Man arrested by Cherry Hill Police after being found inside resident’s vehicle

The suspect, a 34-year-old man from Chesilhurst, was charged with burglary, theft and possession of marijuana.

On Thursday, May 24, at approximately 3:30 a.m. Cherry Hill Police officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Morris Drive after an alert resident reported observing a male inside his parked vehicle.

The suspect fled on foot after being confronted by the homeowner. A Police K-9 unit from Voorhees Police Department responded to assist with a track of the suspect and a short time later he was discovered hiding in a vehicle several blocks from the burglary. The suspect was identified as James Palmer, 34, of Chesilhurst. He was arrested and charged with burglary, theft, and possession of marijuana. He was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.

The Cherry Hill Police Department recognizes that this arrest was made possible with the contributions of an alert citizen and encourages all of our community stakeholders to remain vigilant and to contact the police department if they observe suspicious activity. Citizens are also reminded that these types of crimes can be avoided by locking car doors and securing valuables. Information regarding criminal activity may also be submitted to the Cherry Hill Police Department anonymously via tips@cherryhillpolice.com or http://cherryhill- nj.com/forms.aspx?FID=84.