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Township of Hamilton Police
Friday April 20th, 2018 :: 06:30 p.m. EDT


Arson Arrest

On December 14, 2017 at 2340hrs, Township of Hamilton Police Department along with several Township Fire Departments responded to the Lake Lenape Boarding Home located on Park Rd for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, Officer’s confirmed that the fire had already been extinguished by a resident of the facility.  The residents were safely evacuated and no injuries were reported.  The building suffered minor damage and the fire departments were on scene for an extended period of time  ventilating the smoke from the building.

During a lengthy investigation, Samuel  McKeen age 45 who was a resident of the facility at the time was identified as a potential suspect. On April 17, 2018 Samuel was located and interviewed by detectives in reference to the fire. Samuel was then arrested and charged with Aggravated Arson 2nd degree and Criminal Mischief 3rd degree. He was released pending a court appearance.

Township of Hamilton Police
6101 13th St
Hamilton Township, NJ 08330

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