4th Bias Incident In Hamilton Since June

August 12, 2020


Read other MidJersey.News articles about the previous bias incidents in Hamilton Here:

Hamilton Township Police Seek Tips To Help Solve Bias Crime Incident

Hamilton Police Investigate Bias Intimidation Graffiti

More Bias Intimidation Graffiti Reported in Hamilton


HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On August 12, 2020, Hamilton Police were detailed to the area of 210 Ridge Ave., near the entrance of the Ahavath Israel Congregation Cemetery, on a report of a Bias Intimidation complaint regarding graffiti spray painted at that location.  Responding officers observed graffiti on the roadway of Ridge Ave. which read “Kill N****rs”, and was sprayed in red paint.

This criminal mischief appears to be the fourth such incident since June 11, 2020 involving the same suspect.  The first reported incident occurred on June 11, 2020 at Saint Mary’s Cemetery located at 1200 Cedar Ln. In that incident, the same words were sprayed in red paint on the roadway near Clover Ave.

Two additional Bias Intimidation complaints occurred this month, in which investigators believe involve the same suspect, using the same red spray paint. The first incident that occurred this month was on August 3, 2020, at the Shady Brook Park located at 655 Pitman Ave. The second incident occurred again on August 6, 2020 in the roadway of Clover Ave. in the cemetery.  In both incidents the same wording was used by the suspect, but a Swastika was also drawn in red spray paint. 

In each of these Bias Intimidation incidents, detectives have not been able to develop a suspect.

Anyone with additional information regarding these incidents is asked to contact Detective Lawrence MacArthur of the Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 689-5827, or via email at lmacarthur@hamiltonpd.org.  The public can also contact the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008 with any additional information.