Three Newark Men Charged for Attempted Vehicle Burglary in Jackson Township

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Jackson Township Police Department.
Jackson Township Police Department.

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ – Ocean County and Jackson Township continue to be targeted by criminals from Newark seeking to rob items from vehicles and in many cases, stealing vehicles that were left unlocked with the keys inside them.

On Friday, the Jackson Police Department was alerted that a resident caught three men trying to break into his vehicles, caught on his Ring doorbell camera.

At 3:28 am, Jackson Police Officer Travis Ceppaluni responded to a residence located on Round Hill Road when a resident reported being alerted by his Ring security camera of an unknown subject in his driveway near his vehicles. The resident advised that his vehicles were locked at all times and he had checked the area for the subject but was unable to locate him.

“Multiple officers were then dispatched from their assigned patrol zones to saturate and check the area and at approximately 4:30 am when checking Overlook Drive, Police Officer Christopher Brown observed a subject run into the woods from a Ford Explorer,” police said. “Which was parked in a driveway with the door left open. In the street near this residence was a 2005 Buick with two occupants and the officer stopped and conducted a motor vehicle stop with the vehicle. Other officers responded to the scene and a K-9 was requested from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department to attempt to locate the suspect who ran from the scene.”

As the investigation progressed, the two males in the Buick were placed under arrest and the K-9 track resulted in the suspect who fled the scene being located and placed under arrest.

-Kahlif Sandifer, Tyrone Jones and Kyel Watson, all of Newark were arrested and charged. Today, only Jones remains in jail at the Ocean County Jail.
During the investigation it was discovered that there was a fourth male involved who was not located and the investigation is continuing.

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