Burglary Arrest in Hamilton Township

February 3, 2022

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)—On February 2, 2022, Hamilton Police were dispatched to a burglary in progress call to a residence in the area of Harrison Ave. and Lafayette Ave. The caller described the suspects as two males, one in light clothing and one in dark clothing, both wearing masks and carrying backpacks. As Hamilton Police Officers J. Hamann,T. Oakley, T. Zappley, M. Quinn and J. Walker converged on the area, they came across Harold D. Claytor Jr. in the immediate area of the burglary. As Officers were speaking to Claytor Jr., he fled the scene as Hamilton Police Officers pursued him. Claytor Jr. was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit and charged with Burglary, Theft and Resisting Arrest. The second suspect was able to flee the area. Hamilton Police recovered both backpacks the suspects had possessed which contained several items that were suspected proceeds from victims. Anyone who has any information on Claytor Jr. or can assist the Hamilton Police Division with this investigation may contact Detective T. Clugsten at (609) 581-4107 or email: tclugsten@hamiltonpd.org

NOTE: All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.