Police Arrest Duo Responsible For Car Burglaries

Shadira Jones and Jeffery Perez (Photos courtesy Ocean County Jail)

LAKEWOOD – After a month-long investigation, township police believe they have the two suspects accused of several car burglaries that took place over the last several weeks.

Police Captain Gregory Staffordsmith said 30-year-old Shadira Jones and 31-year-old Jeffery Perez, both of Lakewood, have been charged with burglary and theft in connection with at least six car burglaries.

The first took place on April 11 on 13th Street. Then, they allegedly struck again on April 16 in a car parked on Courtney Road. Four days after that, there were two incidents on April 20 on First and Second Street. Police said the next one was May 7 on 8th Street and May 9 on 7th Street.

Captain Staffordsmith said 42-year-old Eugene Ware of Forked River was arrested for being the look out during the April 20th incidents.

Police added that in addition to burglary and theft, Jones and Perez also face charges for using stolen credit cards they took out of one of the vehicles.

Both Jones and Perez remain at the Ocean County Jail. The probe continues and more charges are expected, according to police.