Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Media Release: Sentencing in 2013 Gloucester Township Homicide

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo reported the final defendant in a 2013 Gloucester Township homicide was sentenced Friday, July 25.

Superior Court Judge Gwendolyn Blue sentenced Joshua Texidor, M/21, of Westampton, to a term of 20 years incarceration in New Jersey state prison for 1st degree Aggravated Manslaughter. He must serve 85 percent of that sentence before he is eligible for parole. He was also sentenced to a five year term of incarceration for 3rd degree Aggravated Assault. The two terms will be served concurrently.

In pronouncing the sentence, Judge Blue cited as aggravating factors the likelihood the defendant would reoffend and the need to deter him and others from committing similar offenses.

“When you decide to have a loaded gun in your possession you’ve already decided the criminal act that you’re going to commit,” the judge said. “Whenever you decide to take a loaded gun to use…your conduct certainly does contemplate the threat of serious harm.”

Texidor admitted in his plea negotiated by Assistant Prosecutor Grace MacCaulay that he provided the handgun used in a planned robbery that turned into a killing. Two other defendants, Jevon Coleman-Robinson, M/17, of Edgewater Park, and Isaac Mimes, M/18, of Willingboro, were sentenced for their roles in the killing in June.

The three defendants admitted in their pleas that they planned to obtain marijuana from Lamar Ortiz, a 20-year-old resident of the Autumn Ridge Apartments, on July 15, 2013. They had no intention, however, of paying for it. They admitted to contacting a friend who knew Ortiz and drove with him to Ortiz’s apartment. All were aware the handgun Texidor provided to Coleman-Robinson was concealed in the car.

When they arrived Ortiz came to the vehicle’s passenger window and talked with the group. They asked him to show them the marijuana they wanted to buy and he refused. When they insisted he walked away from the car. Coleman Robinson then drew his gun and pointed it at Ortiz. Coleman-Robinson shot Ortiz as he walked away. When the passenger in the car tried to prevent Coleman-Robinson from shooting Ortiz, Texidor assaulted him.

Blue sentenced Texidor’s co-defendant Coleman Robinson to a term of 23 years incarceration in a New Jersey state prison for Aggravated Manslaughter. He must serve 85 percent of that sentence before he is eligible for parole. He also was sentenced to a concurrent term of 10 years incarceration for Aggravated Assault. Mimes was sentenced to 12 years incarceration for Armed Robbery. He must serve 85 percent of that term before he is eligible for parole.

During Friday’s sentencing Texidor stated he didn’t intend for the robbery to turn into a fatal shooting, and he apologized to the victim’s family.

Kelly Jackson, a family member, spoke on the victim’s family’s behalf. She said the robbery was about more than trying to steal marijuana.

“When you bring a gun it’s about power as well and trying to exert control over someone,” the Atco resident said.

She also spoke about the family member she lost.

“Lamar was on this earth for 20 years,” she said. “He served in Afganistan as a soldier. He was by no means a perfect man but he was a loving man.”

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Gloucester Township Police Crime Stoppers: Shoplifting- Rite Aid Store, Blackwood Clementon Road July 2, 2014

On 7-2-2014, three adults and five young children entered the Rite Aid Store on Blackwood Clementon Road at approximately 8 PM. The suspects stole approximately $300 worth of various merchandise, and left the store within five minutes.

The adult suspects are described as the following: 
Suspect #1- Black Female, possibly in her 20′s or 30′s,  wearing a peach or pink shirt, pink striped skirt, green sneakers,  and a black bag over her shoulder
Suspect #2- Black Female, possibly in her late teens or early 20′s, wearing a green shirt with the word “LOVE” along with a dog paw print on it, carrying a tan bag over her shoulder.
Suspect #3- Black Male, possibly in his 20′s or 30′s, wearing a white tank top, red shorts, and sandals.

If you have any information or can identify the suspects in the photos, please call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777 . You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip page:  https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/5170177

Our Anonymous Tip systems are NOT monitored 24/7. All incidents in Gloucester Township requiring IMMEDIATE police assistance must be called into GTPD at 856-228-4500. If you have an EMERGENCY or are witnessing a CRIME IN PROGRESS, CALL 911.

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On Sunday July 27th a taped radio show featuring GTPD Community Relations Officer Jenn McLaughlin, an interview featuring a National Night Out discussion, will air on 920 AM the Voice starting at 10AM.

Communities throughout Gloucester Township will be participating in the National Night Out program on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Neighbors, family, and friends will be gathering at their homes, on their streets, and at their local community centers in recognition of their support of the community. National Night Out helps strengthen community support and our police partnership with you and your neighbors. Residents and communities that participate in National Night Out send a message that they are organized and not willing to stand for criminal activity occurring in their neighborhood.

Our National Night Out events consists of neighbors meeting on their front lawns, organized block parties of several neighbors occurring on a closed street, or a full neighborhood events at a local community center. Whether it is just a few neighbors meeting in front of their homes or an entire community coming together, the outcome of a stronger community is the same.

There will be approximately 25 separate locations hosting National Night Out Events in Gloucester Township.  Thousands of residents will be participating and showing a strong partnership with the Gloucester Township Police Department.

Public National Night Out locations in Gloucester Township are Blackwood Fire Company (14 West Central Avenue Blackwood, NJ), Erial Fire Company(1946 Williamstown Road) and Shoppes of Crosskeys (611 Cross Keys Road).  You are welcomed to attend with your families.

If you like more information or would like to participate in National Night out contact the Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Officer Jenn McLaughlin at jmclaughlin@gtpolice.com or call 856-374-5735.

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GTPD Recovered Property “Board” on Pinterest Updated! – July 23, 2014

The GTPD Crime Scene and Property Unit has added new photos of recovered property on the GTPD Pinterest site, which can be viewed here:  http://www.pinterest.com/glotwppolice/gtpd-recovered-property/ 

View the entire GTPD Pinterest site here: http://www.pinterest.com/glotwppolice/   or search Pinterest for “GloTwpPolice”

Contact the Gloucester Township Police Crime Scene & Property Unit if you believe any of the items on this board belong to you. Please email Detective Patrick Cunane at  pcunane@gtpolice.com or leave a voice mail at 845-374-5713. You must submit proof of ownership to claim any property, which could include proof of purchase, receipt or photo. False claims will be investigated and may result in criminal prosecution.

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