Alleged Car Burglar Tried To Fight With Police During Arrest

Justin Longstreet (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

BRICK – A Brick man was arrested in the early hours of September 10 after Brick Police responded to the 200 block of Riviera Drive on report of an ongoing vehicle burglary.

Justin Longstreet, a 27-year old white male, has been arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft, Obstructing the administration of law, Resisting Arrest, and two counts of Aggravated assault following an altercation with Brick police.

Police responded to Riviera Drive at approximately 1 a.m. after a resident reported a man dressed in all black near his vehicle in the driveway. While en route to the scene, Ptl. Riccio of the Brick Police recognized a male dressed in all black walking near 23rd Avenue and McKinley Court, a mere two blocks from the alleged burglary.

The man, Longstreet, claimed to be walking home from the River Rock Bar with no identification on him.

When police observed a wallet in Longstreet’s pocket, he claimed it was not his; that he found it on the street on Riviera Drive. Police report that the wallet contained credit cards belonging to a resident on 16th Avenue.

Ptl. Albanese and Ptl. Gordon also responded to the residence where they questioned Longstreet, who then tried to make a break for it. Longstreet made it approximately 15 feet before Gordon caught hold of him and the pair fell to the ground in a struggle. Gordon sustained a minor contusion to his right knee and minor abrasions to his face.

Longstreet continued to resist arrest but was finally placed in custody by Ptl. Person, Ptl. Docherty, and Riccio.

Police later confirmed the wallet to be stolen from an unlocked GMC Canyon located on 16th Avenue. The wallet has been returned to the victim. A man resembling Longstreet can be seen trying to enter the vehicle on surveillance footage.

Longstreet was processed and is now lodged in the Ocean County Jail.