Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk reported a man has been arrested and charged with an unprovoked attack on a DRPA officer in August.
Kelvin Nuñez, M/27, of the 100 block of Cooper Avenue in Oaklyn, was arrested Friday morning and charged with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He is being held on $87,000 bail at the Camden County Jail.
It is alleged Nuñez saw DRPA Officer Joe McCalla in a parked marked police vehicle on August 17 on Ferry Avenue and Davis Street in Camden. McCalla was patrolling the nearby PATCO speed- line parking lot with his driver’s side window open. Nuñez is accused of punching McCalla in the face while holding a knife in his hand, though the officer was not cut by the blade. Nuñez then fled.
A Woodlynne Police sergeant recognized Nuñez after seeing video of the suspect released by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and notified the Camden Police Department.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.