Teen Charged With Stealing Packages Off Porches

Photo courtesy Manchester Township Police

  MANCHESTER –A township teenager has been charged with stealing packages from the porches of homes in the community.

  Patrolman Keith Craig responded to a residence Lawrence Avenue in the Pine Lake Park section of the township on July 13. Several Amazon packages were reported stolen from the porch of that home and it was discovered that the victim’s vehicle was keyed and damaged.

   During the initial investigation, the patrolman obtained Ring surveillance footage of the crime in progress and of the suspect. The Manchester Police Department used this footage and two images of the suspect was posted to the department’s social media pages.

  Afterwards police received information from numerous concerned citizens with regard to the identity of a potential suspect. Upon receiving that information, Patrolman Craig continued his investigation and was able to identity of the suspect as Asim Hines, an 18-year-old male.

  Hines was charged on July 20 for theft and criminal mischief. 

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  The police department is thanking residents for their assistance in the solving of this crime. In addition, the public is reminded that anyone with information regarding any investigations are encouraged to contact the Manchester Police at 732-657-6111.

  As a reminder, anonymous tips can be submitted online at manchesterpolicenj.com. Tips may also be submitted through private messages on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok).

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