• Gabriel Donio

Warrant arrests made

Two separate men arrested by police


Two separate men were found to have warrants and were the subjects of two separate arrests last week, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said. (Courtesy Photo)

HAMMONTON—Two separate men were found to have warrants and were the subjects of two separate arrests last week, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.


• On July 5 at 7:12 p.m., a motor vehicle stop was made on the prime block of N. White Horse Pike (Route 30), Friel said.


“A red Buick was traveling into the parking lot of the Wawa without registration,” Friel said.

The vehicle was operated by Ethan Dessell, 37, of Mt. Holly, Friel said.


Friel said a motor vehicle stop was conducted by Officer Travis Hoffman and he found that Dessell was a suspended driver who had an active warrant in the amount of $1,000 from Lumberton Twp., Friel said.


Friel said further inspection of the vehicle revealed that Dessell had a New Jersey temporary tag affixed to the rear window that was obstructed from outside view.


Dessell was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters, processed and released with a new court date for Lumberton Twp. and the following motor vehicle violations, Friel said: driving while suspended, improper display of plate, unlicensed driver, failure to possess his driver’s license and failure to wear seat belt.


Hoffman was the arresting officer, Friel said.


• On July 6 at 1:31 p.m. on the 700 block of Bellevue Avenue, police received a report of a check well-being in reference to a male subject leaning over a trash can possibly in need of medical attention, Friel said.


Officer Dalton Scola made contact with the subject, John Legore, 62, of Hammonton, Friel said.


“He stated he was moving a trash can from the sidewalk back to a residence,” Friel said.

Legore was found to have two active warrants, one for $1,500 from Berlin Boro and one for $36 from Deptford, Friel said.


Legore was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters, processed and released on his own recognizance pending new court dates in each respective municipality, Friel said.

Scola was the arresting officer, Friel said.


In other news, police arrested Kreg Travis, 22, of Hammonton at 11:05 p.m. on July 7 on the 300 block of N. Second Street following a suspicious person call made to police, Friel said.


“A resident said they were walking their dog and saw some suspicious males walking around the intersection and block,” Friel said.


Hoffman responded and observed a male subject who was identified as Travis, Friel said.


Travis stated he was coming from a friend’s house but could not remember the address, Friel said.


He produced for police the fact that he had an uncapped hypodermic needle in his possession, Friel said.


Travis was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters, processed and charged with possession of a hypodermic needle pending a court appearance in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court, Friel said.


Hoffman was the arresting officer, Friel said.