Police: Teen Stolen Car Case Still Under Investigation

Teen injured in single-car crash

An incident where an allegedly stolen vehicle was crashed by its teen driver Oct. 17 remains under investigation.

Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said no additional charges have been filed against an injured 13 year-old driver in a single-car crash last Wednesday in Squire Village.

"This is an open investigation," Mastronardy said.

A 13-year-old driving a car believed stolen was injured and arrested after he unexpectedly saw his mom while driving in Squire Village and then crashed the car into a tree.

The teen was hospitalized for a hip injury and broken nose in the 4:30 p.m. accident on Brokaw Boulevard off Hooper Avenue.

Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said the boy told police the crash happened after he lost control of the vehicle he was illegally driving. The teen was driving down Brokaw Boulevard and saw his mother drive past him in the opposite direction, then crashed into a tree.

The car, a 2012 Toyota Camry, was reported stolen from the parking lot of Bay View Corporate Center on Hooper Avenue less than a mile from Squire Village, Mastronardy said.

The teen was charged with driving without a license and reckless driving, said the police chief.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Toms River police headquarters at 732-349-0150.


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WhyohWhy October 23, 2012 at 09:44 PM
On the contrary woooookfish....not back pedaling at all.... I just want you to re read my first post. You'll see what I said about making the kid make restitution! Not letting the kid off the hook!
wookfish October 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM
het red ,it's not a mistake,it's a crime.
WhyohWhy October 24, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Yes! He made a 'mistake' by doing the crime! So if this kid has no 'priors' with the law, good student, a good kid, but made this mistake and committed a crime you dont' think this kid should get a second chance? Make him responsible for his actions but not ruin the rest of his life ? You obviously don't have kids ....
Concerned Friend October 24, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Everyone seems to want to blame the parents. I know the both of them and they have done everything legally possible for this child. It scares the rest of us to know that you can make all the right choices as a parent and have a child still do wrong. If we don't blame the parents then that means our child could be the next one. Most of us don't do half of the exhausting legwork these parents did but our children make it. We are lucky not superior. He was wrong. He didn't come home from school. She called the school, she txtd friends no one knew where he was. He was with the wrong children whom she forbid him to be with. She found that out after the fact. She was headed out to an appointment saw the crashand was the one to call 911 and then realize he was driving. How she kept her composure I will never know. This child was taken for help to professionals. She knows she will be punished financially and she hopes the judge gives him the most amount of time he can. She does hope he has learned from this but as she said she won't know until he gets out. L
people u know October 24, 2012 at 06:56 PM
FYI: If you have a child in middle school you are subjected to this as well. It is only a matter of time before we read about your kid(s) .There is a very big drug problem in Toms River school district and a band if burglars in that age bracket. Open your eyes your child is lying to you. I looked at my childs facebook page and I see your children talking about getting high smoking and how they can buy stolen goods.You my friends are in denial. your kid(s) facebook is a gateway to criminal activities.Kids use there time in computer class to make up there facebook account and sometimes make up false names because of genius parents like yourselves are on top of them. My drive home i see plenty of middle school children smoking isn't it illegal to smoke underage.I know its not like stealing property.Eventually it will get there don't you worry your baby will be in good hands when it is their time. Will you be the one to blame or will it be someone else.


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