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Officers have saved 120 lives using Narcan

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(Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police Department officers have now saved the lives of 120 overdose victims using Narcan since they began deploying with the anti-opiod medication in May of 2014.

This morning, just after 10 a.m., Officer Benjamin Patti responded to the 800 block of Line Street where a man in the front passenger seat of a parked car was unconscious and not breathing after having used heroin. Officer Patti quickly administered Narcan and the victim began to breathe again but remained unconscious. He was then taken to Cooper University Hospital for further treatment.

On Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m., Officer Antonio Gennetta responded to the 1200 block of Yorkship Square where a man was lying on the ground unconscious. Officer Gennetta quickly administered Narcan before the victim was taken to Virtua Hospital for treatment.

On Aug 24, just after 2 p.m., Officer Michael Grace responded to 600 Market Street where a man was found in a bathroom unresponsive after having used heroin. Officer Grace administered Narcan and the victim began to regain consciousness. He was then taken to Cooper University Hospital for further treatment.

And on Aug. 20, officers saved two lives in separate incidents. Just after 12:30 p.m., Officer Jesse Henderson responded to the 1100 block of South Merrimac Road where the driver of an idling vehicle was unconscious after he had used heroin. Officer Henderson administered Narcan and the driver – Ryan Donahue, 23, of Sewell – became responsive before being taken to Cooper University Hospital for treatment. After being released from the hospital, Donahue was arrested and issued summonses for Possession of CDS, Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle and Driving Under the Influence. Then around 1:50 p.m. that same day, Officers Baruch Zepeda and Elizabeth Ponte responded to the area of Broadway and Martin Luther King Boulevard where a woman was unresponsive and struggling to breathe after having used heroin. Officer Zepeda then administered Narcan and the woman regained consciousness before being taken to Cooper University Hospital for further treatment.

To date in 2015, there have been 386 recorded drug overdoses in the city, including 31 fatalities. The Camden County Police Department has issued public safety alerts about the danger to drug users purchasing narcotics in the city. Anyone with information about the distribution, sale or use of drugs should call the department’s anonymous tip line at (856) 757-7042.

For information about addiction prevention, recovery treatment and other available 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 – Tyree Taylor

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 18-year-old from Liberty Park.

Tyree Taylor was reported missing today in Camden. He is described as a black male, 5’5”, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a white tank top, black shorts and white and orange sneakers. He has not been reported missing before and is known to frequent Parkside.

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

Tyree Taylor

Missing person – Mariely Padilla

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

Mariely Padilla was reported missing today from her home on the 900 block of North 6th Street. She is described as a Hispanic female, 4’11”, 100 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a gray shirt, gray shorts and black sandals.

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

Mariely Padilla

Officers of the Week – Joshani Almonte-Diaz and Justin Stippick

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This week, the Camden County Police Department recognizes the hard work of two members of the Department – Officers Justin Stippick and Joshani Almonte-Diaz.

Officer Stippick joined the department in July 2014 while Officer Almonte-Diaz joined the department earlier this year. Both are assigned to the Neighborhood Response Team in the city’s Fourth District.

On the night of Aug. 18, Officers Stippick and Almonte-Diaz were on patrol addressing quality of life issues in the area of Wildwood and Princess avenues. After observing a driver commit a traffic infraction, the officer stopped the vehicle. Officers Stippick and Almonte-Diaz investigated and found that the driver was in possession of eight Suboxone packets and that the passenger was in possession of 536 bags of synthetic marijuana. Both suspects were arrested and charged with multiple offenses.

We honor Officers Stippick and Almonte-Diaz as the Camden County Police Department officers of the week. Also nominated were officers Tyrrell Bagby and Officers Gabriel Sommella and Brandon Galloza.

Almonte-Diaz and Stippick FB

Missing person – Jahmir Mungo

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

Jahmir Mungo was reported missing today in Camden. He is described as a Hispanic male, 6’2”, 260 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a blue and black striped polo shirt, gray denim shorts and blue Nike sneakers. He was last seen on 37th Street en route to Pennsauken.

