Fatal Motorcycle Crash

 On 9/25/13 @ 803 pm the Township of Hamilton Police responded to Weymouth Road near milepost 17 for a report of a motorcycle crash. Investigation revealed that Lawrence E. Leonard, age 54 of Fishing Creek NJ, was traveling East on Weymouth Road. A deer ran out in front of his Honda Goldwing motorcycle causing the first crash. Mr. Leonard struck the deer and layed his bike down. Mr. Leornard, the motorcycle and the deer traveled approximately 120 feet where they came to rest in the lane of travel. 

Moments later Lawrence Keresty Jr., age 72 of Mays Landing NJ, was also traveling East on Weymouth Road in a Mercury Grand Marquis. Mr. Keresty did not see the motorcyclist and crashed into him. 

The Township of Hamilton rescue and Atlanti Care Paramedics peformed CPR on Mr. Leonard and transported him to Atlantic City Mainland Division, where he died of his injuries sustained in the crash.

No tickets at this time, pending further investigation.

Motor Vehicle Crash

  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 Date of Incident:       9/22/13          Officers Involved:     Ofc. K. Zippilli and Ofc Smyth Prepared By:                         Ofc. K. Zippilli   On 9/22/13 at 0723 hours, The Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Cr 559 and North St. for a one car motor vehicle crash.   Upon arrival it was determined that a 2009 Dodge mini-van, driven by Kenneth Stys, 72, of Flagtown NJ, was traveling South on Cr 559 and went off the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a tree.   Mr. Stys was the lone occupant of the vehicle.   Mr.Stys was e ... Read the rest of entry »

Bomb Threat on School Bus

On September 19, 2013, at approximately 12:45 PM, the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to the area of Oakwood Blvd. for a report of a bomb threat on a school bus that was transporting students from William Davies School.  The bus had been evacuated while police investigated the threat.    During the course of the investigation, several agencies assisted with inspecting the bus and the school for explosive devices.  The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, The Atlantic City Police Department Bomb Squad, the Atlantic City Police K-9 unit, the New Jersey State Police K-9 unit, Richard Stockton College Police K-9 unit, Cape May County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit, the Salem County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit, and the Township of Hamilton Police K-9 unit, all aided and supported with searching for potential explosive devices.   As a result of the search, no explosive material was located either on the bus or in th ... Read the rest of entry »

Structure Fire, 36 Chancellor Park Drive

On Sunday, August 11, 2013, at 04:34 hrs. Hamilton Twp. Police Department responded to 36 Chancellor Park Drive for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival heavy fire and smoke were seen through the roof of residence. The homeowner, Jeffery Perkin, his wife and four children had already evacuated the house. Mays Landing Fire Company was first on scene and established fire command. Additional Fire companies from Cologne and Laureldale were immediately dispatched, along with Cardiff Fire Company’s “RIT team” (Rapid intervention Team). The fire was under control within 30 minutes. Two minor injuries were reported at the scene and treated by Hamilton Twp Rescue Squad. South Jersey Natural Gas and Atlantic City Electric Company responded to the scene to disconnect utility services. Preliminary investigation revealed the fire started by an outside grill. The residence sustained extensive fire and water damage. Both residences on either side of the fire sustained moderate exterior damage The homeowners’ are staying ... Read the rest of entry »

Motor Vehicle Crash

On August 3, 2013 at approximately 2:54 PM, the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Bears Head Road (CR 552) in the area of Pittsburgh Avenue for the report of a single vehicle motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed a 1994 Honda Accord driven by Jaknivia Butler, 24 of Mays Landing was traveling westbound on Bears Head Road and for an unknown reason failed to properly negotiate the curve. The vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree.    Butler was transported by ambulance to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus for evaluation of injuries sustained in the crash. Two other occupants of the vehicle, Tamara Oliva Lynn Brooks, 22 of Millville and a 2 year old were airlifted to Cooper Hospital University Medical Center in Camden for evaluation of injuries sustained in the crash.  A fourth occupant, Tammie Morris, 42 also of Millville was airlifted to AlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus for evaluation of injuries.   A ... Read the rest of entry »

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.