Friday, May 10, 2013
CInnaminson Police say he's responsible for 13 separate vehicle burglaries in Moorestown and Cinnaminson.
A Philadelphia man was arrested last week for allegedly committing a rash of vehicle burglaries throughout Moorestown and Cinnaminson, police said. A Cinnaminson police officer was on patrol near Woodhaven Drive in Cinnaminson 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 …
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 …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The officer was involved in an accident with another vehicle Sunday afternoon in Cinnaminson.
A Maple Shade police officer was taken to the hospital following a two-car crash at Route 73 and Forklanding Road in Cinnaminson Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Cinnaminson Police said the accident occurred around 3:15 p.m., involving a Maple Shade police cruiser and one other vehicle. The officer was taken to Kennedy University Hospital in Cherry Hill as a precaution and later released, according to Lt. Jeffrey Hoch, spokesman for the Maple Shade Police Department. Cinnaminson Police said the accident was still under investigation. No further details were available.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Cinnaminson Police Officer Frank Chiacchio, Councilman Chris Chiacchio's older brother, 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 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 …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The woman handed the teller a note saying she was armed.
Cinnaminson Police are still looking for a woman who they say robbed Susquehanna Bank on Route 130 Tuesday morning. About 10 a.m. July 10, a lone female walked into the bank and handed the teller a note, according to a police report. The note claimed the woman was armed, however no weapon was revealed. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries. The woman is described as a black female in her late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7, last seen wearing a light-colored blouse, dark pants, light-colored sneakers and a gray waist-length jacket. A similar robbery occurred on June 26 at two different South Jersey banks. A woman—described as wearing a light blue raincoat—hit a Beneficial Bank on …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The accused, a minor, also stole the victim's money and cell phone.
A 20-year-old Cinnaminson man was stabbed in the chest after a drug deal gone awry Sunday night at Cinnaminson Harbor, police said. Derek Thomas, of Middlesex Drive, met with a local teenager in the playground area of the Harbour shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday, police said, for an apparent controlled dangerous substance transaction. The suspect then stabbed Thomas, took the drugs and Thomas' money, wallet and cell phone and fled the scene. Police arrived when they received a call that a suspicious person was knocking on doors asking for help. Police identified the suspect as a 17-year-old male from the area. Officers executed a search warrant at a nearby residence and arrested him. At the scene, police found items of evidence. The …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Cinnaminson Police said Kartelina Holt, of Sicklerville, stabbed a Pennsauken woman Wednesday morning.
Update, 1:50 p.m., June 27: A woman living illegally in the country is the aggressor in this morning’s box cutter stabbing of a Pennsauken woman at Cinnaminson’s Church Road Wawa, Cinnaminson Police announced. Kartelina Holt, 32, of Millstone Court in Sicklerville, stabbed Ashley Anderson, 25, of Delair Avenue in Pennsauken, multiple times Wednesday morning, according to police. Holt is an undocumented immigrant from Barbados, police discovered during their investigation. Holt is charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and tampering with evidence. She’s being held in Burlington County Jail on $100,000 full cash bail. Anderson, meanwhile, continues to receive …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The victim told police he was locked in a Delores Drive home basement for hours, assaulted and publicly humiliated.
Three men held another man against his will for hours, assaulting him in a Cinnaminson basement, and forced him to tell a crowded coffee house he was "a son of a bitch" before the victim escaped, Cinnaminson Police said Tuesday. A Riverside man told police on Sunday, June 10, while at an Edgewater Park coffee shop, a friend asked him to go to a house on Delores Drive in Cinnaminson to help lift a heavy object. Once there, the friend, identified as 31-year-old Hakki Kumas, of Edgewater Park, asked the Riverside man to go into the basement where the victim's cell phone was confiscated and the door locked behind him. Police said two other men—Erdal Kumas, 26, of Turnersville, and Serkan Canturk, 35, of Edgewater Park—arrived at the house and…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The duo have now been linked to eight burglaries in the area, according to authorities.
Two people arrested last month for burglary and theft in Moorestown, Cinnaminson and Mount Laurel can now add three additional charges to their records, Cinnaminson Police announced today. Robert A. Hutton, 24, of the unit block of Browning Road in Moorestown, and Elaina M. Decker, 20, of the 200 block of Amberfield Drive in Mount Laurel, were arrested May 3 in connection with several burglaries, including three in Moorestown. Police said they are now connected to three other burglaries in Cinnaminson: one on the 100 block of Parry Road that occurred April 15, a March 14 burglary from the 2900 block of New Albany Road, and another on the 2500 block of Pine Street back in October 2011. The additional charges are burglary, theft and …
Monday, May 7, 2012
A joint investigation involving Moorestown Police and other local authorities resulted in the arrest of two people, including a Moorestown man, last week.
Two people, including a Moorestown man, have been arrested for burglarizing or attempting to burglarize several homes in Moorestown and the surrounding area over the last few months. A joint investigation between Moorestown, Cinnaminson, Mount Laurel and Maple Shade police and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office culminated in the arrests of Robert A. Hutton, 25, last known address Browning Avenue, Moorestown, and Elaina Decker, 20, last known address Amberfield Drive, Mount Laurel, on Thursday. Hutton and Decker were arrested for the burglary/theft of a home on the 2500 block of Pine Street in Cinnaminson that occurred Thursday, Moorestown Police said, but were implicated in five other burglaries (three in Moorestown) and two …