September 2, 1927
Street - Walter Schinski
Joseph Carpani - Walter Smith - Bernard Bertman
Camden Courier-Post - February 4, 1928
Targets for Camden’s new desperado eliminators. Bandits, burglars,
snipers and their ilk are requested by Chief of Police James
E. Tatem to apply at police headquarters Monday morning at 10
o’clock, when a practice shooting party will be held.
Tatem said today Camden’s bandit-chasing squad is “just rarin’
to go” with six new automatic rifles guaranteed to shoot full of holes
the toughest bandit in less time than it takes to say “Aligoop.”
the further enlightenment of the bandit fraternity, Chief
Tatem announced detailed instructions on how to0 use the new
carbines will be given this afternoon at 3 o’clock to bandit chasing
police by Captain Arthur Colsey
and Herman Engle, a representative of Stein Brothers, this city.
The rifles arrived at police headquarters yesterday afternoon. They will be distributed in each of the city’s three police districts in the campaign to rid the city of desperadoes.
weapons can fire a magazine of 20 shots in a few seconds. They will be
mounted in the three red bandit chasing coupes used by the district
squad members. One of the coupes is now being used by Archie Reiss and Vernon
Jones in South Camden, while two others are expected to be delivered
within a few days, according to Chief of Police James
E. Tatem. They will be assigned to Walter Smith and Joseph
Carpani, First district detectives and Louis Schlam and
Donnelly in the East Camden district.
attachments make it possible to fire the guns from a fixed point in an
automobile. Detached they may be fired from the shoulder. Besides firing a magazine of 20 shots without stopping, they can be
adjusted to single fire, using .45 caliber cartridges.
Instruction in the adjustment and use of the
weapons will be given today by a representative of the company that sold
them- at $175 each— to the city.
February 16, 1928
|Camden Courier-Post - February 20, 1928|
PA. GIRL IS NABBED HERE ON WAY TO GET MARRIED
Because she wanted to get married and have a home of her own, 16 year-old Ida Underwood, of Johnstown PA, ran away from home.
Today she is waiting in the detention home at police headquarters for her father, who has told police he would come to Camden to take the girl home..
Ida and her "boy friend". Charles Morris, 23 years old and also from Johnstown, were arrested Saturday night by District Detectives Walter Smith and Joseph Carpani. The couple had stopped officers to ask directions to Atlantic City. The sleuths recognized Ida as a girl for whom they had been told to search.
After being questioned Morris was released. Ida, however, was held at police headquarters while her parents were notified.
She told Captain John Golden she had left home because she wanted to get married. She had been on her way to the shore with Morris, she said, to carry out her plans.
Camden Courier-Post - February 21, 1928
Camden Courier-Post * April 29, 1929
Russell Sage - Mechanic
Street - James "Jimmie" Toland - Nonpariel Club
Leonhardt - Samuel
Johnson - Gustav
Koerner - Joseph
Carpani - Thomas
Sylvester McGrath - Fiore Troncone - Joseph "Mose" Flannery - Lewis Stehr
|Raymond O'Connor - Hughy McLoon|
Sleuths Here Play Big Part in Shore Murder Inquiry
The record for long distance detecting is claimed for Joseph Carpani and Sylvester McGrath, both of whom, although Neptune City is more than 70 miles away, have aided materially in the investigation of the holdup and murder which occurred there last Saturday. It was their quick work in tracing Robert Tully. Through a source they couldn’t reveal, they found Tully in a rooming house at 115 North Fourth Street. Carpani and McGrath who pal together and always work as a team were assigned to this case. Carpani lives at 568 Royden Street, McGrath at 605 St. John Street, just around the corner. The two are friends and study a great deal together in the field of criminology, languages and sociology.
June 2, 1930
Left: George Doris
Doris - John Doris -
Frank Doris - Joseph
Carpani - William Henlon
George Schuyler - Milton Cahill - William Boettcher - Pomerantz Dress Company
Keystone Stationary Store - Garfield S. Pancoast - Royden Street - Broadway
|Camden Courier-Post - December 1, 1930|
Walter F. Keown
Dr. Charles Ley
Michael "Mickey" Quinn
South 7th Street
Mt. Ephraim Avenue
December 6, 1930
|Camden Courier-Post - October 29, 1931|
Life' Started With Hubby's
Two men of the law were last minute "guests" last night at the wedding of a Camden man, whom they arrested following the ceremony on a charge of receiving stolen goods.
In fact they had planned to arrest Harry Chamberlin, 43, when they arrived at his apartment, 936 Broadway, shortly before 7 p. m. last night. But they postponed that event to allow the more important one to take place,
And here is the reason Chamberlin was taken from his bride, the former Miss Helen May Doerr, of 443 Mechanic street, right on the threshold of their married life.
