Tag: John Painter

  • Changes Ordered In Camden Police

    Changes Ordered In Camden Police

    Philadelphia Inquirer – November 26, 1922 Council Body Directs Solicitor Bleakly to Plan Re-organization of Department Following an extended conference, the police committee of Camden City Council yesterday directed Solicitor Bleakly to prepare an ordinance for a partial reorganization of the Police Department. The new ordinance will provide for the captain and three lieutenants to…

  • Murders and Forger Escape Jail After Shooting Keepers, Killing One

    Murders and Forger Escape Jail After Shooting Keepers, Killing One

    Camden Post-Telegram – July 18, 1916 Wilson Ashbridge, Who Shot and Killed Mrs. Elizabeth Dunbar and George E. Thompson, Check Swindler, Trap Jailor Hibbs by a Ruse and After Slaying Him Shoot Joe Ellis Who Intercepted Them in Flight. Used Revolver Smuggled Into Prison by Confederates and Leave Jail Wide Open in Their Flight, a…

  • Boy’s Brutal Murderer Collapses At Hearing

    Boy’s Brutal Murderer Collapses At Hearing

    Coursey Breaks Down While Story of Cold-Blooded Killing of Karl Kellmann is Told by Detective; Two ‘Pals,’ Too, Accused of Crime Collapsing when arraigned in Police Court this morning before Recorder Stackhouse on the charge of killing Karl Kellman, aged 18 years, of 2919 High Street, at Twenty-seventh and Sherman streets, shortly before midnight Saturday,…

  • In Police Dragnet

    In Police Dragnet

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 14, 1899 Successful Raid on an Alleged Pool Room in Camden Seven Men Captured Keefer, Who Says He Spent His Employers’ Money in the Place, Identifies the Prisoners The Camden police yesterday raided the alleged poolroom at 25 South Third street, where Walter H. Keefer, former manager of the Merchantville Light…