LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ – On Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 10:45 a.m., Lacey Township Police Department reported detectives and a patrol officer conducted a stop as a suspicious vehicle exited the Lacey Business Park. Detectives observed the vehicle, driven by a 29-year-old resident parked in a remote location and suspected a criminal offense. During the stop, officers discovered several catalytic converters in the 29-year-old resident’s truck that appeared to be cut from other vehicles. Detectives returned to the area where the 29-year-old resident was parked and discovered that a nearby vehicle was missing a catalytic converter matching one in his vehicle. The suspect was placed under arrested and charged with Theft of Moveable Property and Criminal Mischief. The suspect was released pending a Court appearance. The suspect has since said he did not commit any crimes and that the Lacey Township Police Department falsified the above information. “I’m not guilty of anything,” he told Shore News Network.
At the request of the suspect, his name has been removed from this article.