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Officers of the Week – Det. Desantis and Sgt. Matthews

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This week, the Camden County Police Department recognizes the outstanding investigative work of Sgt. Madrid Matthews and Det. Theodore Desantis who are the department’s Officers of the Week.

Sgt. Matthews joined the Camden County Police Department last April after serving with the former Camden Police Department since 1997.

Det. Desantis joined the Camden County Police Department in March 2013. He previously served for two years as a detective with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and five years as an officer with the Hamilton Township Police Department.

Recently, Sgt. Matthews and Det. Desantis investigated a case in which more than $80,000 worth of computer equipment and projectors were stolen from the Dell Computer Corp. The equipment was delivered to addresses in Camden through fraudulent orders that were placed with the company.

Sgt. Matthews and Det. Desantis diligently investigated the case and found that the fraudulent orders had been placed from a home on the 1100 block of Liberty Street. On Aug. 4 a search warrant was executed at the home where a suspect was arrested and charged and key evidence in the case was recovered.

“These are experienced investigators who were able to quickly identify a pattern and hone in on a suspect. It was excellent police work by Sgt. Matthews and Det. Desantis,” said Captain Gregory Carlin.

For their effort in solving this case, the department honors Sgt. Matthews and Det. Desantis as Officers of the Week. Also nominated were Officers Joshua Soper and Glen Pacyna.

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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 last night 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 pink tank top, white shorts, skinny navy blue jeans and Nike pink and gray sneakers. This is the sixth time she has been reported missing since June 8 and may be in the areas of the 1000 block of Langham Avenue, 1200 block of Park Boulevard or 700 block Berkley Street.

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

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Missing Person – Robert Maldonado Jr.

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

Robert Maldonado Jr., 38, was reported missing from his home on the 400 block of Pfeiffer Street Sunday night. He is described as a Hispanic male, 6’1”, 210 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a tank top and gray or khaki shorts. He has never been reported missing before.

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

Robert Maldonado Jr.

Missing person – Janise Medina

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 12-year-old from North Camden.

Janise Medina was reported missing today from her home on the 800 block of Elm Street. She is described as a black female, 5’2”, 135 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a red and blue T-shirt with a white shirt underneath and black sandals. This is the second time she has been reported missing.

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

Janise Medina

Missing person – Monica Nance

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

Monica Nance, 22, was reported missing today after being last seen in the area of Wiggins Marina on Aug. 20. She is described as a white female, 5’7”, 120 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a teal V-neck shirt, blue jeans and pink flip flops. She has a necklace that says “Love” and was seen carrying a pink and gray backpack. She has a tattoo that reads “Monica” on her left shoulder. This is the second time she has been reported missing and is known to frequent the 700 block of Spruce Street and Broadway Royden and Walnut streets.

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

Monica Nance

Officers of the Week – Ambrosia, Kreidler and McGrath

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This week, the Camden County Police Department is proud to honor three officers for their positive impact on the community. Officers Joseph McGrath, Kenneth Ambrosia and Matthew Kreidler are prime examples of team work and effective police work.

On Aug. 7, these officers assigned to the bike unit were on patrol near Admiral Wilson Boulevard and Benson Avenue. That afternoon, they were approached by two men who stated they were just threatened by a male with a firearm.

The officers identified the suspect and followed his car. They observed the man remove an object from him right side, place a shiny object into the center console and attempt to exit the vehicle. As Officer McGrath stopped the suspect and conducted a pat down, Officer Kreidler was able to look into the car from the outside and see a chrome handgun in plain view in the open center console of the vehicle.

The officers took the subject into custody and later recovered a chrome semi-automatic Lorcin .380 caliber handgun before having the vehicle towed.

For their outstanding efforts, we recognize Officers McGrath, Ambrosia and Kreidler as the Camden County Police Department Officers of the Week.

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Information sought on attempted luring suspect

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is seeking information about a suspect involved in a child luring attempt this evening.

Around 6:30 p.m., a man approached an 11-year-old girl on the 2600 block of Baird Boulevard and tried to lure her toward him. When the victim fled on foot the suspect ran after her but did not catch her.

The suspect is described as a black male of thin build, approximately 6’0” and wearing black shirt, white pants with red markings and a black hat.

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

Missing person – Aubrey Friant

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

Aubrey A. Friant, 19, was reported missing yesterday from the Paulsboro Garden Apartments. She is described as Hispanic, 5’3″, 135 pounds, with brown eyes and blonde hair. Friant was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and yellow shorts. She is known to frequent Camden City.

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

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Allied Barton starts training for CCPD partnership

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(Camden, NJ) – This week a new partnership with national private security firm Allied Barton will be part of the ongoing transformation in Camden City. This venture will provide more engagement throughout the city’s business corridors providing public safety ambassadors on the sidewalks to assist neighbors and members of the community.
“Today we will see another complimentary quality of life contractor working hand and hand with our police officers to ensure residents feel safe in Camden,” Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli said. “These new ambassadors will create another layer of protection for residents and will be an asset to the city in the coming weeks.”
In total, 120 men and women will be working within the nine-square miles of the city to provide assistance to residents and engagement with the community. In addition, they will be working with the police department on quality of life issues throughout the city and the business corridors. The ambassadors will be an extra set of eyes and ears for the Camden County Police Department in the downtown business district along Broadway, and other areas, including Haddon and Mount Ephraim avenues, River Road and Federal Street
Camden County Police Department Chief Scott Thomson said the additional resource will be another tool to deter crime and provide police resources where they are most needed.
“They will provide a highly visible security presence,” Thomson said. “That will free up police officers to be in the city’s neighborhoods, doing community policing and more particularly focusing on hot spots.”
The practice of hiring public safety ambassadors has delivered prolonged dividends over the last 20 years in the University City section of Philadelphia where Allied Barton works closely with anchor institutions to enhance law enforcement and quality of life measures. The company will start working in Camden on Aug. 15.
Mayor Dana Redd talked about the added benefit to having these ambassadors on the street.
“Public Safety is my number one priority and will continue to be a focus of my administration,” Redd said. “Our residents, business owners, and visitors deserve a safe and secure environment. I’m sure the merchants along our business corridors will also be pleased to see the additional personnel. Furthermore, the presence of the ambassadors can only bolster and further the efforts of the Camden Metro Division.”

Missing juvenile – Alberto Feliciano, Jr.

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Alberto Feliciano Jr

(Camden,NJ)– The CamdenCounty Police Department is looking for a missing juvenile from East Camden.

Alberto Feliciano Jr., 16, was reported missing today from the 3000 block of Federal Street. He is described as hispanic, 5’8″, 160 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair. Alberto was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with a diamond on it, blue jeans and white Nike sneakers. He has a tattoo on his left forearm that says “Mom & Dad” and one that says “Michelle” on his chest.

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

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