Berkeley Police Arrest Two Men On Storm-Battered Pelican Island

Both charged with trespassing, possession of CDS

Township police recently arrested two brothers who paddled over to Pelican Island on Barnegat Bay by kayak shortly after the Hurricane Sandy, Detective Sgt. James J. Smith said.

Detective Will Cullen found Douglas J. Polle, Jr. 26, Grant Avenue, Pine Beach, and Tyler Polle, 22, Compass Avenue, Beachwood in the backyard of a home on South Sunset Drive at 12:27 p.m. on Oct. 31, he said.

"They told us they were taking pictures for National Geographic," Smith said.

Cullen wasn't buying that. He charged both men with trespassing and possession of marijuana, Smith said.

Police were on Pelican Island that day to look for looters and make certain no other residents needed to be evacuated, Smith said.

"That area of Pelican Island had significant storm damage and a lot of houses were accessible," he said. "We were there to make sure nobody was looting, to evacuate storm victims and anyone else who was in the area."

Laurie November 14, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Do these men have names??
heather November 14, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Great job by Berkeley PD thru the entire storm and aftermath! There's a special place for people like this who take advantage of such tragedy.
Matt November 14, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Laurie, try reading the article first...
Patricia A. Miller (Editor) November 14, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Laurie was right. I forgot to add the names before I filed the story. Fixed!
PeopleAnnoyMe November 14, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Instead of MATT just sayin the names you come out with this smart ass answer!! You need to get a life and relax a little bit you idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WhyohWhy November 14, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Ummm Matt is not the idiot,. Alot of people ask questions or voice their before they read the whole story. I didn't read the first draft when the names weren't posted. So I too thought the same thing when I read the revised story and it had the names of the guys. I too thought the same way as Matt. So PeopleAnnoyMe... You might want to take your own advise...You are annoying us !
Laurie November 14, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Matt, if the names were there, I wouldn't have posted the comment.....perhaps you should try reading the article first.
Laurie November 14, 2012 at 06:21 PM
....people are ridiculous.....your comments are so unimportant. I simply commented on the article that popped up as breaking news, there was no revised article at that time.
Tyler November 14, 2012 at 07:06 PM
I was not looting I was takeing pictures with my brother and event bring cat food for cat so don't juge me I live a good life it's the system that's wrong
Tyler November 14, 2012 at 07:10 PM
I do not steal I am a lord giver and follow the ALMIGHTYs LAW 10 commandments bless up RASTAFRI
Tyler November 14, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Won't event let I speek yeah judgments on u
i don't get it?? November 14, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Tyler...if you want to defend yourself, try speaking/spelling English words...its always humorous to me that those who claim to be misunderstood always claim that they are following a religious path...just a heads up, nobody buys it...obviously you didn't belong there, your addresses are in Beachwood, and you were arrested on Pelican Island, my question is how did you know there might be a cat there in need of food, and why was it necessary to bring your stash of weed???? Stop talking or whatever it us your trying to do...should have left ya there without the kayak...
Tyler November 14, 2012 at 09:44 PM
I was trying to get to the beach on 35 but the boat was taking water I was trying to make it to seaside to feed all the cats under the bored walk becuse I know they live thare and my bro wanted to get pics and I have a learning handy cap I been in slow school classes my hole life sorry I can't learn as fast as u I have to hand caps and my faith is all I got and need and keeps me doing right I worship GOD as a man and u should not me putting jugement on anyone
Tyler November 14, 2012 at 09:45 PM
I was doin no wrong
Tyler November 14, 2012 at 09:47 PM
And I didn't bring any weed
Tyler p November 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Make me sad to see people jugeing pointing fingers I'm here to tell truth I am guilty of all charges time will tell or show but u don't know me or my brother and if u did u would know we have big harts and are good men I have don't things I am sham of maby bad things done in my past but I have done more good things and always in my head to help people able and willing PEACE POWER and GLORY to all blesss
Tyler p November 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Haha I mean not guilty hahaaa
mike November 14, 2012 at 10:43 PM
I think your high right now.
i don't get it?? November 14, 2012 at 11:14 PM
@mike...good call
Tyler p November 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Maybe I am but I do not steal I am not a thief
The voice November 15, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Wow... After reading, Well done Berkeley on taking in these young boys... Tyler, the system did everything RIGHT in your situation. Residing in Beachwood, taking kayak to feed cats on 35 and ended up in Pelican Island.. Your story changed from taking pics for National Geographic to feeding cats in need!!! You also stated you have had trouble on past! Lol so please entertain us with where the system went wrong... Oh yea, also admitted to having marijuana on you and being high, so again enlighten us!!!
Tyler p November 15, 2012 at 06:40 AM
My bro takes pics with some expensive camra that was his I just wanted to see the reck had no power whare I lived dident event know what happens didn't have tv so we seen ocean gate and it was flooded so we said sea side must be bad so we across bay trying to get by 35 boat was flooding I got all wet we could of drowned so we had no choice but to stop one pelican island I had no weed they didn't find weed only a pipe to smoke weed that wasent mine
Tyler p November 15, 2012 at 06:45 AM
Me and my brother was not crimal trustpassing and I did bring alittle cat food I love keeks so I was thinking thare always those cats in seaside and I would pet them and I wish I could of bring more food but had to pack light
Tyler p November 15, 2012 at 06:48 AM
Never said I had herb on me


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