HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On November 1, 2020 at approximately 10:50 PM, Officers from the Hamilton Police Anti-Crime Unit observed a red pickup truck pull into the parking lot near ACE Hardware on the 300 block of Route 33 and park next to a white box truck. Officers observed two males exit the pickup truck and one of the males crawl under the white box truck with a tool. The male then came from underneath the truck carrying the tool and another piece of metal. Both males entered the pickup truck and attempted to leave the area when they were stopped by the Officers. Officers located a catalytic converter that was sawed off the white box truck in their possession. The males were identified as John Doyle, 56, of Hamilton and John Serpico, 44, of Trenton.
Both Doyle and Serpico were charged with Theft, Criminal Mischief, and Possession of Burglar’s Tools.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Joseph Ialacci of the Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-689-5822 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.
Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.