Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Vineland Pair Indicted in Connection with Hamilton Township Bomb Threats

MAYS LANDING – A man and woman from Vineland were indicted for bomb threats made in February of this year that caused the evacuation of two Hamilton Township schools and the Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
Today, Raheem H. Brown, a 36 year-old male, and Kemon Powell, a 40 year-old female, both of the 800 block of East Wood Street, Vineland, NJ, were each indicted for four (4) counts of terroristic threats, three (3) counts of false public alarm, and one (1) count of conspiracy, in connection with telephoned threats made on Feb. 4, 2014 that bombs had been placed in three Mays Landing public buildings and that a Superior Court Judge would be harmed.

On Feb. 4 at 10:58 a.m., law enforcement officers from the Hamilton Township Police Department and Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse and the Hess Middle School when telephoned threats were made that bombs had been placed in the buildings, and that a Superior Court Judge would be harmed. 
The structures were evacuated and cleared by bomb-detection K9 teams. No explosive devices were found.
Two hours later another telephoned bomb threat was made to the Shaner Elementary School in Mays Landing. The school was evacuated and cleared by bomb-detection K9 teams, with no explosive devices found. The Atlantic County Special Services School and the Atlantic County Institute of  Technology (ACIT) were placed in lock-down and also cleared by law enforcement. 

The Hamilton Township Police Department investigation led to the Feb. 6 arrest of Raheem H. Brown at his Vineland residence, and the March 11 arrest of Kemon Powell.

Both defendants remain in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Brown is lodged in lieu of $500,000 cash bail. Powell is lodged in lieu of $200,000 bail, cash or bond.
Assistant Prosecutor Michael Mazur represented the State in the case.
***The indictment is merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, an indicted defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652- 1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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