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Toms River Man Charged in Burglary, Theft Case

Charles J. Smith III (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Charles J. Smith III (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Toms River police have charged a 30-year-old Ocean View Drive man with a burglary that occurred on his street.

Detective’s Patrick Jacques and Louis Santora arrested Charles J. Smith III on Friday on charges of burglary and theft stemming from a break-in at a neighboring home. The neighbors were away on vacation at the time, said police spokesman Ralph Stocco.

The burglar forced entry to a rear porch door, entering and leaving several rooms within the home ransacked, Stocco said. Smith is alleged to have removed a large quantity of jewelry from the residence and pawned it at a local retail establishment. The detectives continue to work on retrieving the stolen valuables, according to Stocco.

Stocco said the investigation was aided by the fact that the residents of the home had photographs of all of their jewelry.

"It is strongly urged that all homeowners maintain a file of valuables that they possess in the event that they are needed for a police investigation or insurance claim resulting from unforeseen events such as theft, fire, or flood," said Stocco.

Smith is being held in the Ocean County Jail on $70,000 bail.
FIMF the ll April 01, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Hopefully, she is busy making the happiest home that she can.
grace April 01, 2014 at 02:32 PM
:) anyhow @ failed i have two questions 1- maybe you can help.. where and how do you get a police scanner or is there one on the internet ?to listen to the towns goings on 2- why isnt the local police dept blog/weekly info on the patch anymore?
Cardinal April 01, 2014 at 03:40 PM
Sounds like a law should be passed to prevent gold and pawn shops from quickly melting down possible stolen items if that in fact is what happens. Any legislator listening to actually pass a law which makes sense this time?
FIMF the ll April 01, 2014 at 03:45 PM
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters
Drew April 01, 2014 at 07:57 PM
Some of you guys have to think before you speak. Sometimes there's more to a story than just what is writin.

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