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Officers chase down suspect with stolen Ruger and drugs in East Camden

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(Camden, NJ) – Shortly after 8 p.m. Monday night, Officers Glen Pacyna, Steven Randall and Gabrielle Camacho went to the first block of North Dudley Avenue to investigate a report about a black male in a green shirt who was threatening people with a gun. After arriving at the scene, Officer Pacyna observed the suspect – Timothy Kanty, 35, of Camden – walking toward Dudley Grange Park. Kanty then ignored commands to stop and ran through the park. Officer Pacyna pursued Kanty and apprehended him in the park.

Kanty was placed under arrest and found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm Ruger P89 semi-automatic handgun that was reported stolen in Louisiana. He was also found to be in possession of 100 Alprazolam pills and nearly $1,000 in cash.

He has been charged with Possession of a Weapon During a CDS Offense, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession With Intent to Distribute, Possession With Intent to Distribute Within 1,000 feet of a School, Possession With Intent to Distribute Within 500 feet of a Park and Resisting Arrest. The Certain Persons charged is based on a past conviction for Aggravated Assault. He was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $222,000 cash or bond.

Officer of the Week – Marcus Matthews

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The Camden County Police Department is proud to recognize the outstanding work of Officer Marcus Matthews, the latest Officer of the Week.

Officer Matthews joined the department a year ago and is assigned to the Neighborhood Response Team in the city’s Second District.

At approximately 3 a.m. on July 8, Officer Matthews was on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues in the Crestbury Apartments near the corner of 8th and Olive streets. While on patrol, Officer Matthews observed two suspects carrying an air conditioning unit and a Play Station video game system. Officer Matthews initiated a pedestrian stop to investigate and detained the suspects, who were found to have burglarized an occupied unit in the Crestbury Apartments. The stolen items were returned to their owner and the two suspects were arrested and charged for this crime.

“Officer Matthews made an instinctual stop and was able to arrest two suspects without incident. He is a proactive officer who has a bright future with the Camden County Police Department,” said Lt. Richard Verticelli.

For his work in identifying these suspects and recovering the items they had stolen, we honor Officer Marcus Matthews. Also nominated for Officer of the Week were Officers Jorge Astuquilca and Prince Reed.

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Missing person – Tatyana Tokley

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

Tatyana Tokley was reported missing today from her home on the 2700 block of Tyler Avenue. She is described as a black female, 5’7”, 120 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in the area of 42nd Street in Pennsauken wearing a black shirt, white shorts, pink flip-flops and carrying a Michael Kors purse. This is the second time she has been reported missing and is known to frequent the areas of Haddon Avenue and East Camden.

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

Tatyana Tokley

Missing person – Kendya Russ-Still

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

Kendya Russ-Still was reported missing Wednesday from her home on the 1200 block of Park Boulevard. She is described as a black female, 5’8”, 120 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, pants and sneakers. This is the fourth time she has been reported missing in the last 45 days and is known to frequent the Parkside neighborhood and Pennsauken.

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

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Information sought on vehicle in East Camden hit and run

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is seeking information on a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident that occurred Saturday night in East Camden.

Just after 9:20 p.m. Saturday officers responded to the 200 block of N. 27th Street where a man entering his parked car was hit by a van. After striking the pedestrian, the van fled down 27th Street toward River Avenue. The victim was taken to Cooper University Hospital for treatment and is being treated there where he remains in critical condition.

The vehicle is described as a white van, possibly a Ford, from the early 2000s. The van should have front end and passenger’s side damage.

A short video clip of the suspect vehicle can be viewed on the CCPD Facebook page and at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2c06YPifo4&feature=youtu.be

Anyone with information about this vehicle is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.

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Officers of the Week – Joseph McGrath and Matthew Krol

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The Camden County Police Department is proud to recognize Officers Joseph McGrath and Matthew Krol, the latest Officers of the Week.

Officer McGrath has been with the Camden County Police Department for a year and previously spent two years as an officer in Seaside Heights. Officer Krol joined the Camden County Police Department seven months ago. He previously served for seven years as a police dispatcher and five years as an officer in Gloucester Township.

On July 4, Officers McGrath and Krol were on directed foot patrol addressing quality of life issues in Fairview when they were approached by a man who had just been the victim of an attempted armed robbery. Officers McGrath and Krol investigated and quickly located and arrested the juvenile suspect in a nearby park. The officers also recovered the weapon used by the suspect – a 6mm Pulse BB gun – hidden in a bush.

“Officers McGrath and Krol took quick action to apprehend this suspect. Their dedication police IQ and attention to detail makes them outstanding officers,” said Lt. Scott Bagby.

For their work, Officers McGrath and Krol are deserving of recognition as Camden County Police Department Officers of the Week. Also nominated were Officers Matthew Kreidler and Kyle Pesce and Officer Christopher Devlin.

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Father arrested after loaded gun found in toddler’s bag at day care center

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(Camden, NJ) – The father of an 11-month-old girl has been arrested after a loaded handgun was found by a day care worker in the child’s nursery bag Tuesday morning.

Officer Nicholas Fabbroni responded to the El Centro day care center on the 400 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday morning where a teacher observed a gun inside a toddler’s nursery bag. Officer Fabbroni recovered the weapon – a Jimenez Arms 9mm handgun loaded with hollow point rounds and reported stolen out of Philadelphia.

Following an investigation by Detectives Melba Gracia, Lucas Murray and Keith James, the child’s father, Rakeem Williams, 25, of Lindenwold, was arrested. Williams 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 was based on a prior conviction for drug distribution. Williams was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $50,000 cash or bond.

The New Jersey Department of Child Protection & Permanency was contacted on behalf of the child and her sibling.

Officer catches four suspects with loaded handgun

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(Camden, NJ) – Following a motor vehicle stop, officers arrested the driver and three passengers who were in possession of an illegal loaded handgun.

Just after 12:45 a.m., Officer Christopher Devlin conducted a car stop at 5th and Pine streets after observing motor vehicle infractions. While investigating the occupants, he located a gun inside the vehicle – a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 special handgun. All four occupants were then placed under arrest.

Driver Quadir Webb, 21, of Camden, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of Hollow Point Bullets and two motor vehicle infractions. Passenger Vivian Harris, 22, of Camden, was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of Hollow Point Bullets. Harris also had a warrant out of Atlantic City.

Passengers Abdul Stratton, 21, and Quinshawn Whitaker, 23, both of Camden, were charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of Hollow Point Bullets and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons. For the Certain Persons charge, Stratton was previously convicted of drug distribution and Whitaker was previously convicted of burglary.

All four suspects were remanded to the county jail with bail set for each at $50,000 cash or bond.

Missing person – Jacquline Howard

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

Jacquline Howard, 43, was reported missing today from her home on Maple Walk in the Crestbury Apartments. She is described as a black female, 5’7”, 200 pounds, with black and brown eyes. She has never been reported missing before and is known to frequent Whitman Park and Liberty Park.

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

Jacquline Howard

Missing person – Jacquline Howard

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

Jacquline Howard, 43, was reported missing today from her home on Maple Walk in the Crestbury Apartments. She is described as a black female, 5’7”, 200 pounds, with black and brown eyes. She has never been reported missing before and is known to frequent Whitman Park and Liberty Park.

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

Jacquline Howard

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