Suspect in Jackson burglaries arrested

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JACKSON – Police officers in Lakewood arrested a 43-year-old male resident of Jackson who was wanted on multiple complaints, including his alleged commission of burglaries in Jackson.

On March 27, a man who was wanted on multiple complaints signed out of Jackson was arrested during a motor vehicle stop conducted by Lakewood police officers. He was transported to the Jackson Police Department to be processed on the complaints, according to police.

Three days earlier, on March 24, Jackson Police Officer Brian Baranyay investigated a report that the man reportedly forced his way into a residence in Jackson and became involved in a confrontation with a person he knew. It is alleged the man physically removed a phone from the other person’s hand as that individual was attempting to call police. Complaints of burglary, criminal mischief, harassment and violation of a court order were signed against the suspect.

Also on March 27,  Jackson Police Officer Michael Morizio responded to the Westlake adult community clubhouse to follow-up on a report of a burglary and theft of property which took place on March 25. The value of the stolen property was estimated at $1,000, according to police. A suspect was identified by security video as being a past employee of the Westlake Golf and Country Club. Morizio subsequently signed complaints against the 43-year-old man.

Police said the vehicle being operated by the suspect in Lakewood was searched and they said numerous items related to the burglary were recovered. The suspect was processed and placed in the Ocean County Jail, Toms River.

In February, the same man was arrested following an investigation of a burglary at a business on Chandler Road in Jackson. On Feb. 8, officers Kale Mabey and Robert Reiff responded to the store to investigate a burglar alarm and found a broken glass door. Cash and cigarettes were discovered to have been stolen and the 43-year-old man was identified as the suspect. Mabey signed complaints for burglary, criminal mischief and theft. The suspect was subsequently arrested and was initially placed in the county jail, according to police.