Haddon Township Man Charged in Haddonfield Arson Incidents, Medford Stalking


Forty-two-year-old Michael McNeely has been remanded to the Camden County Jail on charges of arson, criminal mischief, harassment, and stalking in incidents that allegedly occurred from 2019 to 2023.

By Matt Skoufalos | May 18, 2024

After nearly five years of investigations into a series of arson incidents at a Haddonfield home, police have charged a Haddon Township man in the case.

Michael McNeely, 42, of Haddon Township was arrested Friday in Haddonfield and remanded to the Camden County Jail pending arraignment, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO) reported Saturday.

McNeely is charged with second-degree aggravated arson, third-degree criminal mischief, and two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree stalking, and a disorderly persons offense for harassment for a series of incidents from June 2019 to November 2023.

A Haddonfield household lost vehicles in suspicious fires in 2017 (top), 2021 (middle), and 2023 (bottom). Credit: NJ PEN.

Around 1:15 a.m. October 21, 2023, Haddonfield Police responded to a home in the 1000 block of Concord Circle for a report of a vehicle fire.

Surveillance footage showed a person pouring gasoline on the vehicle and igniting it.

Vehicles were similarly destroyed by fire at that address October 18, 2017 and June 25, 2021, both of which cases remain under investigation, authorities said.

Haddonfield Police also responded to the same home June 20, 2019 for a report of a concrete block thrown through a window there, CCPO noted.

Then, on November 9, 2023, Medford Township Police responded to a report of a bench vandalized by spray paint outside a private home; McNeely is suspected in that incident as well, based on “digital evidence,” CCPO reported.

“I’m very proud of and grateful to our detective bureau and the collaboration among our detectives, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Medford Township Police that helped bring this case to a positive resolution,” Haddonfield Police Chief Jason Cutler said.

Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to contact CCPO Det. Jason Roland (856-225-5125), Haddonfield Det. Cpl. Kristin O’Neill (856-429-3000), Medford Police Det. Mark Hunsinger (609-654-7511), or CAMDEN.TIPS.

All individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. An arrest is not a conviction.

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