Tag: John W. Golden

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Arrest of Six Links Numbers And Fake Cash

    Arrest of Six Links Numbers And Fake Cash

    Camden Courier-Post – August 10, 1935 Men Nabbed Here Believed to Be Members of Ring A tie-up between a huge counterfeiting ring and a gambling syndicate backing the “numbers” was believed unearthed by Camden police and Federal authorities following the arrest here yesterday of six colored men on charges of attempting to pass bogus money.…

  • Wife Slain by Jagged Glass, Husband Held

    Wife Slain by Jagged Glass, Husband Held

    Camden Courier-Post – June 26, 1933 Accident Hoax Broken by Cops after Grilling Family; Friend On Deathbed, She Orders 4 Children to Say She Fell on Stairs Command Arouses Concealed Detectives Woman Slashed by Broken Decanter; Man Faces Murder Charge Today A death-bed command of a South Camden mother to her four children to stick…

  • Pancoast Frees Nude Bathers, Scores Those Causing Arrest

    Pancoast Frees Nude Bathers, Scores Those Causing Arrest

    Camden Courier-Post – June 24, 1933 Boys and Young Men, However, Are Asked to Carry Bathing Suits on Next Visit To Cooper River Fourteen boys and young men arrested as nude bathers Thursday as the sequel to a city commission meeting, were freed yesterday by Judge Garfield Pancoast with the advice that they wear bathing…

  • Cops Nab 14 Nudists After Criticism for Vandalism, Bathing

    Cops Nab 14 Nudists After Criticism for Vandalism, Bathing

    Camden Courier-Post – June 23, 1933 Citizens Complain to City Commission and Give ‘Hot ‘Tips’ $500,000 DAMAGE TO HOMES CHARGED Police Act Quickly on Objection to ‘Buck’ Swimming The Camden police were criticized yesterday at a meeting of the City Commission for relaxing their vigilance in halting damage by vandals in vacant properties which have…

  • North Camden Group Hits Taxpayers’ Ass’n on ‘Failure’ At Trenton

    Camden Courier-Post – June 13, 1933 State Organization Failed to Offer Constructive Plan, Charge RAILROAD MERGER ALSO CONDEMNED The New Jersey Taxpayers’ Association was criticized last night at the weekly meeting of the North Camden Civic Association, held at the Pyne Poynt Social Club, 939 North Fifth Street. Frank J. Hartmann, Jr., secretary of the…

  • JOE MONTANA WED TO MISS PALLADINO

    JOE MONTANA WED TO MISS PALLADINO

    Camden Courier Post – February 9, 1933 Camden Wrestler and Bridge Are Given Dinner Attended by Notables Miss Emma Palladino, one of the fairest daughters of Camden’s “Little Italy” yesterday became the bride of Joseph Montana, heavyweight wrestler, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Fourth and Division streets. Idol of Italian youth in this…

  • ‘Buck’ Sage Held as ‘Hit-Runner’

    ‘Buck’ Sage Held as ‘Hit-Runner’

    Camden Courier-Post – June 11, 1932 Detainer Lodged Against Sportsman in Shooting of Waterhouse A detainer against Russell “Buck” Sage, held in Gloucester on a hit-run charge, was lodged last night by Camden police, who claim the South Camden sportsman “knows more than he has told” of the shooting of Harry “Gyp” Waterhouse. Sage was…

  • Three Women Claim Body of ‘Gimp’ Thomas

    Three Women Claim Body of ‘Gimp’ Thomas

    Camden Courier-Post – March 25, 1930 One Is ‘Daughter,’ Others Say They’re Wives; Badge Mystery Unexplained Who is the legal wife of Howard “Gimp” Thomas, under cover man for Camden police, whose death in an automobile upset early Saturday morning near Ellisburg is being investigated by county authorities? Three women have attempted to claim the…

  • PA. Girl is Nabbed Here on Way to Get Married

    PA. Girl is Nabbed Here on Way to Get Married

    Camden Courier-Post – February 20, 1928 Because she wanted to get married and have a home of her own, 16 year-old Ida Underwood, of Johnstown PA, ran away from home. Today she is waiting in the detention home at police headquarters for her father, who has told police he would come to Camden to take…

  • Ghost Sniper Seen! Fires on 2 Girls, Bullet is Found

    Ghost Sniper Seen! Fires on 2 Girls, Bullet is Found

    Camden Courier-Post – January 28, 1928 See Man Fleeing After Missile Crashes Through Window of Home “It’s All Right Louie” He Cries on Street Crowded Merchantville Trolley Fired on But No Pellet is Found Camden’s “phantom sniper” has been seen. The man who had terrorized occupants of motorbuses, drivers of automobiles and residents of homes…

  • Murder Motive at G.O.P. Club Splits Sleuths

    Murder Motive at G.O.P. Club Splits Sleuths

    Camden Evening Courier – January 16, 1928 County Detectives Contend Philadelphia Gangster Was Slain in Quarrel Over Woman Police Claim Hold-up Attempt Caused Fight Deven Charged with Crime, Flannery and Taxi Driver Held Without Bail With city and county authorities definitely divided on the motive and circumstance if the Sixth Ward Republican Club slaying, Joseph…

  • Voodoo Man Confesses Bigamy

    Voodoo Man Confesses Bigamy

    Camden Courier – April 10, 1925 Cops Discover Secret Vault, Baby Skeleton Police investigating the “voodoo den” of H.H. Hyghcock, 413-15 Liberty Street, whose arrest on suspicion of murder made several important discoveries today. They are: When informed of the finding of the supposed vault, Director Tempest instructed Captain Gordon to “tear it out if…

  • 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…