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Cinnaminson Police Investigate Home Break-In

Police say the burglar(s) kicked the front door in and stole jewelry while the home was empty.

Cinnaminson Police are investigating a burglary on Church Road earlier this week. Credit: Provided
Cinnaminson Police are investigating a burglary on Church Road earlier this week. Credit: Provided

Cinnaminson Police are investigating the burglary of a Church Road home earlier this week.

According to police, a burglar kicked in the front door of a residence on the 2400 block of Church Road sometime between 4 and 7 p.m. Tuesday. The resident discovered the break-in when they returned home that evening. Police said jewelry was stolen.

Cinnaminson Police have investigated several residential burglaries over the last month or so. In a number of those cases, the burglars broke in by kicking in front or back doors.

Police arrested a Camden man just before Christmas who broke into a Union Landing Road home while the resident was still inside.

Police once again urge residents to report any suspicious activity by calling 911 or 856-829-6666 (non-emergency).

"The worst is when we knock on a neighbor's door (after a crime has occurred) and they say, 'Oh yeah, I did notice something suspicious,'" Lt. Tim Young said recently. "They should call us about anything ... We'd rather respond to five false alarms than not be there (when a crime occurs)."
leigh January 16, 2014 at 01:30 PM
Perhaps the township should have more police officers patrolling the neighborhoods. With the outrageous amount of taxes we pay to live here, the very least the township can do for us is to go above and beyond to help protect our famines and our homes. It's very scary.
John Rizzo January 16, 2014 at 02:03 PM
I agree, Leigh.
Brian N January 16, 2014 at 02:36 PM
Do we know for sure that there aren't already more officers out patrolling? You can't watch every house all if the time
leigh January 16, 2014 at 03:12 PM
Brian N~ No. The police cannot watch every house all the time. I am suggesting a presence of police within our neighborhoods to possibly deter thieves.
Brian N January 16, 2014 at 03:51 PM
Pundit, I'm not talking more officers, just wondering if they are patrolling more. Leigh, I agree, a heavy presence would help, but of course more officers or even just more patrols cost money. Hopefully they can catch some if these guys!
Ross Chatham January 16, 2014 at 06:48 PM
or we could just pay George Zimmerman a few bucks to walk around and scare people away
John January 16, 2014 at 07:06 PM
I can remember when we had Radar Detectors on the streets for speeders so that has gone bye the way sides....Also, we now have police at construction areas sitting there, I guess they are reading and drinking coffee, who knows why that is? I think Ross U were a little off the wall with Zimmerman example.
Paula January 16, 2014 at 07:36 PM
Yeah, because George Zimmerman would relocate all the way from Florida selling his home there for a part-time job in Cinnaminson....
Cloe Potter January 16, 2014 at 07:37 PM
Does anyone know exactly where on Church Rd. This happened?
leigh January 16, 2014 at 07:45 PM
John~ I couldn't agree more. It is a waste of valuable resources to have police officers sit at construction/road work sites. Unless I am missing something, shouldn't the talent of police officers be put to better use? I wish I could get paid for sitting idle all day!
Boro boy January 16, 2014 at 09:18 PM
When the police are at a construction or road work site, it is not costing the taxpayers a dime. They are not getting paid by the township during that time, but are getting paid by whomever is doing the work. The police are working these duties on their own time and are not doing it on "company time".
JustALocalGuy January 16, 2014 at 09:54 PM
It was on the 2400 block. The police can't be everywhere, people. We have to take responsibility for our own security.
leigh January 17, 2014 at 07:10 AM
Boro boy- wrong..... They are in uniform and using township police car. I would not say that is " their own time" but that was a good try.
Brian N January 17, 2014 at 09:49 AM
Actually I believe Boro boy is correct...
John January 17, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Lets see now, someone said protect yourself but if U do that and U use a hand gun god forbid your going to jail for assault so WE lose all the time....I have a baseball bat, wood at my front door so if someone tries to get in, beware....
Boro boy January 17, 2014 at 01:14 PM
leigh, I am correct that they are not on the CPD payroll when they do these jobs! True, I don't know who pays for the gas in the patrol cars during these jobs, but the police are not working their normal hours and are not get paid for by the township. Quick Google search turned this website up that explains everything: http://ecode360.com/10007939 Here is a part of working an off duty job: The officers performing said off-duty services authorized hereunder are also authorized to wear a Township police uniform.
John January 17, 2014 at 03:10 PM
WOW talk about putting the layman in trouble, if he is in a uniform and he does something to him who is he representing I wonder what the law would say....Good Luck people
leigh January 17, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Ok Boro boy- aka police officer - you got me. My original post was just suggesting a heavier police presence within the neighborhoods to deter crime in whatever way it could.
Brian N January 17, 2014 at 08:10 PM
Why must it be assumed you are a police officer if you support or defend the police in this town?
Boro boy January 17, 2014 at 08:23 PM
Hey leigh, sorry to interrupt your complaining with facts! Not sure what you don't get about the idea that these guys would not be working for the township anyway if they were not at these off- duty jobs. I'm sure they would rather be working for CPD since they would be making more money than working these second jobs!
Boro boy January 17, 2014 at 10:14 PM
Hey John, I'm no lawyer but I did see this on the website that I found online about hiring police off duty: Insurance. As a precondition to the use of employees by a private employer, the private employer shall provide written assurance that the officers are covered by the private employer's workmen's compensation insurance and personal liability insurance policies, and proof that the Township and its officers are named as additional insureds in amount of $1,000,000 per single occurrence, $2,000,000 in the aggregate; as well as such other information as the Civilian Director of Public Safety deems appropriate. All such information shall be submitted to the Township's Attorney for approval prior to the performance of any services by Township employees.

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