WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ--Today, April 13, during the overnight hours, Winslow Twp Patrol Officers were conducting foot patrols in the area of Pennington Ave. Pennington Ave is in the Waterford Works section of Winslow Twp., and this was being done in response to numerous burglaries in that area over the last couple of months.
At approximately 2:15 AM, Officers located a suspicious person walking through yards on Pennington Ave. The subject was carrying a pair of bolt cutters. The subject initially provided a false name to Officers. The investigation revealed that the subjects real name was Shawn Kennedy, 37, and he had active warrants for previous failures to appear (FTA) in Court. Kennedy was taken into custody on the active warrants.
Officers located numerous pieces of tools, lawn equipment, and machinery. Additionally, Officers located a quantity of heroin. The investigation continued with the assistance of the Detective Bureau. Five burglaries dating back to March 17 were solved and five separate victims had some of their stolen items returned. Kennedy was charged with (5) counts of burglary, (5) counts of theft, possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property, possession of heroin and obstruction.
In accordance with the NJ Bail Reform, Kennedy was charged on summonses for the aforementioned charges. Shawn was sent to Camden County Correctional facility in default of bail for his active FTA warrants. Winslow Police still have unclaimed property, that is believed to be proceeds from previous burglaries. If you were a victim of a recent burglary in the Waterford Works area, contact Det. Dogostino at (609)567-0700 x1214.
Once again, Winslow Police urge residents to always lock their sheds and vehicles.