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Police Blotter: Water Search Called Off, Burglary Investigations Ongoing

Toms River Police respond to incidents, continue criminal investigation

A 19 year-old was briefly missing near the Normandy Beach beachfront, activating an emergency water search that was called off ten minutes later, police said.

A report of a missing person on the beach around 3 p.m. Monday lead to a water search response from police and fire personnel. Ocean Beach Fire Company responded.

The 19 year-old was found elsewhere on the beach, signaling no emergency response was needed, said Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy.

Burglary Investigations Ongoing

Mastronardy said no arrests have been made and no new suspect details were released regarding reported last week.

In one, a suspect is described as a 5’ 9" man, wearing black clothing, black ski mask and gloves, broke into a Cathedral Court home and stole $10,000 in jewelry.

The man managed to enter a second story bathroom window of a Cathedral Court home, said Mastronardy.

The resident, a 54 year-old woman, awoke at 2 a.m. Wednesday and turned on a light, only to be confronted by the man in her bedroom, Mastronardy said. The suspect fled on foot.

In a second Wednesday burglary, a Clifton Avenue home was broken into between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. An unknown suspect entered through the front door of a Clifton Avenue home, Mastronardy said.  The suspect removed more than $500 in jewelry and $100 in cash.

Anyone with information can call police headquarters at 732-349-0150.

E Fielder July 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Led vs. Lead
Martin July 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Besides starting a Neighborhood Watch where you live, you can take pix of your valuables as part of a home inventory. When they're stolen, give the pix to the cops to match with jewelry sold to metal-recycling and pawn shops in the region. Their records will help catch the crooks and get your valuables back.
SB Girl July 18, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Let's also give credit to all the lifeguards who formed a human dive chain to search for the missing person. It's an exhausting and emotional thing to do...and it was handled very professionally, with excellent coordination between all the small beaches. Thank you for all you do to keep us safe!!


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