Cherry Hill police make three arrests in their own parking lot

A man in a (Metro file photo)
Credit: Metro file photo

Cherry Hill police didn’t have to go far to do their job yesterday, making three arrests — including a pot bust — in their own parking lot.

Police were tipped off around 11:30 a.m. of a suspicious vehicle in the department’s Mercer Street parking lot, which it shares with the district judge’s office, according to a news release.

Four people were found in the vehicle, and after a quick background search police discovered two were wanted for outstanding warrants.

Jamila Robinson, 20, of Sewell, N.J., and Marquesha Simmons, 24, of Camden, were taken into custody.

Robinson, who was wanted for a $525 warrant out of Westville, was released and is due in court Oct. 2; Simmons, who was wanted in three different towns, was sent to Camden County Jail.

In the second incident, about 1:30 p.m., an officer noticed a vehicle that was oddly parked along the tree line and approached.

The officer found 19-year-old Zachary Bowen, of Swedesboro, who said he was waiting for a friend whom he had driven to court.

During the conversation, the officer noticed a partially smoked joint on car’s dashboard.

Bowen was charged with possession of an illegal substance under 50 grams and released on his own recognizance.


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