Several days ago a man named Frank Suolski, alias Schultz, of Parry, is alleged to have stolen a $50 radio from the store of John Etris, at Palmyra, and sold it for $20 to Chamberlin, Suolski's former boss at a Philadelphia shipyard, where both once had worked.
Police learned Suolski was near the store shortly before the robbery. Arrested, he confessed.
Last night Police Captain Joseph H. Rogers, of Palmyra, came to Camden with a warrant for Chamberlin. He was accompanied to the house by City Detective Joseph Carpani. They noticed a. taxicab at Chamberlin's door.
Rogers guarded the cab. Carpani went to Chamberlin's apartment. He found the place filled with people, many in evening dress.
Carpani asked for Chamberlin. To his surprise he found the man to be a former fellow workman at a local factory. That was 18 years ago.
But Joe remembered Harry and Harry remembered Joe.
Then Joe made known his errand. Chamberlin nearly collapsed. Would his old friend wait before arresting him, Chamberlin asked. He was about to be married.
For old times' sake Joe would, provided, however, he was included among the guests at the wedding.
So Joe went along to the parsonage of the Union M. E. Church, 1034 South Fifth Street. Rev. Edward T. Weeks performed the ceremony. The bride still unaware of the last-minute guests' business. He was an old friend, it had been explained.
After the wedding Chamberlin told her but explained his innocence at the same time.
Many tears, a few embraces, and Chamberlin was taken to Palmyra, released in $200 bail to appear when wanted- and spent the night with his bride after all.
Camden Courier-Post * June 6, 1932
Trout - Joseph
- Howard Smith
June 15, 1932
|Camden Courier-Post - February 6, 1933|
BULLET HALTS PURSUERS
A bullet whizzing past them caused several men to cease pursuit of two bandits on Elm street near Ninth Saturday night after the pair had obtained $18.75 in the holdup of a grocery store proprietor at 841 Elm Street.
The victim was Herman Kacmowitz, whose store was broken into and robbed twice recently. Kacmowitz said the two youths, about 17 years old, entered and asked for candy. When he started to get it, one pointed a pistol at him and demanded that he "stick 'em up."
While the one "covered" him the with the weapon, the other robbed the cash register. As they fled, Kacmowitz ran after them screaming. His alarm attracted the attention of several men passing, who started in pursuit of the bandits east on Elm street. One fired a pistol, however, and the men abandoned the chase.
The youths were about five feet five, Kacmowitz said, and wore gray caps. One had a dark gray overcoat and the other's was a light gray.
A purse-snatching and theft of a leather bag from an automobile also were reported to police. The theft of brass and copper fittings also is under investigation with a 17-year-old youth under arrest.
Anna Whiteman, 16, 1606 Pershing Street, reported that two boys, about 15, snatched her purse containing $1 while she walked with a companion, Ada Hans, 16, of 1342 Lansdowne Avenue, on Lansdowne near Norris Street. She pursued the boys but was compelled to give up the chase when she slipped and fell.
A black leather bag was stolen from the car of Frank Grotaski, of Cape May, parked Saturday night at Fifth and Arch Streets. The door of the car was forced open. The empty bag, minus clothes and letters it had contained, was found later by two boys in an alley on South Sixth street, near Stevens.
At liberty, under $500 bail, George Dotterer, 17, of 928 North Twenty-fourth street, is charged with larceny, although the brass and copper fittings he is suspected of stealing have not been identified as to ownership.
Dotterer was arrested by Patrolman Herbert Botts when the youth asked for aid in recovery of the fittings from a junk man to whom he had "sold" the goods. He said the man, George Elliott, of Twenty-fourth and Pierce avenue, kept the fittings and refused to pay him.
Botts presumed after examining the fittings "they could not have been picked up as junk" and arrested the youth in the belief they had been stolen from the Pavonia railroad shops. Detective Sergeant Joseph Tully declared the fittings had not been stolen from the shops. The boy is to face Police Judge Garfield Pancoast this morning.
|Camden Courier-Post - June 22, 1933|
OFFICES RANSACKED ON MARKET STREET
Although they ransacked the entire building from basement to third floor, forced open three safes and attempted to open two others, thieves who entered a law office building at 106 Market Street obtained nothing for their work early yesterday.
The attempted robberies were discovered by Miss Mary Booth, stenographer in the office of former State Treasurer William T. Read and Joseph L. Thomas. Read is president of the Camden Fire Insurance Association. Miss Booth reported the ransacking of the offices to William Heron, a watchman employed at the building during the day. He in turn notified Detective Joseph Carpani.
