Hamilton Man Arrested Twice Exposing Himself And Masturbating In Front Of Several High School Students

September 13, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On two separate dates this month, Hamilton Police were detailed to the area of Shady Brook Park (655 Pitman Avenue) on a Lewdness complaint.  The first complaint occurred on September 8, 2021 at approximately 3:30 PM, involving a male suspect near the tennis courts in the park.  Responding officers were advised by several Hamilton High School West students, they observed a naked male masturbating near the tennis courts. Hamilton Police Officer, Lance Mutek, located and arrested, 68 year old, Hamilton resident Theodore Wright, for Obstruction and Criminal Sexual Contact, after a brief foot chase in the park.

A second lewdness complaint occurred on September 10, 2021 at approximately 3:15 PM, at the same location near the tennis courts in Shady Brook Park. Responding officers were advised by a school official via several students, that the same male identified as Theodore Wright, was seen again in the park near the tennis courts naked and masturbating.  Theodore Wright was not located on September 10, 2021, but through a second investigation, additional complaints were generated for his arrest.

Theodore Wright was arrested for a second time at his Hamilton residence on September 11, 2021, and charged with Criminal Sexual Contact, Lewdness and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Mr. Wright is currently in custody awaiting arraignment for these charges. 

Anyone with information regarding these incidents, or is aware of any similar incidents  involving Theodore Wright, is asked to contact Hamilton Police Detective Patrick Quick at (609) 581-4111 or via email at pquick@hamiltonpd.org.  Detective Thomas Clugsten can also be contacted at (609) 581-4027 or via email at tclugsten@hamiltonpd.org.  The public can also contact the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581- 4008.

Every defendant is presumed innocent until being found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


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