaded, concealed handguns were arrested in the city’s Cramer Hill neighborhood early Wednesday morning, Camden County Police said. Robert Lindsey, 23, and Bruce Black Jr., 28, were carrying the weapons when they were stopped near the intersection of 27th Street and Sherman Avenue just after 2 a.m. for driving with their taillights out, police said. The driver of the car, Deiry Brito, 28, also of Camden, wasn’t carrying a weapon, but was arrested on outstanding warrants against him, police said. Besides the handguns, officers spotted zip ties and a black ski mask inside the Ford Fusion the men were driving, police said, both of which are often used in robberies. Both Black and Lindsey were charged with …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
No injuries were reported and Tatem is scheduled to open Monday.
Haddonfield police and school officials are investigating the discovery of a "homemade fireworks-type device" in the woods behind Tatem Elementary School on Sunday. The object, made with a paper-cup casing, was removed by police early Sunday morning, a school district news release said. The school grounds and surroundings were checked and declared safe. Tatem is scheduled to open for classes Monday.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tips phoned in Thursday to Haddonfiled helped lead Philadelphia police to Caleb Lawrence McGillvary.
Haddonfield police played a prominent role in the apprehension of Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, the alleged celebrity hitchhiking ax killer wanted for homicide in Union County. Borough police received tips from several callers who said they had seen the suspect and knew of his whereabouts after news reports Thursday that McGillvary has passed through Haddonfield and boarded a PATCO train to Philadelphia on Tuesday, according to a statement from Commissioner Ed Borden, the outgoing director of public safety. Turns out McGillvary had spent up to 12 hours in Haddonfield on Tuesday, including eating a meal at the Villa Rosa pizza shop on Kings Highway East near the PATCO light-rail station. A caller told police she had seen him there. This …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Police arrested Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, 24, better known as Internet sensation 'Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker' on YouTube and Facebook, for allegedly killing a 73-year-old.
Updated at 7:25 p.m., May 16 An Internet celebrity who allegedly killed a man in Union County this week, then passed through Haddonfield during his escape from the law, was captured in Philadelphia Thursday evening. Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, 24, better known as Internet sensation "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker" on YouTube and Facebook, was wanted in the death of Joseph Galfy Jr., 73, in Clark, NJ. He was arrested by Philadelphia Police at the city's Greyhound bus terminal around 6:30 p.m. McGillvary is charged with the May 12 homicide of Galfy, and will be processed in Philadelphia and returned to New Jersey in the coming days, authorities said. His bail was previously set at $3 million and he will be lodged in the Union County Jail…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the limit that leads to a drunken-driving charge—at least for some people if the National Transportation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving while intoxicated from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is this a reasonable proposal? According to a 2011 Mothers Against Drunk Driving report, the latest available data shows New Jersey ranked 31st out of 51 states (including the District of Columbia) in drunken-driving injuries and deaths. That year, there were 193 DWI fatalities, MADD said. About 10,000 deaths nationwide a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The incident happened at 10:21 p.m. Sunday. A helicopter roared in sky for nearly an hour over the scene.
A 16-year-old Bellevue Avenue boy told police he targeted a medevac helicopter with a laser pointer at 10:21 p.m. Sunday. The juvenile's name was not released and he was not taken into custody, Lt. Ted Stussey of Haddonfield Police said. Charges may be pending. Stussey said the juvenile voluntarily turned over the laser pointer. The boy said he was playing with it when the incident occurred. There were adults in the home at the time, Stussey said. The targeted helicopter remained in the sky over the area near Warwick and Chews Landing roads during the nearly hourlong search for the laser. Philadelphia police also assisted in the search, according to borough Commissioner Ed Borden, the director of public safety. The helicopter was cleared …
The department has 23,618 followers.
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Monday, May 13
OK, so maybe it's not trending right now, but chances are, it soon will be. The New Jersey State Police ranked second among state police agencies nationally in terms of Twitter followers, according to statistics recently released by the IACP Center for Social Media. The agency has 23,618 followers, trailing only the Massachusetts State Police, which had a whopping 62,493 followers, as of April 30. The Texas Department of Public Safety (18,787), the Ohio State Highway Patrol (13,587) and the Indiana State Police (13,466) round out the top five. As of Monday morning, May 13, the State Police had 23,932 followers and had sent out 991 tweets. However, with over eight million people in the state as of the 2012 Census, the State Police still …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Also, an alleged burglar dons an elaborate disguise to fool police.
Each week, Patch combs through the more shocking, surprising and often absurd alleged criminal acts and police-related incidents that unfold around the region. Here’s what went on last week for “OMG PD.” When you gotta go, you gotta go: An Oaklyn man probably should’ve picked a better place, though, after getting popped for public urination behind the Aldi in Collingswood, police said. Raymond Van Sciver, 54, wasn’t just in hot water for peeing in public, police said—he was also wanted on a $4,000 warrant and was allegedly carrying four baggies of heroin. Low-rent ninja: An alleged burglar at Cropwell Pharmacy in Marlton got caught on surveillance video after smashing his way into the store with a hammer—but good luck IDing him. The …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Several people were detained Friday afternoon after a police raid at the Sunrise Massage parlor. A neighbor says suspicious activity had long gone on at the business.
A Haddon Township massage parlor reportedly offered extra services to clientele, leading to a police bust and prostitution charges for one woman Friday. Haddon Township Police raided Sunrise Massage Friday afternoon after a two-month investigation into alleged prostitution activities there. At least two women were led away in handcuffs from Sunrise Massage at 121 Haddon Ave., eyewitnesses said. Police charged Xiaonyu Li, aka Lisa Li, 28, with two counts of engaging in prostitution. She was held on $10,000 bail at the Camden County Correctional Facility. There was no immediate information available on the other woman taken away in handcuffs. The bust came as no surprise to a neighbor, who had often complained to police about suspected …