Hamilton man being held at Mercer County Workhouse on multiple criminal charges following burglary

March 18, 2021

By: Tyler Eckel

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (MERCER)– A Hamilton man was arrested early Thursday morning following a burglary on Ward Avenue.

At around 5:30 am, Hamilton Police Officers Ryan Fratz and Paula Welsh were dispatched to the 400 block of Ward Avenue on a reported suspicious person. The reporting party advised officers that they observed a white male dressed in all black clothing in their backyard, attempting to open their car door, via their Ring Camera.

Officers Fratz and Welsh were in the area and located the man walking near the corner of Ward Avenue and Archer Court. The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Hamilton resident, Jerome H. Friedman Jr.

Further investigation revealed that Friedman Jr. was in possession of various suspected stolen merchandise including power tools and hand tools. He was arrested and transported to Hamilton Police Headquarters, where he was processed. Jerome H. Friedman Jr. is currently being held at the Mercer County Corrections Center on various criminal charges in relation to this arrest.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or Jerome H. Friedman Jr., or may have been a victim of a burglary on this date (March 18, 2021), in the immediate or surrounding area of Ward Avenue, is asked to contact Detective Thomas Clugsten of the Hamilton Township Police Division Criminal Investigations Section at 609-581-4027 or via email at tclugsten@hamiltonpd.org. The public can also leave anonymous information via the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.