This week, the Camden County Police Department proudly recognizes Sergeant Brandon Kersey as Officer of the Week.
Sgt. Kersey has been a police officer in the city for more than three and a half years, having served with the former Camden Police Department and now the CCPD.
On the afternoon of Nov. 26, Sgt. Kersey responded to a call about a robbery in progress at a drug store on Mount Ephraim Avenue. Sgt. Kersey talked to a store employee about which direction the suspect ran after fleeing. Sgt. Kersey then reviewed surveillance footage from inside the store. After another officer obtained information about the suspect having taken a taxi to the area of 7th and State streets in North Camden, Sgt. Kersey went to that location where he observed the suspect he had seen in the surveillance video. Sgt. Kersey arrested the suspect without incident. The suspect was found to be in possession of shotgun shells and a sum of money from the robbery.
“This job is indicative of the dedication and attention to detail Sgt. Kersey displays on a daily basis,” said Captain Deiter Tunstall. “He has always displayed professionalism and a quiet assurance that he is capable of handling any situation.”
For his outstanding work, the Camden County Police Department honors Sgt. Brandon Kersey as Officer of the Week. Also nominated were Officers Saul Cintron and Oliver Isshak.
December 6, 2013
(Camden, NJ) – A Maryland man with a stolen handgun and drugs and a Pennsylvania woman attempting to engage in prostitution with him were arrested Thursday morning in Morgan Village.
Just before 10 a.m. Thursday, Officer Kyle Pesce stopped a pickup truck that was blocking traffic at the intersection of Morgan Boulevard and Masters Street. Driver Howard James Jarmon, 32, of Berlin, Md., and front-seat passenger Madelene Taylor, 41, of Glenolden, Pa. were asked to exit the vehicle after Officer Pesce observed a crack pipe on the front seat. Jarmon was found to be in possession of a loaded .380 caliber handgun stolen out of South Carolina as well as multiple bags of heroin and cocaine along with $875 in cash.
Jarmon was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Receiving Stolen Property, two counts of Possession of a CDS and one count of Possession of a CDS With Intent to Distribute. He was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $50,000 cash or bond.
Taylor was charged with Loitering for the Purpose of Prostitution, Loitering to Commit a CDS Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and released.
Contact: Public Information Officer Michael Daniels (609) 315-3453; Michael.Daniels@camdencountypd.orgDecember 6, 2013
(Camden, NJ) – Officers patrolling in East Camden Thursday afternoon arrested four men they observed walking out of an abandoned home on drug charges and other offenses.
At 1:40 p.m., Officers Glen Pacyna and Robert Hanlon – conducting directed patrols addressing quality of life issues – observed four men walking out the rear of a vacant home on Carman Street near Dudley School.
Suspect Samuel Ramos Jr., 48, of Pennsauken and suspect Dominic Delgazzo, 33, of Cherry Hill, were found to be in possession of multiple bags of heroin and crack cocaine. Suspect Richard Williams, 60, of Camden, and suspect Robert L. Clark, 32, of Camden, both gave false information about their identities to officers.
All four were arrested and released after being issued summons. Ramos was charged with two counts of Possession of a CDS and two counts of Possession With Intent to Distribute Within 1,000 feet of a School. Delgazzo was charged with one count of Possession of a CDS and one count of Possession With Intent to Distribute Within 1,000 feet of a School. Williams was charged with Loitering to Commit a CDS Offense and Contempt. Clark was charged with Loitering to Commit a CDS Offense and Hindering Apprehension.
Contact: Public Information Officer Michael Daniels (609) 315-3453; Michael.Daniels@camdencountypd.orgDecember 6, 2013
Many people are eager to get the newest video game, tablet, cell phone, etc. on the day it is released. And many are buying these items as holiday gifts.
Thieves focus on these products and will wait for an unsuspecting target carrying the latest, most expensive device. Some steps to take when at the store and when exiting the store after one of these purchases:
- Shop with a friend or relative; you’re more vulnerable alone.
- Report suspicious people to the police or security. Inside the store this can be “customers” who are busier looking at what other people are buying than looking at products on display. Outside the store this can be people loitering near the entrance.
- Get online tracking for your new device set up in the store, before you walk out the door with it, if possible.
- When you exit the store, conceal what you’ve bought, and pay attention to other people nearby. Don’t walk away from the store distracted while using your new device.December 4, 2013
One out of four women in America will suffer some kind of domestic abuse at the hands of a husband or boyfriend. Too often, the abuse goes on because the abuser derives power from secrecy – the victim being ashamed or afraid to tell others about what’s happening.
What you should do if you are attacked by a loved one or fear an attack:
- Call the police. In Camden, you can reach the CCPD at (856) 757-7400. But in any emergency situation, just dial 911.
- Leave. Go to the home of a friend, family member, a battered women’s shelter or another safe place.
- If you are hurt, go to the hospital or a doctor for treatment and keep records of the injuries.
- Contact the family court locally about getting a restraining order.
