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Police Blotter: Vehicle Theft, Drug and Burglary Charges Issued

Law enforcement activity reported by Manchester officers last week

Officers from the Manchester Police Department last week issued charges for motor vehicle theft to two individuals days apart, according to arrest information released by Capt. Lisa Parker. 

Manchester resident Matthew A. Balewicz, 19, was charged with the offense on Tuesday, Sept. 18 on Third Avenue in the township's Pine Lake Park section by Patrolman Jason Wiener. Balewicz was taken to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River, according to Parker. 

Days later on Saturday, Sept. 22, police charged 29-year-old Jennifer M. Barnett of Camden with motor vehicle theft. Patrolman Christopher Walaszek arrested Barnett in her hometown and she was taken to the Ocean County Jail, Parker said. 

According to the Ocean County Department of Corrections, Barnett remains jailed on $35,000 bond. 

Other items on the Manchester Police Department's blotter include:

Monday, Sept. 17

Kevin T. Worthy, 34, of Manchester was charged with obstruction, resisting arrest and poss of a controlled dangerous substance on Steiner Road by Patrolman Jason Wiener. Police took Worthy to the Ocean County Jail, Parker said. 

Jackson resident Bernard O. Gutherz, 54, was charged with driving while intoxicated on Beckerville Road by Patrolman Brian Collins. Gutherz was released with a summons, according to Parker. 

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Jesica L. Federico, a 28-year-old Toms River resident, was charged with burglary at Westgate Place by Patrolman Michael Anderson and taken to the Ocean County Jail, Parker said. According to the Ocean County Department of Corrections, Federico remains jailed on $25,000 bond. 

Thursday, Sept. 20

Manahawkin resident Philip Monticello, 47, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance on Beacon Street by Patrolman Christian Nazario. Parker said that Monticello was transferred to the Ocean County Jail. 

The above charges are accusations made by police and are not an indication of guilt. 

Midge Cannin-Schuck September 29, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Nice work Gentlemen. Pine Lake Park continues to need patrols because with such poorly lit streets, and with people holding one, one and one-half or two jobs we really need your assistance. We truly are an easy target.
frank fraley June 02, 2013 at 12:34 PM
i live in pien ridge and we always had a safety patrol canvasing our streets at night, we kept our community safe 24/7; we always were in complience with the local law, it took a lot extra work off the police , fire and fitst aid depts FRANK FRALEY former chief pine ridge

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