• Gabriel Donio

Night arrest on Elm St.

Police make warrant arrest at 11:04 p.m.


A man was arrested at 11:04 p.m. on September 20 on the 400 block of Elm Street following a call to police in reference to a suspicious person, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said. (THG/Kristin Guglietti)

HAMMONTON—A man was arrested at 11:04 p.m. on September 20 on the 400 block of Elm Street following a call to police in reference to a suspicious person, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.


Officer Travis Hoffman responded and located two individuals walking in the roadway, including Brian Nicholas, 43, of Hammonton, Friel said.


“They were walking and moving items to one of the other subject’s new residence. A check of Nicholas showed that he had an active NCIC warrant from Camden County,” Friel said.


He was placed under arrest, processed and transported to the Atlantic County Jail, Friel said.


Hoffman was the investigating and arresting officer, Friel said.


In other police news, the following arrests were also made last week, Friel said:


• On September 23 at 11:42 a.m. on the prime block of S. White Horse Pike (Route 30) an arrest for shoplifting by underringing at a retail establishment was made, Friel said.


The police department was called in reference to a shoplifter, Friel said.


Friel said Officer Christopher Henshaw was the responding officer and met with store personnel.


“The store personnel stated that the female subject had used the self checkout, scanned some items but not all items and had not scanned them for the total purchase amount,” Friel said.


Friel said the accused was Kylene Medina, 41, of Hammonton.


“She was observed on video failing to scan items and was charged with shoplifting by underringing,” Friel said.


Henshaw was the investigating and charging officer, Friel said, adding that Medina will be receiving a court date in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court.


• On September 25 at 9:10 p.m., on the 300 block of S. Egg Harbor Road, police witnessed a suspicious person sitting in a motor vehicle, Friel said.


Officer Travis Hoffman responded and observed an individual identified as Giovanni Anzalone, 44, of Hammonton, Friel said.


“He was sitting in a vehicle in the middle of a parking lot. While he was being spoken to by the officer, he had slurred speech and the odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle,” Friel said.


Anzalone was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters for processing and charged with the following motor vehicle violations: driving while under the influence, refusal to submit to breath testing, careless driving, reckless driving, open container of alcoholic beverage in a vehicle, delaying traffic and cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle, Friel said.


He was released as per John’s Law, Friel said, adding that Hoffman was the investigating and arresting officer.