On Sunday August 21st 2011 at approximately 1546 hours, the Township of Hamilton Police Department was dispatched to 7170 Blueberry Road for a burglary in progress.
Further investigation revealed Justin Hutsell (38) of Mays Landing, Lena Hutsell (36) of Mays Landing, Anthony Perrone (47) of Hammonton and a fifteen year-old juvenile male were observed removing metal objects from an abandoned home. The witnesses contacted police and the suspects were apprehended without incident.
All four subjects were arrested and charged with Burglary (3rd Degree), Theft (4th Degree), Criminal Mischief (4th Degree) and Possession of Burglar Tools (4th Degree).
Ofc. J. Jacobi, Sgt. Muller, Det. Fernan
On 08/14/11, at approximately 9:22 am, Township of Hamilton Police responded to the Hamilton Game Preserve on New York Avenue for a report of a fisherman that caught an alligator.
Upon arrival, Ofc. Van Gilder, Sgt. Muller, Ofc. Reinwalds, and Ofc. Bucci met with the caller, Jesse Deeney, 30, of Egg Harbor City.
While fishing, an alligator became entangled on Deeney's fishing line. The alligator measured approximately three and a half feet in length.
Ofc. Van Gilder was able to safely catch and secure the alligator. The alligator was turned over to New Jersey Fish and Game at the scene. The alligator was uninjured from the capture.
At this time, there is no information as to how the alligator got into the Game Preserve.
Township of Hamilton Police arrested Shakira Patrick, Ashante Johnson Sawyers of Atlantic City and Melissa Neyers of Mays Landing after the vehicle they were operating was stopped leaving Bala Court. Further Investigation revealed that they were in possession of 8 grams of heroin. All three were charged with Possession of a controlled dangerous substance along with Possession with intent to distribute. Johnson Sawyers was also charged with resisting arrest and disorderly.
On 08-13-11 at approximately 1150 hours the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Brecknock Court in Oakcrest Estates for a medical emergency call. Upon arrival Kahreed Williams of Pleasantville was found unconscious on location due to a possible narcotic overdose.
Williams was found in possession of a hypodermic needle and 37 bags of suspected Heroin. He was charged with possession of a hypodermic needle and possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance. Williams was released at the scene to the Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad and paramedics who transported him to Atlantic Care Regional Medical Center for treatment.
On August 11, 2011 at approximately 8:18PM the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to 6692 Bears Head Road for the report of a structure fire.
First arriving Police Officers found a well involved house fire that was subsequently extinguished by the Mizpah Fire Company, Mays Landing Fire Company, Laureldale Fire Company, and Richland Fire company.
Also assisting at the scene were the Township of Hamilton Rescue and Estell Manor Rescue.
The roadway was closed for 3 hours and traffic was delayed.
It was determined no one was home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were sustained by fire personnel.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Detective Michael Robison of the Police Department and Frank Primavera, Township of Hamilton Fire Marshal.
Due to recent vehicle burglaries in the Township of Hamilton; the Township of Hamilton Police Department would like to provide the township residents along with their visitors some safety tips to lessen the chance of them becoming a victim of such a crime. Remove or hide all valuables out of plain view from your vehicle, and lock your vehicle doors. In most incidents that involve vehicle burglaries the accused chooses the vehicle with the easiest access to the vehicle's interior. By locking your doors and keeping any valuables out of sight, you lessen your chance of becoming a victim. As always the Township of Hamilton Police would like to remind you to report all suspicious activity.
On 8/11/11 at 11:09 am Township of Hamilton Police responded to Atlantic Cape Community College for a report of an assault. Upon arrival Atlantic Cape Security officers were providing first aid to the victim, identified as employee Nicholas Ganaway, age 62. Security had also detained the accused, Akeem Mills, age 19, of Atlantic City. Investigation revealed Mills, who is not a student at the school, was attempting to ride on a golf cart belonging to the college when he was confronted by Ganaway. Mills then punched Ganaway in the face, causing him to fall down and strike his head on the pavement. Ganaway was transported to ACMC City Division for injuries to his face and head. Mills was charged with aggravated assault and placed in the Atlantic County Justice facility on $20,000.00 bail.
Assistance was provided by Atlantic Cape Community College Security Officers, The Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad, and Paramedics from Atlantic Care
On Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 11:00 PM, Twp of Hamilton Police responded to the Atlantic City Race Track, at the simulcasting parlor, for an armed robbery.
When police arrived Race track employees had Jared E. Gatto, (24), of Egg Harbor City NJ, detained after he grabbed the nightly deposits from a female employee, Margaret Polnik, (77).
Gatto entered the simulcasting parlor dressed in a camouflage outfit with black war paint on his face, gloves taped at the wrists and armed with a pellet gun. He demanded to know where the money was. When an employee, (Polnik) was walking behind the counter from her window to the manager's office with her deposit bag, Gatto walked behind the counter, grabbed the deposit bag from her and ran from the building. Gallo was immediately stopped inside the building by security, Daniel Mondorf, (28) of Mays Landing NJ, and the track manager, Robert Ravasio, (58) Egg Harbor Twp NJ. The three men scuffled to stop Gatto when a track patron, Albert Battista Jr, 6 ...
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On August 1st, 2011 at approximately 9:38 P.M. the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 50 at the Route 322 overpass (Route 50 Milepost 21). It was determined that a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Andrea Clair (age 19 of Egg Harbor Township) was struck broadside by a 2010 GMC Acadia driven by John Finkelston Jr. (age 51 of Dresher, Pennsylvania). Clair's vehicle was traveling Route 50 South and was struck by Finkelston's vehicle traveling Route 50 North, as she attempted to make a left hand turn onto the Route 322 East access ramp.
The 2005 Pontiac Grand Am was also occupied by Kenny Anderson (age 19 of Mays Landing), Matt Floss (age 19 of Mays Landing), and Stephanie Lugo (age 18 of Galloway). Anderson was extracted from the vehicle by the Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad, utilizing the jaws of life. He was transported to the Atlantic City Medical Center via Helicopter for serious injuries sustained in the crash. Matt Floss and Andrea Clair were transported to ...
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Location: Harding Lakes, Hamilton Woods, Misty Pines, Hamilton Point and Brandywood.
Investigators: Patrol and Detective bureau
Over the course of the last two weeks Hamilton Township Police Department began an investigation into a series of burglaries, both vehicle and residential, that plagued Harding Lakes, Hamilton Woods, Misty Pines, Hamilton Point, and Brandywood. The burglaries, numbering more than two dozen, spanned the entire first week of August. Primary targets consisted of unlocked vehicles and an unsecured garage. Items stolen included various electronics and money. Through the course of the investigation three suspects were identified and later charged with the crimes; of those arrested all were local juveniles. The investigation is ongoing as there are still several juveniles of interest.