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Camden Man, 24, Shot Dead In Broad Daylight: Prosecutor Camden Man, 24, Shot Dead In Broad Daylight: Prosecutor
Camden Man, 24, Shot Dead In Broad Daylight: Prosecutor A 24-year-old man from Camden was shot dead in broad daylight on Friday afternoon, May 17, authorities said. Marcus Corbitt was pronounced dead about an hour after the shooting on the 800 block of Princeton Avenue in Camden, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay. At approximately 12:20 p.m., the Camden County Police Department received a ShotSpotter activation for gunfire. Police found a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. They transported him to Cooper University Hospital, and he was pronounced deceased at 1:15 p.m.  No arrests ha…
NJ Postal Worker Admits Spending $54,000 On USPS Credit Cards NJ Postal Worker Admits Spending $54,000 On USPS Credit Cards
NJ Postal Worker Admits Spending $54,000 On USPS Credit Cards A post office worker in South Jersey admitted going on a $54,000 personal spending spree, buying power tools, gift cards, groceries and more with U.S. Postal Service plastic. Austin T. Mahan, 44, of Cape May Court House, was working at the Sea Isle and Somers Point facilities when he used postal service credit cards at retail stores in and around New Jersey over a six-month period beginning in 2022, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. "These purchases included thousands of dollars’ worth of gift cards as well as various home décor items, home renovation materials, power and handhel…
Camden Ex-Con Who Left Gun In Atlantic City Hotel Room Sentenced: Prosecutors Camden Ex-Con Who Left Gun In Atlantic City Hotel Room Sentenced: Prosecutors
Quadir Webb Sentenced A Camden man will spend several years in prison after he was convicted of leaving a gun in an Atlantic City hotel room, authorities said. Quadir Webb, 31, was sentenced on Wednesday, May 15 to 10 years in state prison, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. He'll be eligible for parole after serving five years. A jury found Webb guilty on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023, of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, second-degree certain persons not to possess a handgun, fourth-degree possession of hollow point bullets, and fourth-degree possession of a large capaci…
Williamstown's Michael Ormsby, Collected Toys, 50 Williamstown's Michael Ormsby, Collected Toys, 50
Williamstown's Michael Ormsby, Collected Toys, 50 Michael P. Ormsby, of Williamstown, died on Sunday, May 5, according to an obituary published by Farnelli Funeral Home. He was 50 years old.  The Camden native was raised in Williamstown. For many years, Michael worked for his family's lawn equipment business, his obituary said. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and trading and selling toy collectibles, his obit said. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Sunday, May 12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Farnelli Funeral Home, 504 N. Main St. in Williamstown, where a time of sharing will be held at 3 p…
Camden Native Tasha Rivera, Loving Grandmother, 49 Camden Native Tasha Rivera, Loving Grandmother, 49
Camden Native Tasha Rivera, Loving Grandmother, 49 Tasha M. Rivera, a native of Camden, died on May 2, according to an obituary published by Caruso, Falco & Leonard Funeral Home. She was 49 years old. Tasha or ’Tash’ was an avid NY Giants fan who enjoyed listening to her slow jams or salsa music while she cooked, her obituary said. Tash enjoyed shopping, traveling, bowling and eating seafood.  "She would light up a room with her infectious laugh or jokes consisting of words she made up," her obit said. Tasha cherished time spent with her family, especially her four grandchildren.  "She will be remembered for always speaking…
Kevan S. Hinshillwood, Former Prison Guard From Marlton, 56 Kevan S. Hinshillwood, Former Prison Guard From Marlton, 56
Kevan S. Hinshillwood, Former Prison Guard From Marlton, 56 Kevan Sean Hinshillwood, of Marlton, died on April 23, according to an obituary published by Givnish Funeral Home. He was 56 years old. The Camden native "was a man of many talents and passions," his obituary says: His career spanned various fields including being a prison guard, a B&B mechanic at Amtrak, a union laborer at Jem Erectors, a landscaper and a tower worker. In his free time, Kevan enjoyed watching Philadelphia sports, golfing with friends, indulging in shows like "Jersey Shore," and taking peaceful walks along the beach, his obit said. "His laughter was contagious, and his…
Wanted Hammonton Man, Camden Woman Had Crack Cocaine, Loaded Gun In Brigantine: Police Wanted Hammonton Man, Camden Woman Had Crack Cocaine, Loaded Gun In Brigantine: Police