Two safes were rifled in the real estate office of Wilbur J. MacAllister on the first floor, after the combinations were knocked off with an iron bar used to shake the grate of the heater and a wrench the thieves found in Heron's locker in the basement.
Papers and office paraphernalia were strewn about the floor in the office and the intruders left the top of a stocking which Carpani believes they used to muffle the sound of their blows on the safes.
A combination was knocked from a safe in similar manner in the offices on the second floor of French, Richards and Bradley, well known Camden attorneys, but the intruders again failed to take anything.
In the offices of Read and Thomas on the first floor two combinations were hammered from the safes, but the thieves were unable to get the strong boxes open. Papers were thrown over the floor in this office also.
A filing room on the third floor of the building was ransacked after the burglars forced their war in by breaking a lock from the door.
Heron told Carpani that the entrance to the building was gained by forcing a side window. All the attorneys said they do not keep any cash in their safes.
Camden Courier-Post - June 26, 1933
SLAIN BY JAGGED GLASS, HUSBAND HELD
A death-bed command of a South Camden mother to her four children to stick to their story failed of its motive last night and the woman's husband was arrested on suspicion of murder.
The charge will be changed today, police said, to one of murder.
"Say only what I say, that I fell down the steps."
At her bedside were her children, Josephine, 15; Ida, 13; Louise, 17, and David, 19.
Cops' Suspicions Aroused Nearby
Their suspicions aroused, the sleuths renewed their investigation. As a result the woman's husband, Guilio Marcozzi, 55, of 321 Pine Street was put in the city jail last night, charged with the death of his wife.
Mrs. Marcozzi was cut with the jagged edge of a broken wine decanter, during an argument with her husband over the cleaning of some hardshelled crabs.
But it wasn't the children who said that.
A neighbor, Mrs. Ida Lupini, 31, of 311 Line Street, was in the Marcozzi home when the children returned Sunday night from a crabbing trip to Sea Side Heights. She told police, they declared, that she saw the children jubilantly deposit their catch on the kitchen table.
Then she watched, alarmed and afraid to leave, as Marcozzi told his wife to "throw 'them out."
The wife refused.
The husband insisted, and when his wife told him he should clean the crabs, he grasped the wine decanter and struck the mother over the temple, Mrs. Lupini said.
Cut by Jagged 'Glass'
The decanter broke.' Grasping the long, neck of the bottle, Marcozzi continued to attack his wife. He swung the jagged edge towards her breast, and to protect, herself she raised her arm.
The broken bottle cut deeply into her skin. An artery was severed.
Then the children rushed, the mother to West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital.
The mother told hospital attaches she fell down the steps of her, home, cutting her arm on the broken bits of a bottle she was carrying at the time.
The children, hearing this story, corroborated her.
Wife Dying- Man at Work
The father failed to appear at the hospital. Police were forced to get him at his work yesterday, according to Detective Joseph Carpani, when his wife was dying.
Last night he denied the crime. He said he was not at home when his wife suffered the fatal injury.
But his children, confronted with Mrs. Lupini's tale, broke down and confessed, according to police.
Eighteen hours of almost constant questioning of the Lupini woman by Detectives Carpani, Del Rossi and Troncone solved the tragedy. All three were complimented last night by Acting Police Chief John W. Golden.
|Camden Morning Post - October 15, 1933|
Slowey - Alexander
Wasneuko - Joseph
Carpani - John
Kaighn - Garfield
South 7th Street - Mechanic Street - Essex Road
BANDITS TO BE QUIZZED
IN CHESTER ON FEITZ MURDER
Seven men and women held by Camden as police as material witnesses in the murder of Detective William T. Feitz two weeks ago in an alleged South Camden disorderly house will look over two men arrested in Chester PA after a store holdup here.
At the same time, Chief Doran disclosed that after a conference with Police Chief Arthur Colsey, orders were issued that every person arrested in Camden, whether the charge is trivial or serious, will be placed in a police "lineup" and the material witnesses will face them to see if any of Feitz's killers are among them.
Chief Doran was not sure whether the Camden County authorities would be able to bring the two robbery suspects to Camden because they are also wanted in Pennsylvania for almost a score of other holdups and burglaries.
Will Visit Chester
In the event that Chester authorities will not turn the two men over to Camden detectives, the witnesses will go to Chester to examine them, Chief Doran said.
Those held in Chester in connection with the holdup Wednesday night of the candy store of Michael Guzik at 1301 Sheridan Street identified themselves as Peter Muraska, 10, of 342 McDowell Street, and Ray Tuttle, 30, of 2529 West Ninth Street, both of Chester.
While neither Chief Doran nor Chief Colsey believe Muraska or Tuttle may be implicated in the murder of the detective because they are not known to be killers, both declared the suspects will be questioned as to their whereabouts at the time Feitz was shot to death.
