The Brick Township Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit, a pro-active group of detectives that investigate crime as it occurs, reported numerous arrests from recent patrols. Descriptions of the incidents appear below, provided by the department, separated by date:
Thursday, June 30: Street Crime Unit detectives observed several motor vehicle violations in the area of Brick Blvd. and Hooper Ave., going towards Toms River.
Officers stopped the vehicle and K9 Officer Scott Smith with his partner Echo arrived to assist. Investigation at the scene of the stop led to the discovery of heroin and crack, along with paraphernalia. The driver, Renee Marturan, 55 of Toms River, and the passenger, Austin Kaiser, 37, of Lakewood, were placed under arrest and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), two counts of possession with the intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kaiser was also charged with failure to wear a seatbelt, failure to turn over a CDS, and being under the influence of a CDS. Marturano was additionally charged with failure to use a turn signal, unsafe lane change and delaying traffic. Both subjects were lodged in Ocean County Jail.
July 7, 11:45 p.m.: Street Crime Unit detectives observed a female subject identified as Alaina McColley, 32, of Lakewood, allegedly shoplifting in the Wawa store at 116 Brick Blvd. Once placed under arrest, a search revealed she was in possession of crack and drug paraphernalia, police said. McColley was charged on a warrant and lodged in Ocean County Jail.
July 15, 7 p.m.: Street Crime Unit detectives responded to Walmart on Route 88 to assist with the investigation of a complaint that a male subject was exposing his genitals to people. Upon arrival they identified Armar Keys, 29, of Lakewood, and Alyssa Adams, 30, of Toms River. According to police, while officers were attempting to identify the two subjects, it was discovered that Keys originally provided a false identity to hide the fact that he had warrants for his arrest. Once his identity was uncovered, he was advised he would be placed under arrest. Keys “resisted their efforts before officers were able to subdue him and place him in custody.”
K-9 Officer Ray LaPoint and his partner Rebel discovered “large quantities of drugs in their vehicle.” Adams was subsequently arrested. Among the proceeds were crack, suboxone and lorazepam. Both Adams and Keys were charged with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, intent to distribute suboxone, possession of prescription legend drugs, possession of paraphernalia, and contempt of court.
In addition, Keys was charged with lewdness, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice, being under the influence, hindering apprehension, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Both subjects were issued warrants and lodged in Ocean County Jail.
None of the suspects were still listed as inmates in the Ocean County Jail, as all had been released by the time of publication.