• Gabriel Donio

Arrest made at train station

Man charged with stealing bike


Police made an arrest at the Hammonton Train Station at 1:09 a.m. on December 16, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said. (Courtesy Photo)

HAMMONTON—Police made an arrest at the Hammonton Train Station at 1:09 a.m. on December 16, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.


Officer Richard Carpo observed a subject taking a bicycle that was sitting by the Front Street pavilion and riding it away, Friel said.


Matthew Reichart, 48, of Villas, admitted that the bicycle was not his, and that he was going to ride it to the train station and lock it up, Friel said.


Reichart was placed under arrest for the theft and for possession of drug paraphernalia used for controlled dangerous substance, Friel said. He was processed and released pending a court date in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court, Friel said.


Friel said Carpo was the arresting and charging officer.


In other police news, a motor vehicle stop on December 18 at 10:21 p.m. at 12th Street and First Road yielded a driving while under the influence arrest, Friel said.


Officer Daniel Norcross observed a vehicle failing to maintain a lane northbound on Route 54, Friel said. The vehicle was operated by Louis Chevere, 32, of Hammonton who was found to be operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol, Friel said. He was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters for processing and released as per John’s Law pending a court date in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court, Friel said.


Chevere was charged with the following motor vehicle violations: driving while under the influence, reckless driving, careless driving and failure to maintain a lane of travel, Friel said.


Friel said Norcross was the arresting and charging officer.