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Bellmawr Man Gets Probation After Pleading Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

On August 30, 2019, David Craft, of Bellmawr, was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to Possession of Child Pornography, confirmed Camden County Spokesperson, Alexandra McVeigh.

On April 26, 2019, detectives from the High-Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU) of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Members of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) – Cherry Hill Office executed a search warrant for Craft’s Bellmawr residence. 

An on-site preview of one of his devices led to the charge filed against him. Authorities located numerous digital devices in the home that were taken to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office’s HTCU Forensic Lab to be analyzed.

Ms. McVeigh explained that Craft was charged with a violation of N.J.S.2C:24-4b(5)biii, to which he pled guilty. “The statute, N.J.S.2C:244b(5)biii, is entitled Endangering the Welfare of a Child; however, that section is broken down into subsections that include possession of child pornography. The charge he pled guilty to, N.J.S. 2C:24-4b(5)biii, is a violation of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in particular, the third degree offense of knowingly ‘possesses… less than 1,000 items depicting the sexual exploitation or abuse of a child.’”

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Camden Woman Arrested after a Camden County Grand Jury Returns an Indictment in Homicide of Toddler Son

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Camden County Police Department and Bellmawr Police Department reported that 24-year-old Tynaizha Brown, of the 2500 block of South 8th Street in Camden, has been arrested after a Camden County Grand Jury indicted her for murder in connection with the death of her 22-month-old son, J.B. 

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Jah’vi Brown was last seen August 20, 2018 in Bellmawr.

There were two additional counts in the indictment pertaining to J.B. — second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

There are additional counts in the indictment in which Ms. Brown’s other minor children are named as victims. With regard to her son, X.W., age 5, Ms. Brown was indicted for second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.  She faces those same two charges with regard to her daughter, X.W., age 4.

This investigation began when the decomposing remains of a toddler were discovered in an alleyway on the 800 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue in Camden on October 11, 2018, after the Camden County Police Department received a report from a passerby of suspected human remains.

On December 6, 2018, J.B.’s father walked in to the Bellmawr Police Station and reported his son missing after not seeing him for several months.  

As a result of this report, J.B.’s parents were identified and authorities were able to conduct DNA testing to confirm the identity of the child found in the alley way.

On January 9, 2019, the Gloucester/Camden/Salem Medical Examiner determined the cause of J.B.’s death to be Homicidal Violence of Undetermined Etiology and ruled the manner of his death a homicide.

Tynaizha Brown was taken into custody today at approximately 10:20 a.m. in Camden. She will be held in the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a pretrial detention hearing.

Pursuant to Rule 3.6 of the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct, The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office cannot make statements outside of the courtroom that may prejudice the defendant’s right to a fair trial. We therefore will not be releasing further information or making additional comments.

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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55-Year Old Bellmawr Man Charged With Possession of Child Porn

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David Craft, 55, of Bellmawr, was charged with Possession of Child Pornography, according to an announcement made by Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Bellmawr Police Chief William Walsh.

On April 26, 2019, detectives from the High-Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU) of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Members of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) – Cherry Hill Office executed a search warrant for David Craft’s residence on the 700 block of Devenney Drive in Bellmawr. 

An on-site preview of one of his devices led to the charge filed against him. Authorities located numerous digital devices in the home that were taken to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office’s HTCU Forensic Lab to be analyzed.

David Craft, who is currently working as a dialysis technician for Kennedy University Hospital, was transported to the Bellmawr Police Department where he was processed and released pending further court proceedings.

The Bellmawr Police Department, Zone 5 Critical Incident Team, and a New Jersey State Police (NJSP) Electronic Storage Detection K9 dog assisted the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office HTCU Detectives and HSI Cherry Hill on this case.

The investigation is ongoing.

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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67-Year Old Bellmawr Man Charged With Possession of Child Pornography

Paul Howard, 67, of Bellmawr, was charged with Possession of Child Pornography according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Bellmawr Police Chief William Walsh.

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On March 8, 2019, detectives from the High-Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU) of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Members of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) – Cherry Hill Office conducted a knock and talk at Paul Howard’s residence in Bellmawr.

An on-site preview of Howard’s device led to the charge filed against him. The digital device in the home was taken to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office’s HTCU Forensic Lab to be analyzed.

Paul Howard, who works at Care One in Moorestown, was transported to the Bellmawr Police Department where he was processed and released on a Summons.

The Bellmawr Police Department assisted the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office HTCU Detectives and HSI Cherry Hill on this case.

The investigation is ongoing.

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.

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Gloucester City Man Dies After Being Assaulted in Camden

On February 2, 2019, Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a delayed homicide in the city.

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office received information from Cooper University Hospital that a patient, Ryan Reven, 42, of Gloucester City, was pronounced deceased on February 1, 2019 at approximately 2:31 p.m.

Ryan Reven was physically assaulted on January 19, 2019, in the area of 6th and Auburn Streets in Camden at approximately 3:53 p.m. The victim was seen leaving the scene on foot.

Camden County Police found Ryan Reven a short time later suffering from multiple injuries he sustained during the assault. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he was receiving treatment until he succumbed to his injuries yesterday afternoon.

This morning, the Gloucester/ Camden/ Salem Medical Examiner, Dr. Gerald Feigin, determined that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the chest.

The investigation is ongoing, and there is no further information being released at this time.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Briana Catts at (856) 225-8531 or Camden County Police Detective Colin O’Sullivan at (856) 757-7042.

Information may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org