Three Arrested For Attempted Car Burglary

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  JACKSON – Three men have been arrested after attempting to enter multiple cars in a resident’s driveway, police said.

  Officers from the Jackson Township Police Department were notified that around 3:30 a.m. on June 10 an unknown person was seen near the victim’s cars on Round Hill Road. Luckily, all of the victim’s cars were locked. The resident had been alerted by his Ring security camera but later could not locate the person.

  Officer Christopher Brown saw a person run into the woods from a Ford Explorer while checking Overlook Drive. The car was parked in a driveway with the door left open, police said.

  In the street near this home, a 2005 Buick with two occupants was spotted. Police stopped the car and a K-9 was requested from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department to locate the suspect who ran from the scene. 

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  The two men in the Buick were arrested and the K-9 was able to track the fleeing suspect, who was also placed under arrest, police said.

  Those arrested were: Kahlif Sandifer, 21; Tyrone Jones, 20; and Kyel Watson, 21; all from Newark. Sandifer was charged with burglary, criminal trespassing and eluding. Jones and Watson were both charged with conspiracy to commit burglary. All three were turned over to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and lodged in the Ocean County Jail. The Buick was seized pending further investigation.

  A fourth man was involved in the incident and was not located. Anyone with any information related to this incident is asked to contact Det. Robert Reiff at 732-928-1111.

  Residents are reminded to remove any valuables and lock their parked cars at all times and to call police headquarters at 732-928-1111 to report suspicious activity so officers can respond to investigate.

  Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.