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  • Pedestrian / Motor Vehicle Crash

    Posted on April 27, 2014 by Voorhees Police


    In regards to the below crash, the Voorhees Police have charged the driver Samuel Distefano of Tabernacle, NJ, age 47, with Reckless Driving (39:4-96), Use of Wireless telephone, electronic communication device in moving vehicle (39:4-97.3) & Failure to wear seatbelt (39:3-76.2f). This matter will be heard in CJP Court on May 7th in Camden, NJ. Upon completion of the crash investigation, this case will be forwarded to the Camden County Prosecutors Office for review.

    Original Press Release:

    At approximately 8:21pm Voorhees Police Units were dispatched to a pedestrian motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Evesham Road & Kresson Road. Investigation by police revealed the following: A 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck, operated by a Medford resident, was traveling Eastbound on Evesham Road when it struck two Cherry Hill residents (mother/daughter) that were
    attempting to cross Evesham Road at Kresson Road. Both female victims have been identified as, Serafina Fel (age 63, mother) and Anna Veksler (age 38, daughter). They were both taken to Cooper Trauma Hospital for their injuries. Voorhees Police was advised by hospital personnel that Serafina Fel had succumbed to her injuries at 9:08PM.

    Anna Veksler has been listed in extremely critical condition and is being treated for life threatening injuries. The operator of the vehicle did stop at the scene and provide a statement.

    At this time, the investigation is still ongoing, but initial reports indicate distracted driving was a factor in the crash.

    The vehicle driver will be identified if charges are filed.

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

  • Operation Take Back New Jersey

    Posted on April 10, 2014 by Voorhees Police

    On Saturday, 4-26-14, The Voorhees Twp. Police will take part in “Operation Take Back New Jersey.”   A day to dispose of your unused, unwanted and expired medications.  The drop off point is the Voorhees Police Station Lobby 1180 White Horse Rd. Voorhees, NJ. 08043 from 10:00 am. until 2:00 PM.  Strictly anonymous, no paperwork.

    No syringes or sharps will be accepted.  Any questions can be directed to (856) 882-1104.

  • Voorhees Police Halt Large Scale Marijuana Dealer

    Posted on March 31, 2014 by Voorhees Police

    On March 31, 2014, Voorhees Police arrested Bader Kareen Khan, (Male 19 yoa,100 block of Simsbury Drive, Voorhees,NJ) after a long term criminal narcotics investigation revealed Mr. Khan was part of a large scale controlled dangerous substance (CDS) distribution scheme, which involved large quantities of marijuana. Mr. Khan was criminally charged with Distributing Marijuana, a crime of the third degree and Possession of Marijuana a crime of the fourth degree. Both charges can carry a fine up to $25,000 as well incarceration.  On September 23, 2014, Mr. Khan’s case went in front of the Camden County Grand Jury, where the grand jury determined there was sufficient evidence to proceed with prosecution.

    The primary investigating agency for this case is the Voorhees Township Police Department with the assistance of the Camden County Prosecutors Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

    If you have information to report that could help lead to an arrest in a crime/criminal activity, please contact police.

  • Safety Message

    Posted on November 26, 2013 by Voorhees Police

    The Voorhees Police Department would like to send out this Safety Message for the residents and business owners in town.

    We are approaching that time of year when people break away from the confines of their home, to enjoy the warmer temperatures.  As we do this, some may choose to mulch garden beds around our property, add topsoil, or brick walkway to our yards.  Some people do this work themselves and others hire landscapers to complete the job.  Either way, Voorhees Residents must be informed that it is against the law to dump or have dumped anything onto the street in Voorhees.  This is in violation of Township Ordinance 98.16 and Interference with Transportation 2C: 33-14.

    Every year at this time, the Voorhees Township Police Department gets numerous calls about piles of topsoil, mulch, and even piles of landscaping bricks or block that have been left in the street.  Even if the pile is not blocking traffic, it’s still against the law.  The homeowner is responsible to remove it immediately.  If you hired a contractor to do the work and they left any debris in the street, the homeowner and the contractor’s supplier is responsible to remove the debris from the roadway.

    Simply stated, the streets in Voorhees are designed for the purpose of moving traffic, which includes cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and the like.  Voorhees Police officers have a right to issue citations for these violations that occur on any street in town.

    Please be considerate when having this type of work done on your property and Please do not allow anyone to dump anything on the street in front of your home.