Brick Teens Arrested for Overnight Burglary of High School

Police: pair took athletic equipment from BMHS building

Two Brick men were arrested early Saturday morning, accused of burglarizing and taking items from .

Police first went to the school after an alarm went off at 3:35 a.m., Capt. John Rein said. At that time, Patrolman Joseph Rossi responded and checked the exterior of the building, which was found to be secured and all doors locked. He did notice an unoccupied, silver Dodge Stratus parked in the school's lot, however.

About an hour later, at 4:47 a.m., Patrolman Ryan Talty returned to the school after another alarm went off. Talty also found the building to be secured and locked, and the silver Stratus still in the lot.

While Talty was still on scene, however, a third alarm was received while he was waiting for a school representative to check the building's interior. After the 5:16 a.m. alarm, Talty also noticed the Stratus pulling out of the parking lot, Rein said.

Talty pulled over the vehicle, which was being occupied by township residents Christopher Ribertone, 19, and Sean Morris, 18, said Rein. 

While questioning the pair, Talty saw several items in the vehicle that were determined to be school property, Rein said, including athletic equipment (a football, kickball and a pair of kettlebells) as well as a pair of awards/plaques and water jugs.

The two were placed under arrest and charged with one count each of burglary and theft. After being processed at Brick police headquarters, both were transported to the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail set by Municipal Court Judge Robert Lepore.

No damage was found to the building. Police believe the pair entered through a side auditorium door that was inadvertently left unlocked, then locked by the suspected burglars on their way out.

Detective James Burgess assisted in interviewing the suspects and is continuing the investigation, Rein said.

So Much to Say August 18, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Rein said, including athletic equipment (a football, kickball and a pair of kettlebells) as well as a pair of awards/plaques and water jugs WOW....You can't fix STUPID. LOL
WMS826 August 18, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Two ruined lives for junk...real whiz kids.
Joseph Woolston Brick August 18, 2012 at 04:51 PM
OK I give, what are Kettlebells?
Jerry Belle August 18, 2012 at 05:16 PM
The kettlebell or girya (Russian) is a cast-iron weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training.
Jerry Belle August 18, 2012 at 05:23 PM
These two rocket scientists probably didn't realize they aren't kids anymore; 18 is an adult and they'll be charged as adults, although I do see plea bargaining in their immediate future, depending on their criminal arrest records...they'll probably get community service or probation....
RCL67 August 18, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Kettlebells are fantastic! And they can be expensive
Comfortably Numb August 18, 2012 at 07:51 PM
"football, kickball and kettlebells" Wow what a score. That was so worth it. Freaking idiots!
Herb Dean August 18, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Hahahahahahaha everything they stole they coulda got from sports authority idiots
mac August 19, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Wow, people still play kickball?
Jerry Belle August 19, 2012 at 02:03 PM
That's the problem with thieves, they don't want to pay money they just want to take it for free.
Bricktown Lew August 19, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Wait. Wasn't this an episode of Seinfeld? No, that was Kramer taking gloves from a hospital. Maybe it was from the Simpsons or Futurama? Nah. This story has to be strictly from one of the unique talents of today's youth, besides getting stoned. Idiots!
Janet S. August 19, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Ok leave my car in the parking lot for all the cops to see? check, Go into the school and steal some water jugs and a football? Check Get in my car in front of the police with the stolen items in plain sight? check. Get in BIG trouble? CHECK
brokeside August 19, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Ya see it pays to be a Dragon... We dont have anything worth stealing...
Anthony August 19, 2012 at 06:54 PM
All that time waiting to get out of school, and you get arrested for breaking INTO school. During the summer no less. I don't think I've even been on BTHS property since I graduated. Idiots
Anthony August 19, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Not that BTHS students are any more intelligent. Remember a few years back the kids that broke into BTHS and stole some stuff, then put a goalpost through the windows, all in the SNOW! Police followed their tracks into the snow and arrested them. Genius!
Sean Conneamhe August 19, 2012 at 08:24 PM
"You do not go to jail for being crooked. "You go to jail for being stupid."
Sal Petoia August 19, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Sean: As John Wayne said, "Life is tough.... it's even tougher if you're stupid!"
So Much to Say August 20, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Free?.....Let them read today what FREE is! $2K+ for an attorney, a few hundred for a bails bond man, A court fine, towing charges when they impounded their car, never getting a government job or any job that does background checks. The only FREE these MORONS got was FREE publicity in the Patch.com, APP & NJ.com....LOL
Slippery Slope August 20, 2012 at 01:10 AM
@Sean....if that were true, Joe Biden would be behind bars for the rest of his life.
Brickresident August 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM
sounded worth it.
Art Sholty August 20, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Hey Sal, Does Sean mean that he's a smart crook?
Momma T August 20, 2012 at 05:25 PM
A few months back my street was vandalized by a few "kids" as the police stated. They were seen leaving the neighborhood in a Dodge Stratus. Gotta wonder if it is the same kids. Good job. Escalating from vandalism to Breaking and Entering!
Watchman August 20, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Question? If the school has an alarm system, doesn't it indicate an open external door when you try to set it ? And how did these two idiots know about an open door?
J.JONES August 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Hey brokeside...All your stuff is rusted or just old..from leaky roof..But enjoy those new bleachers..
Anonymous Xavier August 21, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Probably was. The Morris family is a bunch of hoodlums and washouts...Predicting them all be in jail by 2013


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