October 19, 2020

Manalapan Police Blotter: Clark Mills Bicycle Theft, Car Theft

MANALAPAN, NJ – Released by Manalapan police and unedited by Patch, all reported arrests from Aug. 5-13:

On Tuesday August 11th, 2020 at approximately 1:36pm, patrols responded to a business in Manalapan for a report of a theft. The business’s security representative related that an employee from a different company tasked with performing inventory duties, unlawfully removed several items from the store. The case is under investigation. Patrolman James Guarino handled the report.

On Monday, August 10th, 2020 at approximately 12:00 pm police responded to a residence on Birmingham Drive for a report of a theft. The resident at this location reported that a child’s bicycle belonging to the minor child of the complainant was removed the prior day from Clark Mills School. The complainant reported the bicycle valued at approximately $100, this incident is
under investigation. The police report was taken by Patrolman Anthony Cascella.

A resident of Overlook Way in Manalapan responded to the Manalapan Police Department and met with Patrol Officer Jeanie Letts where the Manalapan resident reported that they had been the victim of a fraud. The victim reported that in April of this year they began communication with a subject on the computer application “Hang Out” and the victim was conned into a business venture. The victim reportedly made money wire transfers to cover a loss to the “World Courier” and then communication between the two ceased. This incident is under investigation.

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, at approximately 4:51pm, patrols responded to a residence located on Rumford Way in reference to a report of Harassment. The victim, a 36-year-old Manalapan resident, advised that a neighbor had thrown debris onto her property and related that there is an ongoing neighbor dispute. Patrolman Philip Accatatta handled the report.

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, at approximately 12:30pm, the victim, a 58-year-old Manalapan resident responded to Manalapan Township Police Headquarters and reported an incident of Motor Vehicle Theft. The victim advised that his vehicle was taken without his consent. It is believed that the vehicle was taken by a 28-year-old unemployed male from Manalapan. Patrolman Bart Mattaliano handled the incident.

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, at approximately, 10:23am, patrols responded to a residence located on Amberly Drive in reference to a report of Criminal Mischief. The victim, a 67-year-old Manalapan resident, advised that an unknown actor(s) damaged the rear passenger side window of his vehicle while the vehicle was parked at their residence. Patrolman James Guarino handled the report.

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, at approximately 7:56 am, patrols responded to a gas station located on State Highway 33 in reference to a report of Theft. An attendant of the gas station advised that a subject left without paying for $54.00 worth of gas. The suspect was identified before leaving the scene and criminal complaints are pending. Patrolman Brian Schank handled the report.

On Thursday, August 13th 2020 at approximately 8:30am, a Manalapan Resident in the area Oakland Mills Road reported that three vehicles parked in their driveway were entered and items were taken sometime during the night. The 50-year-old victim and resident approximated to have a loss of approximately $6,000 worth of items. Residents should be reminded to lock all vehicles during all times of the day. Surveillance cameras captured the incident. This incident is pending investigation. Ptl. Matt Porricelli handled the report.

These charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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