Media Release - Arrests Made in Countywide Burglaries

Incident Type: Arrests Made in Countywide Burglaries

Date and Time of Incident: December 13, 2011  

Accused name only when charged and arrested / City / Age: Desiree Hill / Somers Point / 39 and Philip Maddelin / Mays Landing / 48

Misc. / Other Related Information:         

Desiree Hill (age 39 of Somers Point) and Philip Maddelin (age 48 of Mays Landing) have been charged in connection with a recent rash of commercial burglaries in our county.

 On December 13th, Galloway Twp. Police Department, following up on a commercial burglary in their town, initiated a motor vehicle stop, in which the vehicle was occupied by Hill and Maddelin. They were arrested and charged for the crime in Galloway .

Further investigation, video surveillance, and evidence provided by Brigantine Police, Absecon Police, Northfield Police, Galloway Twp. And Hamilton Twp., led to them being charged with multiple counts of Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Theft, and Conspiracy relating to the county wide commercial burglaries. The task force that was formed to investigate the crimes would like to acknowledge and thank the following departments for their assistance: Somers Point, Linwood, Hamilton Twp., Egg Harbor Twp., NJ State Parole, and Atlantic County Prosecutors Office Intelligence Unit.  The investigation is ongoing and further charges may be forthcoming.

            Police Departments County wide would like to stress the importance of having a functioning alarm system and to secure any valuable items before closing your home or establishment.


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