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Motor vehicle crash

On 04/13/2014 at approximately 0615 am, the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Route 50 in the area of mile post 21.5 for a single car motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed that a 2012 Honda Civic driven by 20 year old Anasha Grady of Vineland, was traveling South bound on Route 50 when it left the roadway and struck a utility pole. A passenger sustained serious leg injuries and was transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center City Division by members of the Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad.

Route 50 was shut down in both directions for approximately 1 hour until the accident was cleared. The Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad as well as the Laureldale Fire Company assisted on scene.

Grady was charged with driving while intoxicated and assault by auto. She was released pending court.

The crash investigation is being handled by Ofc. Bittmann.

Superstorm Sandy Project

Superstorm Sandy caused unprecedented damage to the housing, business, infrastructure, health, social service, and environmental sectors throughout the entire State of New Jersey. Many New Jersey residents are still struggling with the impacts of the storm.  In cooperation with the NJ Department of Health & the Atlantic County Division of Public Health, the Mental Health Association is administering a health and well-being survey to those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Sandy Survey teams will be working throughout the affected areas in Atlantic County administering a survey. The intent of this survey is to gather information to help local and state health agencies assess Atlantic County residents’ knowledge of available resources and identify any remaining gaps in Superstorm Sandy recovery. We ask that you take a moment to participate in the brief survey. All Atlantic County residents are encouraged to participate in this survey. Respondents’ answers will remain confidential. The survey should t ... Read the rest of entry »

Fire Incident at Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing

On 4/1/14 at 9:32 am Township of Hamilton Police responded along with Cologne Volunteer Fire Department, Laureldale Volunteer Fire Department, Mays Landing Volunteer Fire Department, and NJ Forest Fire Service to Oakcrest High School for a report of a fire in a bathroom. Fire crews quickly extinguished the flames, and damage was limited to a portion of the bathroom. Students had been evacuated by Oakcrest H.S. staff and were returned to class approximately 30 minutes later. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation

Narcotics Arrest

 

On March 12, 2014 at approximately 1415 hours, Te’Mon Molley age 18 of Pleasantville, NJ, was at the Township of Hamilton Municipal Court to appear before the Honorable Municipal Court Judge Switzer. Officers at court detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from Molley and two of his accomplices. A subsequent investigation, unrelated to Molley’s original court matter, was conducted by the officers. The investigation revealed Molley was in possession of 43 bags of heroin and over $400 in cash. The drugs and cash were seized by the police. Molley was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of heroin with the intent to distribute. Molley was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $15, 000 cash bail. Molley’s two accomplices were released with no charges.

Minor River and Lake Flooding

  Due to the recent rain event, snow accumulations and extra run-off from frozen ground conditions, Hamilton Township will experience Minor River and lake flooding today and into the weekend.  The Great Egg Harbor River is still below flood level at this point but remains on the rise.  The discharge rate is beginning to slow down and the river should crest sometime tomorrow. Minor River flooding will occur on the upper portions near Weymouth.   Water levels at Lake Lenape and its Eastern tributaries remain above normal but are not at flood stage at this point.  Township of Hamilton Public Works has opened all available flood gates at the dam in preparation of yesterday's rain.  We do expect the Lake level to rise significantly overnight but at this point not to a major flood stage.  Please take all necessary precautions to secure your properties along these waterways.        Captain Mike Petuskey Executive Off ... Read the rest of entry »

Pedestrian MVA

 

On 1/21/2014 at approximately 12:56 pm, the Twp of Hamilton Police Department responded to a Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Crash in the Walmart parking lot. Rocco Policarpo, a 78 year old male from Mays Landing, was walking out to the parking lot of  Walmart  when a 2012 Lexus driven by Andrea Fogg, a 41 year old female from EHT, struck him causing injuries. The victim was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
 
Assisting at the scene were Twp Of Hamilton Rescue Squad, AtlantiCare Paramedics and Walmart Security. Fogg was issued a summons for Careless Driving and Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian.

Drug Distribution Arrest

 On 1/19/13 @ approximately 6:30pm, officers with the Township of Hamilton Police responded to a residence in the Woodlands to arrest Hassan Muhammad, age 31, of Mays Landing, on outstanding warrants. While arresting Mr. Muhammad, officers smelled the heavy odor of raw marijuana in the house.  A search warrant for the residence was issued by Judge Switzer. A search of the residence yielded approximately 114 grams of marijuana, 10 bags of Heroin, a scale, packaging material for the marijuana and packaging material for the Heroin.  Mr. Muhammad was charged with 4th degree Possession of Marijuana, Intent to Distribute Marijuana, 3rd degree Possession of Heroin, Intent to Distribute Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  In addition Mr. Muhammad was found to be an unregistered sex offender within the Township of Hamilton, and was charged with Failure to Register After a Change of Address. Bail was set by Hon. Judge Switzer at  $100,000.00 full cash bail. The original contempt w ... Read the rest of entry »

House Fire

On January 16th, 2014 at approximately 6:05 PM, the Hamilton Township Police Department responded to 4997 Cardiff Court for a report of smoke in the residence. Upon arrival, it was determined that there was a fire in the kitchen of the residence. The family was evacuated and sustained no injuries. Cologne, Mays Landing, and Laureldale Fire Departments responded and extiguished the fire. The Hamilton Township Rescue Squad also responded to the residence. The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. 

Car Jacking Arrest

 On 12/31/2013 @ approximately 5:45 pm, the Township of Hamilton Police responded to the Hamilton Mall parking lot area for a report of a man that was attempting to push a victim into a van and had also entered the van himself.  While reponding, police units were updated that a witness had interceeded and was now chasing the suspect on foot. Another witness updated police over the phone where the suspect was running and gave a description.

Ofc. McElrea was first to arrive and located the suspect outside by Sears Merchandise Pick UP.  He placed the suspect, Willie White Jr., age 52, of Absecon NJ under arrest.

After an investigation, Mr. White, was charged with Attempted Car Jacking, Criminal Restraint and Simple Assault. Hon. Judge Switzer issued the warrants at $100,000.00 full cash bail. Mr. White was lodged in Atlantic County Jail in default of bail.

No one was injured. 

The case is being investigated by Ofc. McElrea and Det. Sgt. Gehring.

 

Structure Fire

  Township of Hamilton Police Department Press Release     For more information contact Capt. Mike Petuskey at (609) 625-2700 ext. 579   Type of Incident:      Structure Fire Date of Incident:       12/28/2013 Prepared By:            Ofc. J Jacobi   On Saturday December 28th 2013 at approximately 0748 hours, the Mays Landing Fire Department and Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to 6312 Liberty Avenue for a reported structure fire.   Upon arrival, heavy fire and smoke were visible in the front of the dwelling. The homeowner, along with two canines, were able to safely exit and did not suffer any injuries.  It took approximately 40 minutes to contain the fire.   The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by Detective Robison of the Township of Hamilton Police Department. Also assisting on scene were the Laureldale Fire D ... Read the rest of entry »