"We are letting nothing slip through our fingers at this stage of the investigation" Chief Doran said. "There is a bare possibility that either of these two suspects may be implicated or have some knowledge that would be useful to us in solving this crime".
While negotiations were under way between Camden County authorities and Chester police to bring the suspects here, Chief Colsey was making inquiry into the actions of Patrolman William Brickner during the holdup.
Questioned by Colsey
Brickner was summoned to Chief Colsey's office at City Hall today to explain why he had rushed from his home at 1263 Chase Street to the scene of the holdup when told by neighbors that it was taking place and then gave his gun to his son Elmer so he could watch the place so he the policeman could telephone police headquarters for help.
According to Guzik, the proprietor of the store, the bandits were in his store 30 minutes. They locked the doors behind them and gagged Guzik and guarded his wife, Blanche, and her sister, Mary Pitura, 18.
The bandits broke open a trunk from which they took $100 in pennies, $30 in scrip, and $4 in silver. Guzik said the pennies represented his profit in a penny vending machine over a period of time.
It was while Guzik was left alone that he shouted from one of his windows and neighbors called Brickner who was at home and off duty. His son Elmer, fired one shot at the fleeing car before the patrolman came back from telephoning for help.
Several numbers of the license plates on the bandits car were covered with tape but one of the youngsters in the neighborhood succeeded in pushing aside the tape and getting the complete number which was turned over to police. Yesterday Detective Lieutenant Ward, accompanied by Detective Sergeant Gus Koerner and Detective Joseph Carpani went to Chester and made the arrests.
car, which carried Pennsylvania tags, was listed in the name of Archie
Hendrickson of Morton Avenue, Chester, police said.
|Camden Courier-Post - October 29, 1935|
WOMAN DRINKS IODINE AFTER FAMILY QUARREL
Detective Joseph Carpani lodged a detainer against the woman and said she would be charged with attempted suicide, when her husband, Charles, 22, said she drank the iodine after an argument. Hospital officials said Mrs. Veit's condition was not serious.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 17, 1936|
WOMAN FOUND HURT IN FALL
severely injured woman, who was found lying in snow near railroad tracks
at Front and Division streets early yesterday, was identified last night
as Ida Bernardi, 31. She mumbled the word automobile when she was found
and after regaining consciousness at Cooper Hospital she mentioned the
name of Samuel Alersi, 215 Federal
Street, a friend. Police
first thought she had been struck by a train as she was suffering from a
compound fracture of the leg among other injuries.
Sergeant Joseph Carpani, Acting Detective John V. Wilkie and Detective
Robert Ashenfelter questioned Alersi, who said the woman fell on the ice
and he had to walk to Second Street and Kaighn Avenue to get a telephone
to call police. He declared the woman had been removed to the hospital by
police before he could return to the scene.
said an examination of the scene revealed that her foot had become wedged
between a gas pump and a high curbing, causing a fracture of the leg as
Camden Courier-Post - February 29, 1936
FATHER FINDS DAUGHTER VICTIM OF GAS FUMES
Viola Kester, 32, was found dead by her father in the bathroom of her
home at 1214 North Thirty-third Street at 11 :30 a. m. yesterday.
Illuminating gas was flowing from a hose. Cracks around the door had
been stuffed with paper. Police described the case as one of
woman's father, William, 55, told Acting Detective Sergeant Joseph
and Coroner Charles G. Jackson that his daughter had been brooding
over the death of her mother, last July, and also the death of an
aunt, in October.
The father, who is unemployed, told police that when he left the house his daughter was apparently all right.
|Camden Courier-Post - August 14, 1936|
HELD IN THEFT OF CRAPS WINNINGS
Money Won in Audubon Taken From East Camden Man, Cops Told
Clayton - Clifford
Del Rossi - David McMullen
- Tony Scola
Joseph Procelli aka Joe Rizzo
South 4th Street - North 34th Street - Spruce Street
|Camden Courier-Post - October 20, 1936|
BOGUS CHECKS TRACED TO SHEPPARD IN CITY
Allen C. Sheppard, confessed bogus check passer, left a trail of no fund papers in Camden before he departed recently for his seashore home.
Sheppard is in Cape May county jail on charges of issuing worthless checks at resort communities. He confessed yesterday, according to a message sent to Camden headquarters.
Sheppard, who gave an address of Magnolia Avenue and the Boardwalk, Wildwood, admitted passing several other bogus checks in the Camden area. Carpani was investigating last night statements of Sheppard that he passed a check for $20 on a Camden doctor and defrauded a hotel manager here of $10.00
Camden Courier-Post * January 19, 1938
Head of Woman Crushed Beneath Piano in Camden Home
Camden Courier-Post - December 31, 1957
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