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Information sought on robbery suspect

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating a robbery and is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect caught on surveillance video.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, May 18 at 9:25 a.m. at Milly’s Pharmacy on the 2600 block of Federal Street. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’10”, 170 pounds with tattoos on his face, neck and hands and wearing a black North Face hoodie. The suspect can be seen on surveillance video just before committing the crime in a waiting area at the pharmacy. The video can be seen here on the Unsolved Crime Videos page and at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfoQD0Gx6FI&feature=youtu.be

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

Information sought on hit-and-run suspect

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run collision Friday that left a 7-year-old boy injured.

The incident occurred just before 4 p.m. on Friday in a parking lot at the 200 block of Branch Village. The suspect vehicle pulled into the parking lot from Ferry Avenue and struck the victim before driving out of the lot toward 9th Street and fleeing the area. The victim was transported to Cooper University Hospital for treatment.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black or gray SUV-type vehicle with a Pennsylvania license plate containing the letters “DLW”.

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

Information sought on robbery suspect

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating a robbery and asking the public for help to identify a suspect from surveillance video.

The incident occurred on April 29, 2016, at approximately 7:55 p.m. in the Northgate I tower at 433 N. 7th Street. The suspect is described as a black male approximately 5’2” to 5’5”, 150 pounds, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Surveillance video of the suspect before and after the crime is posted here on the Unsolved Crime Videos page and at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbUFmdTud0k&feature=youtu.be

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

Missing person – Mariely Padilla

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

Mariely Padilla was reported missing last night from her home on the 1600 block of Norris Street. She is described as a Hispanic female, 5’2”, 125 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She has been reported missing previously and was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt, khaki pants and white sneakers.

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

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Officer of the Week – Matthew Greer

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This week, the Camden County Police Department recognizes outstanding work by Officer Matthew Greer to make the community safer.

Officer Greer has served with the Camden County Police Department for two years and is assigned to the Patrol Division in the 4th District.
On the night of April 28, Officer Greer was on patrol conducting a business check at a gas station on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard when he observed a male suspect standing outside of the gas station mini-mart holding a firearm. After calling for assistance units, Officer Greer approached the suspect and engaged him using verbal de-escalation techniques. The suspect then dropped the weapon and was arrested without incident. After the suspect was arrested, Officer Greer was able to recover the weapon, a loaded Gamo PT-85 .177 caliber gas powered pellet gun. He was also able to get information from a witness about how the suspect had fired the weapon before Officer Greer’s arrival.
“Not only did Officer Greer utilize intelligent police tactics, but he used a systematic approach debriefing the suspect and witnesses involved and did a complete investigation from start to finish,” said Lt. Jason Pike.

We honor Officer Greer as Camden County Police Department Officer of the Week.

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Information sought on robbery suspect

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(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating a robbery and asking the public for help to identify a suspect from surveillance video.

The suspect was involved in a robbery that happened on March 30, 2016, at approximately 3:10 p.m. in the Northgate I tower at 433 N. 7th Street. He is described as a black male wearing dark pants and a white hooded zip-up sweatshirt. He can be seen on surveillance video after committing the crime. The video is posted here on the Unsolved Crime Videos page and at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMfB7UYXKlQ&feature=youtu.be

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

Officers of the Week – Joshua Soper and Theodore DeSantis

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This week, the Camden County Police Department recognizes two detectives – Joshua Soper and Theodore DeSantis – for their outstanding investigative work.

In March, Detectives Soper and DeSantis began investigating several thefts of dirt bikes that had a similar pattern. The suspects were responding to Craigslist postings of dirt bikes for sale and would arrange to meet the victims in Camden. When the victims arrived, a male suspect would take the bike for a test drive and not return. In some instances, the suspect would give the victim a small amount of money, far less than the price of the bike.

Detectives Soper and DeSantis worked together to identify a juvenile suspect who was arrested and determined to have committed several of the dirt bike thefts. Additionally, the detectives were able to identify a second juvenile who had committed one of the thefts and he was also arrested and charged.

“Because of their outstanding effort, Detectives Soper and DeSantis were able to stop a series of thefts by tracking down both suspects who committed these crimes,” said Lt. Pasquale Giannini.

For their dedication and hard work, we proudly honor Detectives Soper and DeSantis as Camden County Police Department Officers of the Week. Also nominated were Officers Nicholas Voorhees and Marcus Matthews and Officers Lorenzo Cordero and Angelo Reyes.

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Officer shows restraint and arrests suspect with firearm

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(Camden, NJ) – After observing a suspect holding a firearm early Thursday, Camden County Police Department Officer Matthew Greer showed restraint and apprehended the suspect without incident.

Just before 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Officer Greer was on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues at a gas station on the 2200 block of Admiral Wilson Boulevard when he observed an individual – Anthony Garner, 26, of Philadelphia – standing near the gas station mini mart holding a black firearm. Officer Greer approached Garner and engaged him verbally, using de-escalation techniques. Garner complied with Officer Greer and dropped the gun. He was then placed under arrest without incident and officers recovered the weapon, a loaded Gamo PT-85 .177 caliber gas-powered pellet gun.

Garner was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and remanded to the county jail with bail set at $10,000 cash or bond.

“The poise and restraint demonstrated by Officer Greer are indicative of ethical protector training officers on how to best manage situations such as these. His actions ensured that this potentially volatile incident was resolved peacefully,” said Chief J. Scott Thomson.

Officers of the Week – Justin Stippick and Maria Martinez

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This week, the Camden County Police Department is proud to recognize the outstanding work of Officers Justin Stippick and Maria Martinez.

Officer Stippick joined the department in 2014 while Officer Martinez joined the department last year. Both serve with the Neighborhood Response Team in the city’s 4th District.

On April 2, Officers Stippick and Martinez were conducted directed patrol in the area of Norris and Sheridan streets when they were called to respond to a ShotSpotter activation nearby on Chase Street. They quickly arrived on the scene and were able to stop a vehicle that was trying to flee the area. While the male suspect inside the vehicle ran from the scene, the officers were able to apprehend the female suspect and recover a loaded .40 caliber Beretta handgun from the vehicle. Through investigation, the male suspect was identified and charged with several weapons offenses.

Their quick response and intelligent actions led to the arrest of this suspect and recovery of key evidence, including a loaded weapon. For their work to protect the community, we honor Officers Stippick and Martinez as Camden County Police Department Officers of the Week. Also nominated were Officers Frankie Thompson and Theodore Espada and Officer Cynthia Melendez.

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Missing person – Sophia Watson

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

Sophia Watson was reported missing last night from her home on the 400 block of Viola Street. She is described as a Hispanic female, 5’4”, 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing pink pajama pants, a brown jacket and sandals. She is known to frequent the Crestbury Apartments and the 1000 block of Lois Avenue.

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

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