Toms River Police Apprehend Kawasaki Burglar
Officer Dan Herr was on Routine patrol just after 1100 p.m. Friday night he noticed a wave runner from the Kawasaki dealership at 3117 Route #37 look suspicious in that it appeared that someone had it moved and was preparing to come back and steal it from the lot. Officer Herr investigated further and realized someone placed some plywood on the median curb in front of the dealership for ramps to asset them in the theft of the jet ski and trailer. Officer Herr then observed a suspicious person on the north side of route #37 by Foster Road. Officer Adam Koeppen and Eric Harris assisted Officer Herr and located Mark Barber hiding in the back of his home at 504 Foster Road. Mark Barber 33 was arrested on a $1000 warrant out of Sparta New Jersey.
After an investigation Police charged Mark Barber with Burglary and theft from Toms River Kawasaki and recovered over $16,000 in stolen property including helmets, an ATV and a dirt bike. Mr. Barber was placed in Ocean County Jail on $35,000 bail no 10% for Burglary and theft.
Also investigating are detective Chris Fluck, Roger Hull and Sheriff’s Officer Eric Skieczus.