Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson reported additional charges that build a more detailed narrative of the activities of Blake Bills and Shayna Sykes prior to their theft of a Camden police cruiser.

March 3, 2013, at approximately 1:20 p.m. a Camden police officer observed the couple attempting to purchase drugs in the area near 3rd and Erie streets in Camden. He attempted to stop the Mazda the couple was driving in, but they fled on Interstate 676. The police car was damaged during the pursuit and the couple fled. The officer driving that car was injured when the vehicle rolled over while attempting to make a sharp turn in pursuit of the couple.

In connection with that incident Bills is charged with 2nd degree Eluding and Loitering to Obtain a Controlled Dangerous Substance, a disorderly persons offense. Sykes was also charged with Loitering to Obtain a CDS.

March 5, 2013, at approximately 02:00 am, the couple was observed in a disabled vehicle on 4th and State streets in Camden. Sometime after midnight Tuesday a Camden officer observed the couple in the vehicle, asked if they needed help and at that moment received a call for service. He left to respond to that call, telling the couple he would return. When he did the vehicle had been abandoned. When he ran the plates on the vehicle about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday he discovered it had been reported stolen from Philadelphia. Bills and Sykes were each charged with 3rd degree Receiving Stolen Property in connection with that incident.

March 5, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. the same day, the two attempted to steal a woman’s car at 3rd and Market. They tried opening the door of the car, but it was locked and they were not able to get inside. In connection with that incident they are both charged with 3rd degree Criminal Attempted Auto Theft and 3rd degree Conspiracy to Commit Theft.

Both defendants are currently being held in Philadelphia, but additional bail has been set in Camden County. Bills is facing a $500,000 bail in Camden County and Sykes a $342,500 bail.

All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.