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Suspect who allegedly accepted stolen property is in custody

A suspect who allegedly received stolen property in the borough on Tuesday, Sept. 20 was taken into custody today after warrants had been issued for his arrest on Wednesday afternoon.

Warrants were issued for the suspect, Haddonfield Police Chief John Banning said, on Wednesday afternoon. The suspect’s identity was known, Banning said, but he was able to evade arrest last week after Cherry Hill detectives approached the suspect and he fled in the neighborhood of Hopkins Avenue.

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Roger C. Morin, 21, who had a last known address in Oaklyn was picked up today in the City of Camden. He was transferred to the Haddonfield Police Department where he was charged with resisting arrest and accepting stolen property.

A report came into the police department that the suspect allegedly stole a vehicle in Haddonfield around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, Banning said. Detectives from the Cherry Hill Police Department observed the vehicle in Cherry Hill and followed it as it drove back into Haddonfield.

The vehicle ended up parking near Hopkins Avenue and Grove Street around 4 p.m. The suspect fled when he noticed the detectives identified themselves to the suspect. A K9 unit was brought into the scene to try to track the suspect, but he was able to evade police.

A resident of Windsor Avenue was told by a relative, who is a member of the Haddonfield Police Department, that the suspect stole a vehicle and abandoned it in the Windsor neighborhood. The suspect was allegedly running in the backyards of homes on Merion and Windsor avenues.

Police dogs lost a scent of the suspect near Windsor and Hopkins avenues, according to police reports. At the time, police believed the suspect was headed toward the PATCO Hi-Speedline.

Banning said reports of the suspect being armed were untrue. No Haddonfield officer ever observed the suspect with a weapon, he said.

A resident of Rhoads Avenue reported that a Haddonfield police officer told her to remain indoors because a potentially armed suspect was in the neighborhood.


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