Police shoot aggressive dog attacking children.

On 1/13/2013 at approximately 4pm, Township of Hamilton Police responded to a report of two aggressive dogs running loose in the Harding Lakes section of town. Ofc. Craig Clayton responded and observed two large Rottweilers entering a playground at the corner of Rose Boulevard and Cove Avenue, which was occupied by an adult and three children. One of the dogs went after a 7 year old girl and subsequently bit the girl’s aunt on the arm as she tried to keep the dog away from the child. Ofc. Clayton and the aunt were able to get the children onto an elevated piece of playground equipment as the dog circled around and attacked the officer. Ofc. Clayton drew his service weapon and fired three shots, which struck and killed the dog. The second dog ran from the scene. The adult female was treated for minor injuries at ACMC Mainland. None of the children were injured as a result of this incident. Animal control responded to the scene and removed the dog. Charges for the dogs’ owner are p ... Read the rest of entry »

Arson Arrest

On 1-12-13 at 1120 hrs the Township of Hamilton Police responded to the Athletic Fields at UnderHill park in Mays Landing for a fire.  Upon arrival,  it was determined two trash cans had been set on fire close to the field house. The fire was extinguished without any damage to the building.  Shortly thereafter,  another fire was discovered burning on the front steps of the former Duberson Middle School on Farragut Ave.  It appeared that someone had placed a trashcan full of leaves on the main steps and set it on fire. While at the scene of the Duberson School fire, three people were observed running from the scene.  A third fire to a dumpster at Duberson, was also discovered.   The fires were exstiguished before spreading outside of the containers.  Three juveniles were then apprehended at Underhill park. The juveniles of Mays Landing ages 14, 14 and 16 were arrested and charged with Arson and Criminal Mischief .  They wer ... Read the rest of entry »

Intoxicated Driver hits house

On January 5, 2013 at approximately 0354 hours, Township of Hamilton Police responded for a motor vehicle crash on Main Street.  On location, police found that a Chevy Silverado pick-up had crashed into the house at 6038 Main Street.  Prior to striking the house, the vehicle struck and severed a utility pole.

The driver of the vehicle, Mark Stebbins Jr. (23) of Mays Landing, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and was issued several summonses for motor vehicle violations.

There were no injuries to the residents of the house or Stebbins. The damage from the crash did not cause the residents to be displaced.

The roadway was blocked for approximately one and a half hours.  Power had still not been restored to a portion of Main Street at the time of this release.

Mays Landing Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

 

Home Invasion

On 12/30/12 at 2031 hours, patrol responded to a residence located on the Black Horse Pike in Mays Landing for a report of a Home Invasion.  The victim's advised that 2 black males entered the residence, brandished handguns and stole various items. The residents complied with their demands and were unharmed.

No injuries were reported and anyone with information can contact Detective Virga at (609)625-2700 ext 574

Intoxicated Driver Pursuit, MVA, Resisting Arrest

On December 20, 2012 at approximately 0113 hours, Officer Leo Rudolph attempted to stop a vehicle that was driving erratically on US Rt. 40 in the area of Mays Landing Village.  The vehicle turned in and continued through the development refusing to stop.  The vehicle came out onto Babcock Road and accelerated away from patrol as it proceeded back toward US Rt. 40.  As he reached the intersection with US Rt. 40, the driver, Dwayne Townsend (19) of Pleasantville, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree.  Townsend then abandoned the vehicle into the woods on foot, leaving his injured passenger in the vehicle.  Officer Rudolph stood by with the passenger and summoned the Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad to the scene. Hamilton Township Officers began searching the surrounding area for the subject.  A few minutes later, Sergeant John Cressey located Townsend running in the area of Oakcrest High School and took him into custody. Townsend was subsequently charged with E ... Read the rest of entry »

Armed Robbery

  Township of Hamilton Police Department Press Release     For more information contact Capt. Mike Petuskey at (609) 625-2700 ext. 579   Type of Incident:      ARMED ROBBERY                                    Officers Involved:     Ofc. C. Rizzo, Det. M. Virga           Prepared By:                         Ofc. C. Rizzo   On 12/29/2012 at 1935 hours, the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to the Cologne Gardens Apartment Complex for a report of an armed robbery.   Upon arrival it was determined that a Pizza delivery driver was robbed by a subject at gunpoint for money. The subj ... Read the rest of entry »

Stucture 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:       12/29/12 Officers Involved:     Ofc. G. Van Gilder & Det. M. Robison   On Saturday December 29th 2012 at approximately 0817 hours, The Township of Hamilton Police Department, along with the Mays Landing and Laureldale Fire Departments, responded to the 5900 block of Seventh Street for a reported structure fire.   Upon arrival, heavy fire was showing from the front of the residence. The homeowner, James DiBruno (57), was standing outside and reported that all occupants in the dwelling had safely exited. They were Mondal Tharp (56) and George Rankin (57), both of Mays Landing. Fire personnel on scene were able to bring the blaze under control approximately one hour later. The pre ... Read the rest of entry »

Police Involved Motor Vehicle Crash

  On December 24, 2012 at approximately 0039 hours, Township of Hamilton Police responded to the intersection of US Rt. 40 and CR 575 for a two car motor vehicle crash involving a police vehicle. The investigation revealed that a Hyundai being driven by Krystal Cruz of Bethlehem, PA was traveling southbound on CR 575. Cruz failed to stop for a red light at the intersection with US Rt. 40. The Hyundai collided with a Ford Crown Victoria Township of Hamilton patrol vehicle that was traveling westbound on US Rt. 40. The patrol vehicle was being operated by Officer Belford Rivera. The impact of the collision forced the patrol vehicle onto the center median where it struck and knocked down a pole supporting two traffic lights. Officer Rivera was treated on the scene by Township of Hamilton Rescue personnel and Atlanticare Medics. He was then transported to Atlanticare (City Division) for treatment of his injuries. Cruz and her passenger  were not injured in the crash. Cr ... Read the rest of entry »

STRUCTURE FIRE

On 12-8-12 at 1152 hrs the Township of Hamilton Police responded to 985 Morningside Dr for a Structure Fire.

Upon arrival, the attached garage was fully engulfed and spread to the house.  The Mays Landing Fire Department, assisted by Cologne Fire, Weymouth Fire, Mizpah Fire,  South Egg Harbor Fire, and Dorothy Fire Departments were able to extinguish the fire.  The residence sustained significant damage.

Two of the occupants, Carol Banker,age 56, and George Banker age 87,  were transported to the hospital for an evaluation by the Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Det Robison and Twp Fire Investigator Frank Primavera

The American Red Cross also assisted at the scene.

 

Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Accident

 

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.