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Citizen Tips Lead to Arrest of Toms River Robbery Suspect

Local man facing charges in several other towns as well

Todd Timmerman (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Todd Timmerman (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Toms River police are crediting citizen tips as well as social media for the arrest, within four days, of a man whose picture was released to the press.

The man, now identified as Todd Timmerman, 44, of Dorchester Drive, is suspected of taking a Keurig coffee maker from the box and stealing it from the township's Kohl's store in January. When approached by security, police said, he dropped the item and fled.

Timmerman was arrested Sunday after a store surveillance photo was released by police.

"We greatly appreciate the cooperation that exists between the police department, media, and citizens," said police spokesman Ralph Stocco. "As a direct result of that cooperation, Mr. Timmerman was charged with shoplifting as well as eluding capture."

Stocco also said Timmerman had multiple active warrants for his arrest from Brick, South Toms River, and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.

After his arrest, Timmerman was transported to Ocean County Jail and is being held in lieu of bail for a total amount of $5,264.

Toms River Detective Roger Hull was the investigating officer who charged Timmerman. He was assisted in the investigation by Officer Michael Macdonald. The arrest is the second in recent memory to be made following citizen involvement. On Jan. 27, township police arrested a burglary suspect after releasing his photo to the media and on social media.

"We have only been using our own social media for three weeks but have had tremendous success so far," said Chief Mitch Little.
grace February 12, 2014 at 11:48 AM
o my @ mac!! love it!!! lolololololol
grace February 12, 2014 at 11:50 AM
now if i can get that tv from walmart i will be in like flint!
Mac February 12, 2014 at 11:54 AM
if this guy makes bail grace, he's going to need some bucks for a lawyer - stay tuned :-)
grace February 12, 2014 at 11:56 AM
great you think i can preorder a dyson vacuum?
Mac February 12, 2014 at 12:07 PM
that's wayyyyyy to easy grace - I kind of owe it to JFTR to be good for at least 24 hrs - probably wouldn't hurt to leave that request in the wish-list basket though


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