Monmouth County Dealing with Another Rash of Car Burglaries
Ocean Twp. Resident Helps Nab Car Burglar
A homeowner on Monmouth Road in Ocean Township helped local authorities nab car burglar. Based on the reports that have been released at this point in time, the homeowner immediately contacted the Ocean Township Police Department when they noticed a stranger rummaging through their vehicle, which was parked in their driveway. When the officers arrived on scene, the suspected attempted to flee but was quickly apprehend at a nearby 7-Eleven. Following a brief investigation, the officers were able to determine that their suspect was in fact the individual who the caller described as rummaging through their vehicle. Apparently, the suspect had several other items which the authorities believe are proceeds from other car burglaries.
The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to the Ocean Township Police Department for processing. He was probably charged with at least one count of burglary, theft of moveable property and receiving stolen property. It is unclear at this point in time whether or not the authorities have been able to link him to any other car burglaries in the area. Since the suspect also had several other outstanding warrants, he was more likely than not taken to the Monmouth County Jail pending his Central Judicial Processing Hearing (CJP). At this hearing the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office will have to determine whether or not they will be filing a formal motion to detain the defendant in the county jail, without bail, pending trial or allow the defendant on be released pre-trial monitoring. If a formal motion to detain the defendant is filed, the defendant will remain in custody until his detention hearing is conducted. During this hearing it will be the prosecutions burden to convince a judge that the defendant must be detained in the county jail, without bail, pending trial. For more information on detention hearings in Monmouth County, please click the link.
What is the Sentence for Car Burglary in New Jersey?
Car burglary is considered a third degree indictable offense, which is New Jersey’s version of a felony. Since it is considered an indictable offense, the charges must be transferred from the Ocean Township Municipal Court to the Monmouth County Superior Court, which is located in Freehold. If convicted of this offense alone, the defendant would be facing up to fives years in a State Prison and a fine up to $15,000 as well as being scarred with a felony criminal record. For more information on car burglary charges in Monmouth County, please click the corresponding link.
Need a Criminal Lawyer for Car Burglary Charge in Ocean NJ
Car burglaries have certainly been on the rise in Monmouth County over the years. As such, these types of charges tend to be aggressively prosecuted in order to deter would be burglaries. If you or a loved one has been charged with burglary, theft of moveable property, possession of burglary tools, theft by deception, robbery or unlawful possession of a weapon in Monmouth County, we strongly urge that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately. Understanding all your options, including all potential defenses and applicable penalties if convicted, is absolutely crucial to mounting a successful defense. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys, then please contact our office at 732.858.6959. We serve all of Monmouth County, including towns like Asbury Park, Wall Township, Middletown, Red Bank, Manalapan, Marlboro, Freehold, Belmar, Hazlet and West Long Branch.
For more information on this incident, please checkout APP’s article labeled Midnight car burglary suspect nabbed in Ocean Township