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Camden County Police Investigate Death After Finding Body in Cooper River

Posted in Homicide

Camden County Manslaughter LawyersCamden County NJ police are looking into a possible homicide after law enforcement discovered a body in the water near Camden High School.

At this time, authorities are not providing the public with a lot of details about the victim or the circumstances of the death. Since the investigation is active and ongoing, however, it’s possible that more details will be made available in the coming days.

A spokesperson for the Camden County Police Department issued a statement about the investigation and said that police received a 911 call around 12:45 p.m. on Sunday to report a body in Cooper River, in the area of Camden High School.

When Camden County police officers got to the scene, they found the victim’s body and removed it from the water.

Depending on the findings of investigators, it is possible that prosecutors could file criminal charges for murder or manslaughter against anyone responsible for the death.

For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Body Pulled from Cooper River by Camden Police.”

Camden NJ Man Gets Prison for Selling Fatal Dose of Heroin

Posted in Drug Crimes

Camden Heroin Possession AttorneysA Camden New Jersey man is headed to prison after he was convicted on strict liability homicide charges stemming from a heroin overdose death.

The suspect is a 24-year-old resident of Camden, NJ. He was allegedly a drug dealer who sold a deadly dose of heroin to a 42-year-old Gloucester County NJ man.

According to authorities, the victim traveled to Camden so that he could purchase heroin from the suspect. After getting the drugs, the victim went back to his parents’ home in Gloucester County and overdosed.

Detectives eventually connected the drugs to the suspect and placed the drug dealer under arrest. He was subsequently charged with several drug offenses, including possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of heroin. Beyond that, the suspect was charged with strict liability homicide because the victim died while using the heroin. Strict liability homicide is a first degree felony in New Jersey.

In February, the case went to trial and a Gloucester County jury found the suspect guilty on the homicide charges.

Now the suspect has been officially sentenced, with the judge imposing a sentence of 18 years in New Jersey State Prison.

For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Man Gets 18 Years for Selling Heroin That Led to Overdose Death.”

Medford NJ Man Faces Child Pornography Charges

Posted in Sex Crimes

Medford NJ Sex Crime SuspectMedford Township law enforcement arrested a local man who allegedly photographed a juvenile in a sexual manner and was caught in possession of child pornography.

The suspect, a 38-year-old man from Medford, NJ, allegedly photographed the teenage victim while she posed sexually.

The Medford Township Police Department received a report about “inappropriate contact” between the suspect and the victim and immediately launched an investigation. Medford Township detectives then reportedly found photographs of the teen victim, as well as other images of child pornography.

The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with child endangerment.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted of sexual offense charges, he would face prison time. Moreover, the suspect would probably be subject to Megan’s Law sex offender registration requirements upon his release from jail.

After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly, NJ.

For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Arrested for Photographing Underage Girl, Cops Say.”

Blackwood NJ Man Charged with Burglary, Theft in Pennsylvania

Posted in Theft Offenses

Blackwood NJ Theft SuspectA Blackwood New Jersey man faces burglary charges in Pennsylvania for allegedly breaking into an office park and stealing a credit card.

The suspect is a 46-year-old man who resides in Blackwood in Camden County, NJ. He allegedly gained access to the Lower Makefield Corporate Center in Lower Makefield, Pennsylvania, and stole a credit card from a business.

Afterwards, the credit card owner contacted local law enforcement and notified authorities of the break-in. PA police started an investigation and took a look at surveillance video footage that reportedly showed the suspect in the process of committing the burglary.

The Mount Laurel Police Department later helped the Lower Makefield Police Department to identify and locate the suspect. Authorities then found the suspect at the Camden County Jail.

The suspect has been charged with multiple crimes in Pennsylvania, including theft of movable property, receiving stolen property, burglary, criminal trespass, forgery, identity theft, and access device fraud.

For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “N.J. Cops Credited with Helping Catch Alleged Thief in Pa.”

Camden County Man Criminally Charged for Gold Fraud Scheme

Posted in Fraud Offenses

Voorhees NJ Fraud Law FirmPolice officers arrested four men, including a man from Camden County, who allegedly conspired to commit fraud and stole money from gold investors.

The suspects include a 54-year-old Voorhees NJ man, a 64-year-old Hillside NJ man, a 43-year-old Freehold man, and a 44-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to federal prosecutors, the suspects defrauded at least two investors out of roughly $800,000 in a gold scheme.

The suspects allegedly persuaded the victims to invest money for commodities trading revolving around the buying and selling of Mexican gold. The suspects allegedly told the investors that they had credit and financial backing to purchase the gold in Mexico.

During a major investigation into the alleged theft scheme, detectives learned that the suspects may have used the stolen money to make mortgage payments and to purchase luxury cars and costly watches.

The four suspects now face federal charges for committing wire fraud.

Three of the fraud crime suspects already secured their releases from police custody by posting separate bond amounts of $200K.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “4 Charged with Fraud in Elaborate $800K Mexican Gold Scam.”

Winslow NJ Police Arrest Pair Who Allegedly Sold Stove from Foreclosed Home

Posted in Property Crimes

Winslow New Jersey Burglary AttorneysWinslow Township NJ police arrested two locals accused of committing fraud by attempting to sell a stove from a foreclosed house.

