On 11/27/12 at approximately 6:27pm, Ofc. Train of the Township of Hamilton Police Department was finishing up handling a minor motor vehicle crash at the intersections of Rt 40 and Rt 606 near the Harding Lakes section in Mays Landing. While out of his patrol vehicle and handing one of the drivers back their documents, he was struck by a vehicle being driven by Roslyn Herron, 86 of Vineland. She had just begun to proceed on to Rt 40 from the stop sign at Rt 606 when her vehicle made contact with the back of Ofc. Train. He suffered what is believed to be minor injuries and was transported to Atlantic Care Hospital by Hamilton Twp. Rescue, where he was released later that night. Herron had minor damage to her vehicle, and received a summons for careless driving. This case is being investigated by Sgt. Prychka.
On Tuesday, November 07, 2012 at approximately 05:16 am, The Township of Hamilton Police Department, along with the Mays Landing, Cologne, Laureldale and South Egg Harbor Fire Departments, responded to 5100 Black Horse Pike. For a reported structure fire at the Atlantic Cape Community College building Q and gymnasium. The buildings were unoccupied and checked by police on the scene.
The fire originated in building Q, at the electrical panel. The power surge then ignited the electrical panel in the adjacent building. There was minor fire damage in both buildings. The cause of the fire does not appear suspicious but is still under investigation at this time by Fire Inspector Frank Primavera. Also assisting on scene was the Hamilton Township Rescue Squad.
On November, 5, 2012, at approximately 15:56 hours, Township of Hamilton Police responded to Route 40 and Hoover Drive, for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle.
A 2004 Honda Civic, driven by Leann Morton, age 29, of Minotola, was traveling East on Rt. 40. Jamil Stewart, age 20, of Mays Landing, began to run across Rt. 40 and was struck by Morton's vehicle.
Township of Hamilton Rescue responded to the scene and treated Stewart. Stewart was flown to Atlantic Regional Medical Center-Atlantic City for serious injuries.
Rt. 40 was closed in both directions for approximately one hour.
Traffic summonses are pending further investigation.
On 11-05-12 at 0940 hours the Hamilton Twp Police Department, Laureldale Fire and the Mays Landing rescue Squad responded to Route 50 in the area of Oak Street in regards to a motor vehicle crash with a overturned vehicle. A 2005 Audi driven by a Tina Brickley, 29 of Galloway Twp was impacted by a 2002 Chevy driven by a Raoul Herrera, 42 of Mays Landing while Brickley was turning into a private driveway off of Rt 50. Herrera's vehicle then overturned on the West side shoulder of Route 50. Herrera was transported to Mainland Hospital by the Mays Landing Rescue Squad for minor injuries.
Herrera was issued several summons in regards to the accident.
Ofc Imant Reinwalds is investigationg the accident.
Type of Incident: Burglary/Theft
Date of Incident: 10/30/2012
Officers Involved: Detective Bureau
Prepared By: Detective Robison
Over the past few months Detectives have been investigating several Burglaries and Thefts in the Mays Landing section of Hamilton Township. Detectives were able to develop David Chesterton age 19 as a suspect in the Burglaries and Thefts.
On October 30, 2012 detectives arrested David Chesterton in the parking lot of the Hamilton Mall while he was attempting to sell stolen property. David was interviewed and admitted to his involvement in the Burglaries and Thefts.
David was charged with several counts of Burglary and Theft. He was lodged in the Atlantic County Jail on $35,000.00 cash bail which was set by Judge Switzer.
On 10/27/2012 @ approximately 8:45pm, Sgt. Muller observed a subject walking North on Leipzig Avenue, who matched the description of a subject that stole blu ray players from Sears earlier this night.
Sgt. Muller approched the subject, Bernard Franklin age 45 of Williamstown. The subject attempted to elude police and hopped a residential fence and ran through a yard. He then hid in thick brush.
Other officers responded as backup to include Sgt. Robell and his K9 partner Kota. A search began. Minutes later Kota found the subject in the brush and apprehended the subject.
Mr. Franklin was treated at Atlantic City Hospital Mainland Division for a dog bite and was released. During transport back to the police station he continued with his violent behavior and damaged the police car by repeatedly kicking the interior and spitting.
Mr. Franklin was charged with Shoplifting, Obstruction, Resisting, Criminal Mischief and Possession of a crack pipe. Bail was set at $25,000.00. He ...
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On October 25, 2012, detectives from the Township of Hamilton Police Department arrested Bonnie L. Grunow-Scheel, of Mays Landing, NJ, for theft. The charge is the result of an investigation spanning the last several months concerning the finances of the Woodlands Condominium Association in Mays Landing, NJ.
Grunow-Scheel, previously employed at the Woodlands, was arrested for utilizing her position to steal funds from the Association beginning in 2009 and ending in 2011. Grunow-Scheel used various means to complete the theft. Although this initial charge has been filed, the investigation is still continuing to explore additional theft from the Woodlands.
Grunow-Scheel was charged and released on a summons pending her court date.
On Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at approximately 6:01am, The Township of Hamilton Police Department, along with the Mays Landing and Cologne Fire Departments, responded to 1932 Cologne Ave. for a reported structure fire at the Cologne Gardens Apartment Complex. The residents exited the home safely and adjacent units were evacuated by police on the scene.
The fire originated in the kitchen. The preliminary cause of the fire doesn’t appear suspicious and is still under investigation at this time by Fire Inspector Frank Primavera. American Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the family. No other residents were displaced from their home as a result of the fire however; one adjacent unit sustained water damage. Also assisting on scene was the Hamilton Township Rescue Squad.
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On September 14, 2012 at 10:55 PM, the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Route 50 in the area of Cedar Street for a reported motor vehicle crash.
Investigation determined a 2006 Lincoln Zephyr, driven by Lytia Fisher, 17 Newtonville, fell asleep while driving. Fisher's vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole causing a power outage in the area.
Fisher was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus for evaluation of injuries sustained in the crash. A 2 year old rear passenger was also injured in the crash and airlifted to Cooper Hospital University Medical Center in Camden for treatment. Both Fisher and the passenger were wearing the proper restraint devices at the time of the crash.
Traffic through the area was diverted for approximately 1 hour. Power in the area was interrupted for approximately 40 minutes.
Fisher received a ...
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