One Arrested As T.R. Cops Investigate Business Burglaries, Thefts

Police are investigating several, separate burglaries and shoplifting incidents at Toms River businesses that occurred over the weekend.

In one of the shoplifting incidents, Gary More, 27, of Medford was arrested after police say he attempted to remove a 46 inch television from the Route 37 Walmart store around 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Presumably after being caught stealing the television, according to Chief Michael Mastronardy, More ran across Route 37 toward the rear of BJ’s. Officer Brian Dugan apprehended him hiding in a marsh, and he was charged and released on a summons.


  • Officer Ryan Quinn is investigating a theft of a Canon Powershot SX-50 digital camera valued at over $400 from Staples on Route 37 at about 6 p.m. Friday night.  A suspect described as a white male in his 30’s, 5’7” with a stocky build cut the security cable, removed the camera then fled in a white ford explorer, Mastronardy. The suspect wearing a blue and red jacket , sweatpants, white sneakers and a Yankee baseball hat. The same suspect is believed to have committed a similar theft at a Staples store in Monmouth county on Thursday.
  • Toms River Police responded to an alarm at Ocean County Recycling on Route 9 just after midnight on Saturday morning and found the business was burglarized, Mastronardy said. Security video showed two white males, one with wearing a gray hoddie, dark gloves and mask and the other a blue hoddie force open the door of the business. The suspects activated the alarm and fled before they could take anything, but prior to the officers' arrival.
suz December 16, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Okay Patch...no problem here with race, huh?
Linda Maloney December 17, 2013 at 07:42 AM
The article states 2 white males, it was on a security camera.
grace December 23, 2013 at 02:39 PM
its little..heard was a favor from days past..whatever just cant stomach mastro anymore yet he will be sherriff til he dies


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