WARETOWN-On May 8th, 2018 at approximately 12:00 pm, the Ocean Township Police Department received a report of a suspicious motor vehicle occupied by two males at the end of Bryant Road in the Bay Haven section of Ocean Township. A description of the suspects and their vehicle – a white cargo van were obtained by police dispatch and it was located a short time later by Lt. Scott Murphy in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy on U.S. Highway 9 in Waretown, NJ. Lt. Murphy was assisted by Sgt. Michael Ward and Ptl. Philip Calanni.
The preliminary investigation led to the arrest of the driver, Jomar Gonzalez at 28 of Paterson, NJ and his passenger, Raymond Severino age 23 of Bridgeport, CT. Both males were found to be wearing FedEx uniforms and related initially to officers that they worked for the company but that was quickly determined to be false. Officers assisted by Det. Andrew Risden of the Criminal Investigations Division determined that both Gonzalez and Severino conspired to steal already delivered packages from the doorsteps of Waretown residents while they were dressed as FedEx employees operating a rented white van.
As a result of the investigation they were charged with the following:
Jomar Gonzalez – 2C:35-10A(1) Possession of CDS, 2C:21-17A(2) Impersonation; Theft of Identity and 2C:5-2A(1) Conspiracy. Gonzalez was additionally issued several motor vehicle related summonses.
Raymond Severino – 2C:5-2A(1) Conspiracy and 2C: 21-17A (2) Impersonation; Theft of Identity
Both Gonzalez and Severino were processed at police headquarters and subsequently transported to the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.
As policy, the Ocean Township Police Department will not release the photos of any defendants.
Also, the media and the public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations, and that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.