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Police Capture Man Wanted On Probation Warrant From 7 Years Ago

Patrol cars feature wireless computers which allow officers to complete checks on the road

A Toms River man wanted on an outstanding Pennsylvania warrant dating back seven years is awaiting extradition after being identified and arrested by a Manchester police officer.

Patrolman Robert Sharry was conducting a routine license plate inquiry on a Scion on Tuesday, Oct. 23, when "within a matter of seconds" a National Crime Information Center hit was returned, said Manchester Lt. Vincent Manco in a statement. 

Sharry stopped the driver of the car on Route 539 near Roosevelt City Road in Manchester. Upon further investigation, Sharry determined that the driver, 43-year-old Mark Haelig of Fieldcrest Lane in Toms River, was wanted on a no-bail NCIC warrant issued in Montgomery County, Pa., according to the lieutenant.

"The man, who was wanted for a probation violation, had been on the run from Pennsylvania authorities since 2005," Manco said.

Haelig was arrested "without incident" by Sharry and lodged in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River while he awaits extradition to Pennsylvania, Manco said.

The mobile data terminals installed in patrol cars provide wireless links to state and national law enforcement databases and allow patrol officers the ability to complete checks on license plates, driver's licenses, property and warrants without leaving their vehicles, according to Manco.

"Additionally, officers can complete their reports on the MDTs, which keeps officers more readily available out on the streets rather than tied up inside police headquarters typing reports," he said.

bayway mike October 25, 2012 at 10:38 PM
It took 7 years to catch this A$$HOLE??? WTF is wrong in our county???
MyOpinion October 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Cause PA Police didnt come looking for him
Rem October 26, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Seems like certain things are on a no big deal list at the PD. Had a window broken in my car and cameras were located at a business with a view this was a month ago. The glass no big deal right well when it cost me $326.00 for the glass and $180.00 to install its a big deal to me. They still have not gone to the business and looked at the cameras. Toms rivers best. They did not have to send a detective a patrol man would have been in and out in 10 mins but this is on the no big deal list right..
Rose08753 October 26, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Go to the buisness yourself before they erase it , I am sure they would let you see it under the circumstances . I have done this before when my car was hit and the buisness had no problem with it
i don't get it?? October 26, 2012 at 03:27 PM
This happened in Manchester...not Toms River.

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