Toms River Police Blotter: Attempted Break-in, Aggravated Assault Arrests

Copper theft, false police reports and more

Recent incidents as released by Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy:

• Toms River Police responded to an alarm at a residence in the 1300 block of Church Road near Old Freehold Road 10 a.m. Thursday. An unknown subject apparently attempted to pry open a rear window and forced a screen to fall into the bedroom of the home, that activated the alarm. No apparent entry was made to the residence and the investigation of the attempted burglary is being investigated by Officer Steven Austin.

• Michael Crown, 32 of Gladney Avenue turned himself into police and posted $20,000 bail for aggravated assault for an incident that occurred on Aug 28. In the , Crown allegedly approached a utility worker, bringing out two dogs he ordered to attack the man.

• Island Heights Police recovered a 2003 Chrsyler Voyager minivan that was stolen from a driveway on Goose Creek Road Aug. 21. The vehicle was recovered at Garfield and Jackson avenues at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

• Officer Mark Degrandis is investigating the theft of $1,200 worth of copper grounding bars from the cell tower site at the East Dover Fire Company on Fischer Blvd.

• Officer Ryan Rush is investigating the theft of a tire from a vehicle at the Toms River bus station that occurred 1 a.m. Aug. 30.  Security video shows a black male wearing shorts, white sneakers and a white short sleeve shirt, and another thin black male wearing a white short sleeve shirt and a dark hat commit the theft of a tire from a 2001 Dodge.  The suspects are observed breaking into the vehicle, then starting it and removing it from space 267 and parking in space 271. The suspects then jack the car up remove the front tire then leave the parking lot. The victim located his vehicle on Thursday morning parked in a different parking space with the engine running and the vehicle jacked up. 

• Police arrested Danielle Appenzeller, 24 of Buckingham Court, Lakewood at 8 a.m. Aug. 30 for filing a false police report. She reported to Officer Sean Smith that her vehicle was stolen from the Wawa on Route 70 in Toms River. But the police investigation determined she filed the false report and that she gave the vehicle to a black male she knew only as  “Tru” near Winteringham Village during the night. Police went to Winteringham Village and recovered the vehicle. Appenzeller was released on a summons.

• Police responded to TGIF's restaurant in reference to a fight at 2 a.m. Aug. 30. Officer Brian Jarka arrested Arturo Luna, 24, of Roanoke Drive who was charged with aggravated assault and obstructing justice. Luna was allegedly involved with a fight in the parking lot with another 29 year old male family member.  The family member suffered a severe leg injury as a result of the fight and was transported to Jersey Shore Hospital.

• Keith Hock, 20 was arrested at 10 p.m. Aug. 29 after police responded to me calls of a fight on Harrison Road. Police were investigating four males who were intoxicated and found Shawn Hock had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Seaside Heights. When officers went to arrest Shawn Hock his brother Keith Hock interfered with the officers who were making the warrant arrest. Officer Dan Herr charged Keith with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and obstructing justice.

Hector Logan September 06, 2012 at 01:16 PM
better late than never?
Martin September 06, 2012 at 01:32 PM
All 20-to-30-something arrested-development boys with drug or drinking problems, fighting, stealing and going to jail. Good for Toms River sales in the alarm and video-camera business. Too bad it's not the rehab business.


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