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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette


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HAMMONTON—A hit and run on the 200 block of S. Egg Harbor Road on November 6 at 3:23 p.m. became a driving while under the influence arrest for the driver of the vehicle and a separate disorderly conduct arrest for a passenger in the vehicle, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.

A caller reported that their vehicle had been struck by another vehicle, and the vehicle had left the scene, Friel said.

The vehicle was a black 2005 Honda Accord with a Tennessee registration and was located on Railroad Avenue, Friel said.

The driver, Leonel Lopez-Perez, 33, of Hammonton was found to be under the influence of alcohol, was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing, Friel said.

Friel said Lopez-Perez was charged with driving while under the influence, careless driving, open container of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, unregistered vehicle, unlicensed driver, uninsured vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.

He was released as per John’s Law pending a court appearance in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court, Friel said.

Friel said Officer Renzo Mendoza was the investigating and arresting officer.

In a separate but related arrest, a subject at the scene observed the passenger in the vehicle, Alejandro Berrabe, 21, of Hammonton, attempting to start the vehicle while it was parked on Railroad Avenue, Friel said.

“Berrabe was stopped by a subject on scene and police officers ordered him to stop the conduct,” Friel said.

He continued and was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct, Friel said.

Friel said Sgt. Thomas Percodani was the arresting officer.

In other police news, Officer Richard Carpo was on the scene of a motor vehicle stop on the 200 block of Broadway at 12:21 a.m. on November 4 when Joseph Bondiskey, 49, of Hammonton happened upon the scene and it was discovered that he had two warrants for his arrest from Hammonton Joint Municipal Court, Friel said.

Bondiskey was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters for processing and released with new court dates in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court for the warrants, Friel said.

Friel said Carpo was the 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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