LOUIS A. "BLACKIE" BOTTINO was born August 11, 1911 in Italy. He came to America with his sister and older brother Joseph in 1913. By 1930 the Bottino family, which included Joseph's wife Rose, their three daughters, and Rose Bottino's mother at 232 Pine Street in South Camden. In December of 1930 he gave 1440 South 4th Street as his address when he was questioned about a robbery in Landisville, New Jersey.
Louis Bottino had several scrapes with the law in the early 1930s. By the 1940s he had settled down and was working as a plumber, and living with wife Betty at 820 South 5th Street. By the mid-1950s he moved to 3087 Highland Avenue in East Camden. A master plumber, contractor, and member of the American Society of Stationary Engineers, he was elected president of the Camden County Master Plumbers Association in 1955 and in 1972 was elected president of the New Jersey State League of Master Plumbers.
Louis Bottino and his wife Betty maintained homes in Camden and Atlantic City, New Jeraey. He passed away in November of 1977. Betty Bottino joined here husband on February 11, 1999.
|Camden Morning Post - December 8, 1930|
Auletto aka Roxie Allen
Theodore Guthrie - Wilfred Dube
Rox Saponare - Joseph Lack
George Probert - Charles Areni
Carmen Passarella - Salvatore Passalacqua
Nicholas Dandrea - Nicholas Yenitti
A. Baer - Harry Whaland
Broadway - Central Avenue - Clinton Street
Kaighn Avenue - Mt. Ephraim Avenue
South 4th Street - Spruce Street
Auletto aka Roxie Allen
Theodore Guthrie - Wilfred Dube - Rox Saponare - Joseph Lack
George Probert - Charles Areni Carmen Passarella - Salvatore Passalacqua
Nicholas Dandrea - Nicholas Yenitti - Rocco DeCorda - Harry Whaland
Broadway - Central Avenue - Clinton Street - Kaighn Avenue
Mt. Ephraim Avenue - South 4th Street - Spruce Street - Washington Street
|Camden Courier-Post - February 2, 1933|
BATTINO GETS 3 TO 5 YEARS
Pleading guilty in criminal court to holding up two South Camden men last February, and to a gun toting charge Louis "Blackie" Battino, 23, of 805 South Fifth street, was sentenced to three to five years in state prison by Judge Samuel M. Shay yesterday.
Bottino, who was captured in a New York "love nest" on a fugitive warrant after he jumped a $5000 bail bond here, was first arrested by Detective Thomas Cheeseman on the night of the holdup. He was identified by Marvin Johnson, of 926 South Ninth Street, and Louis Puggsley, of 312 Benson Street, who said the man stuck a revolver in a car in which they were seated and robbed them of $28.
County Detective Fiore Troncone and New York detectives surprised Bottino in an apartment at Ninth Avenue and Fifty-fourth Street, New York, with a woman. Patsy Costagno, 23, of 2412 South Watts Street, Philadelphia, an alleged accomplice of Bottino, was sentenced April 19, 1932, to serve 13 years in jail on three indictments for participation in the crime and carrying concealed deadly weapons.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 20, 1936|
HELD IN DOPE RAID
of an ex-convict from Camden and four women in a Philadelphia dope den
yesterday was expected to lead to the smashing of a New York narcotic
of the women, Anna Morris, 25, at whose apartment at Seventh Street and
Girard avenue the raid was staged, confessed, according to police, that
she has been disposing of opium in Philadelphia for a year.
said that in her statement the Morris woman gave names of persons in New
York from whom she purchased the stuff and that federal agents and New
York police are expected to arrest them. The Morris woman is the
sweetheart of Louis "Blackie" Bottino, 25, of South Fifth
Street, Camden, who was nabbed ,in the raid along with Anna Brown, 45, of
Franklin Street near Vine, Florence Flagg, 37, of Osage avenue near
Fifty-ninth, and Jean Cooper, 36, of Girard avenue near Eleventh, all
Bottino at first was held with the Morris woman as proprietor of the den, but police said her confession cleared him and he will be held only as a material witness. The other three women are being held on suspicion of being addicts.
"toys", or about four and a half ounces of opium, and a quantity of yenshee,
opium ashes, were found in the raided apartment.
William Leinhauser, head of the Philadelphia narcotic squad, said he knew
the place was a Philadelphia outlet for a New York distribution ring for
some time I but had been unable to make a raid until today.
was paroled from Rahway Reformatory last March after serving two years of
a three-year term for holding up two alleged numbers racket
"runners" on February 13, 1932. His accomplice in the crime, Patsy
Constano, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 13 years.
At his trial, Bottino told Judge Samuel M. Shay, then in Common Pleas Court, that he staged the hold-up in revenge after he had hit the numbers but failed to collect. He and Constano were sentenced February 3, 1933.
the present time, Bottino is waiting trial in Camden on an indictment
charging him with holding up a restaurant
at Second and Benson Streets
two months ago. He pleaded not guilty to this
charge a week ago.
The Cooper woman got out of jail in Philadelphia recently after serving a sentence as a narcotic peddler.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 21, 1936|
PHlLA. WOMAN FREE AFTER DOPE DEN RAID
Wednesday in a raid on an alleged Philadelphia dope den a woman who gave
her name as Florence Flagg was released yesterday by Magistrate Nathan
Beltel, a short time after he had held her husband in $1500 bail on
woman was arrested as she walked into a house at Seventh Street and Girard
avenue, Philadelphia, while police were in the place.
other women and a man were nabbed. The man is Louis "Blackie"
Bottino, 25, of 518 South Fifth
Street, Camden, who was paroled from
Rahway Reformatory last March after serving two years of a three-year term
for holding up two alleged numbers racket men here in 1932. At the present
time, he is awaiting trial here on an indictment charging him with holding
up a restaurant at Second and Benson
Streets two months ago. He is being
held as a material witness as a result of yesterday's raid.
The other two women are Anna Morris, 25, whose apartment was raided, and who is charged with disposing of opium in Philadelphia for a year, and Jean Cooper, 36, Girard Avenue near Eleventh. As the hearing for the Flagg woman was in progress, a man who identified himself as Charles McDonough, 1908 Wallace street, Philadelphia, identified her as his wife. Magistrate Beltel held him in $1500 bail on a charge of drunken driving and discharged.
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