UPDATE: Crime Scene Tape Surrounds APK Towing Route 37 Business
Lot in Lacey Township also guarded by county officers
A large lot filled with dozens of automobiles and wrapped with crime scene tape, located on West Lacey Road in the Bamber Lake section of Lacey Township, was being guarded by officers from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office this morning.
Sources confirmed that this is the site that APK Towing, the Toms River company that has been accused of towing cars from private property in Seaside Heights, as well as price gouging, has been storing cars.
APK Towing's Route 37 and Coolidge Avenue location was surrounded by crime scene tape and under police guard Thursday night.
The move is the latest in an investigation into the Toms River company, which was was reportedly only instructed to remove vehicles from the borough that were impeding the cleanup effort in the aftermath of tropical storm Sandy.
The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office issued a press release Thursday stating that it is fielding complaints from residents in regards to the activities of a towing service known as APK Towing of Toms River.
“While it is not our usual policy to comment on pending and ongoing investigations, we are asking that anyone with information regarding this business, or anyone who has received a bill from this business related to services rendered in Seaside Heights, to please contact the investigators assigned to this matter: Detective James Conroy or Detective Mark Malinowski at (732) 929-2027," said Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford.
Patch will update as more information becomes available.