A 29-year-old man was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after he reportedly attempted to pickup an 18-year-old student who does not attend the school.
According to authorities, on Sept. 4th, at approximately 2 p.m., Evesham Police School Resource Officers assigned to the Cherokee High School arrested a male who had been previously arrested for trespassing on school property.
Officials say the 29-year-old Hamilton man, who suffers from mental health issues, arrived at Cherokee High School with the intention of picking up an 18-year-old student who does not attend the school. The alert school staff recognized the male who was attempting to enter the school through the locked vestibule. School Staff members quickly alerted the School Resource Officers who intercepted the male prior to him gaining entry into the building.
During a subsequent search of the male’s vehicle, officers located and seized a Taser, Pepper-Spray, rope and other suspicious materials. Evesham Investigators conducted a search of the individual’s Hamilton Township home, at which time additional items were seized.
Further investigation revealed that there is no connection between the subject or any individual at the high school.
Police subsequently arrested Fidel Medina Jr., 29, of Hamilton, and charged him with 3rd degree Defiant Trespass and 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He was transported to a mental health facility for an evaluation.