Brick police have charged a 24-year-old Newark man with multiple criminal charges related to a burglary and vehicle theft last month.
Ahmad Singletary, 24, of Newark, has been charged with attempted armed burglary stemming from the Sept. 15, 2023 incident on Royal Drive, police announced Friday.
The investigation into the incident, in which a man was pictured holding a gun as he attempted to break into a home, was led by Detective Brian Farnkopf, who was able to identify Singletary as a suspect in “several other investigations,” a statement from police said.
In total, Singletary was charged with four counts of burglary, one count of theft and one count of theft of a motor vehicle for incidents occurring on September 15, 2023. Singletary was charged with six counts of burglary and three counts of theft for incidents that occurred on September 17, 2023. Singletary was also charged with three counts of burglary, two counts of theft and one count of theft of a motor vehicle on September 25, 2023.
The arrest comes as a result of an investigation by the Brick Township Police Department Detective Bureau and detectives from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigations Unit.
On Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, Farnkopf issued a warrant for Singletary’s arrest, charging him with the Sept. 17, 2023 burglaries and thefts. Singletary was arrested that same day in Newark, N.J. and, police said, was in possession of a vehicle stolen in Brick Township earlier that day.
The investigation is still ongoing as there are two additional suspects police are attempting to identify. Descriptions of those suspects were not released. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Brick Township Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-262-1120.
Singletary’s current status was not clear. He was not listed as an inmate in the Ocean County Jail. Shorebeat has reached out to police for more information.