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Information sought on bank robbery suspect

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Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief J. Scott Thomson are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who robbed a Camden bank Friday.

The suspect entered the Susquehanna Bank on the first block of Market Street through the building’s Delaware Street entrance and passed a demand note to a teller around 3:20 p.m.

The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and entered a black van parked on Front Street. The van was last seen heading in the direction of Cooper Street.

The suspect is described as a white man with long brown hair and glasses. He was wearing a gray shirt, gray stripped zip-up hooded jacket, blue jeans and dark colored shoes. The man wore his hair pulled back with a black headband.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Detective James Brining at (856) 225-8439 or Camden County Police Detective Stephen Gracia at (856) 757-7420.

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Missing person – Diamond Mercado

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

Diamond Mercado was reported missing Wednesday night from her home on the 400 block of N. 35th Street. She is described as a Hispanic female, 5’8”, 140 pounds, with burgundy hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black jacket, white pants and peach/white sneakers. She has been reported missing multiple times and is known to travel to Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Paterson.

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

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Missing person – Patrick W. Kennedy

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

Patrick W. Kennedy, 52, was reported missing today after leaving the Hall of Justice downtown. He is described as a white male, 5’9”, 175 pounds, bald with hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a long-sleeve dark blue shirt, light blue jeans and brown shoes.

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

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Officers apprehend suspect with loaded, stolen gun

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(Camden, NJ) – A suspect brandishing a loaded, stolen gun was caught by officers Wednesday afternoon.

Just before 5 p.m., Officers Geoffrey Chiumento and Timothy Ramirez were on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues just before 5 p.m. when they responded to the 600 block of Elm Street to investigate a report about a male suspect with a gun. The officers located a suspect matching the description nearby on the 500 block of Pearl Street – Terrance Tribbett, 40, of Camden. Upon investigation, Tribbett was found to be in possession of a loaded Walther Model PPK/S 9mm ACP semi-automatic handgun stolen out of Henrico County, Va.

Tribbett was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Possession of Hollow Point Bullets and Receiving Stolen Property. The Certain Persons charge is based on a prior conviction for drug distribution. He was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $95,000 cash or bond.

Officer of the Week – Matthew DiDomenico

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This week, the Camden County Police Department recognizes the outstanding work of Officer Matthew DiDomenico; he is the latest department Officer of the Week.

Officer DiDomenico graduated from the Camden County Police Academy last December and has been a member of the department’s proactive Neighborhood Response Team in the 2nd District since then.

Officer DiDomenico has gone above and beyond in engaging with the community in an effort to foster understanding and reduce crime conditions. He regularly engages residents on his directed patrols. He frequently volunteers his time to take part in community events in the city. Most recently, he participated in a cops vs. youth basketball game at the Sacred Heart School gymnasium. In August he led a three-man team of CCPD officers in a shooting contest at Elijah Perry Park for Meet Your Officers night.

“Officer DiDomenico always displays a professional demeanor and serves as an excellent example of how a community-oriented police officer should perform,” said Lieutenant Richard Verticelli.

For his civic engagement and dedication, we honor Officer DiDomenico as Officer of the Week. Also nominated were Officers Brandon Galloza and Gabriel Sommella and Officers David Stinsman, Herbert Kreuz, Stephen Bezich, Timothy Vega and Nicholas Palumbo.

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Information sought on armed robbery suspects

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Sunday and is seeking information about the suspects.

Shortly after 9 a.m., officers responded to investigate an armed robbery on the 300 block of Mechanic Street. Two men were walking when a vehicle stopped near them. Three suspects got out of the vehicle brandishing guns while the driver remained in the vehicle. The suspects took cash, cell phones and a backpack from the victims before getting back into the vehicle and fleeing the area east on Atlantic Avenue then south on 4th Street.

The vehicle is described as a burgundy Ford Explorer or SUV.

The first suspect is described as a black male, 5’10”, mid 20s, of thin build wearing all black clothing and brandishing a black, semi-automatic handgun. The second suspect is described as a black male, 5’9”, mid 20s, of thin build, wearing an Army fatigue sweatshirt, black mask and tan pants and brandishing a black revolver. The third suspect is described as a black male, 5’9”, mid 20s of thin build wearing all gray clothing. There is no description of the fourth suspect.

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

Missing person – Destany Johnson

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

Destany Johnson was reported missing today from her home on the 3000 block of N. Congress Road. She is described as a black female, 5’9”, 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing khaki pants, a yellow Camden shirt and a purple hoodie. She has been reported missing eight times previously.

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

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Missing person – Malcolm Jones

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

Malcolm Jones was reported missing today from his home on the 600 block of Benson Street. He is described as a black male, 5’9”, 158 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a purple polo shirt, khaki pants and a black backpack. This is the second time he has been reported missing.

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

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Missing person – Miguel Negron

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

Miguel Negron, 27, was reported missing today after last being seen in East Camden in the area of Rosedale and Westfield Avenue. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5’7”, 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue sweatpants. This is the first time he has been reported missing and may be in Reading, Pa.

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

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Officers of the Week

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This week, the Camden County Police Department honors six members of the department who volunteered their time in the community Saturday night as Officers of the Week.

Sgt. Robert Chew and Officers Nicholas Palumbo, Tyler Hagan, Prince Reed, Luis Gonzalez and Joseph Czyzewski attended the Camden Night Gardens Harvest Table festival at Northgate Park in North Camden this past Saturday night and played as a team in a pick-up basketball tournament against teams of local youths. The officers represented the department well and made it to the championship game, losing by a point.

Sgt. Chew and Officer Reed also volunteered their time in September to play in a cops vs. youth basketball game at Sacred Heart School.

For giving their time and dedication to building bridges in the community and representing the department, Sgt. Chew and Officers Palumbo, Hagan, Reed, Gonzalez and Czyzewski are Camden County Police Department Officers of the Week. Also nominated were Officers Matt DiDomenico, Timothy Ramirez and Nicole Berry.

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