Toms River pair with heroin, needles, nabbed by police while robbing cars in Brick

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BRICK TOWNSHIP, NJ – A pair of small-time criminals were caught red-handed by police in Brick Township. After receiving a call of suspicious males entering vehicles, police responded to catch them in the act.

On 10/12/2021, at approximately 02:30 a.m., Patrolman Kyle Patrick, K-9 Officer Ptl Scott Smith, Ptl. Kyle Dudak and Ptl. John Sullivan were dispatched to the area of Collins Court in Green Briar I for a motor vehicle burglary in progress.

The caller reported that there were two unknown subjects attempting to burglarize motor vehicles in the neighborhood. The subjects were reportedly observed entering vehicles. As Ptl. Patrick responded to the call, he observed a vehicle occupied by two male subjects that matched the description of the subjects provided to dispatch.

The vehicle was stopped and the occupants were identified as Ryan Payesko (27 yrs. old from Toms River) and Nicolas Massimi (28 yrs old from Toms River).

Further investigation at the scene of the stop as well as at the scene of the crime led to the arrest of Payesko and Massimi.


Ryan Payesko, was arrested and charged with the following: Theft of Moveable Property; Burglary; Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance Paraphernalia; Possession of Hypodermic Needles; Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin) and Possession of Certain Weapons (Brass Knuckles). Payesko was also issued traffic summons for operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

Nicholas Massimi was arrested and charged with the following: Theft of Moveable Property, Burglary, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance Paraphernalia, Possession of Hypodermic Needles, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin).

It is suspected that the subjects entered as many as twenty vehicles and the investigation is ongoing. Both suspects were lodged in the Ocean County jail.