Thursday, March 21, 2013
Services will be held on Friday.
Esther Felton Gray, 97, of Voorhees, died Sunday. She is survived by her cousins, Irene Mead (Russell), James Mead, Marlene Stewart (Paul), David Mead, Zachary Stewart, Corey Stewart (Lisa), Rachel Stewart, David Mead and Juliana Mead. Miss Gray graduated from Hood College and was an executive secretary at RCA in Camden for 40 years. Additionally, she was a member of the League of Women Voters and active in the Presbyterian Women. Family and friends are invited to her service, Friday, 11 a.m., in the Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 20 E. Kings Hwy., Haddonfield, NJ. Interment, Harleigh Cemetery, Camden. In lieu of flowers, Miss Gray requested donations be made in her name to the Virtua Foundation, P.O. Box 70260…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A gun buyback held at two locations in Camden this weekend nets more than 1,100 weapons.
Camden County residents turned in more than 1,100 guns at a buyback event held at two churches in Camden this weekend. At up to $250 per firearm, the two-day event put $156,000 into the pockets of county residents, according to Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, who announced the buyback results at Camden Police Department's Federal Street headquarters Tuesday afternoon. "I am not suggesting that gun buybacks are some sort of magic solution to the complex and multi-faceted problem of violence in our society. But we have to keep forging ahead using all of the strategies at our disposal," Chiesa said. "And while we’re at it, we have to keep thinking about new strategies as well. Here in New Jersey, inaction is not an option." Chiesa …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Lisa Fago of the township's Erial section was reported missing Saturday. She texted family and friends to say she had been abducted, authorities said.
Camden police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing Gloucester Township woman. Lisa Fago, 24, of the Erial section of the township, was reported missing Saturday, Sept. 29. She was last seen Monday, near the 600 block of Mount Vernon Street in Camden. Fago's friend and family told authorities they have received text messages from her saying she had been abducted from the area of Kaighn Avenue between 6th Street and Broadway in Camden on Thursday, Sept. 27, and that she was taken to New York City against her will. Authorities have not confirmed this information, and her whereabouts remained unknown late Saturday night. Fago is a white female with brown hair and blue eyes, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and weighing 130 pounds. …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Westville man had his charges upgraded after Ryan Coyle, the victim of Shields' attack before a Jimmy Buffett concert in Camden last week, died Friday.
A Westville man now faces aggravated manslaughter and is in jail on $400,000 bail after the death of the victim of his one-punch assault before a Jimmy Buffett concert in Camden last week. Matthew Shields, 21, was arraigned Tuesday on the upgraded charges, a week after he allegedly struck down Ryan Coyle, 20, of Bellmawr with a single, unprovoked shot to the head from behind in Lot 9 outside the Susquehanna Bank Center. Coyle suffered head injuries in the attack, and was on life support until Friday evening, when he succumbed at Cooper University Hospital’s trauma center, just a few blocks from where the assault occurred. A postmortem exam by Camden County medical examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin ended up in a ruling of homicide by blunt-force …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Haddonfield officials said this week they do not favor a countywide police force.
“We are declaring peace in the city,” Camden City mayor Dana Redd told a roomful of reporters, supporters, and at least one heckler Wednesday at a press conference announcing the next phase of the plan to replace the city’s police department with a countywide police force. Redd described Camden as an up-and-coming, “regional leader of the ‘eds and meds,’” but warned that without improved public safety in the city, “these efforts will be in vain. “This is not a political decision,” Redd said. “Yeah it is!” a voice from the back of the room instantly barked back. Leveling her gaze without raising her voice, Redd continued from her prepared remarks, which accused unnamed opponents of the plan of intentionally spreading misinformation about it…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Mayors from several Camden County towns endured jeers and taunts from the crowd of 75-plus while denying entry to a delegation of police chiefs.
Waving signs that read “WE DEMAND RESPECT FOR CAMDEN” and “PUBLIC SERVANTS NOT PUBLIC SLAVES,” some 75 picketers gathered outside the Camden County Boathouse Tuesday evening to protest a closed-door meeting of several local mayors on the subject of replacing the Camden police department with a county-based metro division. Chanting “Sell-out” as each successive attendee arrived, the crowd cheered when a passing car or truck honked in support, and heckled the building through bullhorns for nearly two solid hours. Among those coordinating the opposition were Camden City residents, police and firefighters from throughout the county, and their families. To a person, they expressed nearly the same concerns—that details of the reorganization plan…
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Morella had not been heard from since 8 p.m. Friday, after she attended a concert in Camden.
Update: Brielle Morella turned up safe in Old City Philadelphia overnight. ----------------- Authorities are seeking the public's help in finding a Pennsauken teenager who went missing while attending a concert in Camden on Friday. Brielle Morella, 15, was last seen with a friend outside the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden around 4:30 p.m. Friday. She was attending a concert by rapper Wiz Khalifa when she and a friend became separated, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Morella sent a text message to the friend around 8 p.m. Friday asking to be picked up in Camden, but her friend received no more information. Morella has not contacted anyone since, a spokesman for the prosecutor said late Saturday. A Facebook group …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Paul Johnson, 65, was killed in a fire in Camden. Authorities said the cause was arson.
The Citizens' Crime Commission of Philadelphia is offering a $1,000 reward for information relating to an arson that killed a former Collingswood resident. Paul Johnson, 65, died of smoke inhalation from a fire that started early Friday at an abandoned home in the 1200 block of Decatur Street in Camden, authorities said. Johnson had prior addresses in Collingswood and Oaklyn, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. He apparently had been living in the abandoned home, authorities said. The Citizen's Crime Commission is offering the reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for starting the blaze. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Commission Tipline at …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The suspect was caught in the 100 block of Tavistock Lane.
A Camden man was arrested Monday by Haddonfield police and charged with burglary, theft and related offenses. Anthony C. Thomas was nabbed after a neighbor called police about a suspicious incident near the 100 block of Tavistock Lane. Thomas was found in the area and charged with the burglary of an unoccupied home nearby. Police said more burglary charges are pending. Thomas was taken to Camden County jail in Camden and held on a $12,000 bond. In addition to burglary and theft, he was charged with possession of burglary tools, hindering apprehension and possession of drug paraphernalia. Haddonfield was hit with 20 burglaries in 26 days last month. Police did not say if Thomas is a suspect in other burglaries.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Haley Oberg leads book drive for Camden library.