Chief: Man was ‘peering into’ a vehicle on 4th St.
Chief: Man was ‘peering into’ a vehicle on 4th St. (THG/Kristin Guglietti)
HAMMONTON—According to Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel, police arrested David Roby, 26, of Hammonton after receiving a call at 5:48 a.m. on July 1 of a suspicious person “peering into” a vehicle on Fourth Street.
“We received a call of a suspicious person in the 400 block of N. Fourth Street. The caller stated that a suspicious person was walking into yards and looking into windows of vehicles,” Friel said.
A patrol went out and located a male identified as David Roby, 26, of Hammonton, Friel said.
“He stated he was out for a run. Homeowners in the vicinity provided video that showed Mr. Roby walking into a neighbor’s backyard and peering into a locked motor vehicle,” Friel said.
Friel said Roby was placed under arrest and charged with defiant trespass, processed and was released pending a court appearance in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court.
Officer Travis Hoffman was the arresting and investigating officer, Friel said.
Friel said he recommended that, no matter the time of day, if residents are away from their vehicle, it is important to lock the vehicle.
“It’s also recommended if you have items of value stored in garages and sheds, it is also recommended to lock them, too. With the advent of security cameras and door cameras, if you see something, contact your local police department so that we can make a team effort in protecting our neighborhoods. Contacting us helps us make arrests. While we do patrol, a real-time notification helps increase the chances of arrests,” Friel said.
In a separate and unrelated trespassing arrest, police received an unwanted person call at 3:25 p.m. on July 4 on the 100 block of 12th Street, Friel said.
“There was a woman with red hair in the parking lot bothering patrons for money,” Friel said.
Friel said Officer Daniel Norcross responded and observed the accused, Angeliz Rosado-Toro, 20, of Hammonton.
“She had been previously advised that she was not permitted on the property. She was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters for processing and charged with defiant trespass and interfering with public activity,” Friel said.
Rosado-Toro was also found to have an outstanding warrant from Lindenwold for $100, Friel said.
Friel said she was released pending a court date in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court and released on her own recognizance on the warrant from Lindenwold.
Norcross was the arresting officer, Friel said.