Archive for April, 2016

  • Voorhees Police Department is One of the First Agencies in the Country to Use New Polling Feature

    Posted on April 25, 2016 by William Walsh

    Voorhees Police Department to Poll Residents on Topics of Importance Via Nextdoor, the Free and Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

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    Voorhees, NJ – April 25th, 2016 – The Voorhees Police Department announced today that it is one of the first agencies in the country to use Nextdoor Polls, a new feature from Nextdoor (nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods. With Nextdoor Polls, the Voorhees Police Department will be able to poll verified residents of their jurisdiction on topics of importance and analyze the results down to the neighborhood level, all while maintaining members’ privacy.

    The Voorhees Police Department partnered with Nextdoor in November of 2015 to help improve township-wide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications. Now it will be using Nextdoor Polls to support the nationwide effort by public agencies to increase transparency and help improve community relations.

    More than 15 neighborhoods in Voorhees, and more than 98,000 neighborhoods across the United States, use Nextdoor to help make their communities stronger and safer. With Nextdoor Polls, the Voorhees Police Department can make sure their residents’ voices are heard. Nextdoor Polls allows the Voorhees Police Department and residents to collaborate on important township-wide issues, develop township-wide programs of interest, and take actionable steps to make their communites even better places to live.

    Over the past several weeks, the Voorhees Police Department has been one of the first agencies in the country to use Nextdoor Polls to better understand residents’ needs and concerns. The Voorhees Police Department found the following via Nextdoor Polls:

    • 55% of residents requested more police vehicles in their neighborhoods to feel safer
    • 38% of residents would attend a National Night Out event in their neighborhood, but would not be able to help organizing it

     

    “Our police department is committed to serving our residents in a transparent way and making their concerns and feedback a top priority,” said Chief Louis Bordi. “With Nextdoor Polls, we can now directly gather our residents’ feedback and work together to make our community an even better place to call home.”

    Nextdoor is free for residents and public agencies. Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address. Public agencies interested in joining Nextdoor can visit nextdoor.com/agency to get started. If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit help.nextdoor.com.

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    Questions regarding this release can be directed to Sergeant Bill Walsh at 856-882-1104 or wwalsh@vtpd.com.

     

    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

     

     

     

  • Voorhees Officer Recovers Loaded Firearm And Drugs During A Motor Vehicle Stop

    Posted on April 25, 2016 by William Walsh

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    VOORHEES TWP. NJ 04/25/16; at approximately 1:11AM, Voorhees Police Sergeant Anthony Del Palazzo initiated a motor vehicle stop on County Highway Route 561 in the area of North Sunset Drive with a red Toyota sedan for motor vehicle violations. Subsequent Police investigation revealed the driver identified as Steven Jean-Louis (30) from the 100 block of Pennypacker Drive, Willingboro, NJ. Two passengers inside the vehicle were identified as Matthew Jean-Louis (24) from the 100 block of Pennypacker Drive, Willingboro, NJ and Tiasha Wallace (25) from the unit block of Winterberry Lane, Willingboro, NJ.

    During the course of the stop and subsequent investigation, Officers located a loaded 9mm handgun, marijuana and narcotic paraphernalia. The occupants were each charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of controlled dangerous substance, possession of narcotic paraphernalia. In addition, Mr. Steven Jean-Louis was also charged with several motor vehicle violations including an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle. All involved were remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000 bail. This matter is pending in Superior Court in Camden, New Jersey.

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    For more information about this arrest, please contact Captain Carmen Del Palazzo.

     

    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

  • Armed Robbery

    Posted on April 11, 2016 by William Walsh

    Armed Robbery Press Release 4-11-16

    VOORHEES TWP. NJ 4/10/16: The Voorhees Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying two suspects wanted for an armed robbery. The incident occurred Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at approximately 4:50am at the Valero gas station located at 129 Rt. 73 in Voorhees, NJ. Video surveillance shows the suspects pulling into the lot driving an unknown red four door vehicle (with a loud muffler), at which time, the driver exits pointing a handgun, demanding money from the station attendant. The second suspect remains seated in the passenger seat during the entire time of the armed robbery. After the attendant turns over the money, the armed suspect directs the attendant to the register booth where he proceeds to take money from the register. During this time, the suspect is seen striking the attendant’s head with his handgun. The suspect is then seen returning to his vehicle, fleeing S/B on State Highway Rt. 73.

    The armed suspect is described as a male, possibly Caucasian, approximately 5’10” tall, clean shaven, wearing a black hooded jacket, black gloves, black Nike pants, and black shoes. The second suspect has only been described as a male.

    Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may know the suspects is asked to contact the Voorhees Police Department at 856-428-5400.

    For more information about this armed robbery, please contact Captain Carmen Del Palazzo.

     

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