Saturday, May 18, 2013
Cinnaminson School Superintendent Salvatore Illuzzi says the school district is offering a 'substantial cash reward' for information leading to an arrest.
UPDATE: Cinnaminson Public Safety Director Mickey King said police have a number of leads following Tuesday's second bomb scare at the high school, but could not provide specific details of the investigation, since it's ongoing. He said the operations carried out at the school both Monday and Tuesday, and the communication between the police department and the district, have gone smoothly. "The system works very well," he told the school board during its Tuesday night meeting. High school principal Darlene Llewellyn said students were receptive during an assembly held Tuesday afternoon following the second bomb scare. "Their reaction was great. You could've heard a pin drop in the entire auditorium," she said. "That's always a sign of a …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Cinnaminson Police are searching for the man who robbed a woman Tuesday outside of a tanning salon.
An unknown man robbed a woman at gunpoint in Cinnaminson Tuesday night, police reported, and officers continue to search for the perpetrator. The woman was walking to her car around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when the man approached her, drew a gun and demanded her money. He ran off with the woman’s purse. She was not injured. The robbery took place outside Key West Tan at 1907 Cinnaminson Ave. The gunman is described as a white male, 20-25 years old and approximately 5 feet, 6 inches. He has a thin build, blondish hair, blue eyes and some reddish facial hair, according to police. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue cap and light blue jeans. The man was last seen running toward Jackson Street. Anyone with information on the incident or suspect …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The incident occurred at Ross on Route 130 Saturday night, Cinnaminson Police say.
Police are looking for a man they say accosted a Cinnaminson woman inside Ross department store Saturday night and stole her car. According to Cinnaminson Police, the woman was shopping at Ross, at 141 Route 130 South, when she was approached by a black man in his early 20s, described as approximately 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, wearing a long-sleeve blue Nike shirt and blue jeans. The man assaulted the woman and took her car keys. He then left the store and stole the victim’s red 2006 Nissan Sentra (NJ license plate VNL-93R). The woman was not injured, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 856-829-6667, ext. 2041, or to report information anonymously, call 1-800-78-CRIME. Information provided by Cinnaminson Police.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Does Cinnaminson need a school resource officer again? The school board is considering a plan, and it might not cost taxpayers.
Members of the Cinnaminson Board of Education are considering a proposal that would put a police officer back in the school system, while having—most likely—no immediate impact on the tax rate. It's been three years since the district had a dedicated school resource officer (SRO), a program that was ended due to a lack of funding from the township. Cinnaminson Police Director Mickey King pitched a plan to the board Tuesday night to reinstall an SRO for the 2013-14 school year, who would float between the district's four schools. The program would be a further extension of the department's focus on community policing, King explained. "We're committed to the children in this community. We want to keep that positive influence with the police …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The highway was closed for about an hour Monday night following an accident involving six to eight vehicles, in which two people were injured.
Route 130 was shut down for about an hour following a multiple vehicle accident near the Highland Avenue intersection Monday night. Cinnaminson Fire Chief Bill Kramer said the accident occurred in the southbound lane of 130 near Friendly's around 8:45 p.m. and involved about six to eight vehicles. Two people were taken to the hospital. He did not have any information about the nature of their injuries. Kramer said the highway was closed for about an hour while crews cleared the scene of debris and fluids. Lt. Tim Young, spokesman for theCinnaminson Police Department, did not have details about the accident Monday night, but said it was likely the injuries were not serious.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
James C. Johnson Jr., of Camden, remains jailed on $20,000 for allegedly fleeing Cinnaminson's ShopRite with four bottles of Scotch.
A Camden man accused of trying to steal alcohol from ShopRite didn't commit a robbery when he allegedly threatened security guards and police with hypodermic needles, his defense attorney said. According to The Burlington County Times, defense attorney Anthony Alderasi said James C. Johnson Jr., 54, of Spruce Street in Camden, was warning officers about the needles so they wouldn't get stuck. Cinnaminson Police said Johnson threatened security with the needles after reportedly taking four bottles of Johnnie Walker Red and fleeing the store. Bail remained at $20,000 for Johnson, the Times reported. Read The Burlington County Times' full report of the bail hearing here.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Also, an alleged attempt to avoid a DUI goes wrong in a hurry.
Each week, Patch combs through the more shocking, surprising and often absurd alleged criminal acts and police-related incidents that unfold around the region. Here’s what went on this week for “OMG PD.” If your key doesn't work, make sure you're at the right apartment: Mount Laurel Police said Ming F. Zheng was drunk and forgot to check the address when he tried kicking in his front door, which—surprise!—wasn't his front door. Speaking of door-related crimes: A resident at the Heights of Collingswood told police she heard some noises at her front door, then later realized her peephole had been stolen. No word on what the street value of a stolen peephole might be, though. That had to be a weird traffic report: Stuff falls off trucks onto …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Officer Frank Chiacchio, a 22-year police veteran, pulled the woman to safety from the Barton Court fire on Saturday.
The quiet heroics of a Cinnaminson police officer likely prevented a tragedy on Saturday. The Barton Court fire seemed like a pretty standard blaze. Crews responded quickly and got the fire under control. The heavy smoke did send a woman to the hospital with smoke inhalation. But it could have been so much worse, if not for Officer Frank Chiacchio. Chiacchio rushed into the smoke-filled house and pulled the woman to safety, Lt. Tim Young said. She was disoriented and froze inside rather than leaving the home herself. “It almost sounded like she was in shock. She had tried to open a door, which fed the fire, and opened another one, which fed the fire more,” Young said. “The house was apparently full of smoke.” Chiacchio saw the woman wasn’t…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Cinnaminson's public safety director said the department monitors themselves and reacts to trends.
The state’s uniform crime report is out—an analysis of crime data from police agencies throughout New Jersey. But whatever the numbers are for the township, Cinnaminson’s Public Safety Director Michael P. King doesn’t give it much credence. “We’re not waiting for the uniform crime report to come out,” King said. “We react as things are fresh. We monitor crime trends and react to them.” After all, the numbers are a bit old. The report comes out in mid-December, but the numbers are for the full previous year. The Dec. 14, 2012 report is for 2011. But they still mean the same thing. And for Cinnaminson, nothing much stands out aside from the number of burglaries. In 2010, the number of burglaries reported in Cinnaminson is 53. In 2011, the …
Friday, January 11, 2013
A Camden man tried to steal four bottles of alcohol before fighting with security officers.
A Camden man threatened ShopRite security officers with hypodermic needles, Cinnaminson police said today, as he tried steal alcohol from the store. At 8:17 p.m., Jan. 9, police were dispatched to ShopRite for a theft in progress. Police found a male subject physically fighting with store security. The subject ran from police but was apprehended in the parking lot. He resisted arrest, police said. The subject had allegedly taken four bottles of Johnnie Walker Red and tried to leave without paying. When security approached the suspect, he threatened them with hypodermic needles. The suspect is identified as James C. Johnson Jr., 54, of Spruce Street in Camden. He was charged with robbery, resisting arrest, possession of a hypodermic …