Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Maple Shade Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down the alleged thief.
UPDATE: Maple Shade Police say Joseph Bordo was located and has been taken into custody. _________________ Police are on the trail of a former Maple Shade man who was allegedly caught walking out of a vacant home with a bundle of copper pipe Tuesday morning. A landlord’s son arrived at an unoccupied home they own on the 600 block of Princeton Avenue in Maple Shade shortly before 8:30 a.m. and found an unknown pickup truck in the driveway, according to Maple Shade Police. While calling his father to ask about the truck, a man exited the front door with a container full of copper pipes. The thief threw the copper pipes in the back of his truck and sped across the lawn onto Route 73 to escape, police said. Using a description of the thief …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Maple Shade Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man who used a gun to rob the Sunoco on Route 73 last week.
Police are looking for a man who walked into a Sunoco gas station with a gun Friday night and walked out with $900. Maple Shade Police said the man entered the Sunoco at 3071 Route 73 South just before midnight Friday, April 26, with a gun in his waistband and held up the attendant. He was described as a thin white man, wearing a ball cap—possibly a black Under Armour cap—and a white long-sleeve, fleece-type shirt, which was pulled over his face. The suspect fled on foot after stealing approximately $900. The clerk was not injured, police said. Evesham Police responded to assist in tracking the suspect with a K-9 unit, but were unable to locate him. If anyone was in the area at the time and saw the suspect before or after the robbery, …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Also, a Craigslist ad may have attracted an ATV/motorcycle thief, according to Maple Shade Police.
April 13 Arrest (DWI), 3:33 a.m. — Police arrested Jonathan Steele, 31, of Maple Shade, after he allegedly fled from a hit-and-run in Cinnaminson, according to a report. Maple Shade Police responded to the area of Maple Shade bordering Park Avenue, in Cinnaminson, on the lookout for a fleeing vehicle. A Pennsauken police officer was also in the area and located the vehicle on High Street in Maple Shade with the help of a witness, police said. Maple Shade officers took over on High Street and arrested Steele. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving and released. April 16 Theft from vehicle, 3:54 p.m. — Someone stole a red metal alligator-skin wallet from the console of a vehicle parked on the 100 block of South …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Also, Maple Shade Police investigate a vehicle theft that ended with a stripped-down car in Camden.
Two Maple Shade men stole checks and a credit card from a township home and used them to buy heroin and other items, according to police. Maple Shade Police said William F. Clifford, 25, and Matthew R. Schafer, 25, entered a residence at Valley Glen Condominiums on March 19 and stole a credit card and bank checks. On March 23, Schafer cashed a check for $200, forging both sides, and split the money with Clifford to buy Camden in heroin, according to police. Both men also used the credit card around Maple Shade and Cherry Hill to purchase gift cards and other miscellaneous items totaling about $500. Schafer was arrested on March 25 and placed in Burlington County Jail. Clifford was arrested on some of his charges on March 26 and placed in…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Maple Shade Police say James R. Beer, 52, of Cherry Hill, led them on a chase down Route 73 last week.
An unlicensed Cherry Hill man led police on a chase down Route 73 and Route 38 last week, which ended with him in custody and a police officer nursing an injured shoulder. James R. Beer, 52, was spotted driving erratically in the northbound lanes of Route 73 on March 19, police said, and Maple Shade officers attempted to stop him after he re-entered the township following a U-turn at Forklanding Road in Cinnaminson. But Beer instead led officers down nearly the entire run of Route 73 through the township before eventually pulling on to Route 38, where he was stopped after being blocked by an NJ Transit bus, police said. Beer was confused and disoriented when the officers pulled him over, police said, and was slow to respond to commands at…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Maple Shade Police are searching for Anthony Badame.
UPDATE: Police said Badame was found sitting in his car in front of his deceased parents' former home on the 2300 block of South Ninth Street in Philadelphia. The family transported him safely home to Maple Shade, and police have confirmed his arrival and well-being. ____________________ Maple Shade Police are asking for the public's help locating a 79-year-old township man who went missing after he left for church Tuesday morning. Police said Anthony Badame was last seen at his residence at 6 a.m. He left in a 1994 Toyota Camry, New Jersey tag VLC98L. Badame is described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches, 170 pounds. According to police, Badame has Alzheimer's.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Maple Shade Police are seeking the public's help in solving a string of copper thefts.
A copper thief flooded part of a West Germantown Avenue neighborhood Sunday after stripping an empty house, Maple Shade Police say. Police responded to the 200 block of West Germantown Avenue at 9:51 a.m. after neighbors noticed their yards were flooding and discovered the copper piping had been cut out of an empty house nearby, which caused the crawlspace to flood and water poured out of the house onto adjacent properties, according to a report. The water department was called in to excavate in front of the house and shut the water off at the street. A few hours later, police were called to yet another empty house in the 200 block of South Forklanding Road where the copper pipes had also been stolen. Police provided a list of other …
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.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Also, Maple Shade Police investigate the theft of a dirt bike from Elm Avenue.
Feb. 4 Arrest (possession of paraphernalia), 4:56 p.m. — Police arrested Ryan T. Gumpper, 20, of Maple Shade, during an investigation into suspicious activity on West Main Street at Coles Avenue. According to police, Gumpper was found in possession of a glass pipe, a hypodermic needle and a partially smoked marijuana cigarette. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released on a summons. Feb. 5 Theft, 8:16 a.m. — Someone stole approximately $300-1,000 worth of Camlock 4/0 copper cable from Sunbelt Rentals on Route 73 North, police said. Video surveillance showed a white male dressed in black wearing a black ski cap stealing the cable. The gate to the facility was secured, and it is unknown how the suspect got in. Feb. 6 …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Cherry Hill Police say Eric R. Harbinson, of Mount Laurel, hit Rite Aid stores in the township twice in the last week.
A Mount Laurel man who allegedly flashed a gun while robbing Rite Aid stores twice in the last week was arrested Thursday, and now faces a slew of charges, Cherry Hill Police said. Eric R. Harbinson, 29, of the 4000 block of Burryport Way, allegedly hit the pharmacies on Jan. 31 and Feb. 4, flashing a gun tucked into his pants to clerks working the front registers, police said. Surveillance footage in the Jan. 31 robbery captured his distinctive black jacket, which was emblazoned with a skull and crossed revolvers on the back. Harbinson, who also has a previous address in Audubon, is charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon without a permit, possession of a weapon by a felon and theft of movable …