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Officers of the Week – Detectives Harvey, Hogle, James and Harper

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This week, the Camden County Police Department is proud to recognize the outstanding investigative work of four detectives – Keith Hogle, Keith James, Michael Harper and Gordon Harvey.

From July 2-4, the City of Camden experienced a string of fires, 16 in all that were intentionally set, most in vacant homes. Over the course of several days, Detectives Hogle, Harper, James and Harvey worked diligently to canvass the areas around the scenes of the fires where they gathered key evidence and spoke with witnesses. Their hard work led to the identification of a primary suspect who was seen on video near the scene of several of the fires. On July 7, Detective James was in the area of Federal Street and River Road when he observed the suspect walking and was able to place him under arrest without incident. Following his arrest, the detectives were able to obtain additional evidence and charge the suspect with setting 14 of the fires.

Detectives Harper, Hogle, Harvey and James displayed tremendous teamwork and worked tirelessly on this difficult investigation. Their hard work ensured the apprehension of this dangerous suspect,” said Lt. William Frampton.

For their exceptional work apprehending this individual and bringing this string of arsons to a close, we honor Detectives Harper, James, Hogle and Harvey as Camden County Police Department Officers of the Week. Also nominated were Officers Steven Manthey and Michael Burdalski and Officers Angelo Reyes and Michael Giorla.

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Missing person – Damann Alford

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 16-year-old from Fairview.

Damann Alford was reported missing from his home on the 2800 block of Tuckahoe Road. He is described as a black male, 6’0” 200 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair in a mohawk. He has been reported missing previously.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.

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Missing person – Nasir Wilson

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 14-year-old from Parkside.

Nasir Wilson was reported missing this morning from his home on the 1200 block of Park Boulevard. He is described as a black male, 5’0” 100 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts and is known to frequent the Parkside area.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.

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Officers have saved 215 lives using Narcan

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(Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police Department officers have now saved the lives of 215 overdose victims using Narcan since they first began deploying with the anti-opiod medication in May of 2014.

On Wednesday, July 20, at 1:15 p.m., Sergeant Benjamin Patti, Officer Matthew Dunlop and Officer Michael Shirk responded the 1600 block of Pulaski Street where they located a male who was unresponsive and struggling to breathe. Officer Shirk administered Narcan and the victim soon began to breathe normally and regain consciousness before he was taken to Cooper University Hospital for treatment.

On Sunday, July 10, just before 3 p.m., Officer Grace Bohn responded to the 600 block of Mount Vernon Street where she located a male who had used heroin and was unconscious. Officer Bohn administered a dose of Narcan and the male began to regain consciousness before being taken to Virtua Camden.

On Saturday, July 9, at 11:42 p.m., Officer Michael Treadway responded to an overdose call on the 200 block of Atlantic Avenue. Officer Treadway quickly located the male victim who was unresponsive and struggling to breathe. Officer Treadway then administered Narcan and the victim regained consciousness before being transported to Virtua Camden for treatment.

Just after 5:30 a.m. on Friday, July 8, Officers Christopher Devlin and Gregory Germscheid responded to the corner of 7th and Market streets where Officer Devlin located a female who was unconscious and experiencing an overdose after using heroin. Officer Germscheid administered Narcan and the victim began to regain consciousness while being transported to Cooper University Hospital.

And on Thursday, July 7, just after 9 p.m., Officer Matthew Greer responded to a residence on the 700 block of Ferry Avenue where officers located an unconscious male overdosing on heroin who was struggling to breathe and whose lips were blue. Officer Greer administered Narcan and worked to revive the victim, who regained consciousness after EMS personnel arrived and administered additional Narcan. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital for further treatment.

To date in 2016, there have been 313 recorded drug overdoses in the city, including 20 fatal overdoses.

The Camden County Police Department has issued public safety alerts about the danger to drug users purchasing narcotics in the city and has distributed informational cards throughout the city encouraging anyone who witnesses an overdose to immediately call 911 and report it. Anyone with information about the distribution, sale or use of drugs should call the department’s anonymous tip line at (856) 757-7042.

At an Oct. 7, 2015, ceremony honoring police officers who have used Narcan to save lives, Camden County Freeholder-Director Louis Cappelli Jr. announced the launch of Operation SAL, a pilot program to provide detoxification and addiction treatment/rehabilitation services to overdose victims in the county. For information about Operation SAL and other available treatment services for drug users and families, including crisis hotline numbers, visit the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force website at addictions.camdencounty.com. For addiction help call the CRISIS hotline at 877-266-8222 or call 911 in the event of an emergency.

Missing person – Daniel Sauers

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing adult from Lanning Square.

Daniel Sauers, 20, was reported missing today from the 400 block of Stevens Street. He is described as a white male, 5’10” 137 pounds, with blue eyes and blonde hair. He was last seen wearing dark gray pants and a brown shirt in the area of 4th and Walnut streets.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.

