• Gabriel Donio

Woman with stick charged


A woman who was said to have been yelling while carrying a large stick was charged at 8:48 p.m. on August 7 on the 200 block of 12th Street, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said. (Courtesy Photo)

HAMMONTON—A woman who was said to have been yelling while carrying a large stick was charged at 8:48 p.m. on August 7 on the 200 block of 12th Street, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.


Police were dispatched to the area in reference to a woman walking around with a large stick and yelling at people, Friel said.


“The caller advised that a female in a sundress walked up to him in his driveway waving a large stick and yelling at him,” Friel said.


Police located the accused, Jimi Napolitano, 56, of Hammonton, Friel said.


EMS was contacted and Napolitano refused treatment, Friel said.


Friel said she was charged with disorderly conduct and advised to stay away from the caller’s residence.


“She has a court appearance pending in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court,” Friel said.


Officer Travis Hoffman was the investigating and charging officer, Friel said.


In other police news, police made several DWI arrests last week, including the following, Friel said:


• On August 4 at 8:08 p.m. on the prime block of Mill Run Drive, a suspicious vehicle was observed, Friel said. Upon stopping the vehicle, Officer Matthew Heiser determined that the driver, William Bostel, 59, of Egg Harbor City was under the influence of alcohol, Friel said.


He was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters for processing and charged with the following motor vehicle violations: driving while under the influence, refusal to submit to breath testing, careless driving, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane of travel, Friel said.


Bostel was released as per John’s Law pending a court appearance in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court, Friel said.


Friel said Heiser was the investigating and arresting officer.


• On August 6 at 9:50 p.m. on the 100 block of 12th Street, Officer Travis Hoffman observed a silver GMC pickup traveling northbound in the southbound lane of travel, Friel said.


The vehicle then turned onto Washington Street without a signal into a parking lot and impacting a parking bollard, Friel said.


Hoffman approached the vehicle, identifying the driver as Rogelio Pulido-Garcia, 36, of Hamilton Twp., Friel said.


Friel said Pulido-Garcia advised he only had two beers, and a strong odor of alcohol was emanating from his breath.


According to Friel, he was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters for processing and was charged with the following; driving while under the influence and refusal to submit to breath testing. He was released as per John’s Law pending a court appearance in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court, Friel said.


Friel said Hoffman was the investigating and 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.