The Camden County Police Department is proud to recognize the outstanding work of Officer Marcus Matthews, the latest Officer of the Week.
Officer Matthews joined the department a year ago and is assigned to the Neighborhood Response Team in the city’s Second District.
At approximately 3 a.m. on July 8, Officer Matthews was on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues in the Crestbury Apartments near the corner of 8thand Olive streets. While on patrol, Officer Matthews observed two suspects carrying an air conditioning unit and a Play Station video game system. Officer Matthews initiated a pedestrian stop to investigate and detained the suspects, who were found to have burglarized an occupied unit in the Crestbury Apartments. The stolen items were returned to their owner and the two suspects were arrested and charged for this crime.