Police Blotter: Narcotics Arrests Follow Month-Long Investigation

Cadillac Drive MVA, infant rushed to hospital dies.

The special enforcement team of the Department arrested Deborah Ritz, 49, and her son Christopher Kau, 23, both of 349 Phister Road, Jackson, at 5:30 Friday night on Kettle Creek Road. 

The arrests were a result of a month-long investigation into narcotics activity.  

The mother was released on a summons and the son was held on $23,000 in outstanding warrants from various muncipalities. Anyone with information or any other suspcious activity can contact Sergeant Shawn O’keefe at 349-0150 ext 1272.

Suspect Breaks Into Magnolia Lane Home With Rock

Toms River Police reponded to an alarm at a residence on Magnolia Lane 11:30 Friday night.  An investigation found that an unknown suspect used a landscape rock to break a rear slider door and made entry setting off the alarm.

At this time there are no proceeds reported taken and the investigation is ongoing.

Shoplifting at Ortley Liquor Store

Officer Peter Saker is investigating a shoplifting at the Spirits Unlimited at Ortley Plaza just after 9 p.m. on Friday.

A white male, 6-feet tall, wearing a black jacket, grey sweatshirt and blue jeans stole a bottle of Brizard Anisette and then fled towards Seaside Heights.

Cadillac Drive Accident Saturday with Utility Pole

Police responded to an accident at 8:30 Saturday morning. Thomas Jackson, 18, of Toms River, was northbound on Oak Ridge Parkway in a 2007 Nissan when he lost control and struck a utility pole at Cadillac Drive. 

Jackson was not injured in the accident and was issued a careless driving summons by Officer Brian Dugan who investigated.

Infant Rushed To Hospital Dies

On Friday morning Toms River Police responded to a residence in the Mobile Home Park off Route 70 at 7:30 for a CPR call. The parents of an 8-week-old baby girl brought the infant into bed with them after the baby was feed at about 2 a.m. When they awoke the parents realized the baby was not breathing. The baby was rushed to Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood by Toms River Police EMS where she was pronounced. 



Rick Molinia February 12, 2012 at 03:16 AM
AWWW NOOO. Poor Baby.. i feel terrible for those parents...i wonder how this occurred.. but i'll leave that up to the pros.. its just so sad that a baby girl only had 8 weeks to Live..
just me March 18, 2012 at 07:48 PM
New parents are usually exhausted and find it easier to bring the baby back to their own bed. Unfortunately many times the baby winds up accidently smothered by the parents who go back to sleep. I've worked in Emergency Rooms for over 30 years and have seen this scenario more times than I'd care to remember. Very VERY sad. My heartfelt sympathy to this unfortunate family.


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