Christine Sanfelice And Alex Crawford Arrested A South Jersey man and woman were accused of having crack cocaine and a loaded gun, authorities said. Christine Sanfelice, 32, of Camden, and Alex Crawford, 27, of Hammonton, were arrested on Tuesday, Apr. 23. The Brigantine Police Department announced their arrests in a news release on Wednesday, May 1. Officers responded to a report of a woman peeing behind a Wawa convenience store at around 10:21 a.m. A woman matching a caller's description denied the accusation, provided a name to police, and refused to answer questions. The woman was allowed to leave but one officer thought she gave a…
Burlington's James Stevenson, Police Dispatcher, Lifelong Volunteer Firefighter, 55 Burlington's James Stevenson, Police Dispatcher, Lifelong Volunteer Firefighter, 55
Burlington's James Stevenson, Police Dispatcher, Lifelong Volunteer Firefighter, 55 James T. Stevenson, of Burlington, died at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden on April 16, according to an obituary published by Page Funeral Home. He was 55 years old.  Jim had worked as a police dispatcher for several departments in Burlington County before the 911 operations were merged into Central Dispatch.. A volunteer firefighter, he also was a member of the Burlington City Fire Police and served as a fire photographer, his obituary said. A lifelong Burlington resident, Jim graduated from Burlington City High School.  He was a police dispatcher for the Mount Lau…
Accused NJ Burglar Arrested In PA Traffic Stop: Police Accused NJ Burglar Arrested In PA Traffic Stop: Police
Accused NJ Burglar Arrested In PA Traffic Stop: Police A routine traffic stop led to two arrests in Bensalem, township police said in a release.  Officers stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe for a faulty brake light, a broken mirror, and a suspended registration on Saturday, April 13, authorities said.  Police said the driver, 33-year-old Brittany Dougherty of Philadelphia, was found to have a warrant for theft at a Bensalem Kohl's, a warrant for burglary in Camden, New Jersey, and a warrant for robbery out of Evesham, New Jersey.  The passenger, 30-year-old Omar Pedro of Philadelphia, was wanted for retail theft, authorities said.&n…
Camden County Man Arrested In Fatal Shooting: Prosecutor Camden County Man Arrested In Fatal Shooting: Prosecutor
Camden County Man Arrested In Fatal Shooting: Prosecutor A 21-year-old man from Gloucester Township has been arrested by U.S. Marshals in connection with a fatal shooting last week, authorities said. Hasan Battie was taken into custody on Monday, April 22 in Camden, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay  Battie has been charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses, she said. On Tuesday, April 16, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Gloucester Township Police officers were dispatched to a residence in the LaCascata development for a report of a person shot. Police found a male victim later identified as…
Camden Man Gets 55 Years Prison For Fatal Shooting Camden Man Gets 55 Years Prison For Fatal Shooting
Camden Man Gets 55 Years Prison For Fatal Shooting A 21-year-old Camden City man has been sentenced to 55 years in New Jersey State Prison for killing a Philadelphia man, authorities said. Antony Shields was sentenced on Friday, April 19, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay. He must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. On Jan. 30, 2024, a jury convicted Shields of first-degree Felony Murder, first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter, and second-degree Conspiracy to Commit Robbery in connection to the death of Alex Fernandez, also 21. On Feb. 4, 2021, the Camden County Police De…
Man Shot Dead, Another Injured In Camden: Prosecutor Man Shot Dead, Another Injured In Camden: Prosecutor
Man Shot Dead, Another Injured In Camden: Prosecutor Detectives are investigating a shooting in Camden that killed one man and injured another man, authorities said. On Monday, April 15, at approximately 7 p.m., Camden County Police officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Carl Miller Boulevard in Camden City, for a report of a person shot.  Police found two males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One male victim, Desmond Mark Williams, 56, of Camden City was transported to Cooper University Hospital by a Camden County Police patrol vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at 7:36 p.m. The second guns…
Body Found Floating In Delaware River In Camden: Report Body Found Floating In Delaware River In Camden: Report
Body Found Floating In Delaware River In Camden: Report A body was found floating in the Delaware River near the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, 6abc.com reported The discovery was made directly behind the aquarium around 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, the outlet said. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office said it is investigating. Click here to read 6abc.com's complete report.
