Woman scares intruder out of home


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JACKSON – Police officers arrested a man who entered a Jackson home and was scared away by a resident.

At 11:58 a.m. Sept. 25, officers Cassiopeia De La Torre, Joe Candido and Kyle Stybe responded to a residence on Cedar Swamp Road. The female homeowner had reported that upon returning home, she found a man she knew inside her residence holding a sweatshirt containing her property.

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At that point the man left the house and the woman’s daughter grabbed the sweatshirt he had been holding and discovered it contained cash, jewelry and other personal items belonging to the residents, according to police.

The man fled into woods behind the house. The officers entered the woods and eventually located and arrested the suspect. The 29-year-old man was charged with burglary and theft. Police said there were multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was processed and lodged in the Ocean County Jail, Toms River.

In other incidents reported by police:

• On Sept. 27 at 2:22 p.m., Police Officer Cherrick Daniels conducted a motor vehicle stop with a 2005 Hyundai on Interstate 195. Police said that during the stop, the officer developed probable cause to suspect the male driver had recently injected himself with heroin.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and resulted in the seizure of a syringe, a substance believed to be liquid heroin and 10 small bags containing suspected heroin and items consistent with narcotics use.

The 44-year-old driver was charged with motor vehicle offenses, possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. He was processed and released.

• At 2:34 p.m. Sept. 25, police officers Derek Gorski and Shane Davis responded to a motor vehicle crash on Burke Road.

The officers determined the male driver of the 2014 Nissan they had located had been involved in a collision with another vehicle about 1 mile from the Burke Road location and stopped when a damaged wheel fell off the vehicle.

The 22-year-old driver was arrested and transported to police headquarters, where breath tests were conducted. He was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving, careless driving, leaving the scene of a crash and failure to report a crash.

Police said additional complaints against the man may be lodged when the extent of injuries sustained by the driver who was struck in the initial collision are determined.

 • At 9:49 p.m. Sept. 25, Police Officer Keith French conducted a motor vehicle stop with a 2002 Dodge wagon on New Central Avenue. While speaking with the male driver, the officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

The officer conducted a search which resulted in the seizure of two marijuana cigarettes, two plastic bags containing a substance believed to be marijuana, an open box of clear plastic bags, a case containing additional marijuana, more than $400 in cash and a cell phone.

The 34-year-old driver was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance while operating a motor vehicle and other motor vehicle offenses. He was processed and released.

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