Pair From Trenton Busted in Connection to Hamilton Township Auto Thefts

July 21, 2023

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On Thursday July 20, 2023 at approximately 5:00 a.m., Hamilton Police were dispatched to the 800 block of South Olden Avenue on a report of two males entering vehicles in the area.  A witness was watching the suspects enter vehicles and gave a description to dispatch.  Upon arrival, Officer checked the area and located both suspects.  Officer Avanzato Jr. and Officer Mutek were able to arrest one of the suspects while the other suspect fled on foot.  Officer Fratz and Officer Aquino arrived on scene and were able to locate and arrest the other suspect.  Further investigation revealed the two suspects not only entered vehicles in the area but also were in possession of a stolen vehicle they drove to the area.  The suspects were identified as Malachi Davis, 20, of Trenton and a 16-year-old juvenile from Trenton.      

Davis and the juvenile were charged with two counts of Burglary to Auto, two counts of Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Hindering Apprehension, and Possession of Burglar’s Tools.  Davis was transported to the Mercer County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.       

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Mike Durand of the Hamilton Police Division Major Crimes Unit at (609) 689-5827, Detective Tom Clugsten of the Hamilton Police Division Juvenile Unit at (609) 581-4027 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.  

Malachi Davis, 20, of Trenton