Police arrest two in connection to home invasion

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POINT PLEASANT — Two arrests have been made in connection to a home invasion that occurred on Bridge Avenue late last month, the Point Pleasant Police Department announced Monday.

An investigation led by Det. Joseph Hynes has resulted in the arrest of Brick Township residents Steven Carpenter, 24, of Herkimer Road July 6 and William Reeves, 29, of Schindler Drive July 7.

According to Capt. Robert Lokerson, Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Reeves have been charged with terroristic threats, robbery, criminal mischief, possession of a weapon ­— including a knife and screwdriver — for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Both men, according to Capt. Lokerson are being held at the Ocean County Jail in Toms River, pending a detention hearing.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. June 20, police responded to the apartments on Bridge Avenue for a report of a home invasion where two white males forced entry into an occupied apartment and removed items from within before leaving the area in a silver four-door vehicle.

According Capt. Lokerson an initial investigation revealed “this was an isolated incident and that the apartment was specifically targeted.”

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