Teenager Arrested for Multiple Offenses After Driving Stolen Vehicle in Hamilton Township

Hamilton Township Juvenile Arrested for Multiple Charges

Hamilton Township, NJ – On Friday, August 18, 2023, at approximately 12:01 p.m., Officers Stefanelli and Lucidi of the Hamilton Police were on patrol near the intersection of Cedar Lane and South Olden Avenue when they noticed a white Plymouth Breeze driving in the area. Upon running a check on the vehicle, it was revealed that it had been reported stolen in Millville, NJ. The officers attempted to pull over the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop. To ensure the safety of the public, the pursuit was called off, and a description of the vehicle and suspect was provided to other units in the vicinity.

Shortly after the pursuit was terminated, Officer Mayhew discovered the stolen vehicle parked in Trenton. He witnessed the suspect leaving the stolen vehicle and entering the front passenger seat of a white Honda Accord. Additional units were called to the scene, and a motor vehicle stop was conducted on the Honda Accord. As soon as the vehicle came to a stop, the suspect exited and fled on foot in the area of South Clinton Avenue and William Street in Trenton, carrying a black satchel. Hamilton Officers and the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression Unit apprehended the suspect in the rear yard of a residence on the 2000 block of William Street.

Upon arresting the suspect, a 17-year-old juvenile from Millville, law enforcement discovered he was in possession of an imitation firearm. The suspect is now facing multiple charges, including Receiving Stolen Property, Eluding, Possession of an Imitation Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, Resisting Arrest, Obstructing the Administration of Law, Defiant Trespassing, and Possession of Stolen Credit Cards.

The suspect has been released pending a hearing in Family Court. The Hamilton Police Division extends its gratitude to the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression Unit and the Trenton Police Department for their assistance in this operation.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact Detective Matt Donovan of the Hamilton Police Division Juvenile Unit at (609) 689-5824 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.

– Hamilton Police Division Juvenile Unit
– Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline

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