Camden's Chau Tran, 50, 'Beacon Of Love, Wisdom' Camden's Chau Tran, 50, 'Beacon Of Love, Wisdom'
Camden's Chau Tran, 50, 'Beacon Of Love, Wisdom' Chau Tran, of Camden, died peacefully on April 12, according to an obituary published by Bradley Funeral Home. She was 50 years old. She was "a beacon of love and wisdom," according to her obituary. "She shared an unbreakable bond with her devoted husband, Quyen Tang, and together they raised a daughter, Vy Vu, who embodies Chau's thoughtful nature and kindness," her obituary said. Click here to read Chau Tran's complete obituary.
Camden Man, 32, Shot Dead: Prosecutor Camden Man, 32, Shot Dead: Prosecutor
Camden Man, 32, Shot Dead: Prosecutor A 32-year-old man from Camden was shot dead on Saturday, April 13, authorities said. At about 10:20 p.m., the Camden County Police Department received a ShotSpotter activation for gunfire in the area of the 1600 block of Mt. Ephraim Avenue in Camden City, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Police found two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to Cooper University Hospital by a Camden County Police patrol vehicle. Algie Harmon was pronounced dead at 10:43 p.m., the prosecutor said. The second gunshot victim, a 43-year…
Car Flips On I-676 (DEVELOPING) Car Flips On I-676 (DEVELOPING)
Car Flips On I-676 (Developing) A vehicle overturned on Interstate 676 in Camden, authorities said. The crash occurred at about 4:25 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 on the northbound ramp to Exit 1, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The ramp was closed, 511nj.org reported. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES
Man Who Allegedly Struck Woman With Baseball Bat Charged With Attempted Murder In South Jersey Man Who Allegedly Struck Woman With Baseball Bat Charged With Attempted Murder In South Jersey
Man Who Allegedly Struck Woman With Baseball Bat Charged With Attempted Murder In South Jersey Criminal charges have been upgraded against a 35-year-old man who was arrested last week after allegedly striking a woman in the head with a baseball bat, authorities said. The additional charges against Quamel Benton include Attempted Murder (First Degree), Endangering an Injured Victim (Third Degree), and five counts of Neglecting a Child (Fourth Degree), according to Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw. He was initially charged with Aggravated Assault (Second Degree) and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree) following his apprehension on Friday, M…
CYBERFOOTSIES: Ex-NJ Couple, Money Washer Confess $4.5M Online Romance Scam CYBERFOOTSIES: Ex-NJ Couple, Money Washer Confess $4.5M Online Romance Scam
Cyberfootsies: Ex-NJ Couple, Money Washer Confess $4.5M Online Romance Scam UPDATE: A former New Jersey couple and a local businesswoman have admitted scamming more than 100 lonely hearts out of $4.5 million in an elaborate online romance scheme, federal authorities charged. Martins Inalegwu, 35, took a deal from the government, pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Camden on Monday, March 25 to conducting an unlawful money-transmitting business and evading taxes for four straight years. Inalegwu's wife, Steincy Mathieu, 27, had already pleaded guilty to tax evasion last November.  Oluwaseyi Fatolu, 56, of Springfield, followed her by admitting this past …
Watch New Jersey's Most Decorated Battleship Move From Camden To Philly Watch New Jersey's Most Decorated Battleship Move From Camden To Philly
Watch New Jersey's Most Decorated Battleship Move From Camden To Philly The most decorated battleship in U.S. history is on the move. The USS New Jersey is scheduled to move from its dock in Camden on Thursday, March 21 when it will head to the Philadelphia Navy Yard for extensive dry-dock maintenance. The launch is set for 12:10 p.m. View the move by clicking here. Guided by tugboats, the ship will pass under the Walt Whitman Bridge around 1:30 p.m., and the bridge will be closed to traffic. The vessel will initially coast to the Paulsboro Marine Terminal, where it will be balanced before going to the Navy Yard six days later. The ship will arrive in Pa…
Sharp-Shooting Officer Justified In Stopping Rifle-Wielding NJ Madman, Grand Jury Rules Sharp-Shooting Officer Justified In Stopping Rifle-Wielding NJ Madman, Grand Jury Rules
