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HAMMONTON—A local man who was revving his engine next to a house near the intersection of Weymouth and S. Egg Harbor Roads at 10:03 p.m. on April 10 became the subject of a noise complaint and arrest, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.

Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Reading Avenue regarding a noise complaint of a large engine revving, Friel said.

Officer Richard Carpo responded and while arriving in the area, he could hear tires screeching and a loud engine revving from the intersection of Weymouth and S. Egg Harbor Roads, Friel said.

“As he turned into a driveway on Reading Avenue, Officer Carpo activated his scene lighting and observed a green Ford Mustang adjacent to a residence with heavy smoke coming from the rear tires and heard the engine still revving,” Friel said.

The driver was identified as Mauricio Ocampos-Vasquez, 24, of Hammonton, Friel said.

“He told patrol to wait when asked for his identification and proceeded to make a phone call,” Friel said.

Ocampos-Vasquez was asked multiple times to produce his identification and he kept refusing, Friel said.

He was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters for processing and charged with disorderly conduct and local ordinance noise violations, Friel said.

Ocampos-Vasquez was released pending a court date in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court, Friel said.

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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