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Absecon Police Department
Wednesday February 15th, 2023 :: 02:00 p.m. EST


Man Arrested After Home Invasion Crime Spree

For Immediate Release: February 15, 2023

A man was arrested after victimizing numerous residents in the early morning hours on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Officers were called to locations on Showellton Avenue and Marlin Road where they discovered that a male had entered an occupied home and attempted to gain entry into several others.

Responding officers learned that a man attempted to force entry into a home on Showellton Avenue by smashing the storm door. After a failed attempt, the man fled and entered a home on Marlin Road. Upon entry, he confronted the family inside. After a brief altercation with the homeowner the man fled. He then attempted to force entry into another nearby home by kicking the front door.

Officers were called to the scene to investigate. The man was located and arrested without incident. He was identified as Steven R. Hackett, 41, of Egg Harbor City.

CHARGES: Burglary (1 Count), Criminal Attempt Burglary (2 Counts), Criminal Mischief (2 Counts)

Hackett was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Absecon Police Department at (609) 641-0667. Report anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-200-658-TIPS (8477) or text TIPCOP plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

Absecon Police Department
500 N. Mill Road
Absecon, NJ 08201

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-641-0667

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