BRICK – An arrest has been made in relation to a string of car burglaries that began in late July.
Township police reported that the burglaries occurred on Adamston Road and nearby Morsell Drive. Reports taken by patrol and video footage from area residents turned up a short list of suspects for investigators to follow up with.
Detective Joseph Leskowski’s investigation led him to Gabriel Mosier as a suspect in early August. By the middle of that month, Leskowski signed complaints against Mosier and warrants were issued for his arrest.
Mosier was observed on Sept. 3, around 10:30 a.m. by Sgt. Erik Olsen and Detective Bernardino Alvarado in the area of Brick Boulevard. They contacted Leskowski who responded to the area.
Patrolman John Ziobro also arrived to assist the detectives. As Olsen and Alvarado continued their observation of Mosier, they advised Leskowski that Mosier entered an office building on Brick Boulevard and exited that building about 10 minutes later.
Mosier then walked over to the Wawa next door. While at the Wawa parking lot, Mosier entered a black Honda Civic. Leskowski then approached the vehicle and made contact with Mosier.
Mosier was subsequently arrested and lodged into Ocean County Jail. His crimes involved looking into vehicles that were parked in front of residences during the night, checking to see if they were locked by pulling on the handles, entering unlocked vehicles and stealing various items from those vehicles.
Some of the proceeds included designer sunglasses, an Xbox gaming console, loose change, and a security camera that was mounted on a tree outside of a residence.
Mosier’s charges include several counts of defiant trespass, burglary and theft.
Security footage from residents assisted in the investigation.
Police Sgt. Jim Kelly, the department’s community policing and EMS Supervisor said the department is in the process of partnering with Ring and the Neighbors app for the purposes of enhancing their ability to work with the community in just this way.
“More information will be released on this partnership in the coming weeks as the program is currently still in the development stage,” Kelly said.
Kelly added that department “would like to remind our residents to remove any valuables from their vehicles at night and to keep their vehicles locked.”