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Woman arrested on Tilton Street

Chief Friel: Police assaulted during June 2 arrest


Police were assaulted while trying to make a suspicious person arrest at 10:37 p.m. on June 2, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said. (Courtesy Photo)

HAMMONTON—Police were assaulted while trying to make a suspicious person arrest at 10:37 p.m. on June 2, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.


Officer John Amendolia observed the suspicious person, a women later identified as Amariliz Colon-Ruiz, 39, of Hammonton, Friel said, adding that she was known to have three active warrants.


“He made contact with Ms. Colon-Ruiz who became irate and then began to run away westbound on Tilton Street. She was in possession of a makeshift weapon which she swung at officers several times, striking one of them. She continued to resist arrest,” Friel said.


Friel said Colon-Ruiz resisted arrest and was placed in handcuffs and as she was being escorted to the police vehicle, she kicked the door and kicked one of the officers.


She was transported by EMS for medical care, escorted by police, Friel said.


Colon-Ruiz was charged with the following: two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, two counts of resisting arrest, one count of obstruction and one count criminal mischief for kicking the patrol vehicle, causing damage, Friel said.


Amendolia was the arresting and charging officer, Friel said.


In other news, police arrested a local man and charged him with driving while under the influence (DWI) at 1:14 a.m. on May 21 at the intersection of Wilbur Avenue and North Grand Street, Friel said.


Officer Kyle Ambrozaitis observed a vehicle that failed to maintain a lane of travel and was unregistered, Friel said.


When speaking with the driver, Robert DeWolfe Jr., 52, of Hammonton, Ambrozaitis detected that he had a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his person, Friel said.


Friel said DeWolfe was placed under arrest for operating while under the influence of alcohol, transported to police headquarters for processing and released as per John’s Law pending a court appearance in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court on the following motor vehicle summonses: driving while under the influence, reckless driving, careless driving, unregistered vehicle, failing to maintain lane of travel and failing to possess the registration for the vehicle.


Ambrozaitis was the investigating and arresting officer, Friel said.


Also, police made a warrant arrest at 1:18 p.m. on June 1 at the Hammonton Train Station located between Line and 11th Streets, Friel said.


“Officer Daniel Norcross stopped a motor vehicle that was operated by a Tyler Gamboni, 35, of Sicklerville,” Friel said.


He was found to have an active warrant from Hamilton Twp. in the amount of $1,000, Friel said.


He was taken into custody, processed and charged with the following motor vehicle violations: driving while suspended, uninsured vehicle and unregistered vehicle, Friel said. He was released pending a court appearance in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court, Friel said.


Norcross was the arresting and charging officer, 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.