Police Find Loaded Guns, Make Arrest On Terrorist Threats

Carlos Villarreal.

LAKEHURST – An Indiana man was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats over a custody dispute, among other charges, Lakehurst Police said in an Oct. 26 news release.

Carlos Villarreal, 33, of Hobert, Indiana, was charged with two counts of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, two counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, one count of third-degree terroristic threats, two counts of fourth-degree prohibited weapons, one count of fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and one count of fourth-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

He was taken to Ocean County Jail and faces a mandatory court appearance in Ocean County Superior Court.

On Oct. 20 at 12:47 p.m. Sgt. Iain James and Officer John Kurdes responded to a borough residence on the report of someone making terroristic threats. Officers arrived and saw one female outside a vehicle, and a male inside the vehicle. James and Kurdes investigated, and found that the man, identified as Villarreal had made terroristic threats against the woman’s ex-boyfriend.

Police searched the vehicle and found a loaded Glock 43 (9mm) handgun, a loaded .45 caliber American Tactical handgun, multiple 9mm and .45 caliber hollow-point bullets and a switch-blade knife.

Manchester Township Police assisted on scene.