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

Jahmir Mungo

Missing person – Da’Shawn Rojas

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

Da’Shawn Rojas was reported missing today from his home on the 1300 block of Argus Road. He is described as a black male, 5’11”, 135 pounds, with brown eyes and black and orange hair. He was last seen wearing a red polo shirt, khaki pants and blue, black and pink sneakers.

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

Da'Shawn Rojas

Information sought on shooting suspect

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating a shooting incident and is asking the public for help to identity a suspect caught on video.

On Aug. 16, around 2:28 a.m., a suspect was caught on video running from the scene after firing several shots from a gun in the area of 1200 Yorkship Square. The suspect is described as black male wearing a black short-sleeve shirt and black pants.

The video, which shows the suspect fleeing the scene, can be viewed here on the Unsolved Crime Videos page and on the Camden County Police Department Facebook page.

Anyone with information about this suspect or crime should call the Camden County Police Department tip line at: (856) 757-7042.

Runnemede man arrested with gun following car stop

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(Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police Department officers arrested a Runnemede man Saturday night after he was found to be in possession of a handgun and hollow point bullets.

Shortly after 7 p.m., Officer Joseph Pemberton was on patrol addressing quality of life issues in the area of Mount Ephraim Avenue and Everett Street when he observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road impeding traffic. Officer Pemberton and Officer Jarred Levenson investigated and found that the driver – John Kobsar, 48, of Runnemede – was in possession of an H&R American Double Action .32 caliber revolver along with hollow point bullets and a quantity of syringes.

Kobsar was placed under arrest without incident and was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Possession of Hollow Point Bullets, Possession of Hypodermic Needles and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The Certain Persons charge is based on a prior drug distribution conviction. Kobsar was remanded to the Camden County Jail with bail set at $65,000 cash or bond.

From the launch of the Camden County Police Department on May 1, 2013, through Sunday, Aug. 23, officers responded to 4,522 calls for a person or persons with a gun – making 533 arrests and recovering 515 guns.

“I’m proud of our officers, who utilized their training and worked together to arrest this armed suspect without incident and remove a dangerous weapon from the community,” said Deputy Chief Joseph L. Williams.

Officer arrests suspect wearing black ski mask and armed with loaded gun

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(Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police Department Officer Kyle Pesce arrested one suspect with a loaded and defaced gun and another with drugs Sunday night.

Around 10 p.m., Officer Pesce was on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues in the area of Berwick and Rand streets when he observed two individuals, one of whom was wearing a black ski mask. When Officer Pesce approached to investigate, the suspects – Guy Robinson, 23, and Isadoro Hernandez, 19, both of Camden – attempted to walk away. Upon investigation, Hernandez, the suspect wearing the ski mask, was found to be in possession of a loaded, defaced, .32 caliber Arminius handgun and Robinson was found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana and syringes. Both suspects were placed under arrest without further incident.

Hernandez was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Defaced Weapon and was remanded to the Camden County Jail with bail set at $50,000 cash or bond. Robinson was charged with Possession of a CDS, Possession of Hypodermic Needles and Obstruction and was released.

From the launch of the Camden County Police Department on May 1, 2013, through Sunday, Aug. 23, officers responded to 4,522 calls for a person or persons with a gun – making 533 arrests and recovering 515 guns.

“Relying on his training, Officer Pesce was able to manage a potentially volatile situation and safely arrest both suspects and recover a loaded weapon without incident,” said Deputy Chief Joseph L. Williams.

Detectives track down and arrest murder suspect in Pennsauken

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(Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police Department detectives working as part of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force tracked down and arrested a murder suspect in Pennsauken Saturday.

Around 5 p.m. Saturday, Camden County Police Department Detectives Brian Razzi and Rafael Martinez Jr., and other members of the Marshals Task Force observed Tyron Williams, 30, of Camden on the 6100 block of Amon Avenue in Pennsauken. Williams attempted to run from the police, but was apprehended after a foot chase and placed under arrest without incident.

Williams had outstanding warrants for Murder (1st degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon stemming from a July 12 shooting incident at Trenton and Newton streets in which a 32-year-old man was killed.

Williams was remanded to the Camden County Jail with bail set at $1 million cash or bond.

“This was another example of the outstanding work done by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force who work tirelessly to ensure the capture of dangerous violent offenders,” said Deputy Chief Joseph L. Williams.

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