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Toms River Teen Charged with Weapons Possession, Theft

Toms River Police say 14 year-old walking with knife, stolen wallet

A 14 year-old Toms River teen was arrested and charged with weapons possession and theft after police questioned the invidual walking around Adams Avenue 2 a.m.

Toms River Police Capt. Steven Henry said that Police Officer Timothy Sysol was on patrol near Adams and Parkwood avenues when he spotted the teen, and questioned him 2 a.m. Oct. 8.

Sysol asked the teen some questions and found him to be in possession of a knife and a wallet, Henry said.

"While interviewing the subject, he was found to be in possession of a knife.  Further investigation found that the subject was in possession of a wallet belonging to a resident of Alfred Lane," Henry said.

The wallet had been stolen, Henry said. "Officers responded to Alfred Lane and found that the wallet was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the victim’s driveway," he said. Alfred Lane is located off Windsor Avenue in East Dover section of Toms River.

Henry said the teen was charged with theft and weapons possession, and released to the custody of his parent.

fran October 10, 2012 at 03:24 PM
B_E_N_N_Y Bergen, Edison, Newark, New York
Greg October 10, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Released to his parents ???? the same parents who let this 14 yr old be out @ 2am with a knife ?????? Maybe he told his parents he wanted to get to school a little early to study ! <><
Greg October 10, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Morality has declined throughout society. Take God out of society and it's inevitable. <><
Greg October 10, 2012 at 03:49 PM
It's not where your from, it's whats in your heart.
Greg October 10, 2012 at 03:54 PM
It's the 2nd amendment ! Why did we allow them to deny us our rights ? They'll say to protect us from crimminals. Taking away are rights under false pretences. It's happening now so much.
hoops October 10, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Bayonee= Bayonne, Elizabeth, Newark, New York. The name comes from the guys who worked on the trains that came down here from North Jersey, NY. They called all of the luggage (on the trains) from these areas the "Benny" luggage and the name stuck.
hoops October 10, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Sorry.. BENNY=
fed up October 10, 2012 at 05:04 PM
100% correct hoops
TRres October 10, 2012 at 05:25 PM
I would have to agree. With the whole benny problem. I was born and raised in TR. 33 years! And every summer we cringe at all the trash that comes to our town. Benny go home is so true. I uses to be able to walk the boardwalk (at night)with my friends being a young teenager and there was no cause for alarm. Now I would never even go there during the day! Its unfortunate that the surrounding towns welcome the trash! Either from the businesses making money (if they don't actually steal stuff) or the police raking in the cash from arrests and fines. Either way, it never used to be this bad years ago. So thanks alot bennies! It is your fault!
barbara October 10, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Just dont understand why these punks are "released to their parents" when they should be sitting in Juvenile Detention Center. Just dont get it.
TEB October 11, 2012 at 10:28 PM
We need to demand our right to carry.... I would rather have my S&W 1911 on hand when something went down than to wait for the police to show up ummmm after the fact.
TEB October 11, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Yeah I have that two, too bad they have more rights than us in our own house.
TEB October 11, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Duh yes yes we stole their land but guess what the Mexicans are stealing it back.... Look it up
uwanna321 October 13, 2012 at 03:12 AM
First i would like to thank off.Sysol for stopping the 14yo and not just driving past the lil' theif. I was the person who left his truck open and had his wallet stolen.I usually check my vehicles before going to sleep.I am aware of the creepers that patrol the street looking for easy targets. On a side note i'm from brooklyn i've lived in tr for 17 years and it is still a nice place to live.i clean the front of my house every sunday.unlike alot of the "locals". Thank you TRPD!. P.S. the lowlife creeper left $600 worth of power tool behind. i guess they were to heavy
