Police Blotter: Drunken Panhandler, Shirtless Lurker
Also: a car burglar caught in the act, drunken Wawa parking lot brawl and a speed trap that uncovered an undocumented driver.
All information presented in these reports was gathered from the Collingswood Police Department. An arrest is not a conviction.
Possession of marijuana, possession of stolen property, trespassing
At 2:22 p.m. July 23, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of East Summerfield Ave. to investigate a shirtless male reportedly lurking near a residence there.
They encountered Michael Shendock, 32, of Voorhees, riding a bicycle in the area. Shendock matched their description, and an eyewitness identified him as the man seen when the 911 call was placed.
While speaking with Shendock, police received notification that a man matching his description was seen with a stolen bike. A search incidental to his arrest revealed that Shendock was also in possession of a small quantity of marijuana.
He was charged with two disorderly persons summonses, possession of marijuana and possession of a stolen bicycle, and was released on his own recognizance at 4:30 p.m.
At 5 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of West Browning Rd. to investigate reports of a shirtless male fleeing through backyards. They discovered Shendock had been trespassing in the area and arrested him again. Unable to post the $1,500 bail, Shendock was remanded to the Camden County correctional facility.
Panhandling, possession of an alcoholic beverage
At 2:50 p.m. July 13, Collingswood police encountered a male panhandler in the 700 block of Haddon Avenue. Daniel Nelson, 56, of Camden, was observed consuming a bottle of Kesler’s vodka. Police also determined that Nelson was wanted on a warrant from the municipal court of Voorhees. He was arrested on two disorderly persons offenses, one for panhandling and another for the possession of an alcoholic beverage, and remanded to the Camden County correctional facility.
Vehicle burglary, possession of a controlled, dangerous substance
At 11 a.m. July 14, a potential renter in the 100 block of Pacific Ave. left her 2009 Hyundai Sonata unsecured in the roadway. After touring the apartment, the victim emerged to see a male ransacking her vehicle. She called 911 and a prompt police response led to the apprehension of Daniel Ferry, 36, of Gloucester City.
Ferry was charged with vehicle burglary; a search incidental to his arrest revealed that he was also in possession of a substance police believed to be cocaine. Unable to meet the $7,500 bail, Ferry was remanded to the Camden County correctional facility.
At 2:14 a.m. July 8, Collingswood police were called to the Wawa at the intersection of Haddon Ave. and Cuthbert Blvd. to break up a physical altercation between two females, leading to the arrest of one for assault.
According to police, Kaitlin Cotter, 26, of Cherry Hill was on her way home from a bar and got into a verbal argument in the Wawa parking lot, which escalated. The victim lost large chunks of hair and a few pieces of jewelry were broken off and observed lying on the ground.
Cotter was released to another adult not mentioned in the report.
A Collingswood police officer operating a stationary radar post—known in the vernacular as a “speed trap”—at Route 130 on July 11 pulled over a speeding car. The driver provided a Virginia driver license with the name Paul Lam, which police determined to be fictitious.
The name on his passport, however, was Hui Chan, and he was discovered to have entered the country illegally. Chan was charged with hindering the investigation by providing false information and was remanded to the Camden County correctional facility by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.