Sharp-Shooting Officer Justified In Stopping Rifle-Wielding NJ Madman, Grand Jury Rules UPDATE: A steely-nerved local New Jersey police officer acted appropriately when he fired the single shot that took down an irate man with a rifle who was threatening to kill a female homeowner, a state grand jury has found. Daniel Nevius, 55, of Sicklerville had raised his rifle and pointed it at police when Deptford Police Officer Luke Ivey stopped him, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. State law and Platkin's own guidelines require his Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) to investigate the circumstances behind police-involved deaths. The guidelines guara…
Man With Special Needs Killed In Camden Fire, Campaign Says Man With Special Needs Killed In Camden Fire, Campaign Says
Man With Special Needs Killed In Camden Fire, Campaign Says A Camden family is mourning the loss of a loved one who died in a fire, according to a GoFundMe campaign. Kwame Shawn Bryant was killed in the blaze at about 1 a.m. on Friday, March 8 in the 900 block of Newman Avenue, a Camden City spokesman confirmed. He was 35 years old. "Shawn was born autistic with special needs," his sister, Patricia Bryant of Sicklerville, wrote on the GoFundMe page. "He loved all types of music, cooking, drawing and taking long drives." It marked the third death of a Bryant family member in eight months, Patricia said. Before the fire, the family was grieving the …
South Jersey Gas Station Sold Contaminated Fuel, Stranding Drivers: Officials South Jersey Gas Station Sold Contaminated Fuel, Stranding Drivers: Officials
South Jersey Gas Station Sold Contaminated Fuel, Stranding Drivers: Officials Heavy rainfall is to blame for contaminated gasoline that stranded motorists in Camden, city officials said. The Conoco gas station at 1901 Admiral Wilson Boulevard was ordered to close on Sunday, March 10 after receiving complaints about possible fuel contamination, the city said. Similar violations were found on Jan. 10 so additional fines are expected, the city said. “The gasoline contamination is likely to be a result of heavy rainfall seeping into underground storage tanks,” Camden spokesman Vincent Basara said. “Upon receiving the complaints, the City’s Division of Weights and Measur…
Pedestrian Critical After South Jersey Crash: Police Pedestrian Critical After South Jersey Crash: Police
Pedestrian Critical After South Jersey Crash: Police A pedestrian was in critical condition after a crash in Gloucester Township, authorities said. The crash occurred at about 11 p.m. on Monday, March 11. at the intersection of Blackwood Clementon Road and Kelly Drivers Lane, according to Gloucester Township police. The pedestrian was found in the roadway unconscious and suffering from serious bodily injuries, police said.  The driver remained at the crash scene and was not injured, police said. The pedestrian was taken to Cooper Hospital, Trauma Unit, in Camden by Inspira ambulance. Blackwood Clementon Road was closed for severa…
52 Arrested In 'Elaborate' Cockfighting Ring In Galloway Township: Police 52 Arrested In 'Elaborate' Cockfighting Ring In Galloway Township: Police
Galloway Township Cockfighting Arrests More than 50 people were arrested after police broke up a large cockfighting ring in Atlantic County, authorities said. Galloway Township police executed a search warrant at a home on the 300 block of South Bremen Avenue on Saturday, Mar. 9, the department said in a news release. When officers arrived, a large group of people were there and many tried to run away before they were detained. Investigators found an "elaborate cockfighting operation" that included a fighting ring, seating for spectators, and several cockfighting kits. About 50 roosters were found in "various degrees of health" …
Robbery Victim Dies 14 Months After Assault In Camden: Prosecutor Robbery Victim Dies 14 Months After Assault In Camden: Prosecutor
Robbery Victim Dies 14 Months After Assault In Camden: Prosecutor A Camden robbery victim has died 14 months after a vicious attack, authorities said. Luis A. Santos, a city resident, died on Monday night, March 4, of injuries from a January 2023 assault, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. On Jan. 11, 2023, at approximately 9 p.m., Camden County police and EMS personnel responded to Baird Boulevard and Langham Avenue in Camden City for a report of an unconscious man. Police found Santos who was taken to Cooper University Hospital for treatment. It was determined that Santos was assaulted and robbed, the prosecutor said. Santos…
Bullet Lodged In NJ Police Shootout Suspect Could Soon Be Key Piece Of Evidence, Court Rules Bullet Lodged In NJ Police Shootout Suspect Could Soon Be Key Piece Of Evidence, Court Rules
