Police Blotter: Carjacking, Theft, Trespassing

A potentially drug-related argument almost cost a Sicklerville woman her car—or worse.

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Attempted carjacking, narcotics possession, assault
At 8:00 a.m. July 29, Collingswood police were dispatched to the areas of Comly and Magill Avenues to investigate a report of a woman who claimed she was assaulted by two passengers in her car.

The victim said she had driven from Sicklerville to the intersection of Collings and Mt. Ephraim Avenues to pick up Nichole Pratt, 30, of Collingswood and Francisco Yambo, 31, of Camden. The three headed to Camden City, where she said Yambo picked up narcotics.

While driving around, they reportedly stopped the vehicle to discuss some personal matters. Pratt began assaulting the driver, attempting to pull her from the car. At that point, Yambo jumped in the front seat and attempted to steal the vehicle. The suspects fled on foot when a nearby resident ran over to inform them that the police had been notified.

Yambo was charged with criminal attempt carjacking and was remanded to the Camden County correctional facility on $100,000 bail; Pratt was found to be in possession of cocaine and heroin, and was remanded to the facility in lieu of $55,000 bail.

Vehicle theft
At 10:00 a.m. July 23, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Garfield Avenue to investigate the overnight theft of a 1995 Honda Accord. The car was recovered July 28, reportedly in poor condition, in Camden City. No evidence was located at the scene, no arrests were made and the investigation is ongoing.

Three days later, a Honda Civic was stolen from the same block of Garfield Avenue; again, no evidence was located at the scene.

Collingswood police determined that a doctor’s office in the 200 block of Haddon Ave. had been the victim of a blank prescription note theft. The prescription, which was rejected at a Camden City pharmacy, was discovered to have been the proceeds of an apparent theft at a Collingswood practitioner’s office. The investigation will be conducted by the Camden City police department.

At 6 p.m. July 16, police responded to a report of a bicycle theft in the 100 block of Fern Ave. A search of the area revealed a group of four juveniles in possession of a bicycle that had been removed from a residence nearby. The youths, who were from Camden, were charged with theft. The bicycle was returned.

Defiant trespass
At 8 p.m. July 11, Collingswood police were called to a residence in the 300 block of Cattell Avenue to remove Joseph Lyons, 44, whose last known residence was in Lindenwold. Lyons was charged with defiant trespass.

One road town August 15, 2012 at 01:13 PM
A continuation of stories where Camden encroaches its lifestyle on our town more and more literally by the day. Eventually people in Collingswood will have to get a clue and wake up.
Sheila August 15, 2012 at 02:54 PM
She wasn't a victim. She came to the area to pick up two other scumbags to go buy drugs in sunny Camden. It's all Camden - a cancer that's spreading.
One road town August 15, 2012 at 05:08 PM
On another note, if anyone in town wants to get a perfect snap shot of the mentality of the HOC, go swing by the front of the A and C building right now. ... it's a hoot for sure.
senior August 15, 2012 at 09:28 PM
senior August 15, 2012 at 09:36 PM
One road town; oh; what did I miss???? I was coming inside building C walking from the bus stop just before 1pm (yes, it was me in a long pink flowery dress) but I did not notice anything worth to be called "hoot". Oh, please, please enlight......
senior August 16, 2012 at 03:02 PM
One road town; I still like you a lot (not that you would care) but your comment about ANNE was a little...hm..not nice (freedom of speech..blah..blah..blah...) And YOU still did not explain what was so "hoot" in front of my building (yes, I live in C). I really want to know.....seriously....
One road town August 16, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Hi Senior, sorry for the delay in getting back. I want to let you know I saw your comment and i will respond tonight when I get some time :)
Jasomm August 17, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Had someone steal the GPS out of my (locked) car's armrest console on West Knight while out of town. happened between Sunday morning and Wednesday morning. No damage to car luckily.


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