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Husband, Wife Indicted on Shoplifting Charges

Police allege one spouse served as getaway driver

Douglas A. Dunsmuir and Lillian M. Dunsmuir of Lanoka Harbor were indicted on charges of shoplifting, two counts of receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit shoplifting.

An Ocean County grand jury handed up the indictment last week.

Authorities said the pair stole more than $500 in clothing from Kohl's in Toms River on Sept. 8, with one stealing the items and the other waited in the vehicle as a getaway driver.

The pair then brought the stolen items to Toms River and Lacey in the ensuing days, authorities said, resulting in the receiving stolen property charges.

Both were initially held on $25,000 bail but posted Sept. 18.

The pair, both of Hazelton Avenue, were in February on a shoplifting charge.

Toms River Police that two people were observed stealing more than $2,000 worth of jewelry Sept. 8.

The store's Loss Prevention officers followed a female suspect out of the store when a vehicle operated by Dunsmuir drove at a high rate of speed across the parking lot at security officers who had to jump out of the way to prevent from being struck, according to a police official. 

After an investigation by Toms River Police Officer Roger Hull, Dunsmuir was located at his residence by Lacey Township police and was arrested. He was released on $25,000 bail. 

A warrant was issued for his wife, Lillian Dunsmuir, also for $25,000 bail. 

With a search being issued, police allegedly recovered more than $17,000 worth of merchandise from the vehicle after it was impounded in September. A search warrant was executed at the residence and additional merchandise valued at over $6,000 was allegedly recovered, said Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy at the time.

WhyohWhy July 06, 2012 at 01:22 PM
This happened in Sept of 2011 and just NOW they are being indicted ? AND everyone is up in arms about blood tests that aren't back in less then 6 weeks after a car/motorcycle accident involving a freeholder ? REALLY?
1stcav July 06, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Lanoka Harbor , I thought that was a better town to live in ?????? Guess Not ! I7 K in the car and another 6 K in there house , this was there FULL time JOBS.......How they get 3 sq's and a cot on OUR dime ! Hope the neighbors make it impossible for them to stay where they are and run them out of the Harbor !!!!
dainty July 06, 2012 at 06:31 PM
My husband and I are always looking for new and fun things to do together. THIS has never crossed our minds! WOW!
tr cares July 06, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Hope security officers were unharmed! Should charge the pair with attempted assault with a deadly weapon!
Lenny July 07, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Gee, Ocean County's own Bonnie & Clyde !!
Get a life September 20, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Only fools believe everything that is written...!!!! Oh yeah and cops never lie......!!!!! You r jokers get a life and stop reading the police blotter you probably read the obituaries too...!!!

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