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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 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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