Landes October 13, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Very funny how so many of these comments have to do with people from other area's coming to live and pay taxes and work and raise their family in Toms River. I am not and never will be a "jersey girl'. I LOVE Toms River the whole area, yes it gets NUTS in the summer and had definitely changed in the last 10 years, these are not residents of the area, they are not transplants they are mostly legal age "21" and up young adults looking for a good time. Granted it's not a Park Ave the crowd but maybe just maybe if consequences fit the crime, things would change. WHERE????? are the responsibilities of the boy's parents????? He should have gone to the juvenial detension center at least for the night, and they should be fined/punished somehow! Area's change, be thankful we are thriving and still a desirable area. The ecomony in general has created alot of the new issues we have to deal with, especially the increased amount of break-in's. Protect your belongings and property to the best of your ability, lock your home, lock your car, look over your shoulder and protect yourself, period!
vtxvulcan October 13, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Ballantine your probably one of the white trash section 8 scumbags that Fed Up was speaking about. If you know how to read look into the Crime Census report. Majority of Crimes are from people who have been in this town 10 or more years. Now not to many people have been born and raised here I am sure you werent. Now if you really know anything about this town you would know that Toms River rates 5th in section 8 credits, thats means only Newark,Camden,Elizabeth and Jersey City have more section 8 credits. So if the scumbags of Toms River would get Jobs and not live off of the govt. this would be a great town. And on another note if it wasnt for people who vacation here in the summer alot of people would not have jobs nor would businesses survive. So Ballantine when you open your mouth know what your talking about there clamdigger.....lol...lol...lol...lol...lol
. October 13, 2012 at 03:58 AM
There are many different theories where the term came from. It basically means vacationers that spent their summers in this area. One version that I heard is that when people came to the shore area for vacation they always had $100 bills and cashed them in, thus, the nickname bennie for "Ben Franklin" stuck.
barbara October 13, 2012 at 02:16 PM
i so agree with you. What was this kid doing out at 2 a.m.?
Ballantine October 13, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Vulvan, First off not a section 8 recipient , not a scumbag either. Business owner yes, I Googled your so called "Crime Census Report" and nothing with that exact heading came back. Care to post the link so I can see what info you are sourcing to substantiate your claim and not spewing B.S.? Which locals here view as one of a benny's defining characteristics. But then, I really don't care because it does not have anything to do with a 14 year old caught at 2 AM with a knife and a wallet that did not belong to him. Not that the phrase "section 8" really has much to do with this discussion except that you keyed in on it, and made it the basis of your off base post. It's just your misguided assumption that the boy's family was getting state assistance. Nowhere in the article does it state that, you tool.Also your comment about " the scumbags of Toms River get jobs and not live off of the govt. is weak as well. Not every one on state aid is a scumbag, but reading your words definitely confirms you are. Because you live in a town for "10 years or more" does not make you a local which backs up one of my comments in my first post on how you North Jersey rejects think.To help you with your comprehension problem, when people here refer themselves as locals it is widely understood that the person was born here and raised here.
Ballantine October 13, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Vulvan, So where did you get the idea that "not many locals live here". That is total fabrication mud head, and so is your comment on"people who vacation here in the summer"(Bennies). That claim has never been true, another fabrication. Believe me we would be so much better off on many levels. without you A-Holes coming down here So what's worse is that mental midgets like you and "Fed Up" are telling us it is our fault! Which is why I went Off on" Fed Up" in the first place. Bugger Off! Toms River is still rated as a safe town. What we locals are concerned about is the up tick in crimes since 2006, and it turning into another north jersey S-hole. I am glad to be called a Clammdigger there is no negative connotation there,like there is with Benny. If you go back and read "idont get it's" second post is very accurate. We are just tired of being shat on by you inconsiderate tools. You're the one who doesn't know what they are talking about . Oh yeah, looks like i can read,write AND comprehend pretty well,much better than you!
Ballantine October 13, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Vulvan, Sorry about your rectal- cranial inversion I hear it's uncureable.
