Tag: Arthur Colsey

  • Arthur Colsey

    Arthur Colsey

    Arthur Colsey, born in Kidderminster, England, in December 1872, embarked on a remarkable journey of public service and professional achievements. After joining his older brothers, John and Thomas, in America, he actively participated in the family’s thriving department store business at 9th and Market Street in Camden. In 1894, Arthur married Lillian Thompson, and their…

  • City Police to Use Code Air Messages

    City Police to Use Code Air Messages

    Camden Courier-Post – February 23, 1938 System Adopted for Radio Cars to Prevent ‘Tipoffs’ to Lawbreakers Important messages relayed through W3XAQ, the Camden police radio station, are being broadcast in code beginning yesterday to prevent lawbreakers from· being “tipped off” as to activities of police. That announcement was made by Police Chief Arthur Colsey, who…

  • Cop’s Guest Beaten; Colsey Probes Row

    Cop’s Guest Beaten; Colsey Probes Row

    Camden Courier-Post – February 22, 1938 Youth ‘Blackjacked’ at Party; Father Retains Lawyer, to Investigate Police Chief Arthur Colsey yesterday detailed three detectives to investigate a street row early Sunday at Fourth and Mechanic streets in which a Fairview youth and a Camden policeman were involved. The youth, Walter Callahan, 21, of 1375 Roanoke Road,…

  • Uncle Sam and Camden Clash After Arrest of Mail Driver

    Uncle Sam and Camden Clash After Arrest of Mail Driver

    Camden Courier-Post – February 18, 1938 P. O. Official and Chief Colsey Will Confer On Incident Police Warned of Federal Law Infraction Carries Fine and Jail Term Uncle Sam had a new diplomatic worry yesterday but like other difficulties of state hoped to settle it today around the conference table. On the one side will…

  • City Police Praised at Fete

    City Police Praised at Fete

    Camden Courier-Post – February 4, 1938 Honoring Acting Lieutenant Bott Camden police and firemen gathered last night to pay honor to Acting Lieutenant Herbert Bott, retiring president of the Policemen and Firemen’s Association, heard their highest superiors make these statements: Commissioner Mary W. Kobus, director of Public Safety, declared she had heard stories about the…

  • Kobus Made Leader by 12th Ward G.O.P

    Camden Courier-Post – February 3, 1938 Club’s Move Will Settle City and County Priority, Colsey Asserts Recognition of City Commissioner Mary W. Kobus as the Republican leader of Camden city and county was urged by members of the Twelfth Ward Republican Club. A motion calling for the action was introduced by Police Chief Arthur Colsey,…

  • Pool Hall Owners Told Gaming Will Cost Permits

    Camden Courier-Post – February 2, 1938 Mrs. Kobus Warns Against Permitting Any Gambling on Premises Cites Cards Played in Back Rooms Operators of pool and billiard-halls were warned yesterday by Commissioner Mary W. Kobus, director of public safety, that permanent revocation of licenses will be the penalty if gambling is permitted on the premises. Commissioner…

  • 12th Ward G.O.P. Backs Selection of Woodruff

    12th Ward G.O.P. Backs Selection of Woodruff

    Camden Courier-Post – January 26, 1938 The Twelfth Ward Republican Club last night passed unanimously a motion to endorse the action of Hanna in advocating election of former Senator Albert S. Woodruff as a member of the Delaware River Joint Commission. The club also passed unanimously a resolution urging Woodruff’s appointment. The motion to endorse…

  • Wirtz to Hear Fate in Bandit Quiz Today

    Wirtz to Hear Fate in Bandit Quiz Today

    Camden Courier-Post – March 19, 1936 Colsey Doubts Cop Will Face Charges; Case to Go to Garnd Jury Decision on any action to be taken against Stanley Wirtz, suspended Camden detective charged with having furnished the guns and automobile for a holdup, will be made today by Commissioner Mary W. Kobus and Police Chief Arthur…

  • Wirtz Ordered to Face Inquiry By Mrs. Kobus

    Wirtz Ordered to Face Inquiry By Mrs. Kobus

    Camden Courier-Post – March 18, 1936 Carr and Koerner Will Be Questioned in Holdup Case Caution is urged by Justice Lloyd Detective Stanley Wirtz, suspended by Police Chief Arthur Colsey yesterday pending investigation into charges that he supplied the guns and an automobile for a holdup, has been ordered to appear today before Commissioner Mary…

  • ‘Joey’ Powell Rearrested As County Opens Holdup Probe

    ‘Joey’ Powell Rearrested As County Opens Holdup Probe

    Camden Courier-Post – March 17, 1936 Orlando Acts as City Cops Free Former Boxer in Payroll Plot Frameup Charged by Another Suspect Prisoner Says Ex-Fighter Got Him in on Theft, Tipped Police Joseph “Joey” Powell, former boxer who was arrested by city police in connection with a South Camden holdup and subsequently released, was rearrested…

  • Illness Causes Shifts for Police Officials

    Illness Causes Shifts for Police Officials

    Camden Courier-Post – February 26, 1936 Temporary changes in the police department to offset the absence of Lieutenant George Frost, head of the First District, who is ill, and Lieutenant George Ward, of headquarters, who is away on police business, were announced yesterday by Chief Arthur Colsey. Sgt. John Potter, of the Third District, is…

  • 5 Bitten by Mad Dog in North Camden Treated for Rabies

    Camden Courier-Post – February 17, 1936 State Test Shows Animal Infected, Dr. Helm Informed Drive to Capture All Strays Pushed by Police Chief Colsey Licenses Necessary The dog which ran amok and bit five persons in North Camden Saturday night was suffering from rabies. That was announced yesterday by Dr. David B. Helm, Jr., city…

  • Johnson Gets Ward’s Job as Kobus Orders Cop Shakeup

    Johnson Gets Ward’s Job as Kobus Orders Cop Shakeup

    By Charles L. Humes In a shakeup of Camden police officials yesterday afternoon Lieutenant Samuel E. Johnson was named acting chief of detectives by Commissioner Mary W. Kobus, director of public safety. Lieutenant George A. Ward, who has been in charge of the detective bureau for a year, was transferred to take Johnson’s place in…

  • Grand Jury Clears Number Suspects

    Grand Jury Clears Number Suspects

    Camden Courier-Post – August 5, 1935 Pair Suspected by Police as Having Succeeded Klosterman Brothers Two men alleged by city and county authorities to have succeeded the Klosterman brothers in controlling the Camden numbers racket last Spring, were exonerated by the Camden county grand jury. Those whose cases were “no billed” are Chester “Gassy” Szalinski,…