Snowmobile Reported Stolen in Manalapan

Theft of jewelry valued at between $20,000 and $30,000 also reported, according to this week's blotter.

The following is a list of crimes and incidents reported in Manalapan between Feb. 16 and Feb. 21. The police blotter is provided directly by the Manalapan Township Police Department and is reproduced here, unedited. Minor incidents such as warrant arrests have been omitted.

Burglary; Theft; Criminal Mischief 

On 02/20/14, at approximately 11:30 pm, an unknown male subject stole 28 scissor lift batteries from equipment in the rear yard of Atlantic Aerials, located at 397 Route 33 East.  The suspect arrived in a white Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck and loaded the stolen batteries in the rear bed of the truck.  The suspect vehicle was captured on the company’s security system.  The total loss reported by the company is $8,260.00.  Ptl Dennis O’Brien handled the initial investigation.  This case is pending further investigation.

Vehicle Burglary

On 02/21/14 at 8:16PM, Ptl. Joseph DeFilppis responded to 345 Rt 9 Avanti Day Resort parking lot for a motor vehicle burglary. A 32 year old, white, female, of Manalapan related her vehicle’s passenger side window was shattered by unknown actor(s). Unknown actor(s) removed a pocketbook containing multiple credit cards and items valued at $300.00. This incident occurred sometime between 2:00PM and 8:15PM. This case is pending investigation. 

Identity Theft

On 02/21/14 at 5:05PM, Ptl. Joseph DeFilippis responded to police headquarters for a subject reporting identity theft. A 52 year old, white, male, of Manalapan related unknown subject(s) utilized his personal information to open multiple credit card accounts. The victim was not held responsible by the credit card companies for the fraudulent purchases that were made. This case is pending investigation.


On 2-21-14 at approximately 1:15pm Ptl. Mattaliano responded to CVS Rt 33 Manalapan in reference to a theft report.  Upon arrival staff advised that on 1-28-14 an unidentified white male entered the business and removed $350 dollars worth of ink cartridges from the store without paying.  Ptl. Mattaliano handled the initial investigation. 


On Wednesday 2/19/2014 at approximately 7:00pm, a 60 year old white female from Manalapan reported that a package was stolen out of her mailbox on Brookview Lane.  The victim related that the package was taken between 5:20pm and 5:35pm.  The package was valued at $23.79 this theft is being investigated by Ptl. E. Voorand.

Anyone with information regarding this incident please contact this agency. 


On Wednesday February 19, 2014 at approximately 12:02pm, a 67-year-old white male from Manalapan responded to Manalapan Police Headquarters to report fraudulent checks he received on Craigslist.  The resident applied to be a secret shopper and received a check he was supposed to transfer through Western Union. The resident realized it was a scam and reported the incident.  Ptl. Chris Makwinski handled the report. 


On Monday 02/17/14 at 9:13pm Ptl. Brian Cruse responded to the Pine Brook Care Center for an injured employee.  The employee, a 34 year old white female Manalapan resident who works as a health aide, was assaulted by an 89 year old white male resident while she was attempting to care for him, specifically by being grabbed and kicked.  The employee was transported to Centra State Medical Center for treatment.  The victim did not wish to pursue complaints.


On Monday 02/17/2014 at 12:36 pm , Patrolman Kevin McIntosh responded to a Stratford Drive address for a theft report.  The victim, a 54 year old white female Manalapan resident, reported the theft of jewelry.  She estimated that value to be between $20,000- $30,000.  The jewelry was taken sometime over the past six months.  The case is pending investigation. 


On Sunday 02/16/14 at approximately 10:47am, Officer Ross Dessel responded to a Ronald Court address for a theft report.  The victim, a 48-year-old white female, reported her Arctic Cat snowmobile was stolen.  The snowmobile was parked off of the property and across the street.  It was taken between 10:00pm on 02/15/14 and 11:00am on 02/16/14.  The snowmobile is valued at approximately $3,000.  The case is pending investigation.  

Patrice Brier February 28, 2014 at 01:36 PM
My 86 year old mother with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia had her wedding band stolen off of her hand by someone employed by the Pinebrook Care Center on Pensions Road in Manalapan between 1/23/14-1/25/14.


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