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Toms River Police Blotter: Stolen Propellers, ATM, Criminal Mischief

Variety of incidents since this weekend

Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy released information about the following incidents: 

• Officer Brian Jarka is investigating the theft of four bronze propellers used for lawn decorations stolen sometime Sunday night from a residence on Silverton Road. The propellers were valued at $100. One of the propellers is 16 inches across and three others measure 6 inches.

• Officer Pascale Gambardella is investigating a criminal mischief incident to a fence that occurred 11:30 p.m. Sunday Sept. 16 on Bricksburg Court. A resident heard a loud noise and discovered unknown suspects broke his vinyl fence causing $500 worth of damage.  Another neighbor reported a gray or silver SUV drove away immediately after the incident toward Huddy Road.  Another similar incident occurred to a residence on Dino Drive. Anyone with information can contact Detective Captain Bruce Burgess at 732-349-0150 ext. 1200.

• Officer Ron Karkovice is investigating the theft of an ATM from Stewarts Drive-in on Route 37.  Unknown suspect(s) removed the gray Genmega ATM containing more than $2,000 in cash. The machine was bolted to the ground and stolen sometime Sunday night.

• Officer Patrick Jacques was on routine patrol 2 a.m. Sunday when he discovered a window broken on the Bamboo Garden restaurant on Route 166.  Investigation found that unknown subject(s) entered by smashing the glass front door and removed $40 worth of loose change from the tip jar.

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

Steve Domanski September 18, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Maybe the DOT camera on Rt37 east @ Fisher Blvd.might show who did the ATM at Stewarts !!
Laci September 18, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Just goes to show that even if it's bolted down, they'll steal it and a 16 inch bronze propeller should be a breeze compared to the 4 foot, 400 lb one stolen earlier in the year. Wonder what ever became of the stolen old parking meters and trex decking boardwalk materials?.
George September 18, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Now available at a pawn shop near you.
. September 19, 2012 at 03:22 AM
Wonder how one gets rid of a stolen ATM?

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