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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette


HAMMONTON—Police received a report of a robbery at 12:11 a.m. on May 8, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.

“A subject came to police headquarters to report there was a male subject bleeding on the 200 block of Bellevue Avenue,” Friel said.

Patrol responded and Cpl. Kyle Ambrozaitis observed the victim, who was covered in blood on his face and shirt, Friel said. The person was disoriented and advised in Spanish that he had been assaulted, and Ambrozaitis heard him say, “Brenda,” Friel said.

Upon further investigation, it was found that the subject had moveable property of the value of between $200 and $500 taken by force by two subjects, Friel said.

The first subject who was arrested on May 16 at 12:11 a.m., was Brenda Luker, 43 of Hammonton, and the second subject was Tyrone Bard, 18, of Hammonton, who was arrested at 5:59 p.m., also on May 16, Friel said.

The subjects were charged with the following charges: robbery, aggravated assault and theft of movable property, Friel said.

They were arrested, processed and transported to the Atlantic County Jail pending a court appearance in Atlantic County Superior Court, Friel said.

While Officer Heiser was conducting transportation of Bard and transporting him to the Atlantic County Jail, Luker was in the intake area of the Atlantic County Jail, Friel said. She observed Heiser and Bard and began shouting obscenities at Heiser and threatening physical harm to Heiser as well, Friel said.

The terroristic threats charges were mailed to Luker and were also faxed to the Atlantic County Jail to be served on her, Friel said.

The investigation was conducted by Ambrozaitis and Detective Sgt. Robert Zbikowksi and Detective Richard Brown and Heiser was the arresting officer, Friel said.

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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