Resisting Arrest

On 7/24/13 @ approximately 3:30pm officers with the Township of Hamilton Police were investigating a simple assault and criminal mischief complaint, in the Clover Leaf Section. The accused, Michael Bisciotti, was told he was under arrest. Mr. Bisciotti resisted arrest and attempted to headbutt an officer. A physical altercation then took place. He was arrested in the living room of the residence.

The Township of Hamilton Rescue was called to the scene to treat Mr. Biscoiotti for injuries he suffered during the physical altercation he initiated with the officers. He was transported to Atlantic City Hospital Mainland division and treated by their medical staff. Once medically cleared, he was lodged in Atlantic County Jail in default of $5,000.00 bail.

He has been charged with Simple Assault, Criminal Mischief, Resisting Arrest and Obstruction of Justice. Bail was set by Hon. HR Switzer.

Fatal Motor vehicle crash, Rt. 50 in Laureldale/Mays Landing

  Township of Hamilton Police Department Press Release     For more information contact Capt. Mike Petuskey at (609) 625-2700 ext. 579   Type of Incident:      MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH                                  Officers Involved:     Ofc. J. Longo Prepared By:                         Ofc. J. Longo   On 07-19-13 10:10 hrs, The Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Rt 50 and Oak Street for a motor vehicle crash.   Upon arrival it was determined that a 2002 Ford F350 work truck had run off the road and collided with a tree causing the vehicle to catch fire.   The driver, Dillon Garth, 18 years old, of Egg Harbor City, died in the crash.   L ... Read the rest of entry »

Motor vehicle crash with injury Rt. 322

On Saturday July 6th at 2:00PM a single car carsh occurred on Rt. 322 westbound, west of the Maplewood II Restruant.

A 2door Green Honda Civic occupied by Nicholas Scali of New Britain PA and David Skasko of Worminster PA veered off the road along the right shoulder of the roadway, struck a tree, then proceeded across all four west and easbound lanes.  The vehicle then came to final rest along the eastbound shoulder, along Atlantic Blueberry.  Skasko, the passenger, was airlifted to Cooper Mecial Center by the NJSP Aviation Unit and the driver, Scali was transported to Atlanticare Regional MC, Mainland Campus. One eastbound lane was closed for approximtaely 45 minutes. 

The crash is being investigated by Ofc. Jim Longo of the Twp. of Hamilton PD.

Also responding were Weymouth and Laureldale Fire Departments, Atlanticare Paramedics, Twp. of Hamilton Rescue and Police.


Motor Vehicle Crash

On July 5, 2013 at approximately 6:19 PM the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to the intersection of Harbor Avenue and Ocean Heights Avenue for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed a Chevrolet truck driven by Michael Hayes Jr, 51 of Mays Landing was traveling westbound on Ocean Heights Avenue while a Kia Soul driven by a 17 year old from Egg Harbor Twp was attempting to make a left turn from Harbor Avenue to Ocean Heights Avenue.   While making the turn the two vehicles crashed sending Hayes' vehicle into the wooded area off of the roadway.   The Kia's driver was transported by Township of Hamilton Rescue to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland campus for evaluation of injuries sustained in the crash .   All parties were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The Kia's driver was issued a summons for careless driving.  Traffic in the area was delayed for 45 minutes while the ... Read the rest of entry »

Motor Vehicle Crash With Injury

On 06/03/13 at 1305 hrs, The Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Rt. 40 east of Wrangleboro Road for a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles.

Upon arrival it was determined that a Mecury, driven by William Mahon of Mays Landing, struck the rear of a Lexus, driven by David Rutherford of Somers Point.

Mahon was unconscious upon arrival.  Mahon had to be extricated by Medic 12 and Township of Hamilton Police Officers.  Mahon was transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center - Mainland Division for further treatment by Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad.

Resisting Arrest

On 5/23/13 @ approximately 9:20 pm, Officers from the Township of Hamilton Police responded to a residence on Hoover Drive for a 911 hangup.  Upon arrival officers heard screaming and yelling. The accused, Kirk Williams age 32, of Mays Landing refused to come down stairs and fled into the attic and could be heard running around and banging in the attic. Mr. Williams was wanted on numerous warrants and refused to comply with officers. Moments later Ofc. Nelson and her K9 partner Hunter responded. Hunter was deployed, found and apprehended the subject hiding under the bed in the master bedroom. Apparently while he was in the attic he fell through numerous spots and then hid under the bed. Mr. Williams has been charged with four counts of contempt, Resisting arrest, Obstruction and Criminal Mischief. Bail has been set for a total of $6040.00. He was transported to Atlantic City Hospital, City Division for injuries suffered during the fall. Once he is medically cleared he will be transp ... Read the rest of entry »

Attempted Armed Robbery

On 05/23/2013 at 04:14PM the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Mays Landing Auto Parts for a report of an armed robbery.  The owner of the store reported to officers that the suspect entered his store, asked if he was alone, then stated he had a knife and wanted all the money in the register.  Without handing over any money, he called for his German Shephard, and the dog chased the suspect out of the store and down Camac Ave.  The suspect was last seen heading West off of Camac Ave.  He was described as a black male between 18 and 22, approximately 6 foot tall, with a short hairstyle, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt over a white v-neck tee shirt, blue jeans, and very clean white sneakers.  Anyone with information is urged to call Ofc. Clayton and/or Det. Sgt. Gehring. 

Gas Leak

On May 1, 2013 at approximately 4:48 PM the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to the Mays Landing Square shopping center for a gas leak.  

It was determined that a forklift driver was moving construction equipment around the plaza while conducting renovations.  While moving a forklift backwards, Mr. Danter struck the natural gas meter casuing the pipe to break and the meter to fall to the ground.  

For safety, the occupants of the building were evacuated and businesses had to be shut down. South Jersey Gas responded to the scene to shut the gas service off to the building.  

No injuries were sustained as a result of the meter being struck or ensuing gas leak.  

Also assisting at the scene were the Mays Landing, and Laureldale Fire Departments.     

Drug Distribution Arrest

On 1/19/14 @ approximately 6:30pm, Officers with the Township of Hamilton Police responded to a residence in the Woodlands Complex to arrest Hassan Muhammad on outstanding warrants. Upon arrival Officers made contact with Mr. Muhhamad. While arresting him they smelled the heavy odor of raw marijuana emananting from the house. Officers applied for a Search Warrant. Judge Switzer authorized the Search Warrant. The residence was searched and yielded approximately 114 grams of marijuana,10 bags of heroin, a Narcotics scale, packaging material for heroin and packaging material for marijuana. All items were seized. In addition Mr. Muhammad was found to be an unregistered sex offender with the Township of Hamilton. Mr. Muhammad was cahrged with 4th degree Possession of Marijuana; Distribution of Marijuana; 3rd degree Possession of Heroin, Distribution of Heroin, Narcotic Paraphernalia, and Failure to Register after a change of address. Bail was set by Hon. Judge Switzer at $100,000.00 fu ... Read the rest of entry »

Structure Fire

On March 25th, 2013, at 2159 hours, Twp. of Hamilton Police Department responded to 6041 Estelle Ave. for a report of a structure fire.  Upon arrival, the roof of a detached A-frame structure was found on fire.  The homeowner, Brian Abruzzi age 69, reported a wood stove chimney collapsed from the roof, starting the fire.  No injuries were reported and no one was displaced from the residence.  Fire companies from Mizpah, Weymouth, Mays Landing, Dorothy and Forest Fire Service responded along with Twp. of Hamilton and Dorothy Rescue squads.