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Two Arrests Made For Drug and Weapons Possession Offenses

Lakehurst motor vehicle stop yields two arrests for police department

What began as a simple motor vehicle stop in Lakehurst ended in a pair of arrests for local law enforcement.

At approximately 9:53 p.m. Friday, David J. Larsen, 20, of East Brunswick and Brendan J. Coyle, 18, of Jackson, were stopped by Lakehurst Police Department Officers Matthew Kline and Stephen Gallo near Route 37 and Brown Avenue for a Maintenance of Lamps violation.

According to Sgt. Ronald Heinzman, upon approaching the vehicle the officers smelled burnt marijuana coming from the car. Both marijuana and alcohol were recovered from the vehicle, along with an expandable baton that police said belonged to Coyle. 

Both men were then arrested by Kline and Gallo and were taken to the , where they were charged and released on summonses, according to police.

Larsen was charged with possession of alcohol under the legal age, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, in addition to a maintenance of lamps violation.

Coyle was charged with possession of marijuana, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Additionally, another juvenile was taken into protective custody from the car and released to a guardian, police said.

Mark Wendell March 24, 2012 at 08:22 PM
This dept is on the ball. How long is RT 70 through Lakehurst? I think they may just have the most drug arrest's along the whole road. Certinly theydo if you do it by arrest's per square mile. Great job and thank you to the Lakehurst Police Dept.
mike4533 March 24, 2012 at 08:28 PM
These kids really are making silly decisions anymore, However great job to the LPD maybe sooner or later young and older adults alike will eventually relize that bringing drugs into or through this small town will get you arrested almost all the time. Now... onto to the people with excuses on why the cops were wrong for arresting these people because they are young and don't know any better and their future is now screwed. Needless to say another job well done by the Lakehurst Police Department.
ballyjduf March 25, 2012 at 06:51 PM
They only patrol RT 70 , They have been known to pull people over for no reason and making up stuff. I believe one of the lakehurst cops was fired for doing just that .
M March 26, 2012 at 12:54 AM
If one was fired for that then he or she didn't fit into the upstanding mold that LPD has and that officer was fired. Not given the opportunity to resign, but fired. there would be something to worry about if they kept that officer. Also, something tells me that you've been stopped by LPD for some violation that you don't agree with. You have a problem with the laws, complain to you legislators who make them up, not the police who both enforce and protect those laws.
Mark Wendell March 26, 2012 at 12:59 AM
If you did nothing than you have nothing to fear.......
ballyjduf March 26, 2012 at 02:46 PM
M Your wrong . I haven't be pulled over since 1987 . I am in my late 60's and not a kid . They target cars to pull over, on who is driving and what type of car it is .
ballyjduf March 26, 2012 at 04:49 PM
I would agree in any other town in OC you don't have to worry . Lakehurst ?
Mark Wendell March 26, 2012 at 07:55 PM
If you see a car that looks to fit the part why not check. If they did nothing wrong than they are gone. If they have a trunk full of meth than everyone should be happy it's off the street. What I can never understand is why so many people riding around with drugs have burnt lights. 70% of the time they start the pull over with a tail light and it ends up being a glove box full of coke.
ballyjduf March 26, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Not in lakehurst , If they see a car with someone in it that fits . They will pull them over for no real reason , they just make up something , you crossed the center line , you were speeding , you ran a red light etc etc etc . I am not saying that all stops are no warranted I not say all LPD does this . Look at the statistics of how many cars are pulled over the ages of the drivers , type of cars etc etc . Know the facts before you form an opinion is all I am saying . Compare LPD to MPD , MPD has a wide variety of stops old, young, all races a real stand up police department . Take the time to check it out , then comment . What about the NJSP pulling over blacks 10 years ago did you agree with that , they had drugs on them 50% of the time . does the end justify it .
Mark Wendell March 26, 2012 at 09:35 PM
First when people say stuff like this I always think they may just be bitter from days not so past or just very young. I have lived in Ocean County all my life and I have never been pulled over for "nothing". Second like I said before if you have nothing to fear you have no problems. You can not do it on race but I have no problem with profiling done in other case's. I don't think your numbers are correct with a whopping 50% but if they are right than they didn't do to bad did they? And if your numbers are correct than they used MUCH more than race as a factor to pull over because than you would be saying that 50% of African Americans are driving around with drugs and I highly doubt anyone really would believe that. Is reasonable doubt not a form of profiling anyway? With video camera's in the police cars i really dont think they are just doing whatever they want. Go Lakehurst Police! Keep up the great work and if you pull me over just to check, no hard feelings.
ballyjduf March 27, 2012 at 01:00 PM
What I said was 50% of the cars pulled over that were profiled .... had drugs
lakehurstresident March 27, 2012 at 02:56 PM
ballyjduff for never being stopped of issued a ticket you sure do have alot of imformation regarding these alleged "stopped for no reason" issues and statics concerning tickets LPD Officers issue. Also you claim an Officer had been fired for making these things up and stopping people for no reason. 1st of all I will assure you that your allegation is 100 percent false and a lie so stop!. I've been to everycouncil meeting as well as public saftey function in Lakehurst to include the OEM meetings in the last several years. We have had several of our special officers leave the part-time position as Special Police Officers and go on to be hired full time in Brick, Manchester, and Ocean Port. Other OUTSTANDING Departments that have hired part timers from Lakehurst Police because of the level of professionalism, training and experience these men recieve. Keeping this in mind I can also speak on be half of our Police Department in saying yes they have a "small" slice of the pie but are extremely proactive and professional. People like you for whatever reason have a problem with LPD because of this and simply dont have your facts straight. So instead of lying and making things up to bash a great group of men and women get off the computer and volunteer in your own community and help make a difference instead of bashing a excellent professional Police Department. Keep it up LPD they r getting nervous!
ballyjduf March 27, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Who is they ? Keep it up LPD they r getting nervous!
mikey March 27, 2012 at 11:53 PM
ballyjduf you are ignorant. Drugs are coming off the street and all you can say is that cops are profiling!! Now a days, I think most Police Departments have cameras in their cars and people video Officers all the time on cellular phones. I don't think police are that stupid enough to stop a car for no reason. I have plenty of friends in Law Enforcement and even one in Lakehurst. All Police Officers in Ocean County should be praised for the excellent jobs they are doing. Lakehurst Police sounds like they really have their stuff together and every week I am reading about drug arrest to weapons offenses. Great job Lakehurst Police! BALLYJDUF STOP WITH YOUR IGNORANCE ALREADY, YOU SOUND LIKE A CRIMINAL!!

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