Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Motorists can expect enhanced enforcement in Cinnaminson and Delran through June 2.
From May 20 through June 2, you'll want to make sure you're buckled up if you're driving through Cinnaminson or Delran. That's good advice every day of the year, but it's especially pertinent for the next two weeks, as police in both townships up their enforcement of seat belt laws during the statewide Click It or Ticket campaigns. Want a refresher on the finer points of New Jersey seatbelt laws? According to a statement from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, the front seatbelt usage rate in New Jersey declined for the first time in 15 years, to 88 percent. The statewide Click It or Ticket campaigns are aimed at moving that number to more than 90 percent this year. During the 2012 “Click it or Ticket” campaign, 425 police…
Friday, May 10, 2013
The hackers claimed they were working for Microsoft, Cinnaminson Police say.
Hackers tried to extort a township resident this week by infecting his computer, then demanding he pay them to fix it, police said. According to Cinnaminson Police, the resident received a phone call Wednesday afternoon from individuals who claimed they were from Microsoft Windows. They told him that "Windows had detected that he was being hacked" and they were going to have to revoke the computer's Windows license. The callers directed the resident to a remote desktop website, took over control of his computer, and then installed malicious software on the computer, police said. The hackers then demanded immediate payment to "fix" the computer. The victim told police the callers spoke English with an Indian accent and transferred him …
CInnaminson Police say he had just burglarized a vehicle on Woodhaven Drive when they caught him.
A Philadelphia man was arrested last week for allegedly committing a rash of vehicle burglaries throughout Cinnaminson and Moorestown, police said. A Cinnaminson police officer was on patrol near Woodhaven Drive at 3:33 a.m. Friday, May 3, when he noticed a man acting suspiciously near a vehicle, according to a report. The officer stopped the man and began an investigation, during which he discovered the man was a suspect in the attempted burglary of a Cinnaminson home and had just burglarized a vehicle on Woodhaven Drive. Police arrested the man, Nicholas Robertson, 34, of 7000 block of Edmund Street, Philadelphia, and subsequently discovered—through a joint investigation with Moorestown Police detectives—that he had committed burglaries…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Last year's first youth police academy was such a success for the Cinnaminson Police Department, they're doing it again this year.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Cinnaminson Police Department will run its second middle school police academy this summer.
Last year's first-ever youth police academy was such a success for the Cinnaminson Police Department, they're doing it again this year. Organized and led by Officer Michael Czarzasty, the weeklong academy is geared toward middle school students who will learn public safety, defensive tactics, firearms and much more. One week might not seem like a lot of time for such young children to learn the ropes of policing, but Czarzasty said the kids cover a lot of ground. "We cram a lot of activities into a week," he said. "However, the overall goal is to build their confidence, develop a good relationship with the police department, and to have fun while being educated about law enforcement." There are 25 spots in the class for Cinnaminson …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Cinnaminson School District officials are working on a plan to add more security cameras inside and outside all four school buildings.
Cinnaminson School District officials envision a school security system which would allow police officers—as well as school staff—to patch into live security camera feeds at all of its buildings. District staff, including business administrator Tom Egan, as well as Cinnaminson Police Director Mickey King, met with a representative from a Pennsylvania-based security company last week to discuss the district's plans to install more security cameras inside and outside its buildings. Egan said the company will soon do a walk-through of each of the district's four buildings and provide proposals, breaking down the costs for exterior and interior installation. In addition to the cameras, the buildings will also be outfitted with the hardware …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Eighteen-year-old Melvin J. Williams, of Burlington City, was identified using surveillance footage, Cinnaminson Police said.
Using surveillance footage, Cinnaminson Police arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly carjacking a woman at Ross department store over the weekend. According to police, investigators used surveillance video to identify Melvin J. Williams, of the 900 block of Riggs Road, Burlington City. Riggs allegedly attacked the woman while she was shopping at Ross Saturday night, took her keys and drove off in her car, police said. He was arrested at home on Monday without incident. He is charged with carjacking and two counts of theft. His bail was set at $100,000 and he was lodged in Burlington County Jail. Police said the stolen car was recovered. Information provided by Cinnaminson Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
One person sustained minor injuries in the Thursday morning crash that caused headaches for Route 130 commuters, according to Cinnaminson Police.
A pickup truck crashed into a utility pole after colliding with another truck on Route 130 Thursday morning, knocking out power to the surrounding area and causing serious traffic delays. Cinnaminson Police said the trucks collided near the Cinnaminson Sticks Learning Center around 9:30 Thursday morning. After the impact, one of the trucks slammed into a utility pole on the side of the highway, which was connected to a nearby transformer. The collision knocked out power to the traffic lights at the intersection, as well as a number of businesses nearby—including Planet Fitness and Nick's Pizza and Pasta—and as far away as Delran, Pennsauken and Palmyra, police said. According to a PSE&G spokeswoman, approximately 1,800 customers lost …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The board of education has plans to make Cinnaminson's school buildings safer next year. Is it enough?
The Cinnaminson Board of Education is dedicated to improving school safety and security before the start of the next school year, according to Superintendent Salvatore Illuzzi. Included in the $44.3 million budget the board approved earlier this week is a $200,000 line item for capital improvements—specifically adding more cameras to all four schools, as well as the technology to support them. "What the board is looking at is adding more cameras to our schools that would look at the periphery, as well as inside the buildings," said Illuzzi. Some schools are already equipped with cameras, and some are not. But Illuzzi declined to go into specifics, for security reasons. He said the district is meeting next week with the company that set …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Steven R. Donaldson has been charged with murder in the death of Claudia Nunes, who turned 1 the day before she died.
A Shamong man killed a 1-year-old Cinnaminson girl who was in his girlfriend’s foster care, according to authorities. Claudia Nunes died the day after her first birthday in February. Steven R. Donaldson, 29, of Wesickamen Drive, was charged with one count of murder Wednesday in the toddler's death on Feb. 12, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. Donaldson was caring for Claudia in her Cinnaminson home while his girlfriend was at work, authorities said. Just before 8 p.m., Donaldson called 911 and told a dispatcher Claudia was not breathing. Law enforcement and emergency medical technicians who responded were unable to revive the toddler. She was taken to Kennedy University Hospital in Cherry Hill, where she was …