TOMS RIVER – A Township man has pled guilty to breaking into a motel room and injuring a woman, officials said.
Angel Ramirez, 30, of Toms River, pled guilty to Burglary relative to an incident that took place at the Pelican Inn and Suites on Route 37 in Toms River on December 17, 2021.
After responding to the motel after a disturbance call, officers found the woman bleeding from her head.
Police said Ramirez had broken the window of the victim’s motel room with a baseball bat and then kicked the motel room door open. Authorities said that Ramirez then entered the motel room, assaulted the victim with her cane and shattered her cell phone.
Ramirez was arrested at the scene and transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he has been lodged since his apprehension.
At the time of his sentencing on September 9, Ramirez will be facing seven years in New Jersey State Prison, subject to the terms of the No Early Release Act, which means he must serve at least 85% of his term before being eligible for parole.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer acknowledged the diligent efforts of Assistant Prosecutor Kimberly Carr who is handling the case on behalf of the State, and commends the Toms River Township Police Department for their efforts in connection with this investigation leading to Ramirez’ apprehension, guilty plea, and soon his state prison sentence.