BRICK – After a series of investigations, police tracked down and arrested a Brick man on burglary and drug charges.
In the early morning hours of Dec. 1, a Herbertsville resident reported seeing someone rummaging through her vehicle. When she alerted her husband, he ran out of the house to chase the suspect. The husband caught up to the suspected burglar who then dropped the victim’s wallet and escaped into a vehicle which was waiting nearby.
After numerous 9-1-1 calls, police responded to the area and gathered information on the suspect using suspect descriptions, possible proceeds, a vehicle description and footage from area cameras.
About an hour later, Brick Ptl. Mark Hentges stopped a suspicious vehicle about three miles from the scene of the burglary, which brought forth more information to develop more leads.
On Dec. 3, after further investigation by Detective Greg Mullarkey, the court issued an arrest warrant for 29-year old Justin Longstreet of Brick.
Longstreet was subsequently arrested by Officer Ryan Talty of the newly formed Street Crimes Unit. A search incident to arrest revealed heroin and a hypodermic syringe.
Longstreet was charged with burglary, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of paraphernalia. He was lodged in Ocean County Jail.
Brick Police stated, “Investigation into crimes such as these are getting a lot of help thanks to Neighbors-by-Ring, a social media site where community members can share footage with anonymity.”