Toms River Man Who Threatened Utility Workers With Pit Bulls Turns Self in
Michael Crown, 32, of Toms River turned himself into police and posted $20,000 bail for aggravated assault for an incident that occurred two days ago when he allegedly chased a utility worker off his property, brandishing a stick and ordering his two pit bulls to attack on Tuesday.
“Officers Nicholas Franco and Bob Burczyk responded to Whittier Avenue 2 p.m. on Tuesday reference an assault,” according to Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. ”An investigation found that a 28 year old man was making utility mark outs at 29 Gladney Avenue when he was confronted by a resident. He ordered the utility worker off his property then returned shortly with a stick and two pit balls that he ordered to sick him and kill him.”
The worker was able to safely make it to his truck and call police. Police conducted an investigation but did not locate the suspect. Officers then obtained a warrant for the suspect Michael Crown 32 of 59 Gladney avenue for aggravated assault.