Local Man Charged in Stalking, Burglary

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood Police, with the assistance of the Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch, foiled a burglary in progress Nov. 6 just before noon.

Officers, on a tip from LCSW, were dispatched to a residence on Pawnee Road, Lakewood Police Lt. LeRoy Marshall told Jersey Shore Online. There, they encountered the alleged suspect, Jacob Farkas, who was arrested without incident.

Farkas, 41, of Lakewood, is accused of stalking a female victim for three years. Police said on three separate occasions Farkas illegally entered the woman’s home.

Police reported Farkas entered her home Nov. 5 and installed a small camera in her bathroom facing the shower. The victim located the video recorder, which prompted her to install surveillance cameras in her home last night.

The victim, viewing live video footage around noon Nov. 6, saw Farkas in her residence. She alerted her husband and LCSW, who then contacted police.

Farkas was charged with three counts of burglary, as well as stalking and invasion of privacy. He is lodged in Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.