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Man Arrested After Home Invasion Crime Spree in Absecon


By: Tracie Carter 

A man was arrested after victimizing numerous residents in the early morning hours on Wednesday, February 15, in Absecon. 

Officials said 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. 

According to police, after a failed attempt, the man fled and entered a home on Marlin Road. 

Upon entry, the homeowner confronted the suspect after a brief altercation with the homeowner.  The assailant fled the scene on foot. 

He then attempted to force entry into another nearby home by kicking the front door.

Officers arrived at the scene to investigate and arrested Mr. Steven R. Hackett, 41, of Egg Harbor City.

Hackett was charged with Burglary (1 Count), Criminal Attempt Burglary (2 Counts), and Criminal Mischief (2 Counts).

He was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.