Brick Police Arrest 22 at Drug and Gun Infested Condominium Complex

BRICK TOWNSHIP – The Brick Township Police Street Crimes Unit has been actively seeking out criminal activity originating in or in some way related to the Maple Leaf Condominium Complex in the Herbertsville section of the township. Of the twenty-two arrests this past week, twenty of them either occurred inside the complex, or were a direct result of an investigation that originated in the complex. Arrests have included charges for firearms, drugs, disorderly conduct, alcohol related offenses, obstruction, resisting arrest and motor vehicle violations.

The Brick Police K-9 Unit was integral to many of these investigations, namely K-9 Teams Sgt. Catalina/Duke, Ptl. Smith/Echo and Ptl. Prendeville/Max. Also, the NJ State Police Gang Intelligence Unit and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force have been working with the Street Crimes Unit in the investigations and enforcement of these crimes. The following are the arrestees and their charges.

July 13th
Male subject, identity undisclosed – Possession of crack and heroin and possession of paraphernalia. Released on a summons.
Christopher Wells (35 years old of Brick) – Possession of crack with intent to distribute, possession of crack, possession of paraphernalia, obstruction of justice and motor vehicle violations. Lodged in Ocean County Jail.

July 14th
Nicolas Dominguez (19 years old of Brick) – Possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and underage possession of alcohol. Released on summons.
Robert Bransky III (19 years old of Brick) – Possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and underage possession of alcohol. Released on a summons.
Hunter Deveau (19 years old of Brick) – Possession of marijuana, possession of MDMA (ecstasy), possession of paraphernalia and underage possession of alcohol. Released on a summons. Released on a summons.
Isahaia McDowell (21 years old of Middletown) – Offering alcohol to an underage person. Released on a summons.
Male subject, identity undisclosed – Possession of crack, possession of paraphernalia and loitering to obtain a controlled dangerous substance. Lodged in Ocean County Jail.
Raymere Myers (24 years old of Brick) – On an investigation resulting from a motor vehicle stop Myers was found to be in possession of 9mm handgun and marijuana. He was charged on a warrant and lodged into Ocean County Jail.
Kareem Johnson (22 years old of Asbury Park) – Possession of marijuana. Released on a summons.
Armani Vasquez (20 years old of Toms River) – Possession of marijuana. Released on a summons.
Tamire Sutton (21 years old of Lakewood) – Possession of marijuana and motor vehicle offenses. Released on a summons.
Joseph Collins Jr. (43 years old of Bridgeton) – Possession of marijuana and loitering to obtain a controlled dangerous substance. Released on a summons.


July 15th
Jessica Carney (32 years old of Brick) – Possession of crack and Xanax, and possession of paraphernalia. Released on a summons.
Brandi Hawk (32 years old of Brick) – Distribution of crack and possession of marijuana.
Demetrius Baynard (28 years old of Brick) – Possession of MDMA (ecstasy) with intent to distribute, distribution of crack, distribution of marijuana, possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice and possession of paraphernalia. Released on a summons.
Tamika Tims (36 years old of Lakewood) – Possession of crack with intent to distribute, possession of crack, possession of paraphernalia, DUI, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, operating under the influence with a minor passenger, refusal to submit to chemical test and other motor vehicle offenses. Lodged in Ocean County Jail.
Kareem Thomas (38 years old of Brick) – Possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. Released on a summons.

July 16th
Marquis Wiggins (30 years old of Lakewood) – Possession of heroin and possession of paraphernalia. Lodged in Ocean County Jail.
Nasir Simmons (20 years old of Brick) – Possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Released on a summons.
Female subject, identity undisclosed – Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of Suboxone and possession of paraphernalia. Released on a summons.
Two juveniles were also arrested on this date for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. They were charged with juvenile delinquency and released to a guardian.

Chief Riccio would like to recognize the hard work of the Brick Police Street Crimes Unit, Brick K-9 Unit and Patrol Division and of course thank the NJ State Police and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for their assistance and cooperation in these investigations. We intend to continue for as long as it takes, our proactive efforts to seek out and arrest those individuals who engage in criminal activity or otherwise disrupt the quality of life of the good people who reside in the complex. We further intend to identify the property owners and whenever possible we will be holding them responsible for the actions of their tenants.

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