Camden Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Have you seen him? Police seek suspect caught on video

    Thursday Feb 4 | via WKXW-FM Trenton 

    Police in Camden County are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who they say robber a business on Market Street in Camden on Jan. 21. According to a press release, police responded to a cafe at 529 Market St. on Jan. 21, to investigate a burglary. Surveillance video of the location shows the suspect approaching the business at 7:26 p.m. and then entering the establishment.

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  • Appeals court upholds N.J. cop killer's conviction

    Wednesday Feb 3 | via The Jersey Journal 

    TRENTON - A state appeals court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of a man who shot and killed a Lakewood police officer in 2011. The three-judge panel rejected Jahmell Crockam's argument that the jury was tainted by hearsay testimony claiming he was willing to kill a cop, a cell phone photo of the defendant and the admission of arrest warrants for unrelated charges.

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  • Most Dangerous Cities in U.S. Ranked by Crime Data

    Thursday Jan 28 | via Insurance Journal West 

    East St. Louis, Illinois and Camden, New Jersey rank first and second in an annual ranking of the country's most dangerous cities. New Orleans , Philadelphia , Miami , Washington, D.C. and Baltimore are on the list but some major cities including New York, Chicago, Boston, Houston and Los Angeles are not in the Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities , a list prepared by NeighborhoodScout, a nationwide neighborhood search engine and provider of location-based analytics for real-estate investors and homebuyers.

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  • Texas Man Strangled His Girlfriend to Death in South...

    Thursday Jan 28 | via Patch.com 

    A Texas man has been charged in connection with killing his girlfriend by strangling her in South Jersey in 2010, Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson said on Thursday. Timothy Simon, 47, of Houston, Texas, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Lawanda Strickland of Camden.

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  • Teen girl charged in two Camden shootings

    Wednesday Jan 27 | via WKXW-FM Trenton 

    A 17-year-old Camden girl was charged in connection with two shootings including first dergree murder for the death of 13-year-old Nathaniel Plummer, Jr. Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo said the teen, who is not being identified because of her age, shot Plummer in the area of Beacon and Line Streets and left him on the sidewalk. He died an hour later later at Cooper University Hospital.

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  • Girl, 17, charged with murder in the death of 13-yea...

    Wednesday Jan 27 | via Daily Mail 

    Girl, 17, charged with the murder of a 13-year-old boy and faces multiple offenses in another shooting that left a 19-year-old man wounded The girl was charged on Wednesday with murder in the death of Nathaniel Plummer Jr, 13, who was found shot earlier this month Girl surrendered on January 9 to face attempted murder and other charges stemming from October 30 shooting that left man, 19, wounded A 17-year-old girl has been arrested in the separate shootings of two teenagers, including a 13-year-old boy who became the first homicide victim of the year in Camden, New Jersey. Nathaniel was found shot on a sidewalk on January 7 and he died hours later on January 8 at a local hospital.

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  • Prosecutors: Girl, 17, killed 13-year-old, hurt 19-y...

    Wednesday Jan 27 | via NorthJersey.com 

    A 17-year-old girl has been arrested in the separate shootings of two teenagers, including a 13-year-old boy who became the first homicide victim of the year in Camden, New Jersey. Prosecutors on Wednesday charged the girl with murder in the death of Nathaniel Plummer Jr. earlier this month.

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  • Teenage Girl Charged in Murder of 13-Year-Old Boy in...

    Wednesday Jan 27 | via Patch.com 

    A 17-year-old Camden girl has been charged in connection with two shootings, including one that killed 13-year-old Nathaniel Plummer Jr. , Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson said on Wednesday. She was charged with first-degree murder in Plummer Jr.'s death.

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  • N.J. girl, 17, charged in fatal shooting of fellow teen

    Wednesday Jan 27 | via The Gloucester County Times 

    A childhood photo of Nathaniel "Nate" Plummer is on display at the repast ceremony for the 13-year-old who was shot and killed in Camden on Jan. 7. (Greg Adomaitis CAMDEN - Nine days after Nathaniel "Nate" Plummer was laid to rest, the 13-year-old's alleged killer was charged with first-degree murder by authorities in Camden County. The suspect, a 17-year-old female from Camden, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder stemming from Plummer's death , according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.

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  • Police: Girl gunned down Camden teen

    Wednesday Jan 27 | via Courier-Post 

    Girl, 17, charged with killing 13-year-old Camden boy; also charged in earlier shooting of 19-year-old man. Police: Girl gunned down Camden teen Girl, 17, charged with killing 13-year-old Camden boy; also charged in earlier shooting of 19-year-old man.

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  • Teen girl charged with killing 13-year-old

    Tuesday Jan 26 | via USA Today 

    Teen girl charged with killing 13-year-old The 17-year-old is accused of shooting the teen boy on the street. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1ROAH0v Nathaniel Plummer, 13, was fatally shot Jan. 7, 2016, near his grandmother's Camden, N.J., home.

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  • N.J. man convicted of killing woman when he was 16

    Thursday Jan 21 | via NJ.com 

    CAMDEN - A jury found a man guilty of murder in the 2011 death of a city woman Wednesday, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. John Gonzalez, 20, of Camden, was accused of shooting 38-year-old Lori Breiding while attempting to rob her on the 2600 block of Cramer Street on Sept.

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  • Man Convicted in Murder, Sexual Assault and Home Inv...

    Thursday Jan 21 | via Patch.com 

    A Camden man has been convicted in connection with a murder, as well as a home-invasion robbery and sexual assault that all took place in 2011, Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson said on Thursday. A jury found John Gonzalez, 20, guilty of felony murder and weapons offenses in the death of 38-year-old Lori Breiding of Camden.

