Camden County authorities said a Philadelphia man was arrested yesterday in connection with a drunken-driving accident that killed a 22-year-old woman earlier this year.

Kenney Bellegarde, 21, of Hollis Street near East Walnut Lane, had a blood-alcohol level that was double the legal limit when he crashed his car into another vehicle Oct. 1 on Route 30 near Route 73, authorities said.

The driver of that vehicle, Amanda Lewis, suffered serious injuries, and her niece, Vanessa Tomlin, was killed. A passenger in Bellegarde's car also suffered serious injuries. Police said Bellegarde was charged with vehicular homicide and two counts of assault by auto.


Police in Bucks County are searching for a woman who was abducted by her former boyfriend from her apartment in Levittown on Sunday morning, authorities said.

Police arrested Kenneth Lamon Patterson, who appeared to have bloodstains on his clothing, according to reports. Patterson was last seen with Diane Corado, 57, between 5:30 and 6 a.m. Sunday.

Police said Patterson forcibly removed Corado from her home at Village of Pennbrook Apartments and fled with Corado in her 2004 black Pontiac Aztek, which was found in Camden. Police said Patterson struck Corado with a pipe and implied that he had a handgun. Patterson faces charges of criminal trespassing, kidnapping, aggravated assault and other charges.

Corado was last seen wearing a white sleeveless T-shirt and flannel sleep pants with a white background covered by striped pastel colors. Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or the Falls Township Police Department hot line at 215-302-3309.



Brandon Lowry, 25, of Camden, was shot multiple times and killed about 9:45 Saturday night at 27th and Federal streets in Camden, police said.

He was taken to Cooper University Hospital and pronounced dead at 10:17 p.m.

Lowry was the 38th homicide victim in Camden this year.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call Camden County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Lance Saunders at 856-225-8400, or Camden Police Detective Jason Galizaai at 856-757-7420.



State Police said a traffic stop led to the arrest of a drug runner carrying $20,000 in heroin in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Troopers said they pulled over Lashawna Harris, 29, for several traffic violations on Interstate 80 in Monroe County on Saturday.

Police said that after the Wilkes-Barre woman consented to a search of the vehicle, they found 11 bricks of heroin stashed in the trunk.

Harris is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail on charges including possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver.

It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney.

- Staff and wire reports