Police Make Arrests For Drugs, Shoplifting And More

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  BRICK – The Brick Township Police Department Street Crime Unit have arrested multiple people for drugs, shoplifting and more.

  On June 30, detectives discovered a car making several violations near Brick Boulevard and Hooper Avenue, going towards Toms River. After officers pulled over the car, K9 Officer Scott Smith and his partner Echo arrived to assist.

  Investigation led officers to finding heroin and crack, along with paraphernalia. As a result, the driver, Renee Marturano, 55, from Toms River, and the passenger, Austin Kaiser, 37, from Lakewood, were placed under arrest.

  Both were charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), two counts of possession with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kaiser was also charged with failure to wear a seatbelt, failure to turn over a CDS and being under the influence of a CDS. Marturano was additionally charged with failure to use a turn signal, unsafe lane change and delaying traffic. Both subjects were lodged in Ocean County Jail.

  On July 7, detectives observed a woman shoplifting in the Wawa store at 116 Brick Boulevard. As a result, Alaina McColley, 32, from Lakewood, was placed under arrested. Police said they found McColley possessing crack and drug paraphernalia. She was charged on a warrant and lodged in Ocean County Jail.