The suspects, a 48-year-old male and a 48-year-old female, both live on the 100 block of Meadow Lane in the Sicklerville area of Winslow, NJ. According to law enforcement officials, the suspects went online and posted an advertisement through Craigslist. The ad was for a new stove.

However, authorities believe that the suspects did not own the stove. The stove was located in a home on Wagon Wheel Drive in Winslow Township, New Jersey. At the time of the alleged sale of the stove, the house was in foreclosure.

When two real estate agents with ReMax Preferred in Marlton noticed the alleged fraud, they contacted the Winslow Township Police Department. Winslow NJ detectives then went undercover and reportedly worked out a deal to purchase the stove from the suspects.

The two suspects now face criminal charges for burglary, theft of movable property, conspiracy, and possession of burglary tools.

After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspects were remanded to the Camden County Jail in Camden, NJ.

For further information about this case, check out the Cherry Hill Courier Post article, “Police: Pair Tried to Sell Stove from Foreclosed Home.”

Camden County Corrections Officer Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Posted in Sex Crimes

Waterford NJ Child Pornography LawyersPolice arrested a Camden County NJ corrections officer accused of downloading child pornography.

The suspect is a 28-year-old resident of Atco, which is part of Waterford Township in Camden County, New Jersey. According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect was caught possessing images and videos of juveniles engaging in sexual acts.

Police received a tip about the suspect downloading and uploading child pornography. Once investigators had enough evidence, they got search warrants and subsequently seized the suspect’s cell phone and computer.

Detectives allegedly found child pornography on the suspect’s electronic devices. He was then placed under arrest and charged with multiple sexual offenses, including possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the child pornography charges, he could wind up behind bars in NJ State Prison for a very long time. Additionally, the suspect could be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law after completing his sentence.

While the sex crime charges against the suspect are pending, he has been suspended without pay from his position as a Camden County corrections officer. If he is convicted or pleads guilty to the child pornography charges, he would likely be fired.

For more information about this case, check out the Cherry Hill Courier Post article, “Corrections Officer Faces Child-Porn Charge.”

Police Look for Man Accused of Robbing TD Bank in Cherry Hill, NJ

Posted in Theft Offenses

Cherry Hill Bank Robbery ChargesCherry Hill law enforcement is searching for the man who allegedly robbed a local TD Bank branch.

According to officials, the suspect committed the theft offense around 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. The suspect reportedly walked into the TD Bank located on East Route 70 in Cherry Hill Township, NJ, approached a teller, and gave the employee a note. The note allegedly instructed the bank worker to hand over money.

Once the suspect reportedly had an undisclosed amount of cash in hand, he ran out of the bank and fled the scene.

Cherry Hill NJ police detectives are currently investigating the bank robbery and trying to determine the identity of the culprit. Authorities recently released a surveillance video image of the suspect that was taken while he was in the process of committing the robbery.

If police can identify and capture the suspect, he would likely face charges for robbery and related criminal offenses.

Anyone who has information about the recent TD Bank robbery or the theft suspect should contact Cherry Hill NJ detectives at 856-488-7833.

For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Do You Recognize Suspect in Camden County Bank Robbery?”

Police Catch Three Suspects in Robbery of Westampton NJ Gas Station

Posted in Theft Offenses

Westampton New Jersey Robbery SuspectsThree people who allegedly robbed a gas station in Westampton New Jersey and violently assaulted the attendant were recently arrested.

The suspects reportedly committed the theft offense on February 5. According to law enforcement officials, two males and one female entered the Valero gas station on Burlington-Mount Holly Road in Westampton NJ and approached the gas station attendant. The suspects then allegedly forced the victim to give them roughly $200 from the store’s cash register before leaving the station.

After allegedly taking the cash, the suspects reportedly headed toward a Motel 6 near the gas station.

Detectives with both the Westampton Police Department and the Burlington City Police Department conducted a joint investigation into the robbery and identified the three suspects. According to authorities, the robbery suspects are a 20-year-old Burlington City NJ man, a 25-year-old Burlington City NJ man, and a 23-year-old Camden woman.

The three suspects now face numerous criminal charges, including robbery and theft of movable property.

To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “3 Charged in Westampton Gas Station Robbery.”

Police Catch Suspect in Clementon NJ Home Burglary

Posted in Theft Offenses

Clementon NJ Burglary ChargesPolice officers recently arrested a man accused of attempting to burglarize a house in Clementon, NJ.

The suspect allegedly committed the break-in just before 10:30 p.m. at a home located on Atlantic Avenue in Clementon, New Jersey. A female resident saw someone trying to gain access to the home through a rear door. She notified local law enforcement, which sent police officers to the area.

When Clementon cops got to the neighborhood, they reportedly spotted the suspect as he attempted to flee the scene. Police officers quickly apprehended the suspect and arrested him.

The suspect, a 30-year-old resident of Waterford Township, faces charges for criminal trespassing. However, the suspect has not yet been charged with a theft crime because police reportedly caught him before he could steal anything from the house.

After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Camden County Jail in Camden, New Jersey.

The Clementon Police Department has cautioned local residents to lock their doors and think about installing alarm systems. In October 2016, there was a string of burglaries committed in Clementon, NJ.

For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Caught Trying to Break into Woman’s Home, Police Said.”