FORKED RIVER – Police recently announced the arrest of a local Forked River man on eight counts of burglary and seven counts of theft related to a recent string of car burglaries.
Lance Romano, 47, was arrested after an investigation beginning in the summer of 2017 found him guilty of numerous car burglaries in the Barnegat Pines part of the township. The arrest was made after Lacey Detectives, Ocean County SWAT and the Berkeley Township Detective Bureau executed a search warrant in the 1300 block of Norwood Street in Forked River on Jan. 30.
The investigation of the car burglaries had been ongoing since the summer of 2017, after various incidents pointed to the same suspect.
Romano has since been released on his own recognizance in accordance with bail reform. The detectives also intend to return the stolen items to their owners.