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Brick Residents Arrested for Possessing Stolen Car

Car was stolen in Bayville, recovered in Toms River

A car stolen out of Berkeley Township was recovered midnight Sunday with three individuals charged with possession of the stolen Honda in Toms River.

The vehicle was found at 47 Walnut Street in Toms River that night, said Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy.

Charged with possessing the stolen car were Ansel Applewhite, 20, of Sawmill Road in Brick, Bobby Bullock, 18, of Primose Court in Brick and Imere Meredith, 19, of Fabo Court in Neptune.

Applewhite has previously been charged in an Aug. 2011 armed robbery on Sawmill Road and a March 2011 fight for disorderly conduct.

Bail was set at $2,500 cash for each. Berkeley Det. Joe Santoro assisted in the investigation.

A check of jail records showed none of the three were booked into the Ocean County Jail.

clamdigger October 24, 2012 at 09:51 AM
Photos please, it would be nice to get a good look at these fine citizens.
Donnie Brasco October 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM
Why was bail set at $2500 for Applewhite? He already has had 2 incidents he was charged with, he should stay in OC prison until his armed robbery court date. He obviously thinks the system is a joke and continues to commit crimes.
KMC October 24, 2012 at 10:50 AM
So sad to read about Imere being involved in this incident. He was a promising student in H.S. on the Varsity Basketball team until he started getting into trouble Sr year . Very sad. Where are the parents?
Keith October 24, 2012 at 11:34 AM
How in the world could a judge looking at the arrest record of these individuals set bail at $2,500? Its quite obvious Applewhite is on the road of a career criminal. These judges need mandatory sentencing guidelines since they are either unwilling or incapable of rendering judgments that fit the criminals crimes. I'm sure these idiots will also get a slap on the wrist and set back out on the streets to put us citizens in danger again. If judges were accountable for the crimes committed by repeat offenders after let out of jail on short sentences, I'll bet the punishments would be much more severe.
DennyD October 24, 2012 at 11:51 AM
How is Meredith not in jail? http://brick.patch.com/articles/two-arrested-in-connection-with-gilford-avenue-shooting
Keith October 24, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Read my post above yours. The judges are the reason he is not in jail. They don't have mandatory sentencing guidelines for the crimes these people commit. They go easy on the criminals after listening to a sob story by the criminals lawyer. Mandatory sentencing guidelines would take the "emotional" response out of the equation when a judge renders his/her decision. These judges are putting our communities in danger by releasing these animals back on to our streets.
J.JONES October 24, 2012 at 12:58 PM
No not from Sawmill ...and primrose@ Briar Mills ...wow..expanding territories...of fine outstanding citizens..
Andy Barcellona October 24, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Wow, $2500 bail. Why not just let them go free.
Keith October 24, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Yea right? What I find amazing and sad is that area has had that reputation for so long. It's a downward spiral cycle though. Crime is so high there nobody wants to rent there, so the rents go down just to get people in. Low rent places are notorious for crime. And the cycle continues until something is done by the only people who can do anything about it. The police and the courts.
Jerry Belle October 24, 2012 at 01:21 PM
I wish he would stay in the OC jail, but the article states, "A check of jail records showed none of the three were booked into the Ocean County Jail." It begs the question, where are they then? Are they already out on bail?
John Zingis October 24, 2012 at 02:50 PM
According to the above article, looks like he tried to kill somebody. "Meredith, 19, of Sawmill Road in Brick, is charged with the attempted murder of Kevin C. Gadson, a guest at the party. "Mr. Gadson was shot multiple times. His injuries were serious but not life threatening," said Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford in a prepared statement released this afternoon. "He has been released from the hospital, but he continues to receive treatment for these injuries." Meredith has also been charged with possession of a firearm with the purpose to use it unlawfully, and possession of a handgun without a permit to carry." All I could say is WOW. Where the hell are the Judges in this country?
Typical Obama Voter October 24, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Just to let you Patch readers know, the mother of two, Gia Palmieri, who was arrested for allegedly robbing the deli in Midstreams with the fake gun and stocking on her head, well her husband Steve was found dead the other day. Now the two children will have neither parent around. One is dead by overdose or suicide and the other will be going to prison. Drugs cause most of the crime in town, especially the pills.