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Officer of the Week – Frank Cardoso

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This week, the Camden County Police Department recognizes an individual who has demonstrated his commitment to community policing – Officer Frank Cardoso.

Officer Cardoso joined the Camden County Police Department in 2013 and is currently assigned to the Neighborhood Response Team in the city’s 2nd District.

During his time patrolling the city’s 2nd District, Officer Cardoso has continually worked to build strong relationships with residents, especially children. He was a regular participant in the department’s buddy program at the Chelton Terrace community center in Centerville where he and other officers shared holiday meals with children and their families, played games with them and brought them gifts for Christmas and candy for Halloween.

This past school year, Officer Cardoso volunteered his time each week in the neighborhood he patrols reading to kindergartners at Sumner and Cream Elementary Schools. He spent an hour or more each week reading with kindergarten students to help them learn to love reading while forming positive relationships with a police officer.

“Officer Cardoso maintains a positive attitude and is a leader among his peers,” said Lt. Zsakhiem James. “As a field training officer, he takes great pride in showing new officers the skills he has acquired and, through his dedication to community policing, sets an excellent example for them to follow.

For his hard work and dedication, we honor Officer Cardoso as Camden County Police Department Officer of the Week. Also nominated were Sergeant Benjamin Patti, and Officers John Kelly, Gregory Germscheid, Lorenzo Cordero and Detective Joshua Soper.

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Missing person – Briana Miles

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 15-year-old from Whitman Park.

Briana Miles was reported missing from her home on the 1600 block of Norris Street. She is described as a black female, 5’4”, 115 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing multicolored pants, a white shirt, green backpack and black and white sneakers. She may be in Sicklerville.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Camden County Police Department tip line at (856) 757-7042.

Briana Miles

Officers of the Week – Dicerbo, Greer, Tighe and Retamar

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This week, the Camden County Police Department recognizes the teamwork, tactical approach and restraint demonstrated by four officers – Matthew Greer, Basil Dicerbo, Bernard Tighe and Eric Retamar.
All four officers serve in the city’s 4th District, with Officers Dicerbo, Tighe and Retamar assigned to the Neighborhood Response Team while Officer Greer is assigned to the Patrol Division.
On the night of June 20, Officers Greer and Dicerbo responded to a ShotSpotter activation on the 1600 block of Haddon Avenue. As they approached the area, Officers Greer and Dicerbo observed two suspicious males leaving the area and alerted other responding units. Using that information, Officers Tighe and Retamar were able to locate and stop the two suspects. The officers drew on their training and utilized de-escalation techniques while engaging the suspects. Upon investigation, they found that one of the individuals was in possession of a loaded 9mm Hi-Point Model C9 handgun. Both suspects were placed under arrest without incident and charged accordingly.
“These officers used a tactical approach to identify and locate these suspects and exercised tremendous restraint and in arresting them without incident and recovering the weapon involved in a gunfire incident,” said Lt. Jason Pike.
For their outstanding work, we honor Officers Greer, Dicerbo, Tighe and Retamar as Camden County Police Department Officers of the Week. Also nominated were Officers Anthony Berg and Brian Cserjes and Officer Louis Trocchio Jr.

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Detective apprehends suspect wanted for multiple arsons

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(Camden, NJ) – A Camden County Police Department detective was able to locate and arrest a suspect who has been charged with setting multiple fires last weekend.

From July 2-4, the Camden County Police Department, Camden Fire Department and other emergency responders, including fire departments from several nearby municipalities, responded to 16 suspicious fires in South Camden, 14 of which were in abandoned homes and two of which involved parked vehicles. All of the blazes were brought under control, and seven firefighters responding to the fires were treated for injuries.

A team of Camden County Police Department detectives, working in conjunction with the Camden Fire Department, City of Camden Fire Marshal, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Office of the Camden County Fire Marshal, Camden County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as part of a special task force, diligently investigated these incidents and worked to gather evidence and information. This hard work by detectives led to the identification of a single suspect – Charles Ricks Jr., 44, of Camden.

On Thursday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m., Detective Keith James was in the area of River Road and Federal Street when he observed Ricks walking along Federal Street. Detective James then approached Ricks and was able to place him under arrest without incident.

Ricks is charged with Aggravated Arson for 14 fires and was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $200,000 cash or bond. The case remains under investigation, and anyone with information about this suspect or any of these incidents should call the Camden County Police Department tip line at (856) 757-7042.

Missing person – Pedro Luna

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing adult from Lanning Square.

Pedro Luna, 36, was reported missing today from his home on the 300 block of Clinton Street. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5’7”, 175 pounds with brown eyes and bald. He was last seen driving a red Chevrolet Yukon with New Jersey license plate C84GEL. He is known to frequent South Camden.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.

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