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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette


Hammonton Police Department

HAMMONTON—Two men were arrested and charged with criminal trespass and criminal attempt of theft at 7 p.m. on April 23 on the 900 block of Grand Street, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.

Police were dispatched in reference to two males with pickup trucks and trailers observed on a property, Friel said.

“The subjects left in vehicles toward Ninth Street and were stopped by a responding patrol,” Friel said.

Friel said the subjects were identified as John Westerman, 26, of Vineland and Howard Dodson, 25, of Mays Landing.

“Investigation divulged that the gentlemen were on the property without the owner’s consent and were attempting to deprive the owner of several wooden pallets valued at $15 to $25 apiece,” Friel said.

They were both placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters for processing, and both were charged with criminal trespass and criminal attempt of theft, Friel said.

Both men were released pending a court appearance in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court, Friel said.

Friel said Cpl. Kyle Ambrozaitis was the investigating and arresting officer.

In other police news, police were dispatched to the Goodwill Store at Blueberry Crossing on the White Horse Pike at 5:56 p.m. on April 22, Friel said.

Security personnel at Goodwill provided images of the subject, who was described as a black male wearing a black hat, black jacket, green camouflage hoodie and black pants, Friel said.

“A gray backpack had been taken without payment,” Friel said.

At 10:49 p.m., in the prime block of Dogwood Lane, there was a report of a black male in a green camouflage sweatshirt who had entered a garage, Friel said.

The subject fled the area on a bicycle as police were responding, Friel said, adding that he was located in the area by patrol.

The subject was identified as Davon Duiguid, 19, of Lyndhurst, Friel said. He was placed under arrest for burglary, criminal trespass and shoplifting, Friel said. He was placed in the Atlantic County Jail pending a court date in Atlantic County Superior Court, Friel said.

Friel said Heiser was the investigating and arresting officer.

This report is comprised of arrests and investigations made by the men and women of local enforcement. All suspects and arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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