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U.S Marshall's Arrest Brooklawn Resident for Attempted Murder; Gloucester City Police Arrest Pennsauken Man for Narcotic Distribution

 press release 

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ May 11, 2015 (CNBNews.net)--Gloucester City Police, on May 6, at User33450-1420863618-media1_9e9069_240_179_PrsMe_3:45pm, responded to the area of 8th and Cherry Streets for a pedestrian/motor vehicle accident where the suspect in the vehicle fled. 

Through interviews and investigation it was learned that the driver of the suspect vehicle purposely ran over the victim, pushing him through a fence and into a residence, which caused damage to the foundation of the residence.  The suspect then backed over the victim’s legs and attempted to run him over a third time before the victim was able to move.  The suspect had threatened to kill the victim over a long standing dispute.  The suspect fled the area, but was positively identified. 

The suspect, Raymond  McKenney, Sr (55) of Brooklawn was charged with Attempted Murder and Assault by Auto.  He was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshall’s on Friday May 8th near Sea Isle City.  He was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility in lieu of $750,000 bail.  

In other matters,


Kelly A. Joyner-Stewart (20), of Pennsauken, arrested on narcotic charges

On April 30, 2015 at 5:05 pm City Detectives and the Patrol Division executed a search warrant on a vehicle on Market Street at 3rd. Street culminating an investigation into the distribution of CDS from the vehicle in various areas of the Gloucester City. As a result, a quantity of heroin, crack cocaine, cash and a vehicle were seized.

Kelly A. Joyner-Stewart (20), (photo, left) a resident of Pennsauken, was arrested at the scene and charged with possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute, distribution within 1000 feet of a school, distribution within 500 feet of a public park and distribution within 500 feet of public housing. He was later remanded to Camden County Jail after failing to post bail.

On 05/04 at 0729 a resident of the 800 block of Cherry Street reported that unknown suspect(s) entered their parents residence and stole a television.  Two vehicles parked on the property were also ransacked and the license plates from one vehicle were reported stolen.

 On 05/04 at 2010 officers responded to Martin’s Lake for a fight.  On arrival a juvenile victim reported that she was assaulted by an unknown female suspect as the suspect and a group of friends were walking by.  A description of the suspect was provided and an officer located her a short distance away.  The suspect was positively identified and placed under arrest.  Sierra Sloan (18) of Camden was charged with Simple Assault.

On 05/05 at 1357 a pedestrian stop on Broadway and Middlesex led to the arrest of Daniel Ferry (39) of the 300 block of Bergen Street.  Ferry was arrested on an outstanding warrant and found to be in possession of 2 bags of heroin.

On 05/05 at 1441 an employee of Cooper Physician’s on S. Broadway reported that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) attempted to gain entry into the office, but were unsuccessful.  A lock to the door was broken.

On 05/05 at 1705 officers responded to a residence on Barnaby Ave for a burglary in progress.  The suspect was located on the side of the residence near a door that he damaged attempting to gain entry.  The victim stated that the male tried to force his way inside, stating that he was being chased by a group of unknown males.  Corey McClaine (27) of Deptford was arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass and Criminal Mischief.

 On 05/06 at 0334 officers responded to Cheerleaders on Route 130 for an alarm activation.  It was learned that an unknown male entered into the business by breaking open the front door.  Once inside the male stole a tee shirt from the locker room area before fleeing.  Nothing else was reported missing at this time.

On 05/07 at 1108 a motor vehicle stop on Broadway and Essex led to the arrest of Carmelo Nicotra, Jr (35) of Woodbury Heights.  The officer observed a crack pipe loaded with crack cocaine on the floor in front of Mr. Nicotra.  He was charged accordingly and released.

On 05/07 at 1158 a resident of the 300 block of Middlesex Street reported that unknown suspect(s) stole several hundred dollars from his bedroom inside of his residence.  There were no signs of forced entry.

On 05/07 at 2241 a resident of the 100 block of Lehigh Ave reported that unknown suspect(s) stole a television, vacuum cleaner, wires and toilet paper from his residence.

On 05/09 at 1348 an officer observed a vehicle parked on Charles Street with the occupants inside engaged in sexual intercourse.  The female suspect provided officers with false information as to her identity and was found to be a wanted person.  Jessica Owens (21) of Pittsgrove was charged with Hindering Apprehension, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (empty heroin baggies) and Possession of Hypodermic Syringes.  She was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility.

On 05/09 at 1725 the owner of a property on the 300 block of N. Broadway called police to report 5 males trespassing and smoking CDS on the rear porch.  Officers located the males smoking marijuana in the rear yard and placed them under arrest.  Arrested and charged with Defiant Trespass, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia were Maurice Holmes (18) of Brooklawn, Waleed Khasharmeh (18) of the 200 block of Mercer Street, Isaiaha Slaughter (18) of Camden, Robert Thiede (18) of the 200 block of N. Burlington Street and a 16 y/o male from Paulsboro.  All were charged and released.  The juvenile male was released to the custody of his mother.

On 05/09 at 2149 a resident of the 400 block of Monmouth Street reported that sometime during the day unknown suspect(s) shattered the glass to the front door of her residence.  No entry was made into the residence.

On 05/10 at 0859 a motor vehicle stop on Broadway and Market led to the arrest of Albert Brotzman, Jr (31) of Philadelphia.  Brotzman was found to be smoking marijuana while driving.  He was in possession of 1 marijuana cigarette and 1 bag of marijuana.  He was charged and released.

Additionally, officers responded to 16 domestic violence incidents, 19 motor vehicle accidents and made 32 arrests.