Man arrested after burglary of Trent Jewelers in Hamilton

January 14, 2021

By: Tyler Eckel

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (MERCER): On January 14, 2021 at approximately 1:57 AM, Officers were detailed to Trent Jewelers located at 16 Edinburg Road on a report of a burglary in progress.  Witnesses had heard a loud bang and saw a suspect crawl through the bottom of a smashed out front glass door.  They then saw the suspect exit the business and followed the suspect to the area of Brighton Avenue where he entered a vehicle.  Officers arrived on scene and located a black Honda Accord on Corson Avenue leaving the area.  They conducted a motor vehicle stop and found the driver to have six watches in his pocket and seven watches in his vehicle all with the Trent Jeweler price tags on them.  He was placed under arrest.

The male was identified as Kevin Baksany, 35, of Hamilton.  He was charged with Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Possession of Burglar’s Tools and Obstruction.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Brian Davis of the Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-689-5823 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.