A Brick man and a Toms River woman have each been indicted by a grand jury in Monmouth County in a multitude of crimes related to drugs, eluding police and burglary, including the burglary of a church where donation money was stolen, authorities said.
Pedro J. Aviles, 44, of Drum Point Road, and Helen Dabrowski, 50, of Hardley Road in Toms River, were indicted June 24 on charges of eluding police, resisting arrest, possession of heroin, three counts of burglary, two counts of theft of movable property, one count of receiving stolen property, one count of credit card theft and one count of fraudulent use of a credit card.
The alleged eluding and resisting offenses took place Dec. 22, 2014 in Asbury Park, West Long Branch, Eatontown, Tinton Falls, Ocean Township and Middletown Township, according to court documents.
Two of the alleged burglaries took place in Long Branch, where the pair is accused of stealing laptop computers, jewelry, cash and other items from a residential home. The third burglary took place at St. Dorothea’s Church in Eatontown, where the suspects are accused of stealing checks and church collection envelopes. All three burglaries took place on or about Dec. 22, the court documents state.
The car in which the pair was traveling was also allegedly stolen from a separate church, the Christ United Methodist Church.
Aviles and Dabrowski also used a stolen credit cards to purchase items at a Kohl’s store, the indictment documents state.
Aviles remains in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold; Dabrowski was not listed as an inmate there in a records search.