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 …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Daytime burglaries at two Haddon Township homes resulting in several thousand dollars of jewelry stolen, police report.
A "large amount of jewelry" was reported stolen from a home in the 200 block of Norwood Ave. in Haddon Township on Monday. Police believe someone cut a screen and climbed through an unlocked window to enter the home. Officials say a four-door, red vehicle with two men in it was seen in the area during the weekday-morning burglary. "Several-thousand-dollars" worth of jewelry was also reported stolen Monday from a home in the 1100 block of Mansion Ave., police said. The master bedroom was targeted. No forced entry was immediately reported. Officials say the incident happened between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please contact Haddon Township detectives at 856-854-1176 x4171 or the anonymous tip-line at 856-854-1176 x4TIP (4847) with any information …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Police and firefighters closed the White Horse Pike on Monday morning as the Camden County Sheriff's bomb squad investigated.
A suspicious package discovered in the parking lot of the former Newtown Diner shut down the White Horse Pike between West Holly and West Park avenues in Haddon Township Monday morning, as the Camden County Sheriff's bomb squad was called in to investigate. As firefighters and police from Haddon Township and Oaklyn staged around the area, the bomb squad sent in a robot to get a look at the device, which had been placed on a stump of concrete in the center of the lot. A bomb technician walked out just after 10 a.m. to follow on what the robot had seen, then photographed and held up a printed circuit board that had been sitting on the stump. Stay with Patch for more information on this breaking story.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Nicholas Murphy, 19, was arrested at his Camden home for the alleged incident. Murphy is a former student at Haddon Township High School.
Haddon Township Police arrested a Camden man they said harassed an 11-year-old girl behind a school last week. Police arrested Nicholas Murphy, 19, at his home on the 500 block of State Street, Camden, on Thursday. Murphy is accused of approaching a girl behind Haddon Township High School’s stadium on March 22 at 3 p.m. The girl told police Murphy was riding a mountain bike on the access road and tried to talk with her. After she ignored him, Murphy allegedly began to verbally harass her with profanities and followed her on the bike. The girl ran toward the high school and reported what happened to a teacher in the parking lot. Police used surveillance video from the area to track down Murphy, who is a former student at Haddon Township …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Timothy Polijczuk was charged Monday with leaving the scene of an accident that killed a 67-year-old Gloucester Township woman.
Haddon Township police arrested a 50-year-old Mount Ephraim man Monday and charged him in the fatal hit-and-run Sunday that claimed the life of a Gloucester Township woman. Timothy Polijczuk, 50, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with a fatality, causing death while driving on a suspended license and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, according to a statement from the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. He was also issued numerous motor vehicle violations and was ordered held at the Camden County Jail on $192,500 bail. Police charged Polijczuk with driving a blue Chevrolet truck with a refrigeration box mounted to bed when he allegedly struck Joyce Putmon, 67, of the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township as…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Joyce Putmon died after being struck by a truck on the Black Horse Pike. Police are searching for the driver who killed her.
Update 9:44 a.m.: The truck was found in Gloucester City, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office reports. The driver has been identified as well, but authorities have not yet released any information. --------- A 67-year-old woman was killed Sunday night by a hit-and-run driver outside of Rexy's Restaurant and Bar in Haddon Township's West Collingswood Heights section. Joyce Putmon of Blackwood was crossing the Black Horse Pike near Washington Avenue when a pickup truck struck her and fled the scene. Putmon was pronounced dead at Cooper University Hospital in Camden at 7:24 p.m. March 3. The pickup truck, traveling southbound, had a homemade structure in the flatbed area, according to witness' descriptions. The structure is possibly a …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The two Camden County men were already in custody when charged.
Two Camden County men have been arrested and charged with the burglary of a gas station in Haddon Township, police announced Friday. Christopher C. Weldon, 32, of the 800 block of Mercer Street of Gloucester City, and Ronald J. Rupert, 35, of the 400 block of W. Browning Road, Bellmawr, were already in the county jail on other offenses when they were charged with this crime. Township police say Weldon used a crowbar to force open a front door in the early morning of Feb. 16 to break into the Sunoco gas station on Route 130 in the West Collingswood Heights section. Rupert was a lookout, police said. Don't miss any Haddonfield or Haddon Township news. Sign up for Patch's free daily newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The driver, Eileen Devine, was the only injury reported after she allegedly revved her car in reverse into the building Sunday evening.
A 58-year-old Audubon woman was charged with driving while intoxicated Sunday after allegedly reversing her car, full throttle, into the doorway of a busy McDonald's restaurant on Cuthbert Boulevard, according to Capt. George Tagmire of the Haddon Township Police. Eileen Devine was also charged with careless driving after her 2001 Toyota Avalon allegedly roared into a brick wall enclosing a Dumpster before reversing at high speed into the side of the restaurant's brick wall and doorway at 7:34 p.m. Sunday. Devine was in the drive-through line at the time of the accident. She was transported by ambulance to Cooper University Hospital in Camden after the accident, complaining of lower-leg pain. She was released from the hospital and police …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The sedan first drove through a brick wall before reversing into the Cuthbert Blvd. McDonald's entry vestibule on Cuthbert Boulevard Sunday night.
Update, 4:45 p.m., Jan. 28: The driver, an Audubon woman, was charged in the crash. Read more at 'Runaway Car' Driver Charged with DUI in McDonald's Crash. ------------- Haddon Township fire and police crews rushed to the Cuthbert Boulevard McDonald's Sunday after a car slammed into the building. The car appeared to first drive into the brick wall enclosing the Dumpsters before reversing on a diagonal into the fast food restaurant. The car hit the building's entry vestibule, which suffered obvious structural damage, with bricks loose and cracks in the walls. The car didn't go into the actual restaurant. A large crew of firefighters stood at the scene as police took photos. Westmont Fire Company Chief John Medes didn't have information …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Police say Gregory Gawrysiak had illegal guns and was a threat. Neighbors in Haddon Township say he was an eccentric with an independent streak and a threat to nobody.
Brett Slavin thinks Gregory Gawrysiak could be a catalyst for change in Haddon Township. Slavin, 25—a neighbor of Gawsrysiak, who was arrested Thursday after police kicked in his door in the first block of Emerald Avenue—said he and his neighbors are "tired of being pushed around by cops in Haddon Township." "They have badges and they throw their weight around," Slavin said. "If anything Greg can be a catalyst, a wake up call. It's always the first nail that gets hammered." Gawrysiak, 46, is an apprentice linesman for Amtrak, authorities said. Amtrak representatives were on hand at his arrest. Officials said Thursday Gawrysiak is part of the Sovereign Citizen Movement, which believes federal and state governments lack legitimate authority…