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  • Storm Update

    Posted on June 23, 2015 by Voorhees Police

    As a result of last night’s storm, there has been a mandatory recall of all available Emergency Services Personnel from the Voorhees Police Department, the Voorhees Fire Department and the Department of Public Works.  This means every officer, firefighter, EMT and public works employee have been working up to 16 hour shifts to meet the needs of Voorhees Residents.  These agencies have been working around the clock to respond to calls for service from our residents and to assist with the emergency traffic conditions.  Our Emergency Operations Center has been activated by Voorhees Township Emergency Management since last night and is continuing to operate until total power is restored.   As always, Voorhees Township and its residents are the top priority of your elected officials and public servants.

    PSEG and Atlantic City Electric are currently on location in Voorhees attempting to restore the power.  We are aware that the power, cell phone, and internet outage can be frustrating and even scary, but please be patient and put your faith in us.  Electric, Internet and Cell Phone Providers are well aware of the outages and are in constant contact with updates.  Calls from multiple residents may only bog down the lines of communication.  At this time, they can give us no estimated time of power restoration.

    Reported power outages in the following areas:

    • Kirkwood Section
    • Alluvium
    • Beagle Club
    • Lake Villa
    • Estates at Main Street
    • Rt. 561 Corridor
    • Avian
    • Partridge Run

    The traffic lights that have been affected are as follows:

    • Rt. 561 and Evesham Road
    • Rt. 561 and Laurel Oak Road
    • Kresson Road and Centennial Boulevard
    • Kresson Road and Evesham Road
    • Burnt Mill Road and Evesham Road
    • Evesham Road and Brendenwood Drive
    • Kresson Gibbsboro Road and Cooper Road
    • Route 73 and Dutchtown Road

    Road Closures:

    • Due to down live wires, Kresson Road is shut down from the area of School Lane to Partridge Run.

    If possible, please avoid the roadways that have been impacted.  If you encounter a traffic intersection with a power outage that has not yet been reported, please treat the intersection as a four way stop.

    Just as during the storm last night, we will continue to keep you updated on our social media platforms.  If you have any non-emergency updates or information, please feel free to email us at media@vtpd.com.

    As always, we appreciate your help and keep an eye out for any neighbors in need.

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  • DNA Home Asset Marking Program

    Posted on June 18, 2015 by Voorhees Police

    The Voorhees Police Department would like to announce through a collaboration between the Camden County Police Chiefs Association and Applied DNA Science that we are participating in  the DNA Home Asset Marking Program.

    The DNA Home Asset Marking Program allows participants to mark their property with invisible DNA materials from a plant provided by the company, along with signs and window decals warning would be thieves.   This program is available to residents and businesses allowing them to mark jewelry, tools, etc.  The plant DNA is nearly impossible to remove.  It can be viewed by police using a special light.  If an item with the plant DNA is recovered or located the item can be scanned.  If plant DNA marks are located, Applied DNA will return the owner information within 48 hours.  The program is approximately $70.00 for plant DNA that will mark around 100 items.  Questions can be referred to Investigator Scappichio at 856-882-1107 or rscapicchio@vtpd.com

    For more information visit Applied DNA Science:

    http://www.adnas.com/home-asset-marking

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

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  • Residential Dwelling Fire

    Posted on May 14, 2015 by Voorhees Police

    At 11:10 pm, Voorhees Police were dispatched to the unit block of Hidden Acres Drive for a residential dwelling fire that quickly engulfed the entire 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 Cherry Hill, West Berlin, Lindenwold, & Magnolia.

    At this time, the family is currently staying with relatives. The Camden County Fire Marshall, Camden County Prosecutors Office and Voorhees Detectives are investigating to establish the cause. There were no reported injuries to residents nor emergency personnel.

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

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  • Residential Apartment Fire

    Posted on May 13, 2015 by Voorhees Police

    At 9:48 am, Voorhees Police were dispatched to the 296 Building of Echelon Road for an apartment fire that quickly spread. Arriving Officers evacuated the involved and surrounding units.  As police secured a perimeter, the fire was suppressed by Voorhees Fire District along with mutual aid from Cherry Hill, Gibbsboro, West Berlin, Lindenwold, Laurel Springs & Somerdale.

    At this time, 10 families have been displaced until Township Engineers can determine the structural integrity of the building and utilities restored. The Red Cross and building management are working to provide placement. The Camden County Fire Marshall, Camden County Prosecutors Office and Voorhees Detectives are investigating to establish the cause. There were no reported injuries to residents nor emergency personnel, however a dog did perish from the fire.

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

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  • Motor Vehicle Crash

    Posted on April 08, 2015 by Voorhees Police

    At approximately 7:11pm Voorhees Police Units were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash in the area of Evesham Road and Avian Plaza. Preliminary investigation by police revealed the following:

    A 2002 Toyota Celica, operated solely by a Marlton, New Jersey resident, Sengching Hwang age 64, was traveling Eastbound on Evesham Road when it struck a 2011 Hyundai Elantra operated solely by a Hi-Nella, New Jersey resident, Kimberly Wardwell age 32, who was attempting to exit the Avian Plaza. Both vehicles then veered off the roadway before striking several trees. Voorhees Police were on scene immediately as well as Emergency Medical Personnel rendering aid. Kimberly Wardwell was transported to Cooper Hospital where her condition is listed as stable. Sengching Hwang was transported to Virtua Hospital in Marlton where Hospital Personnel advised she succumbed to her injuries at 7:56pm.

    The crash investigation is still ongoing and being investigated by Voorhees Police.

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

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