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Officers have saved 235 lives using Narcan

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(Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police Department officers have now saved the lives of 235 overdose victims using Narcan since they first began deploying with the anti-opiod medication in May of 2014.

On Friday, Sept. 23, officers saved two lives in separate incidents. At 3:35 a.m., Officers Roberto Taveras and Michael Treadway responded to the corner of Broadway and Chestnut Street where they located an unconscious male who had used heroin. The officers worked to render aid and Officer Treadway administered Narcan. The victim began to regain consciousness before being taken to Cooper University Hospital. At 9:58 a.m., Officer Louis Trocchio responded to the corner of Broadway and Liberty Street where he located a male overdose victim lying on the ground; his face was turning blue and he was struggling to breathe. Officer Trocchio administered Narcan and the victim soon regained consciousness before being taken to Cooper.

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7:20 a.m., Officer Trocchio responded to the corner of Broadway and Chestnut where he located a man who was experiencing and overdose and was unresponsive. Officer Trocchio administered Narcan and the victim regained consciousness before being transported to Cooper.

On Monday, Sept. 12, just after 5:30 a.m., Officers Joshua Rosenblum and James DiMarco responded to the corner of Princess Avenue and Pine Street where they located a man who was lying on the ground unresponsive. Officer DiMarco administered Narcan and the victim regained consciousness after being taken to Cooper.

And on Tuesday, Sept. 6, just before 6 p.m., Officer Noe Perez responded to 24th and Federal streets where she located an unresponsive man who was struggling to breathe. Officer Perez administered Narcan and the victim quickly became responsive before being transported to Cooper.

To date in 2016, there have been 483 recorded drug overdoses in the city, including 27 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 – Alexis Velez

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing adult from the Gateway neighborhood.

Alexis Velez, 28, was reported missing today from his home on the 800 block of Haddon Avenue. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5’7” 180 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, gray pants and Nike sneakers. He is known to frequent the 800 block of Haddon Ave. and Ablett Village.

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

Alexis Velez

Missing person – Aaron Nelson

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 17-year-old from Fairview.

Aaron Nelson was reported missing today from his home on the 1000 block of Niagra Road. He is described as a black male, 5’7” 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, dark colored jeans and navy blue Nike Air Jordan sneakers. He is known to frequent Yorkship Square, the Crestbury Apartments and 7th & Newton.

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

Aaron Nelson

Officers of the Week – Jose Vale and Jordan Surgick

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This week, the Camden County Police Department recognizes the outstanding police work of two individuals – Officers Jose Vale and Jordan Surgick.

Officer Vale joined the Camden County Police Department in 2013 after previously serving as an officer in Puerto Rico. He is assigned to the Patrol Division. Officer Surgick joined the Camden County Police Department this year and is assigned to the Neighborhood Response Team in the 1st District.

On the night of Aug. 1, Officers Vale and Surgick were on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues in the area of 5th and Grant streets when they observed a male suspect who was using drugs. When the officers approached to engage the suspect, he ran from the scene. Officers Vale and Surgick chased the suspect on foot and were able to catch him as he tried to climb a fence. The suspect was found to be in possession of a loaded, Cobra ENT handgun and a quantity of marijuana. He was placed under arrest without incident.

“Officers Vale and Surgick were proactive and demonstrated teamwork and diligence to ensure the apprehension of an armed suspect,” said Lt. Linda Alicea.

We honor Officer Vale and Surgick as Camden County Police Department Officers of the Week. Also nominated were Officers Anthony Berg and Baahir Starkey and Officers Jae An and Andrew Wilcox.

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Civilian Employee and Analyst of the Month – August 2016

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Since its inception in 2013, the Camden County Police Department has relied on a team of hard working and talented civilian employees to ensure that work vital to serving and protecting Camden residents is done.

So the department is proud to recognize two individuals as civilian employee of the month and analyst of the month for August – Intelligence Analyst Scott Hudak and Clerk Patti Nicholson.

