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Toms River Teen Charged with Weapons Possession, Theft

Toms River Police say 14 year-old walking with knife, stolen wallet

A 14 year-old Toms River teen was arrested and charged with weapons possession and theft after police questioned the invidual walking around Adams Avenue 2 a.m.

Toms River Police Capt. Steven Henry said that Police Officer Timothy Sysol was on patrol near Adams and Parkwood avenues when he spotted the teen, and questioned him 2 a.m. Oct. 8.

Sysol asked the teen some questions and found him to be in possession of a knife and a wallet, Henry said.

"While interviewing the subject, he was found to be in possession of a knife.  Further investigation found that the subject was in possession of a wallet belonging to a resident of Alfred Lane," Henry said.

The wallet had been stolen, Henry said. "Officers responded to Alfred Lane and found that the wallet was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the victim’s driveway," he said. Alfred Lane is located off Windsor Avenue in East Dover section of Toms River.

Henry said the teen was charged with theft and weapons possession, and released to the custody of his parent.

GM October 15, 2012 at 09:10 AM
I have to keep going back to your comment andrea...do you seriously think Seaside Heights was ANY DIFFERENT 15 or 20 years ago???? Well, I may be a "BENNY" in your eyes, but I've lived here longer than you've been alive, raised my children & grandchildren here. Where I grew up in NY btw, Brooklyn to be specific, we had many, many beaches, so we never came "down the shore" growing up &then never left, or "had beach houses in the family for the past 20 years"! Sorry. But even 35-40 years ago, even 20 yrs ago, 15 yrs ago, a bunch of drunken twenty somethings staggering around the boardwalk & streets in the middle of the night (& teenagers even as the drinking age was not always 21) was still the same then as it is now. People acted like fools then & still do. Day time into night was for families but after midnight was for drunks! So you and your friends going and hanging out into the wee hours of the night or morning and getting drunk & feeling safe was not because there was less "BENNY's" but because you were younger & felt invincible like we ALL DID at that age! I've watched the drunken fools for a little more than 40 yrs now oing the same exact thing!The only thing that's changed is the cars, the hair styles, clothing....the actions remain the same though!
GM October 15, 2012 at 09:33 AM
When will any of you ever do your research before you make your silly comments. In order to acquire a NJ Firearms Identification Card a person must submit to a Local, State & Federal Criminal Background check which includes fingerprinting, mental health checks & medical background checks. You do realize that once a person is convicted of a felony they LOSE THEIR RIGHT TO CARRY A FIRE ARM? As a matter of fact, many convicted felons, depending on what the conviction was for, don't even regain their right to vote in an election. As Project Bluebeam pointed out "only law abiding" gun owners can join the NRA,. Only law abiding CITIZENS have the right to bear arms. If you've been convicted of a Felony...ANY FELONY...YOU HAVE LOST THAT RIGHT. That would mean the potential gang members with guns are obtaining those guns illegally. I'm betting that if more LAW ABIDING citizens had CCWs and kept firearms in their homes for protection there would be a lot less crime here in Toms River...or any other parts of our state for that matter!
Martin October 15, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Residents have to TAKE OUR TOWN BACK! Start by locking your homes and vehicles, talking to other concerned residents and starting a Neighborhood Watch. Let's look out for for each other. Call 732-349-0150 (police non-emergency number) and report suspicious strangers and vehicles. 90% of local crimes are to support drug habits. Most burglaries happen in daytime, when people aren't home. Robberies of gas stations and stores happen at night. Either way, support our cops by being their extra eyes and ears -- and telling the mayor and council we demand more police officers be hired. That's more important than wasting millions of our tax dollars on their pet projects.
Terry Mark Lawlor October 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Fran & TEB went to college where?
Anona Moose August 21, 2013 at 11:18 AM
The kid had a knife on him, big deal.. I carry a knife on me sometimes as well, it's a good tool to keep on hand. Yeah, he stole a wallet but whatever punishment is thrown down, I'm sure it's excessive.. Especially since it's this town.


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