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  • David Creato Jr., 22, is led into Camden County Supe...

    Tuesday Jan 19 | via The Daily Beast 

    Despite raising a child, David Creato dated a 17-year-old girl who said she hated kids. When it looked like she was about to split, Creato allegedly did the unthinkable.

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  • At service for slain N.J. teen, a message

    Tuesday Jan 19 | via NJ.com 

    A childhood photo of Nathaniel "Nate" Plummer is on display at the repast ceremony for the 13-year-old who was shot and killed in Camden on Jan. 7. (Greg Adomaitis CAMDEN - Nate Plummer's family had a reunion all planned out. It had taken three months, but the group would gather at Cooper River Park in late June, bringing together two branches of an extended family tree.

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  • Police Seek Collingswood Man in Sex Trafficking Scheme

    Friday Jan 15 | via Patch.com 

    Police are searching for a Collingswood man who is one of three people charged with conspiring to engage in sex trafficking of a minor and engaging in sex trafficking of a minor, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said on Friday. Kenneth Mertz, 35, remains at large, but two suspects from Camden have been arrested in connection with the alleged crime.

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  • Man Sentenced in 2013 Fatal Merchantville Stabbing

    Friday Jan 15 | via Patch.com 

    A Camden man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for a double stabbing that killed a Merchantville mother and seriously injured her daughter, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Merchantville Police Department said Friday morning. Gilberto Villanueva, 28, was previously found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 50-year-old Suzanne Durocher and attempted murder for stabbing the victim's then-22-year-old daughter and his ex-girlfriend, Kristen Durocher, at their Merchantville home.

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  • Chaotic final weeks for Camden teen

    Jan 11, 2016 | via Courier-Post 

    On Jan. 8, Taisha Mercado got a call to tell her that her 13-year old son had been approved for in-home counseling. He'd been slain the night before.

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  • Murder charges brought against duo in 2013 N.J. slaying

    Jan 2, 2016 | via The Jersey Journal 

    CAMDEN - Two men have been charged in connection to the shooting death of a city man in 2013, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Marcus Williams, 25, and Claude Rodriguez, 23, both of Camden, were arrested this week in connection to the death of 29-year-old Rasheef Wise .

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Camden Law

Can I get a work hardship license for a suspended license for a reckless driving charge?
I beat a DUI case and the prosecotor give me a deal and turned a careless driving ticket into a reckless driving ticket and the judge ordered a 30 day suspension of my license. Can I get a work hardship license considering my suspension is not due to a DUI but a reckless?
NJ does not have conditional licenses. The careless should have stayed a careless. That could be grounds for a motion...
I passed the stand on one leg test but failed the walk and turn test can the judge rule a dwi based off FST?
I was pulled over for speeding and asked to do field sobriety test. My driving was fine and I didn't have any other symptoms of being intoxicated. I passed the stand on one leg test but failed the walk and turn test. How likely could be convicted of a dui based off those test alone since both test are 65% accurate in determining BAC above .10
In New Jersey, you violate the DUI statue if the police properly administered the Alcotest and your reading was a 0.08...
Braces affecting breathalyzer? Any cases showing breathalyzer results suppressed from court due to Braces?
I was arrested for DUI and taken back to the station to use the alcotest 7110. I have clear braces that I don't think the arresting officer saw them. I had eaten just before going out and drinking, I frequently get food stuck in the brackets which can absorb the alcohol after drinking. Are their any cases I can research that contain a similar situation? And yes I have a DUI lawyer I just want to explore every avenue possible, just in case a detail is missed by him.
Cases? Who knows? My dui expert believes braces can impact reading result falsely.
How long will it take for my probation officer to notify me of my saliva drug test results.
Days weeks I don't know. how long does it typically take for the PO to get the results back from the lab. I may need to hire a lawyer. A straight forward answer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
The straight forward answer is who knows? Labs are very busy. However, I'd venture within 60 days. However, if you have...
Cdl driver got a dwi. What chances do i got?
I got pulled over for swerving. I am truck driver so i only slepted 3hours that day. I was falling asleep thats why i was swerving. I did had 3 beers 3 hours prior to being pulled over. I was giving the sobriety test and passed them. The officer told me that i appear to be tired he was going let me pulled into a gas station so i can get some rest. I get in the car to pull over to the gas station i got stop again. The officer say i didn't tell you to leave yet so now i got to arrest you. They gave me a breathalyzer and he say it was a little above the limit. I got my cdl and do want to lose my job. This is my first dwi.
Get a local attorney to help you. Interesting that the cop was going to let you go at first. Maybe your attorney can...
I had one dui in 1984 and one refusal to take a breath test in 1986. Then i got a dui in january 2010 and in february 2010
i got a refusal to take a breath test. i received a 10 year loss of driving(all occurred in new jersey). Am i elgible because of the old convictions some type of relief so i can drive sooner than the 10 year revocation?
You should have received the 10 year step down between DWI 2 and 3. However, that does not apply to DWI #4, which is...
During 2007 I was initially charged with endangering the welfare of a child and a DUI in the state of NJ.
I obtained an attorney in which he was able to get the charges down graded to disorderly persons offense which I eventually plead guilty to. This week I received a call from an employer stating that I am disqualified as a candidate for hire because I answered "no" on the application to the question which asks if I had ever been charged or plead guilty to any crime.
I know there may be new case law where an employer can't refuse you a job based on criminal history or even take...