A case of mistaken identity led to a Penns Grove man's arrest in Palmyra last week.
Palmyra Police were assisting Riverton Police locating a shoplifter who had fled on foot from the CVS on Broad Street in Riverton Wednesday morning. A Palmyra officer located a man on the 900 block of Cinnaminson Avenue who fit the description of the shoplifter. A Riverton officer arrived and determined the man was not the CVS suspect.
However, central dispatch advised Palmyra officers that the man—26-year-old Kenneth Nelson, of Penns Grove—did have several outstanding warrants for his arrest: a no-bail warrant out of Salem County Sheriff’s Department for forgery; one from Camden City Court for $250; and another from Penns Grove Court for $450.
Nelson was arrested on the outstanding warrants. Once in custody, police said they found a hypodermic syringe on Nelson as well. He was charged with possession of the syringe and transported to Burlington County Jail on the outstanding warrants.Information provided by Palmyra Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.