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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette


Chief Kevin J. Friel

HAMMONTON—A carjacker who allegedly stole a vehicle in front of a woman at an establishment on the prime block of S. White Horse Pike (Route 30) at 12:49 a.m. on March 4, injuring her in the process, was later arrested and is facing charges in connection with the alleged carjacking, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.

“Officer Travis Hoffman was dispatched to the prime block of the White Horse Pike in reference to a vehicle that was stolen by an unknown male,” Friel said.

The vehicle was a 2013 gray Volkswagen Passat, Friel said, adding that the caller had left the vehicle running with the keys in it and was sitting in another vehicle speaking with a co-worker preparing to leave work for the evening.

“An unknown white male walked up and got into the driver’s seat of the running vehicle. The caller opened the passenger side of her vehicle, yelling at the person in the driver’s side to get out of the vehicle, at which time he drove away, causing the caller to fall to the ground, sustaining injury to her knee and leg,” Friel said.

The male subject was later identified as Marcus J. Walsh, 36, of Berlin, Friel said. He was later apprehended at 11:31 a.m. on March 6 on the 600 block of S. White Horse Pike, Friel said.

He was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and charged with the following criminal charges: theft, assault by auto and carjacking, Friel said. Walsh was transported to the Atlantic County Jail pending a court date in Atlantic County Superior Court, Friel said.

“The vehicle was located in Cherry Hill,” Friel said.

Friel said Hoffman was the investigating and charging officer, and the arresting officer was Officer Casey Hendrickson.

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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