Toms River Man Accused Of Threatening To "Shoot" Up Chuck E. Cheese In Brick

Bertrick A. Artis (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Bertrick A. Artis (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

A 44-year-old Toms River man was arrested Thursday after allegedly saying he was going to "shoot" up the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant at Brick Plaza, police said.

Bertrick A. Artis was charged with robbery, while two others, Antinique M. Wright, 21, of  Lakewood and Martez Williams, 22, of Asbury Park were arrested in connection with the incident.

At approximately 7:30 pm, officers responded to the Chuck E Cheese restaurant at 56 Chambers Bridge Rd. for a report of a fight.  Information received by Brick Police dispatch indicated that a gun may be involved, police said.

An investigation on scene revealed that Artis responded to the restaurant and threatened a patron who was attending a party, police said.

Officers received information on scene that Artis had threatened to “shoot the place up," if the victim did not give him his money, police said.

Artis then attempted to stick his hands in the victim’s pocket to remove his money, police said. One of the victim’s family members heard this exchange between Artis and the victim and dialed 911.

Detectives Daniel Waleski and Thomas Cooney arrived on scene to assist with the investigation. Information developed by the detectives identified Wright and Williams as two other subjects that were involved in this incident.

Artis, Wright, and Williams were placed under arrest at the scene and transported to Brick Police Headquarters.

A warrant and bail for Artis was set by the  Judge Wendel E. Daniels at $350,000 with no option to post 10 percent. 

Artis was transported to the Ocean County Jail.  Wright was charged with possession of other Weapons (stun gun) and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.  Wright was released on a criminal summons. 

Williams was charged with Possession of Marijuana Under 50 Grams and Possession of CDS Paraphernalia.  Williams was released on a criminal summons.  

The investigation is continuing, and anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective Thomas Cooney at 732-262-4708, or Detective Daniel Waleski at 732-262-1170.  They can also contact the Brick Township Police Department directly at 732-262-1100.  

BBW January 21, 2014 at 10:32 PM
@jerseytomato, glad to assist, but I do not like being labeled as synthetic leather (pleather).
grace January 22, 2014 at 09:46 AM
@suz i am smiling at your comment re the patch...
suz January 22, 2014 at 09:49 AM
Grace :)
Gina February 12, 2014 at 07:16 AM
Omg - "Faheema"... Yes you're president is black. But he's also half white. We seem to forget that, I guess u wanna stick to "black power"... Nonetheless - this "black president" of yours has put this country in the worst possible economic state it's been in since I've been alive. I guess he wants his fellow "blacks" to be able to live off the system and indulge in the GOOD life like us working tax paying Americans. If everyone worked, paid their taxes, and stopped living "HOOD LIFE"... This world would be a nicer place to live. I agree, I moved down here from Newark area 20 years ago and now Brick is becoming a scary place.
grace February 12, 2014 at 11:52 AM
hey @ gina that was perfect!


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