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Officer of the Week – Kayla Gamar Young

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The Camden County Police Department is proud to honor an officer this week who caught a wanted fugitive – Officer Kayla Gamar Young is the department’s Officer of the Week.

Officer Young joined the Camden County Police Department in June 2013 and is assigned to the department’s Neighborhood Response Team Central unit.

On Nov. 12, while on an assignment in the area of 24th and Federal streets, Officer Young observed a male walking down Federal Street that she recognized from a wanted poster distributed by detectives six days earlier. Officer Young stopped the individual and found that he had three outstanding criminal warrants from a Nov. 6 shooting incident in which he fired a revolver and ran from the scene. The suspect also had four outstanding municipal warrants. Officer Young was able to arrest the suspect without incident.

“This job is indicative of Officer Young’s diligence and dedication to making the streets of Camden safe,” said Sgt. Pete Rogers.

For her outstanding police work, we recognize Officer Young – Camden County Police Department Officer of the Week. Also nominated were Officers Thomas Rambone and Steve Sooy.

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Drunk driver involved in crash arrested for gun possession

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(Camden, NJ) – Officers responding to a single-vehicle crash early Sunday found the driver in possession of a loaded gun.

Just after 12:30 a.m., Sgt. Rick Kunkel was at the Cooper Street on-ramp to the Admiral Wilson Boulevard when he observed a car that had hit a guardrail and crashed. The driver of the vehicle – Tyree Cook, 29, of Camden – was intoxicated. Cook was placed under arrest and found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm Jiminez Arms model J.A. NINE handgun.

Cook was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons and motor vehicle infractions, including Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test. The Certain Persons charge is based on a prior conviction for drug distribution. He was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $200,000 cash or bond.

Officer catches pair with loaded, stolen gun following car stop

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(Camden, NJ) – Officer Kyle Pesce arrested a drunk driver and passenger early Saturday who were armed with a stolen handgun.

Just after 4 a.m., Officer Kyle Pesce was on patrol in the area of N. 27th and High streets when he observed a vehicle commit a driving infraction. Officer Pesce stopped the vehicle at Marlton Pike and Baird Boulevard. The driver – Johnny Pagan, 27, of Camden – was found to be intoxicated. Upon investigation of passenger Augustin Ortiz Jr., 25, of Camden, a handgun was located inside the vehicle – a loaded 9mm Beretta Pietro reported stolen out of Glassboro. Both the driver, Pagan, and passenger, Ortiz, were arrested.

Pagan was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Receiving Stolen Property, Driving Under the Influence and multiple driving infractions. The Certain Persons charge is based on a prior drug distribution conviction. He was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $100,000 cash or bond.

Ortiz was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Receiving Stolen Property. He was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $50,000 cash or bond.

Fugitive arrested for two Nov. 10 homicides

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Camden County Police Chief J. Scott Thomson and Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo reported a man believed to be responsible for two Camden homicides has been arrested.

Elliot P. Nock, M/31, of Camden, taken into custody early Wednesday morning at an apartment in Long Branch, Monmouth County, by members of the Camden Division and Newark Division of the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Nock is charged with two counts of Murder for two separate November 10th homicides.

Nock is accused of fatally shooting Nelson Jackson, M/37, of Camden, on the 800 block of Haddon Avenue in Camden around 6 p.m. November 10. About two hours later, Nock allegedly shot and killed Daniel Damon, M/21, of Camden, on the 700 block of Morgan Boulevard in Camden.

“With the recent spate of gun violence, the highest priority of Camden County law enforcement and its partners was to stem the violence and bring those responsible to justice as quickly as possible,” Chief Thomson said. “The message is clear to those who decide to pull the trigger of a gun on our streets, you will feel the full weight of law enforcement and we will not rest until you are in custody.”

Nock, who also goes by Eliot Knock, will be arraigned Thursday at 1:30 p.m. before Superior Court Judge Irvin J. Snyder in courtroom 45.

All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Missing person – John Collins

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

John W. Collins, 58, was reported missing today from the 700 block of Atlantic Avenue. Collins is described as a white male, 5’11”, 180 pounds, balding with gray hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing dark blue pants, brown boots, a gray Philadelphia Flyers hooded sweatshirt and a blue denim jacket over a hoodie.

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

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Sergeants nab suspect with loaded gun

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(Camden, NJ) – As part of the department’s ‘all hands on deck’ deployment to suppress the recent spate of gun violence, a pair of Camden County Police Department detective sergeants caught a convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing a firearm in possession of a loaded handgun early Monday.

