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Township of Ocean Police Department
Wednesday March 22nd, 2023 :: 10:48 a.m. EDT


Suspect in MV Burglaries Arrested

SUBJECT:  Motor Vehicle Burglar Arrested and Charged
DATE/TIME: 03/06/2023 and 03/09/2023                
OFFICERS: Officers Charles Weinkofsky, Kevin Redmond, Christopher Coeyman and Detectives Zachary Rhein and Dean Schoch
LOCATION: Valley Road and Lawrence Avenue in Ocean Township 
ACCUSED: Andrew James Newman 34 year old male of Belmar
NARRATIVE:   On March 6th, 2023 at approximately 9:30 pm Officer Charles Weinkofsky was dispatched to a business on Valley Road for a report of a motor vehicle burglary.  The victim reported that while he was inside the business for several hours, his vehicle was entered and items were removed.  A few days later on March 9th, 2023 officers took two more reports of motor vehicle burglaries, one at the same business on Valley Road and one at a business on Lawrence Avenue.  The victim from Lawrence Avenue observed the subject inside of her vehicle, but he fled as she approached him.  An officer and his K-9 partner from Bradley Beach responded in an attempt to locate the suspect, but they were unsuccessful. 
     Detective Rhein was assigned to conduct a follow up investigation in reference to these burglaries.  Detective Rhein was able to view surveillance video and the suspect was identified as Andrew James Newman. Rhein located Newman at a motel in Belmar and he was transported to police headquarters.  Newman was advised that he was under arrest and being charged with the burglaries.  Newman declined to provide a statement to detectives and he was processed before being committed to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.      
PREPARED BY:         Detective Lieutenant Paul Flammia
                                    Public Information Officer
                                    (732) 531-1800
                                    [email protected]
DATE:                          03/22/2023

Township of Ocean Police Department
399 Monmouth Road
Ocean Township, NJ 07755

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Non-emergencies: 732-531-1800

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