• Gabriel Donio

Shoplifting arrest

Chief Friel comments on several crimes


Police made an arrest of Charles Restuccio, 68, of Hammonton at 3:53 p.m. on March 1 on the 100 block of Third Street and charged him with shoplifting and conspiracy to commit shoplifting, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said. (Courtesy Photo)

HAMMONTON—Police made an arrest of Charles Restuccio, 68, of Hammonton at 3:53 p.m. on March 1 on the 100 block of Third Street and charged him with shoplifting and conspiracy to commit shoplifting, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.


“Officer Jason Rigby observed a subject wanted in reference to several shopliftings,” Friel said.


Restuccio was processed and released pending a court appearance in Atlantic County Superior Court, Friel said.


Rigby was the investigating and arresting officer, Friel said.


Friel called the arrest a “service of a criminal complaint.”


In other crime news, the theft of hundreds of dollars in coins from machines at a gas station on the 700 block of 12th Street was reported to police at 1:02 p.m. on February 23, Friel said.


“The gas station manager stated the gas station’s air compressor and vacuum machines were broken into and coins were stolen from them. Approximately $350 in quarters was taken,” Friel said.


The theft is believed to have occurred between February 22 and February 23, Friel said.


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


Officer Christopher Henshaw was the investigating and arresting officer, Friel said.


Also, police arrested an alleged shoplifter Kristian Rueda, 22, at 4:04 p.m. on February 25, Friel said.


The theft is alleged to have occurred on the 100 block of 12th Street, Friel said.


A retail establishment contacted HPD in reference to shoplifters, Friel said. Upon arrival, Officer Christopher Henshaw reviewed the surveillance video and identified the subject as Rueda, along with a female companion, Friel said.


Henshaw went to Rueda’s known residence, where he encountered Rueda, advised him of the charge and placed him under arrest, Friel said. Rueda was transported to police headquarters, processed and charged with shoplifting, Friel said.


He was released pending a court appearance at Hammonton Joint Municipal Court, Friel said.


In other police news, a warrant arrest was made when a woman who called police seeking assistance at 11:41 p.m. on February 27 outside the Wawa on the prime block of the White Horse Pike (Route 30), Friel said.


In the interaction, it was discovered that the caller, Kaleena Conn, 37, from Tuckerton, was found to have an active NCIC warrant from the Camden County Sheriff’s Department, Friel said.


The Camden County Sheriff’s Department released her on her recognizance with a new court date in Camden County, Friel said.


Sgt. Christopher Clements was the investigating and arresting officer, Friel said.