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Berkeley Police Charge Two Men With Burglarizing Grand Central Parkway Home


by Patricia A. Miller

Two men are facing burglary and theft charges after police found them trying to "scrap" items stolen from a home on Grand Central Parkway, Police Chief Karin T. DiMichele said.

Patrolmen Jason Malley and Michael O’Connor responded to Universal Recycling on Double Trouble Rd at 3:30 p.m. on May 7 to investigate a burglary that had just occurred on Grand Central Parkway.  The homeowner called police and said he saw a vehicle on his property and two male subjects enter his house and remove items. from it, the chief said.

O’Connor encountered the two men, identified as Andrew Leroy, 19,  Bayville and Christopher Colfax, 24, Beachwood, as they were attempting to “scrap “the items, DiMichele said.

Both men were arrested and transported to police headquarters, where they were charged with burglary and theft. Their bails were set at $2,500. Both men were taken to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River in default of bail, the chief said.


Detectives Joseph Santoro and John Legg conducted the follow-up investigation

Heywood May 13, 2014 at 06:14 AM
Junkies?
Col Von Vapors May 13, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Do any of you know if they will be offered treatment in jail?
Col Von Vapors May 13, 2014 at 12:20 PM
I wonder if these guys started out down the road of crime by either killing Striped Bass or Killing Squirrels???????
grace May 14, 2014 at 07:44 AM
crap who scrap
Heywood May 14, 2014 at 08:36 AM
It's important for the operators of the scrap facilities to be on the lookout for possible stolen items.

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