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Sergeant recognizes wanted fugitive, then catches him after foot chase

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(Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police Sgt. Angel Nieves recognized a wanted fugitive while on patrol Tuesday and chased down the suspect who was caught hiding under a truck.

Just after 2:15 p.m., Sgt. Nieves was on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues in the area of Mount Ephraim Avenue and Sheridan Street when he recognized Algie Harmon, 18, of Camden, a wanted fugitive for a robbery that occurred on Jan. 3. Sgt. Nieves ordered him to stop but Harmon ran, which lead to a foot chase down several blocks and alleyways. Officer Thomas Rambone assisted in the foot chase and on Maryland Street they found Harmon hiding under a truck.

As officers were arresting Harmon, the suspect’s mother, Audrey Bookman, 52, of Camden, physically interfered by attempting to prevent officers from handcuffing Harmon. After ignoring multiple orders to stop, Bookman then began to struggle against officers as they attempted to place her under arrest. She was wrestled to the ground, handcuffed and placed under arrest without further incident.

Harmon was charged with Resisting Arrest and Obstruction and also processed on his outstanding Robbery warrant. He was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $302,500 cash or bond.

Bookman was issued summonses for Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Obstruction of a Public Passage and was processed and released.

Information sought on luring suspect who exposed himself to juvenile

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating an attempted child luring that occurred Monday afternoon.

Shortly after 12:15 p.m., a 13-year-old girl was walking near the intersection of Dudley and High streets when a vehicle approached her. The driver of the vehicle was exposing himself while masturbating and twice asked the victim to get into the car. The victim ran from the scene while the suspect drove away in an opposite direction headed east on High Street.

The driver is described as a black male with dark skin, a beard and short dark wavy hair. He was wearing a red short-sleeve vest with a white shirt underneath, blue jeans and tan Timberland boots. The car he drove is described as a four-door, bronze-colored Cadillac Deville, mid-2000s model body style, with an emblem on the hood and a car seat in the rear seat. A photo of similar four-door Deville accompanies this release.

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

Cadillac Deville 4-door

Driving safety for snowy or icy roads

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With significant snow in the forecast, the best way to be safe on the road is to not drive if you don’t absolutely have to. However, if you do have to drive somewhere, follow these tips to drive safely and avoid getting stuck:

- Make sure your tires are properly inflated.

- Clear all snow and ice from your windshield, windows and roof of the car before driving to ensure proper visibility while driving and to not risk the safety of other drivers.

- Do not use cruise control on wet or icy roads.

- Keep your gas tank at least half full.

- Drive slowly and allow at least 8-10 seconds of reaction time between you and the next vehicle.

- Accelerate and decelerate slowly to avoid sliding.

- Slowly approach red lights to be able to continue moving when the light turns green.

- Don’t try to power up hills by quickly accelerating which will end up with your wheels spinning. Instead try to build up inertia before going uphill and using the momentum to carry your vehicle up.

Missing person – Destiny Davis

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

Destiny Davis was reported missing today from her home on the 1200 block of Whitman Avenue. She is described as a black female, 4’8”, 120 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a yellow polo shirt, tan pants and white sneakers. She has family in Centerville and is also known to frequent Fairview and Merrimack Road.

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

Destiny Davis

Parole violator caught with gun and large quantity of drugs

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(Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police Department detectives and other members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Counter Gang Unit apprehended a suspect Wednesday with a loaded gun and large quantity of drugs.

Around 7 p.m. Detectives Brian Razzi and Ralph Martinez Jr., working in partnership with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Counter Gang Unit and the New Jersey State Parole Board, were conducting parole investigations in the area of the Ivy Hill apartments. Task force members and parole officers went to a residence on the 1300 block of Morton Street to investigate parolee William Hernandez, 33, of Camden. While investigating Hernandez, he was found to be in possession of a loaded .40 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun, a large quantity of crack cocaine and marijuana, $1,970 in cash and drug packaging materials.

Hernandez was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Distribution/Manufacturing of a CDS, Possession of a CDS (crack cocaine), Possession of Marijuana, Distribution/Manufacturing of Marijuana and a parole violation. The Certain Persons charge is based on a prior drug distribution conviction. Hernandez was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $342,500 cash or bond.

