Police arrest three on scrap metal thefts

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Three men were arrested during the afternoon of Friday, June 1 after an anonymous caller alerted police of a theft in progress.

Thomas Decicco, 41; Allen Wright, 26, and Richard Gibson Jr., 25, all of Mays Landing were apprehended by Hamilton Township Police Department patrol units.

The caller told police that the three were allegedly stealing scrap metal from a residence that had previously burned down in the Cologne section of the township, police said.

In addition to the items being taken from the residence, the three were also found to be in possession of cut up guard rails from a roadway.

All were charged with theft and the case is still pending further investigation, police said.


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