read bull October 24, 2012 at 03:55 PM
His obit is in today's Press. I feel bad for those kids. Who's going to take care of them? Perhaps she may skip prison in light of her circumstances now.
Donnie Brasco October 24, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Aqualung, yeah saw the cops and ambulance there early in the AM. Sad for the kids, mom in jail and dad is dead now all within a few days of one another. Wonder if he did OD did he OD from the drugs they buy from the dealer on midstreams road. I heard he has set up shop now at the arrowhead. He is selling pills inside, in the parking lot and in the 7-11 parking lot.
Donnie Brasco October 24, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Crammi, maybe it's best that she stays there so she can get the help she needs. Hopefully other family members can take care of the kids while she is in prison.
Keith October 24, 2012 at 04:32 PM
I'm not talking about you cammi or other people who didn't personally know them here. It is always amazing to see all the people who know folks and were their neighbors saying poor kids in these situations. Where the hell were the neighbors and friends when the kids were being neglected and abused (mentally or physically). If the parents are drug addicts the kids are suffering no doubt as collateral damage. Community has a responsibility as well. If you ignore what is going on around you in this type of situation your just as guilty as the abusers.
Donnie Brasco October 24, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Didn't know them, knew of them prior to her arrest since she was buying pills in the neighborhood called the police several times, nothing happened. Then found out more about her when she was arrested for armed robbery. Can't help someone I don't know. Called the police, as the community is suppose to, on several occasions. Not the police fault either since each time the deal went down they were gone before the cops could get there. Point is, there is drugs in all communities, if people think there isn't they are oblivious. Sad situation for the kids, even the parents for getting addicted, as well as, the community in general. No winners.
Joseph Fekete October 24, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Previous charges of armed robbery ? The isn't high enough. Not even close to high enough.
none of yobusiness October 24, 2012 at 09:37 PM
These low lifes are getting closer to my front door. I'm loaded and ready to go just in case one of these scumbags think about coming by my house.
read bull October 24, 2012 at 10:45 PM
it's 'cammi'
WMS826 October 25, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Brick PD has got to be more of a presence in these complexes. Until they are ready to be pro-active things will get worse. if it is a management thing then I hope someone will let us know so we can assist the PBA with getting more agressive people in place. This will bring down our property values and our life savings. The school system was just OK before, with these thugs it is worse. Someone from the PBA please tell us if the management is holding you back or what.
Anthony October 25, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Can we stop saying "Brick residents" and start saying "Maple Leaf residents"? Sorry for the normal people that live there, but that place is the Wild West, it needs to be emptied and just start all over.
wookfish October 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Normal people in Bricktucky? now that's funny.
Keith October 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM
I agree. Most Brick residents are great people. We have a great community (shame its in New Jersey though) Its my opinion that the police does not have enough presence in that section of town. I do have knowledge about how the police dept works though. They work in districts. Officers patrol their districts and rarely go out of them unless there is an emergency. Each district has a certain number of officers and most are busy on calls. Very rarely is an officer not driving to a call or at a call. With the manpower the way it is they just don't have the resources to focus on one area such as Maple Leaf Park. They cannot spare the manpower. A lot of this is due to non emergency calls the police have to respond to. The only thing they can do is request a task force from the county or if its gang related the FBI but that rarely happens.
WMS826 October 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Either pay overtime, hire more people, or blow off the routine calls like a lost cell phone. Make those people come into HQ for reports. There is more than whatthe cops can do to repair this. Where is zoning and code enforcement. Where is the school system removing kids from the school who do not live here or are problems.


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