Two men from Manalapan have been arrested in connection with a series of car burglaries that occurred in Millstone Township and in Upper Freehold Township.
Michael Guzman, 38, and David Voight, 27, were arrested on April 27 by the New Jersey State Police, who patrol Millstone and Upper Freehold. The two men have each been charged with burglary and theft, according to the state police.
According to the state police, about 20 cars were burglarized in the neighboring municipalities of Millstone Township and Upper Freehold during April. Various items were stolen from the vehicles that were targeted.
During an investigation, the state police received surveillance footage from a resident. The footage showed two suspects burglarizing vehicles, according to the state police. Guzman and Voight were subsequently identified as the suspects.
According to the state police, Guzman and Voight were arrested at their residence in Manalapan.
A search warrant was executed at the residence and on Voight’s car. Several items linked to the burglaries were recovered and will be returned to their owners, according to the state police.
Guzman and Voight were detained at the Monmouth County jail, Freehold Township, according to the state police.
Millstone Township Mayor Al Ferro said, “The New Jersey State Police reacted in a very quick manner on the day of (the burglaries). The police went door to door in the areas of the vehicle burglaries, canvassed the area for any clues and evidence, and retrieved video footage from a few sources.
“Working in conjunction with detectives, they were able to apprehend and arrest the (alleged) perpetrators in a very short time. The state police did a great job and I commend them and their efforts to keep Millstone and New Jersey safe,” Ferro said.