Hudak has worked at the Camden County Police Department since 2014 after previously interning with the U.S. Department of State and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies while completing his master’s degree at Seton Hall University. He first served as an intelligence analyst in the department’s Real-Time Tactical Operational Intelligence Center before joining the Strategic Analysis Unit in September 2014. In August, Hudak returned to the RTTOIC where he has worked hard to train new intelligence analysts and has helped generate key intelligence to aid an ongoing homicide investigation.

Nicholson joined the Camden County Police Department in March 2014 and works in the Budget and Procurement Unit. Along with her work handling department purchases and vendor accounts, Nicholson plays an integral role assisting with special events for the department. During the month of August, Nicholson went above and beyond to ensure that officers were well supplied not only for our regular Saturday block parties, but also for numerous community events which included neighborhood back-to-school functions, youth athletic events, job fairs and a carnival hosted by the Camden County Police Department in East Camden. Nicholson made sure that officers had backpacks, pens, flashlights, coloring books, soccer balls, T-shirts and other cool giveaways.

We’re proud to recognize Scott Hudak and Patti Nicholson for their outstanding work as our civilian employee and civilian analyst of the month for August.

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Missing person – Jakyrrah Anthony

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

Jakyrrah Anthony was reported missing last night from her home on the 1600 block of Norris Street. She is described as a black female, 5’1” 200 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing tan pants, a white shirt and a blue sweater. She is known to frequent the area of Broadway and Viola Street.

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

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Missing person – Steven Spratt

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

Steven Spratt, 53, was reported missing today from his home on the 1500 block of Norris Street. He is described as a white male, 5’10”, 260 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair

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

Steven Spratt

Officers of the Week – Stippick, Retamar, Jordan and Matthews

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This week, the Camden County Police Department proudly recognizes the outstanding work of four individuals – Officers Justin Stippick, Eric Retamar, Timothy Jordan and John Matthews.

Officer Retamar joined the Camden County Police Department in 2013, while Officer Stippick joined in 2014 and Officers Matthews and Jordan joined in 2015. All four officers are assigned to the department’s Neighborhood Response Team.

On Aug. 5, Officers Stippick, Retamar, Jordan and Matthews were on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues when they observed two suspects committing a violation on the 1100 block of Lansdowne Avenue, one of whom was also violating a drug offender restraining order by being in this area.

The officers engaged the suspects and, upon investigation, found that the second suspect had numerous outstanding warrants totaling more than $5,000 and was in possession of 36 bags of crack cocaine. This suspect was placed under arrest and charged with numerous felony offenses including drug distribution. Upon further investigation, the officers located a loaded Beretta PX4 Storm handgun across the street.

This suspect was subsequently charged Monday with federal drug distribution offenses, along with seven other suspects, as part of a joint investigation by multiple agencies including the FBI, New Jersey State Police, Camden County Police Department and Camden County Prosecutor’s Office working as part of the FBI’s South Jersey Violent Offender and Gang Task Force.

“Because they were proactive in addressing an issue, these officers were able to remove a dangerous suspect from the community along with narcotics and a loaded gun,” said Lt. Zsakhiem James.

For their excellent police work, we honor Officers Stippick, Retamar, Jordan and Matthews as the Camden County Police Department Officers of the Week. Also nominated were Officers George Lewis and Maria Martinez and Officer Cabria Davis.

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Missing person – Alexa Fair

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

Alexa Fair, 25, was reported missing in the city. She is described as a white female, 5’4” 130 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She is known to frequent the Broadway area.

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

Alexa Fair

Missing person – Isaiah Crippen

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

Isaiah Crippen was reported missing this morning from his home on the 2500 block of South 8th Street. He is described as a black male, 5’5” 140 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black, gray and white Chicago Bulls jersey, blue pants and black boots. He is known to frequent the Crestbury apartments.

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

Isaiah Crippen

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