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Warrants, criminal mischief charges for man

HAMMONTON—A man was arrested on outstanding warrants and also charged with criminal mischief after police were called to the 300 block of W. Orchard Street by a neighbor at 11:53 p.m. on April 29 in reference to a disturbance, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.

A shattered front window was found at a residence, Friel said.

“Officer Richard Carpo responded and observed the front window of the house was shattered and several people inside had blood on them. There were large amounts of alcoholic beverages scattered throughout the house,” Friel said.

Through a translator it was determined that the accused, Emerson Garcia, 24, of Hammonton, was locked out of the house because he had been causing an issue, Friel said. He body-checked the front window, causing the glass to shatter, Friel said.

Garcia was located in the basement, passed out, and treated by EMS for lacerations to his shoulder and elbow, Friel said.

He was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters and charged with criminal mischief and it was discovered that he had an NCIC warrant from the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Department and a $2,500 warrant from Southampton Twp. Court.

Garcia was transported to the Atlantic County Jail pending a court appearance at Hammonton Joint Municipal Court and a separate court appearance at Atlantic County Superior Court.

Friel said Carpo 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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