BARNEGAT – A teen was arrested and charged related to a rash of burglaries recently.
Barnegat Det. William Hetrick arrested who police will only describe as a 16-year-old “juvenile” Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. The teen was arrested in connection to several burglaries and handgun theft that took place during one of the burglaries.
Police said the burglaries took place in December and January on Robin Lane in Settlers Landing and Longboat Avenue in Lincoln Park.
They also reported that the handgun had been previously recovered in Berkeley Township.
Police charged the juvenile with burglary, defiant trespass, theft, and unlawful possession of a handgun. At press time, the teen was lodged in the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center pending a hearing.