Police arrest 3 in car burglaries,warn residents to lock vehicles

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Wall Township police

WALL TOWNSHIP — Township police have arrested three car burglary suspects and are reminding residents to keep their vehicles locked as such crimes burglaries are on the rise.

Ryan Miles, 36, of Point Pleasant was arrested on Feb. 10 and charged with eight counts of burglary, two counts of theft and one count of criminal trespass. The arrest followed an investigation into a series of thefts from unlocked vehicles in the High View Park residential area of Wall Township. Mr. Miles was transported to the Monmouth County Correctional facility.

On Feb. 15, two Neptune residents, Weentchel Romulus, 25, and a male juvenile, were arrested and charged with four counts of burglary and theft, one count of possession of marijuana under 50 grams and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. These arrests followed an investigation into a series of thefts from unlocked vehicles in the Manasquan Park residential area of Wall Township.

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Mr. Romulus was released on a complaint summons with a pending court date. The juvenile suspect was released to the custody of a parent.

In a news release, the Wall Township Police Department urged residents to “please lock your vehicles and take your key fobs with you while your vehicles are left unattended … there has been an increase in motor vehicle burglaries in Monmouth County. If you must leave valuables in your vehicle then please avoid leaving them in plain view or store them in the trunk.”

Residents are asked to report any suspicious activity to the police department at (732) 449-4500.

This is an excerpt of the print article. For more on this story, read The Coast Star—on newsstands Thursday or online in our e-Edition.

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