Sergeants Janell Simpson and Vivian Coley were on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues just after 1 a.m. Monday in the area of Kaighn Avenue and Baring Street when they encountered an individual they suspected of illegally possessing a firearm. Sergeants Simpson and Coley and Det. Richard Burns stopped the suspect – Jose Rodriguez, 37, of Camden – near the corner of 7th and Kaighn. He was found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm Maracov Arsenal handgun.

Rodriguez was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons. The Certain Persons charge is based on a prior conviction for aggravated assault. He was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $200,000 cash or bond.

Information sought on suspect who robbed taxi driver

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(Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred Sunday night and are asking for information about the suspect.

At approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, a taxi driver picked up a customer on the 1400 block of Greenwood Avenue. After driving a short distance, the suspect threatened the driver with a black, semi-automatic handgun and took cash before exiting the taxi near the corner of Greenwood and Bradley. The suspect ran toward Ormond Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s, 5’8”, of medium build wearing all black, including a hooded sweatshirt pulled tight around his face.

Anyone with information about this incident or suspect is asked to call the Camden County Police Department tip line at (856) 757-7042.

Missing person – Jimy Hernandez

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

Jimy Hernandez was reported missing last night from his home on the 1200 block of Cambridge Avenue. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5’6”, 160 pounds, with brown and blonde hair and brown eyes. He was last seen today wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. This is the third time he has been reported missing and he is known to frequent the area of Pelham and N. 23rd streets.

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

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Missing person – Patricia Herrera-Sandoval

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

Patricia Herrera-Sandoval, 23 was reported missing last night from her home on the 100 block of S. 27th Street. She is described as a Hispanic female, 5’8”, 160 pounds, with blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing orange pants and a white shirt. This is the first time she has been reported missing and is known to frequent the 1100 and 1300 block of Carl Miller Boulevard.

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

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Officers have saved more than 50 lives using Narcan

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(Camden, NJ) – Following two incidents this week, Camden County Police Department officers have now saved the lives of 51 drug overdose victims using the anti-opiod medication Narcan.

“That officers have been able to save so many lives in just a few months by using this medicine to reverse the effects of a heroin overdose demonstrates what a powerful tool Narcan can be,” said Chief J. Scott Thomson. “Each one of these individuals who officers saved from a potentially fatal overdose has a family who loves them and deserves every chance to help their loved one reclaim his or her life from the grip of addiction.”

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Officer Sean Varady responded to the corner of 6th and Chestnut shortly after 10 p.m. where a man who had used two bags of heroin was lying unresponsive on the front steps of an abandoned home. Officer Varady administered Narcan and the man began to regain consciousness. He was then transported to Cooper University Hospital for further treatment.

On Saturday, Oct. 4, Officer Benjamin Patti responded to the 800 block of S. 5th Street at 2 p.m. to investigate a report about a man experiencing an overdose. Officer Patti found a man who was unconscious on the back steps of an abandoned home. The man had used two bags of heroin. After administering Narcan, the man became responsive. He was then taken to Cooper University Hospital.

Officer Patti had two more saves on Thursday, Oct. 9. He responded to the corner of N. 26th and Cramer streets at 10:40 a.m. where a man was lying on the ground unconscious after having used heroin. Officer Patti administered Narcan and the man became responsive. About three hours later, Officer Patti responded to the corner of Broadway and Mechanic where he administered Narcan to another man who lost consciousness after using heroin. Both of these victims were taken to Cooper University Hospital for treatment.

On Friday, Oct. 10, Det. Daniel Crawford went to a vacant home on the 600 block of S. 5th Street where a man was unconscious and struggling to breathe behind the home. Officer Crawford used Narcan and the man regained consciousness and was taken to Cooper University Hospital.

On Friday, Oct. 17, just before 11:30 a.m., Officer Fernando Badillo responded to the corner of Broadway and Federal Street where a man was lying on the sidewalk unconscious. Officer Badillo administered Narcan before EMS personnel took him to Cooper University Hospital.

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, around 4 p.m., Officer Andrew Fegley responded to the 1100 block of Baring Street where he located an unresponsive man experiencing an overdose behind an abandoned building. Officer Fegley administered Narcan and the man became responsive before being taken to Cooper University Hospital.

Officer Badillo made another save this past Sunday, Nov. 9, after responding to a vacant home on the 500 block of South 8th Street just after 10:20 a.m. where a man was unresponsive after having used heroin. Officer Badillo administered Narcan and the man regained consciousness before being taken to Cooper University Hospital.

And on Monday, Nov. 10, just before 3 p.m., Officer Edwin Cortez responded to the corner of Broadway and Royden Street where a man who had used heroin was unconscious. Officer Cortez administered Narcan before the victim was taken by EMS to Cooper University Hospital.

With these saves, the department has recorded a total of 51 lives saved since officers began deploying with Narcan in May.

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