Officers make handgun arrest

  • Press Release-Voorhees Officer recovers loaded firearm during motor vehicle stop  



    VOORHEES TWP. NJ 03/9/16; at approximately 12:41AM, Voorhees Police Officer Thomas Bordi initiated a motor vehicle stop on County Highway Route 561 with a maroon Lincoln Sedan for motor vehicle violations. Subsequent Police investigation revealed the driver identified as James Johnston (27) from the unit block of Purdue Avenue in New Castle, DE was found to be a fugitive from justice out of Pennsylvania.


    During the course of the stop, arrest, and subsequent investigation, Officers located a 9mm handgun loaded with hollow point ammunition. In addition, Mr. Johnston was found to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance and narcotic paraphernalia.


    Mr. Johnston was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of hollow point ammunition, possession of controlled dangerous substance, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, as well as several motor vehicle summons. He was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail. This matter is pending in Superior Court in Camden, New Jersey.


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


    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134




    Posted on March 09, 2016 by William Walsh