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Stolen Vehicle Discovered by Brick Cops, Suspects Arrested After Search

Brick Twp. Police car. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick Twp. Police car. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick police nabbed three suspects who they say had been in possession of a stolen car.

The investigation began after Class I Special Police Officer Vincent Sanzone noticed an unoccupied, gray Nissan Altima with extensive damage parked in the parking lot of the Ocean County Vocational Technical School on Chambers Bridge Road at about 8:50 p.m. July 14.

Sanzone called the vehicle’s license plate and discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the day out of Wildwood Crest, police said in a statement. Around the same time the vehicle was discovered, the New Jersey State Police received a call for an accident on the Parkway in the area of the gray Nissan.

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Patrol officers and detectives responded to set a perimeter, canvass the area and continue with the investigation, said Sgt. Jim Kelly. Detective Brenden Barnes was able to obtain surveillance footage from the Vo-Tech school, from which a description of three suspects was ascertained and broadcast to other units in the area. Several eyewitnesses in the area provided the same physical and clothing description of the three suspects observed on the surveillance footage, as well as what direction they had been heading in on foot, he said.

A short time later, Detective Ryan Talty and Officer Carissa Pagnotta located the three suspects on Route 88 walking into Lakewood, Kelly said. Officers confirmed they were the same three people who occupied the vehicle, identified as Anthony Young, 19, of Cape May Court House, Naishon Price, 18, of Wildwood, and Kandace Langford, 18, of Wildwood. Talty and Detective Michael Bennett placed the suspects under arrest.

All three suspects were charged with receiving stolen property. Young and Price were charged on a warrant, and both subjects were lodged in Ocean County Jail. Langford was released on a Summons. Neither Young nor Price were listed as inmates at the jail Monday, and no photos were available.

The investigation is ongoing, Kelly said.