Home camera leads to arrest
Woman at door arrested on warrants
HAMMONTON—A woman who interacted with a homeowner on an ADT camera at a home on the prime block of Alexander Drive was arrested at 8:46 p.m. on July 23, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.
Police received a call of two suspicious persons who were observed outside of a residence on an ADT camera, Friel said.
The homeowner was speaking to the subjects about what they were doing on the property, Friel said.
The accused, Nicole Curry, 42, of Philadelphia, stated that she owned the house, holding up paperwork to the camera, Friel said.
At that time, the homeowner advised the subjects that she was calling the police department, and they left the area in a four-door sedan, Friel said.
Officer Matthew Heiser stopped the vehicle and they provided him with a mortgage document that had been shown through the camera, Friel said. Curry explained to Heiser that she believed that she had recently inherited the property from her deceased grandmother, Friel said. The man who was with her was a contractor who was brought along to make entry to the building and had no idea the subject was not the owner, Friel said.
“Ms. Curry was found to have outstanding warrants from Pennsylvania and Ohio and was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters and charged with the following: fugitive of justice, criminal attempt burglary, hindering apprehension, theft of identity, falsifying or tampering with records and criminal trespass. She was charged and transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility,” Friel said.
Heiser was the investigating and arresting officer, Friel said.
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