Suspected Lacey Kohl's Thief Faces More Charges in Brick

Pair facing robbery charges, assault charges and motor vehicle offenses

Danielle E. Kwityn (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Danielle E. Kwityn (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
A woman accused of stealing a Kitchen Aid mixer appliance from the Lacey Township Kohl's store, then attempting to return the item at the Brick Kohl's store, is facing additional charges while her partner is facing robbery and assault charges after a separate incident in Brick.

Lacey police earlier this week issued an arrest warrant for Danielle E. Kwityn, 31, of Island Heights. She was ultimately arrested Tuesday in Brick after officers were called – again – to the Brick Kohl's store for a shoplifting report.

According to Sgt. Henry Drew, Officers Jennifer Sutton and William Vendrell along with Detectives Brian Lash and Jason Shepherd went to the store after the call came in, but saw a suspect vehicle leaving the parking lot at a high rate of speed. They pursued the vehicle and eventually stopped it on Cedar Bridge Avenue.

Kwityn, who was driving, was taken into custody along with David M. Switalski, 32, of Island Heights, without incident, Drew said.

Patrolman Keith Donnelly then spoke to a member of the Kohl’s Loss Prevention staff who said that he observed Switalski enter the store, walk directly to the area of the kitchen mixers where he picked up a Kitchen Aid Mixer valued at $450, said Drew.

Switalski, Kohl's staff told police, then headed straight for the exit doors and left the store. Once outside the store Switalski was approached by the Loss Prevention Manager, and a brief scuffle ensued during which Switalski threw the mixer to the ground, pushed the Loss Prevention Manger to the ground, ran to the vehicle and fled the scene, according to Drew.

Brick Police EMS responded to the scene to treat the loss prevention manager for lacerations to his wrist, Drew said.

Switalski was charged with robbery and bail was set at $50,000 cash by Municipal Court Judge Robert Lepore.

Kwityn was charged with robbery, attempting to elude police in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, careless driving, two counts of failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to maintain lane, improper passing, improper parking, and failure to use a turn signal.  Bail was set by Lepore at $50,000 cash.

Kwityn has also been charged in the earlier Lacey shoplifting incident.

Switalski and Kwityn were transported to the Ocean County Jail in lieu of bail.
disgusted homeowner January 31, 2014 at 06:52 AM
One must understand she was in a hurry, grabbed the mixer and had to run home to bake a birthday cake !!! Oh she forgot to pay for it. Another real Charmer who just happens to like to do her shopping in Brick. An awful amount of shoplifting arrests at that particular shopping center. Guess they don't like the big Kmart. Or maybe they can't find an employee there to help them.
disgusted homeowner January 31, 2014 at 06:54 AM
If you follow the papers or the Patch closely, it's really starting to look like Brick, in particular, has a real crime spree going on lately and the crimes are getting more severe and violent. None of which helps the value of our property..................People just walking down the street or home from work getting mugged and slashed. Very scary.
it could be me January 31, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Nothing on patch about the home invation. any word on the home owner----hope she is OK
Silence Dogood February 01, 2014 at 10:56 PM
Misunderstanding, he thought it was a door prize


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