Toms River Woman's Home Burglarized While She Was In Paralympics

The suspect stole cash and jewelry from Cheryl Leitner's Toms River home

From The Associated Press: Police are trying to find the person who burglarized a Toms River woman's home while she was in London competing in the Paralympics.

The suspect stole cash and jewelry from Cheryl Leitner's Toms River home. Also missing were things the three-time track and field competitor earned at the Paralympic games in Beijing and Sydney, Australia.

The 29-year-old quadriplegic wouldn't specify what the objects are because the investigation is ongoing. However, Leitner told the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/PlmwMl) they are things she could pass on when she has children so they could be proud of her.

Leitner's family left for London on Aug. 27 and her mother returned on Sunday to find the home ransacked.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/09/13/4198176/nj-paralympians-home-burglarized.html#storylink=cpy

Martin September 13, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Alert all the local pawn shops, so they can hold the drug-addicted burglar for the cops.
Mike September 13, 2012 at 06:23 PM
The Burglaries in Toms River are just getting out-of-hand.
CHANGE_TR September 13, 2012 at 06:34 PM
This is really sad. When is it time to admit the Police in TR are inadequate? Thieves are running wild.
. September 13, 2012 at 08:05 PM
You can't have a cop at everyone's home making sure nothing happens. We all have to take extra measures to protect ourselves and our belongings. We have to watch out for our neighbors and they have to watch out for us. Police can't be everywhere, but I'll bet that they do catch this thief.
George September 13, 2012 at 08:17 PM
TR police dept. is under-staffed. Contact your mayor and council members (by e-mail, phone or attending public meetings) to demand adequate money for hiring cops instead of building the politicians' pet projects.
Mike September 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM
I agree with the above posters. It is NOT the cops fault, they are under-staffed. Also, the laws and sentencing guidelines in New Jersey need to be tougher. Look at the kid from Beachwood who burglarized the Police Chiefs house. He was caught, released on bail, and got caught the next day doing the same thing in Brick. They need to lockup these losers in a 3x3" cell and let them rot. None of this playing basketball all day in Ocean County jail and then being released after a week or so!
RCL67 September 14, 2012 at 01:39 AM
And don't think for one second these criminals don't know that the townships are understaffed. They are counting on it. Ocean County has really gone down.
i don't get it?? September 14, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Can't blame the police...not their fault the town won't hire new officers to replace the retiring ones...ask LAKEWOOD how that has worked out.
CHANGE_TR September 14, 2012 at 07:19 AM
Understaffed???? I hope you are kidding. We have too many officers. Take a ride by a Wawa or DD in the morning and tell me how many you see
CHANGE_TR September 14, 2012 at 07:22 AM
TR has one of the largest police forces in the entire state. The problem is they are inadequate. The criminals are running wild because they know TR police are terrible.
Halpha2 September 14, 2012 at 10:18 AM
ROMNEY-RYAN 2012!!!!!!
George September 14, 2012 at 11:53 AM
The Koch Bros. PAC has approved that political ad.
stayathomemom September 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM
To "Change TR", well, TR cops just made several heroin and warrant arrests and seize stolen gun at Rodeway Inn. GETTING BAD GUYS OFF THE STREETS. I guess they don't just hang out in Wawa all day now huh? Just because you see them on their break doesn't mean they arent out there for the rest of their shift keeping us safe.
1stcav September 14, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Change_TR; Do YOU get breaks ????? Coffee, Lunch, bathroom ???????? Our are YOU so dedicated that YOU work 8 hrs straight EVERY day of the week for the man ! Thought NOT !!! These COPS are human, unlike YOU who post stupid observations that they in fact stop @ Wawa and DD for THERE earned Breaks and lunches during there shifts....Oh and some get off on Holidays like other Humans , suppose you want that stopped too !!!!!!!! D .B.
CHANGE_TR September 14, 2012 at 02:50 PM
I have multiple friends who are TR police officers. They agree with my assessment and claim some cops have designated spots where they sleep on the clock. Trust me I know what I'm talking about
Denis September 14, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Dear Change_TR, What planet do you live on ? You might want to get a job yourself. You have no idea of what goes on every day in Toms River. Not everything makes the newspaper or there wouldn't be room to write anything else. Toms River has one of the finest, well trained professional police departments in the State. Sounds to me that you've been arrested before and if not, at least stopped and not allowed to skip, most likely because you couldn't keep your mouth from running off. I have 3 suggestions for you.... 1) get out of bed before dinner time 2) stay off your computer 3) get a job Have a nice day !
Martin September 14, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Give the "facts" to the chief, the mayor and council, Change TR, or is that just another crazy rant by an on-line gossip-monger?
Denis September 14, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Change_TR, Quick question, do you REALLY have any friends?
George September 14, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Halpha2 is wrong: Romney-Ryan budget would lay off cops across the country. Criminals are voting for them!
CHANGE_TR September 14, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Bravo...they were handed a warrant by the county prosecutors and served it. I'm impressed
CHANGE_TR September 14, 2012 at 07:48 PM
I'm a Senior Manager at a top 10 Fortune 500 company....but go on you're amusing me. Sounds to me you either are a cop or your related to one. The stats don't lie, TR crime has risen to the point its now well above the NJ average.
CHANGE_TR September 14, 2012 at 07:55 PM
The bigger question is why are you taking it so personally that I critique the police department? Could it be you're a cop or related to one? I spend close to 20K a year on taxes. I expect better.
Denis September 15, 2012 at 04:17 AM
I know big shot, you work for a fortune 500 company selling shoes and pay 20k a year in taxes. I guess that's how you define yourself. Take that job away and you are nothing. Get over yourself. I am not a cop and not related to one. I do know the size of the Town. I do know that those guys that kill cops don't just live in Camden and Trenton, they live in Lakewood...ring a bell numb nuts ?.. You think Toms River is immune to that ? We'll ask you after something happens to one of your family members. I can't stop thinking about how important you think you really are. Obviously single, because no woman would put up with your bragging nonsense. Probably not true anyway.
CHANGE_TR September 15, 2012 at 07:58 AM
Once again you are wrong...I'm married. So let me get this straight...you insult me by saying to get a job. I reply that I have a job. Now I'm bragging? You're are the pure definition of a message board tough guy.
. September 15, 2012 at 03:30 PM
It seems like the news is reporting that the thieves were known by Cheryl and that her boyfriend was involved. That puts a whole new twist on the story!
moogoogipan September 15, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Dear Denis...? do you mean Dennis..? or..Penis W/E You spell with the same efficiency that the dept operates.. Not really though.., I am just a little upset that after calling 911 not one cop was available to run through the drive through at Dunkin Donuts and personally deliver a pumpkin spice coffee. The coupon expired TODAY!! You know what? I can't even blame the police! I have forty people that live on this street and not one person knocked on my door this morning and even asked if I might want a cup!! This whole town sucks!
Project Bluebeam September 15, 2012 at 05:27 PM
When is it time to admit the parents have failed? Hell, I'll be the first to says he NJEA is corrupt, but good students suffer when they're forced to sit in the same classrooms with drug addicts, tyrants, and the challenged.
Project Bluebeam September 15, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Pass a castle doctrine in NJ. Problem solved.


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