Officer and new K9 Fios make their first apprehension after suspect runs from officers

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(Camden, NJ) – Officer Joseph Olivo and his K9 partner Fios, one of the five new Camden County Police Department dogs to graduate this month from the Camden County Police Academy K9 patrol class, made their first apprehension Tuesday after officers chased the suspect on foot.

Around 6:45 p.m., Officers Vincent Perez and William Harris were on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues in the area of Mount Ephraim and Kaighn avenues when they observed a man in the parking lot of a gas station involved in drug activity. As the officers began to investigate the suspect – Maurice Brown, 26, of Camden – he ran from them. Officers Perez and Harris chased the suspect on foot for more than a block when Officer Olivo and K9 Fios assisted in the apprehension of Brown. He was found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

Brown was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS, Loitering to Commit a CDS Offense, Resisting Arrest and Obstruction. He was processed at the Camden County Police Department and released.

The department was able to recently expand its K9 unit and purchase Fios thanks to a donation by the national broadband and telecommunications company Verizon to the Camden County Police Foundation.

Officer of the Week – Ryan Dubiel

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The Camden County Police Department is proud to recognize Officer Ryan Dubiel as the latest Officer of the Week.

Officer Dubiel previously served as an officer in Edgewater Park, Galloway, Seaside Heights and Union City before joining the Camden County Police Department in March 2013. He is assigned to Patrol Platoon 2 in the city’s 2nd District.

Just after midnight on Jan. 13, Officer Dubiel responded to a call about a woman firing a gun at a man in an alleyway near 8th and Tulip streets. Officer Dubiel arrived on the scene and quickly located the female suspect walking out of the alley. Officers then located the male suspect – who was a fugitive – and recovered a loaded Sterling .22 Long Rifle handgun. Upon investigation, officers determined that the suspects had been fighting and that the woman had shot at the man and that the man had pointed the weapon at the woman. Both were arrested and charged with multiple offenses.

“The heroic actions taken by Officer Dubiel ensured that a volatile situation was quickly brought under control,” said Lt. Richard Verticelli.

For his outstanding work, we honor Officer Dubiel as Camden County Police Department Officer of the Week. Also nominated were Officers Jason Diaz and Justin Widman and Officers George Lewis and Brett Ward.

Ryan Dubiel FB

Information sought on armed robbery suspect

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating a Jan. 20 armed robbery and asking for help identifying a suspect seen in surveillance video.

On Monday around 1 a.m., a man was in his car on the 200 block of 27th Street when he was approached by a suspect who brandished a black handgun and took his wallet before fleeing the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’10”, 180 pounds, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, light gray denim pants, a black mask and black gloves. The victim also reported that the suspect spoke in a Puerto Rican dialect. The suspect can be seen walking before the robbery and running from the area afterward in video that accompanies this release. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMUeED_mJac&feature=youtu.be

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

Officer of the Week – Robert Shea

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This week, the Camden County Police Department recognizes the dedication of Officer Robert Shea for quickly coming to the aid of man who he found unconscious and in need of medical attention.

Officer Shea spent eight years serving in the U.S. Marine Corps before becoming a Camden County Police Department officer in June 2014. He is assigned to the Neighborhood Response Team in the city’s 4th District.

On Jan. 4, around 3:45 a.m., Officer Shea was on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues near the corner of Sayrs Avenue and Davis Street when he observed a man who was lying in the street not moving and unresponsive. Officer Shea quickly rushed to the man’s assistance to render medical aid and called for an ambulance. He checked the man’s pulse and determined that he was breathing. Officer Shea was then able to awaken the man through verbal interaction. Upon investigation, the man was found to be in possession of a stolen, loaded .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver.

The suspect was taken to Cooper Hospital for treatment of a drug overdose and after being released was processed on weapons charges.

“Officer Shea did an outstanding job responding to a medical emergency and then recovering a stolen gun,” said Lt. Kevin Wilkes.

We proudly recognize Officer Shea as the Camden County Police Department Officer of the Week. Also nominated were Officers Rocco Belloni and Matthew DiDomenico and Sgt. Jeremy Merck.

Robert Shea FB

Missing person – Shaiyla Williams

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

Shaiyla Williams was reported missing last night from her home on the 800 block of Fairview Street. She is described as a black female, 5’4”, 200 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a brown jacket, blue sweater and tan pants. She has been reported missing once before and is known to frequent the area of 27th and Federal and Holcane Street.

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

Shaiyla Williams

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