Tag: Samuel E. Johnson

  • Koerner Made Police Chief; Carroll, Mattison Promoted

    Koerner Made Police Chief; Carroll, Mattison Promoted

    Camden Courier-Post – November 29, 1949 Johnson, Garrity Move As Aaron Shifts Officers Capt. Gustav Koerner, youngest of six men holding that rank in the department, today was named Camden police chief. Public Safety Director Aaron announced the appointment and the 53-year-old Koerner, a member of the department 26 years, was sworn in by County…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • Faulty Alarm Causes Bank Robbery Scare

    Camden Courier-Post – June 2, 1933 A crossed wire in the Camden Safe Deposit & Trust Company‘s burglar alarm system caused a bank robbery scare for a few minutes yesterday afternoon. At 2.28 p. m., the alarm connecting the bank, at Broadway and Market Street, with police headquarters, sounded, Lieutenant Samuel Johnson immediately communicated with…

  • Gangster Shot As Racketeers Open War Here

    Gangster Shot As Racketeers Open War Here

    Camden Courier-Post – April 29, 1929 Gloucester Man Near Death After Attack at Broadway and Kaighn Avenue Felled Near Quarters of Camden Gamblers Brother of Frank Doris Accused After Police Round up 10 Men Shooting of an alleged racketeer at Broadway and Kaighn avenue, near the threshold of one of South Jersey’s notorious reputed gambling…