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Rt. 206 crash causes injuries

Woman, 29, charged with assault by auto, endangering child


A motor vehicle crash Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said was caused by a woman in one vehicle who struck two other vehicles at Route 206 near Basin Road at 10:25 p.m. on May 25 resulted in several injuries. (THG/Kristin Guglietti)

HAMMONTON—A motor vehicle crash Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said was caused by a woman in one vehicle who struck two other vehicles at Route 206 near Basin Road at 10:25 p.m. on May 25 resulted in several injuries.


“Police were dispatched to a three-car motor vehicle accident at Route 206 and Basin Road. Witnesses on the scene stated that a vehicle was traveling southbound on Route 206, Friel said. The vehicle was operated by Alexia Arroyo, 29, of Philadelphia, Pa. She failed to maintain her lane of travel, suddenly heading into the northbound lane, Friel said.


Arroyo impacted with vehicle two on the driver’s side, and then impacted with vehicle number three, which was also heading northbound on Route 206, Friel said.


All occupants of vehicles were transported for medical treatment, and Arroyo was charged with the following motor vehicle violations: reckless driving, driving while under the influence, failure to secure a child in a safety seat, careless driving, failing to maintain lane of travel, failing to possess insurance card, driving while suspended and she was also charged criminally with two counts of assault by auto and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, Friel said.


Officer Kyle Ambrozaitis is the investigating and charging officer, Friel said.


In other police news, police are seeking a man who robbed a retail establishment on the prime block of S. White Horse Pike (Route 30) at 6:24 p.m. on May 26, Friel said.


Officer Dalton Scola was advised that an unknown male subject struck a cashier and removed money from the cash register, Friel said. The accused subject left the area in a black Lexus with an unreadable Florida registration, Friel added.


The cashier was evaluated by EMS and declined medical treatment, Friel said.


Friel said the accused is described as a thin, Black male wearing all black and was last seen traveling in a black Lexus.


Anyone with information should contact the Hammonton Police Department at (609) 561-4000, Friel said.


Friel said Scola is the investigating officer.


Also, police made a driving while under the influence (DWI) arrest at 8:47 p.m. on May 28 at the intersection of West End Avenue and West Orchard Street, Friel said.


Officer Dalton Scola responded to an erratic driver call, in which he stopped the accused vehicle, a 2004 blue Ford Explorer operated by Miguel Maldonado-Felipe, 38, of Hammonton, Friel said.


“He exhibited signs of impairment and had multiple containers of alcoholic beverage inside the vehicle,” Friel said.


He was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters for processing and charged with the following motor vehicle violations: driving while under the influence, reckless driving, careless driving, unlicensed driver, open container of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, failure to give proper signal, wrong way on a one-way street, failure to comply with officer’s direction and failure to stop and yield to an emergency vehicle, Friel said.


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


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.