HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (PBN) Hamilton Police report on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at approximately 1:32 A.M., Officer Vitoritt was dispatched to the McDonald’s on the 2600 block of South Broad Street on a burglar alarm to the business. Upon his arrival, he noticed the drive-thru window of the business had been pried open and saw a suspect inside the building. As the Officer began to exit his vehicle the suspect exited the restaurant and fled on foot. Officer Vitoritt pursued the suspect on foot and was able to arrest him in the parking lot of Dollar General. He was identified as William Sweeney, 22, of Jackson. Officer Vitoritt returned to the McDonald’s along with Sergeant Liedtka to perform a check of the business. While checking the interior they located a second suspect lying on the floor of the bathroom and placed him under arrest. He was identified as Rashawn Smith, 33, of Trenton. Sweeney was charged with Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, and Resisting Arrest. Smith was charged with Burglary and Theft. They were both transported to the Mercer County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Robert Whartenby of the Hamilton Police Division Major Crimes Unit at (609) 581-4032 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008

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