- Most importantly, do not ignore the problem if it is ongoing – make plans to be able to leave and have key documents, money, clothes and other essential items ready in case you need to leave quickly.December 3, 2013
(Camden, NJ) – A masked man with a loaded gun who ran from police Monday evening was caught and charged with three offenses.
Officers Kenneth Egan and Thomas Rambone were on patrol in Whitman Park Monday addressing quality of life issues near the corner of Louis Street and Whitman Avenue just after 5 p.m. They observed suspect Jeffrey L. Green, 27, of Camden, standing near the corner wearing a black face mask and with a bulge in his waistband. Green disregarded an order to stop from Officer Egan and ran. Officer Egan chased Green on foot into an alley where he detained Green, who resisted being handcuffed. Green was found to be in possession of a Ruger. 357 Magnum handgun loaded with four hollow point bullets.
Green was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of Hollow Point Bullets and Resisting Arrest. He was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $85,000 cash or bond.
Contact: Public Information Officer Michael Daniels (609) 315-3453; Michael.Daniels@camdencountypd.orgDecember 3, 2013
The Camden County Police Department this week honors another pair as Officers of the Week for their exceptional police work – Officers Nigel Shockley and Joshua Soper.
Officer Soper joined the Camden County Police Department with three years experience as an officer in other communities. Officer Shockley joined the CCPD in June with two years’ prior experience. Both are assigned to the department’s Community Safety Division addressing specific quality of life issues in neighborhoods.
On Nov. 21, the pair made a significant arrest of an armed suspect wanted in connection with several bank robberies.
Just after 11:30 p.m. that night, the officers, on patrol in Whitman Park, saw a man run across Norris Street in front of their patrol vehicle. The officers believed the man may have been a suspect in a recent armed robbery. They ordered the suspect, Keith Mathis, 42, of Camden, to stop. Mathis disregarded this command and ran into a home where he attempted to hide a loaded revolver. The officers quickly followed Mathis into the home and were able to arrest him, despite his resistance, and locate his gun. He was charged with five offenses for weapons, drugs and resisting arrest and is also being investigated for his role in several bank robberies.
“Thanks to their dedication and willingness to engage armed suspects to protect the community, this suspect will no longer be able to terrorize the innocent,” said Captain Gregory Carlin. “For this, both officers should be recognized.”
We proudly name Officers Shockley and Soper the Camden County Police Department Officers of the Week. Also nominated was Officer Joseph Cella.
November 30, 2013
(Camden, NJ) – Officers responding to a call early Friday in Morgan Village arrested a suspect who had a sawed off shotgun.
At 12:42 a.m., Officers Kenneth Egan and Thomas Rambone responded to call about a disturbance outside a residence on Morgan Street. The officers arrived in the area and confronted a man standing outside the residence – Alda Fauntleroy, 23, of Collingswood who was carrying a bag with the handle of a gun protruding. Officers immediately handcuffed Fauntleroy who initially resisted before being detained.
The weapon in the bag was a 12-gauge sawed off shotgun. There were also shells for the shotgun in the bag.
Fauntleroy was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and Resisting Arrest. He was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $122,500 cash or bond.
(Camden, NJ) – Officers responding to a call about a home invasion at a Cramer Hill home Tuesday found a large quantity of marijuana and crack cocaine. A woman living at the home was arrested and a man who lives there is being sought by police.
Just before 2 p.m., Officers Stephen Gracia and Dalissa Alvarez went to a home on the 2700 block of Cleveland Avenue where resident Karen Kelly, 54, reported that four men in masks entered the home, attacked her and then searched the premises before leaving.
Inside the home, officers found 888 containers of marijuana and 81 vials of crack cocaine, along with a scale and other drug packaging material.
Kelly was charged with two counts of Possession of a CDS (marijuana and crack cocaine), two counts of Possession of a CDS With Intent to Distribute, two counts of Possession Within 1,000 feet of a School, two counts of Possession Within 500 feet of a Park and Manufacturing a CDS. She was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $85,000 cash or bond.
Police are also seeking another resident of the home on drug possession, manufacturing and distribution charges – Hakeem Q. Kelly, 36. He is described as a black male, 5’10”, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hakeem Kelly is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.
November 26, 2013
This week, the Camden County Police Department honors a pair of detectives – Luis Sanchez and Michael Shomo – for their outstanding investigative work. They are the CCPD’s Officers of the Week.
Sanchez is a 24-year police veteran in Camden. Shomo has been with the CCPD since March after starting his career with the Westville Police and then serving with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Recently, Detectives Sanchez and Shomo identified and arrested two suspects who robbed a Citgo gas station on Mount Ephraim Avenue on Nov. 7.
The detectives had a description on the suspects’ getaway vehicle and, on Nov. 14, observed a vehicle matching the description near the corner of S. 9th and Liberty streets. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was brought to police headquarters and interviewed by the detectives. He confessed to his role in the crime and helped police identify and detain the second suspect.
“This case demonstrates their dedication, proactive mind-set and quick thinking,” Captain Gregory Carlin said of the pair.
For their exemplary work in solving another case, the department recognizes Detectives Sanchez and Shomo as its latest Officers of the Week. Also nominated was Officer Angel Ramos.
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