Tag: Herbert Anderson

  • Herbert Anderson

    Herbert Anderson

    Herbert Anderson was born in New Jersey in 1891 to George W. Anderson and his wife Lizzie Anderson, one of at least four children. His father served as a member of the Camden Police Department from the 1890s through at least 1916. In 1900 the family then lived at 711 Carman Street, in what was…

  • George W. Anderson

    GEORGE W. ANDERSON was born in New Jersey in May of 1862. He married around 1882, by the time the census was taken in 1900 his wife Lizzie had bore eight children, four of whom were living at the time, Harry, Nellie, Herbert, and Russell Anderson, another son, Albert, was born around 1902. George W.…

  • 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…

  • Police Force Politics Banned Commissioner Kobus Declares

    Police Force Politics Banned Commissioner Kobus Declares

    Camden Courier-Post – August 3, 1935 Calls for 100% Efficiency and Promises Square Deal for All in Talk to Commanders; Stresses Fact Colsey is Chief “I want 100% efficient police department and not a political machine.” Commissioner Mary W. Kobus, new director of public safety, made that declaration yesterday afternoon at a joint police-press conference…

  • Judge Pancoast Proves to 2 That Honesty is Best Policy

    Camden Courier-Post – June 3, 1933 If theres anything Police Judge Pancoast doesnt like it’s to have people trying to fool him, he said. So yesterday Pancoast sent two alleged speakeasy inmates to jail for 60 days and gave the confessed proprietor only 50 days. Emil Hatter, 35, of 829 Carpenter Street, was arrested for…

  • It’s ‘Agin the Law’ to Sell Rum Here Without a License

    Camden Courier-Post – February 11, 1933 Somebody opened a “store” at 15 South Fourth Street yesterday, without the formality of first obtaining a “soft drink license’. Lieutenant Herbert Anderson and District Detectives Walter Smith and John Trout were the first customers. They entered the place after reading that chicken dinners could be purchased for 20…

  • Suspended Jail Sentence is Given Operator Where 17 Were Taken in Raid

    Suspended Jail Sentence is Given Operator Where 17 Were Taken in Raid

    Pleading non vult to charge of operating a “numbers” headquarters raided by the police last July, Dominic Olivette, 28, of 444 Royden street, was fined $100 and given a suspended sentence of six months in criminal court yesterday. Olivette was arrested by a detail of police led by former Director of Public Safety Charles V.…

  • 4 YOUTHS ARRESTED IN BICYCLE THEFTS

    4 YOUTHS ARRESTED IN BICYCLE THEFTS

    Camden Courier-Post – January 12, 1933 Thieves’ Gang Believed Broken by Captures; Stolen Machines Found A ring of bicycle thieves is believed by police to have been broken last night with the arrest of four youths and recovery of five bicycles and parts of several others. Those held on charges of larceny are Joseph Helfer,…

  • Pallbearers Named for Stehr Funeral

    Pallbearers Named for Stehr Funeral

    Camden Evening Courier, Morning Post – December 12, 1930 Body Will Lie in State Tonight—Burial Tomorrow Afternoon Funeral arrangements were completed yesterday for Chief of Police Lewis H. Stehr, who died Wednesday in Cooper Hospital following a heart attack. The body will lie in state tonight between 7 and 10 p.m. at the Schroeder Chapel,…

  • ‘Voodoo’ Is Held For Murder

    ‘Voodoo’ Is Held For Murder

    Camden Courier – April 9, 1925 Daughter of ‘Mystic’ Says Old Man Killed Woman in His ‘Den’ Police Find Body of Baby in Tunnel Under Liberty Street Houses; Weird Stuffed Birds and Fantastic Symbols in “Chambers of Horrors” Under Houses in Liberty Street “Dr. Hyghcock” Is Under Arrest Discovery of the body of a white…