GM October 14, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Just a few observations...the article never mentioned BENNY's; the juvenile was a local, NOT a BENNY & I doubt his parents were aware that he probably sneaked out in the middle of the night; the gentleman from Alfred Lane that had his wallet stolen may be a BENNY but he takes much better care of his property than all the LOCALS on the street. Yes, I did indeed say locals...those would be the trash that give the human race a bad name, have been here since birth, never finished HS at HS East, etc. But I digress....the article wasn't about BENNY's, or LOCALS but about a 14 yr old delinquent who broke into several cars & was caught, & a lucky person who actually got his wallet back!
Project Bluebeam October 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM
The NRA is for law-abiding gun owners who know how to handle their firearms safely. This little punk is more likely a potential gang member (if he isn't already). And I'm sure the ACLU will provide his legal counsel pro bono.
Project Bluebeam October 15, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Bayonne Elizabeth Newark & New York Any other explanation is utter and complete nonsense.
Project Bluebeam October 15, 2012 at 12:15 AM
GM October 15, 2012 at 09:10 AM
I have to keep going back to your comment andrea...do you seriously think Seaside Heights was ANY DIFFERENT 15 or 20 years ago???? Well, I may be a "BENNY" in your eyes, but I've lived here longer than you've been alive, raised my children & grandchildren here. Where I grew up in NY btw, Brooklyn to be specific, we had many, many beaches, so we never came "down the shore" growing up &then never left, or "had beach houses in the family for the past 20 years"! Sorry. But even 35-40 years ago, even 20 yrs ago, 15 yrs ago, a bunch of drunken twenty somethings staggering around the boardwalk & streets in the middle of the night (& teenagers even as the drinking age was not always 21) was still the same then as it is now. People acted like fools then & still do. Day time into night was for families but after midnight was for drunks! So you and your friends going and hanging out into the wee hours of the night or morning and getting drunk & feeling safe was not because there was less "BENNY's" but because you were younger & felt invincible like we ALL DID at that age! I've watched the drunken fools for a little more than 40 yrs now oing the same exact thing!The only thing that's changed is the cars, the hair styles, clothing....the actions remain the same though!
GM October 15, 2012 at 09:33 AM
When will any of you ever do your research before you make your silly comments. In order to acquire a NJ Firearms Identification Card a person must submit to a Local, State & Federal Criminal Background check which includes fingerprinting, mental health checks & medical background checks. You do realize that once a person is convicted of a felony they LOSE THEIR RIGHT TO CARRY A FIRE ARM? As a matter of fact, many convicted felons, depending on what the conviction was for, don't even regain their right to vote in an election. As Project Bluebeam pointed out "only law abiding" gun owners can join the NRA,. Only law abiding CITIZENS have the right to bear arms. If you've been convicted of a Felony...ANY FELONY...YOU HAVE LOST THAT RIGHT. That would mean the potential gang members with guns are obtaining those guns illegally. I'm betting that if more LAW ABIDING citizens had CCWs and kept firearms in their homes for protection there would be a lot less crime here in Toms River...or any other parts of our state for that matter!
Martin October 15, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Residents have to TAKE OUR TOWN BACK! Start by locking your homes and vehicles, talking to other concerned residents and starting a Neighborhood Watch. Let's look out for for each other. Call 732-349-0150 (police non-emergency number) and report suspicious strangers and vehicles. 90% of local crimes are to support drug habits. Most burglaries happen in daytime, when people aren't home. Robberies of gas stations and stores happen at night. Either way, support our cops by being their extra eyes and ears -- and telling the mayor and council we demand more police officers be hired. That's more important than wasting millions of our tax dollars on their pet projects.
Terry Mark Lawlor October 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Fran & TEB went to college where?
Anona Moose August 21, 2013 at 11:18 AM
The kid had a knife on him, big deal.. I carry a knife on me sometimes as well, it's a good tool to keep on hand. Yeah, he stole a wallet but whatever punishment is thrown down, I'm sure it's excessive.. Especially since it's this town.


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