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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette


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HAMMONTON—Police arrested a man who was discovered to be a fugitive from justice from Texas after they received a “suspicious person” call at 4:20 p.m. on October 10, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.

The arrest took place on the 200 block of First Road according to Friel.

“There was a report by a resident of a white male with a green coat looking over their fence,” Friel said.

Officer Matthew Heiser observed a male subject, later identified as Hugh Robinson, 68, of Hammonton.

Robinson stated he was just admiring the house, Friel said.

An NCIC check revealed that Robinson was a fugitive from justice from the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office in Brownsville, Texas.

The warrant was confirmed, and Robinson was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters for processing and was charged with being a fugitive from justice by Heiser, Friel said.

Robinson was then transported to the Atlantic County Jail, where he was lodged.

Friel said Heiser was the 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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