Archive for March, 2016

  • Voorhees Police & Voorhees Public Schools announce Steered Straight Parent Academy

    Posted on March 23, 2016 by William Walsh

    Voorhees Public Schools and the Voorhees Police Department are proud to announce the Steered Straight Parent Academy at the Voorhees Middle School on Monday, May 2nd beginning at 7PM. Teenagers and adolescents are welcome to attend with their parents/guardians.  For more information please see the attached flyer.

    Steered Straight Flyer

  • Residential Fire

    Posted on March 10, 2016 by William Walsh

    VOORHEES TWP. NJ 3/10/16; at approximately 6:55 am, Voorhees Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Pine Avenue for a garage fire that spread into the residence. The occupants were able to self-evacuate and arriving Officers secured a perimeter. The fire was suppressed by Voorhees Fire District along with mutual aid from surrounding fire departments.
    At this time, the family has been displaced and receiving support from the Red Cross. Fire Officials are investigating to establish the cause. There were no reported injuries to residents, however, one firefighter was taken to an area hospital for an injury sustained during fire suppression. Unfortunately, the family dog did perish from the fire.




    Press Release 3-10-16 Residential Dwelling Fire

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


  • Officers make handgun arrest

    Posted on March 09, 2016 by William Walsh

    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