Bullet Lodged In NJ Police Shootout Suspect Could Soon Be Key Piece Of Evidence, Court Rules New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Camden County prosecutors on whether a bullet lodged in a suspect's abdomen can be used as evidence in an attempted murder trial, according to court records. Camden police and Shlawrence Ross have different accounts of what happened on Dec. 3, 2017. While police say Ross shot at them after being kicked out of an illegal speakeasy, Ross says he had left the party to go to the store and was denied re-entry. Before he knew it, he was shot at "but he did not know who shot him or why," court documents show. A grand jury indicted Ross for&nb…
NJSIAA Admits Ref Made Mistake But Won't Overturn NJ School's Basketball Playoff Loss (VIDEO) NJSIAA Admits Ref Made Mistake But Won't Overturn NJ School's Basketball Playoff Loss (VIDEO)
Njsiaa Admits Ref Made Mistake But Won't Overturn NJ School's Basketball Playoff Loss (Video) New Jersey's high school sports' governing body admitted referees mistakenly negated a game-winning buzzer-beater. It cost a Jersey Shore boys basketball team a chance to defend its state championship. And yet, they won't reverse it. The Manasquan Big Blue and the Camden Panthers played in the Group 2 semifinals of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) playoffs on Tuesday, Mar. 5. Video from MaxPreps and the Twitter account Hoop Fiends showed the controversial final 5.8 seconds at Central Regional High School in Berkeley Township. With the …
Philadelphia Man Sentenced In Camden Assault: Prosecutor Philadelphia Man Sentenced In Camden Assault: Prosecutor
Philadelphia Man Sentenced In Camden Assault: Prosecutor A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to New Jersey State Prison for beating up a woman's boyfriend in Camden County, authorities said. Hampton Lee, 36, was sentenced to seven years in prison for aggravated assault on Friday, March 1, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay. On Dec. 10, 2021, Lee physically confronted a man in Camden about the man's girlfriend after an extended telephone argument, the prosecutor said. The unidentified victim went outside to confront Lee and the victim’s girlfriend followed shortly after, the prosecutor said. When the victim’…
Camden Dad Bernaldo 'Bmac' Torres Dies Suddenly, 45 Camden Dad Bernaldo 'Bmac' Torres Dies Suddenly, 45
Camden Dad Bernaldo 'Bmac' Torres Dies Suddenly, 45 Bernaldo Torres of Camden died suddenly on Friday, Feb. 23, according to an obituary published by Inglesby and Sons Funeral Home and a GoFundMe campaign. He was 45. Better known as Bernie to his family and Bmac to his close friends, he was born in Philadelphia, his obituary said. "If anyone was ever looking for Bernaldo, he could always be found writing lyrics for his music," his obituary said. "This was his favorite pastime."  Bernaldo is survived by his wife, Brenda Feliciano; their four children, Siani, Nymira, Bernaldo Jr. and Timothy; his mother, Elizabeth; father, Juan…
NJ Prison Officer Admits Looking Other Way While Inmates Were Beaten, Brutalized NJ Prison Officer Admits Looking Other Way While Inmates Were Beaten, Brutalized
NJ Prison Officer Admits Looking Other Way While Inmates Were Beaten, Brutalized 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Nine months after a former corrections officer at a New Jersey prison was sentenced to 2½ years behind bars for admitting that he brutalized inmates in what one victim called a “fight club," a second officer cut his own deal with federal prosecutors. Joshua Hand, 34, of Millville, admitted in federal court in Camden on Monday, Feb. 26, that he stood by while two prisoners were being assaulted by fellow inmates at Bayside State Prison in Leesburg, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Hand violated both inmates' civil rights by not stopping their assailants or reporting the in…
Driver Killed In Crash With Pickup Truck In South Jersey Driver Killed In Crash With Pickup Truck In South Jersey
Driver Killed In Crash With Pickup Truck In South Jersey An 84-year-old man was killed when his car was hit by a pickup truck in Burlington County, authorities said. Rodger Carney of Medford was turning left from westbound Tuckerton Road onto Marquette Drive when a pickup truck traveling east struck his vehicle at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Medford police said. The pickup truck was driven by Gregory Girard, 40, of Shamong, who suffered a minor injury, police said. Carney was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital in Camden where he was pronounced dead. No charges had been filed in the crash which remained under investigation.