Friday, November 16, 2012
A man is fatally shot in the city's Fairview section.
A fatal shooting in Camden's Fairview section Friday morning set a new record for murders in the city, breaking the old mark of 58 set in 1995. Charles Nicholson, 44, of Camden, was shot multiple times as he sat in his car at the Crescent Gardens apartment complex on Independence Road just after 11:30 a.m., Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin said. By the time police arrived at the scene, Nicholson was already dead. Police were reportedly looking for a short, black man in a brown hooded sweatshirt in connection with the shooting. Anyone with information on the shootings is asked to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Investigator Pete Longo at 856-580-5854 or Camden Police Detective Bob Chew at 856-655-4947. …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The 24-year-old appears unharmed; a man she was with in New York has been jailed on promoting prostitution charges.
Nearly a week after she was reported missing, Lisa Fago of Erial was found safe in Cumberland County Thursday night. Fago, 24, reportedly sent friends and families text messages that she had been abducted in Camden and taken to New York City against her will. No evidence backed up that claim after Fago turned up, according to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. Fago was found in Bridgeton on Oct. 4. “She appeared to be in good health when contacted by police,” the prosecutor’s office said. Meanwhile, a man with Fago in New York—Craig Pittman, 37, of Jamaica, NY—faces charges of promoting prostitution. He was found on Route 55 in Deptford and had earlier dropped off Fago in Bridgeton. Pittman is jailed on $150,000 bail.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Lisa Fago of the township's Erial section was reported missing Saturday. She texted family and friends to say she had been abducted, authorities said.
Camden police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing Gloucester Township woman. Lisa Fago, 24, of the Erial section of the township, was reported missing Saturday, Sept. 29. She was last seen Monday, near the 600 block of Mount Vernon Street in Camden. Fago's friend and family told authorities they have received text messages from her saying she had been abducted from the area of Kaighn Avenue between 6th Street and Broadway in Camden on Thursday, Sept. 27, and that she was taken to New York City against her will. Authorities have not confirmed this information, and her whereabouts remained unknown late Saturday night. Fago is a white female with brown hair and blue eyes, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and weighing 130 pounds. …
Friday, August 17, 2012
County officials plan to apply for a one-year exemption from civil service hiring rules to comb through 1,500 applicants and create a turnkey force by January.
After a lengthy public comment period at the Magnolia community center Thursday night, the Camden County Freeholders took another step forward in the process to replace the Camden City police force with a county-led metro division. The body can now formally apply to the state Civil Service Commission for a one-year exemption from government hiring rules to start reviewing candidates for the new force. The request is expected to be fast-tracked. The freeholders also formally accepted $60,000 from the New Jersey Division of Local Government Services that will be applied to the start-up costs involved in sifting through the 1500 letters of interest they’ve already received for the unit. Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli said that policing …