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