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:       03/07/2013    Officers Involved:     Sgt. Guerrier, Ofc. Armitage, Ofc. Jacobi Prepared By:             Ofc. J. Jacobi   On March 7th 2013 at approximately 1036 hours, the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to the intersection of Wrangleboro Road and Tilton Road for a motor vehicle crash involving a bus.   A preliminary investigation revealed a 2011 Toyota Corolla, driven by Malav P. Patel (19) of Vineland, was traveling northbound on Wrangleboro Road when he collided with a 2010 International Series Bus, driven by Donald Addis (76) of Atlantic City, as he was making a left turn onto Tilton Road from Wrang ... Read the rest of entry »

Motor Vehicle Crash

 On February 28, 2013 at 1:58 PM the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to a Motor Vehicle Crash on Rt. 40 Milepost 47.4. Investigation revealed a 2006 Toyota, driven by 51 yr old Kathleen Costello of Margate, was traveling Eastbound on Rt. 40. Costello's vehicle crossed over into the Westbound lane of traffic and sideswiped  a 2009 Ford Wagon, driven by 71 yr old Irene Rankin of Mays Landing. Costello's vehicle continued on in the Westbound Lane of traffic and then struck another vehicle, a 1999 Ford Mustang driven by 21 yr old Sandy Williams Jr. of Galloway Twp., head on. Costello's and Williams vehicles' sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. Costello, Williams and a passenger in Williams car were transported to various hospitals for non life threatening injuries. Rt. 40 was shut down and traffic diverted for approximately one hour. Assisting at the scene were the Hamilton Twp. and Galloway Twp. Rescue Squads and the  Mays Landing Fire De ... Read the rest of entry »

Stolen weapon, Heroin distribution, DWI arrest

On January 25, 2013 at approximately 0200 hours, Ofc. Jeremy Hartman of the Township of Hamilton Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on a suspected drunk driver. During the stop it was discovered that the driver, Fuquan Gilliard (28) of Mays Landing, had an outstanding traffic warrant.  While taking Gilliard into custody, Ofc. Hartman noticed a loaded handgun and over 4 ounces of heroin on the floor in Gilliard's vehicle.  The gun was subsequently found to have been stolen.  Gilliard was charged with the following:   Possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, heroin distribution, possession of a weapon while commiting CDS distribution, possession a stolen firearm, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, driving while intoxicated, contempt of court and multiple motor vehicle violations.  Gilliard was lodged in the Atlantic County Jail on $100,000.00 bail ... Read the rest of entry »

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 »