Jackson Police, Sheriffs Track and Catch Burglars after Tip from Neighbor
Jackson–A Toms River man and Beachwood Woman are behind bars today after traveling to Jackson to commit burglary in the Leesville section of the township.
On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at approximately 1:15 pm, a resident alerted police after observing what was believed to be a suspicious person. The police response and following investigation resulted in the arrest of two persons.
The witness had observed a male in the backyard of a residence on Leesville Road and was aware that the residents were not home at the time.
The suspect was then observed walking into a wooded area behind the house.
Officers responded to the residence and observed pry marks and damage on multiple rear doors of the residence where entry was attempted.
Additional officers obtained a description of the male suspect and began a search for him. The male was taken into custody in a nearby neighborhood after he was observed talking with another resident in a driveway. A K-9 track conducted by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department led from the scene of the attempted Burglary to the suspect’s location.
A female was also arrested during the investigation after officers obtained a vehicle description and located the female driving it a short distance away.
Gary Hall, age 52, last known address in Toms River, NJ. Mr. Hall was charged with: Attempted Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary and Criminal Mischief. Bail was set at $35,000.00/full and he was later lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
Geraldine Hall, age 50, last known address of Ocean Gate, NJ. Mrs. Hall was charged with: Attempted Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, and Hindering Apprehension for initially providing officers with a false name.
Bail was set at $35,000.00/full and she was later lodged in the Ocean County Jail.