Toms River Man Arrested on Burglary Charges, Posing as Landscaper to Case Homes in Jackson
On Tuesday July 24, 2012 at approximately 10:30 am, Jackson Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to the area of Drexel Drive after a resident in the area called police headquarters to report a suspicious person.
The resident reported that a male subject had come to his house and knocked on his door and when it was answered, asked if the lawn needed to be cut. The male was advised that the lawn did not need to be cut and then he left. The resident contacted headquarters because he believed it was unusual that the male did not have any equipment or work vehicle with him. The resident also watched and observed that the male left his house and walked away without stopping at any of his neighbor’s houses. He also believed this activity was suspcious because there were no cars in his driveway and it may have appeared that nobody was home at the time.
Officer William Campbell located the male subject walking in the area and spoke with him. Other officers and detectives arrived in the area and the subject was then placed under arrest after it was discovered that he had items consistent with committing a burglary in his possession.
Lee Currie, age 25 of Toms River, NJ.
Mr. Currie was charged with Burglary and Possession of Burglary Tools.
Bail was set at $35,000.00 with no 10% option and he was lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
Officer Colin Menafra and Detective Scott Conover also responded.
Residents are reminded to contact police headquarters if they observe any suspicious activity like this.