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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Police arrest burglary suspects in Hamilton after chase

Police in Hamilton arrested a pair of burglary suspects after a foot chase that apparently involved a weapon and an assault on a police officer.

Police responded to a burglary in progress call just after noon Tuesday on Rex Court in Hamilton, according to a press release from the department. They found that the suspects, described as two black males, one wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and the other a black one, had fled the apartment after kicking in the front door.

After searching the area and a brief foot chase, officers arrested two men fitting the descriptions of the suspects, according to the release.

Edward S. Thorpe, 21, of Christoph Avenue in Trenton, was charged with robbery, burglary, weapons offenses, aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. He is being held on $350,000 cash bail, according to the release.

Desean D. Howard, 24, of Boudinot Street in Trenton, was charged with robbery and burglary. He is being held on $300,000 cash bail, according to the release.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hamilton Police Division tipline at (609) 581-4008.


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