Three Area Men Arrested In Burglary of Bayville Home

All three are lodged in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River


Police recently arrested two Bayville men and a Pine Beach man who are accused of stealing a number of items from a Hayes Avenue home, including a heavy gas grill, Detective Sgt. James J. Smith said.

Smith urged Berkeley residents to be vigilant and watch for suspicious behavior in their neighborhoods.

"To steal what they stole took great effort," Smith said. "We are using this as a reminder to people to look out for their neighbors. We encourage people to report suspicious activity.This wasn't easy."

Police arrested Cody Lessing, 19, Eastern Boulevard, Bayville, Ryan Blistyak, 20, Pine Beach and Dylan Kramer, 20, also Eastern Boulevard, in connection with the Aug. 30 thefts, Smith said.

The burglary took place sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The suspects broke a window on a rear porch door and ransacked the home while the residents were away, he said.

When Patrolman Michael Poikans and Dectective Joseph Santoro responded, they discovered a number of items had been taken, including jewelry, jewelry boxes, coins, currency, free weights and the gas grill, Smith said.

Many of the items were later recovered in local pawn shops, he said.

"Detective Santoro and Detective John Legg developed some leads which lead them to the arrests," Smith said. "We were able to return most of the property to the homeowners. We do weekly checks of pawn shops."

Lessing was charged with burglary, theft, possession of stolen property and theft by deception. Municipal Court Judge James Gluck set his bail at $20,000, with a ten percent option, police said.

Blistyak and Kramer were both charged with burglary and theft. Blistyak's bail was set at $70,000 with a ten percent option. Kramer's bail was set at $5,000 with a ten percent option, Smith said.


ciaoluna September 20, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Why is there a 10% option on their bail ? They violated the safety and sanctity of someone's home. Slap on the wrist and they're back on the street plotting their next crime. So many break ins in our area because criminals are coddled.
john September 20, 2012 at 06:13 PM
yeh the 10% option is nuts.....if it was a million dollar bail ok, but 5000 bucks....nuts....... hope idiots like these never venture into my house.....they ll be leaving with 10% minimum buck shot option ! ! ! !
mark September 20, 2012 at 06:29 PM
glad they caught them good job to the berkeley detectives..
want2say September 20, 2012 at 06:33 PM
weird me, lol, i wonder if the pawn shops get reimbursed, or are they the victims in the end?
Lori September 20, 2012 at 06:33 PM
yes and isn't Cody Lessing the guy who pulled out an airsoft gun and shot 2, 12 year olds, about a year ago, obviously he shouldn't be walking free among us!
mike September 20, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Good work BTPD.
ciaoluna September 20, 2012 at 07:31 PM
My home was broken into 2 years ago...I was home ! Scared them off with a golf club, cowards that they were ! I now have a shotgun, know how to use it and wouldn't hesitate ! I will defend my life and my property.
Keeping whats mine September 20, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Lock em up with Massa
pesmith September 21, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Yes Lori, he is & not much was done about it. He was put on PTI and didn't fulfill the requirements. One family was stalked after that & the child was so traumatized the family had to move away. Berkeley police were sympathetic and did their best.When it reach the Prosecutor's office it was not important enough to put him away, slap on the hand. So surprise of his bail, year ago when he shot the airgun it was $100,000 bail with no 10%, then reduced. What does he have to do to spend some prison time? Does anyone care that a year later these children are still effected as well as their families? Thank you Detective Santoro for taking an interest, greatly appreciated!!!
George September 21, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Not the brightest the area has to offer. Steal, take it to a shop that records what happens. Police know this type of person would take it to said shop smart police work brings them there bingo clowns get what they deserve
Mary Ricciuti September 21, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Something has to be done to address the ever-growing drug problem, this is the root of these guys criminal behavior,more than likely! Crime driven by addiction. Locking them up is what alot of them need to wake them up!
Woot Woot! September 21, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Cody and Ryan are both scumbags. I grew up with these kids and they're not the best kids around especially Cody and Ryan but Dylan is a good kid. I know I'm gonna get a bunch of people saying a bunch of bullshit saying i'm a maniac and i don't know what im talking about but the truth is none of you know what your talking about. I totally agree, Cody should sit in jail. He shot a little kid with a air soft gun in the face and got caught with drug paraphernalia and didn't do really any time and Ryan is just a freak lol but me and Dylan have been friends for a long time and he's gotten very sick from drugs and if the govt would offer some kind of treatment for kids like this we wouldn't have so many "criminals". He just needs help getting his life together. Some people can't afford rehab so they're stuck being sick every day and need to do anything they can to feel better. Its really a shame. Lock up Cody and Ryan and I will PERSONALLY throw away the key but Dylan has a clean record other than a few traffic violations so he deserves a second chance. give him 6 months in a rehab facility and he should really blossom.
Woot Woot! September 21, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Lori September 21, 2012 at 11:43 PM
as Dylans friend I suggest you drag his ass to a hospital and tell them he keeps talking about killing himself, by law the hospital must evaluate him for at least 12 hours, get together with his parents and any close friends or family and do an intervention, the "drug addiction" doesnt make him a "dirt bag", its the stealing from people who work hard to have the things that they stole that gives him that label!
Keeping whats mine September 22, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Users will only quit when they are ready to quit. You cant make him or anyone clean without their consent. Give them options, but its up to them.
Dylanmeelheim September 22, 2012 at 07:32 AM
Dylan is a good kid I've been trying to keep him away from the bs, we were going to the beach about 4 times a week, surfing waves and finding something positive to do and we were well dedicated to it.it's a damn shame but he will be helped hopefully
Korra September 22, 2012 at 09:44 AM
Cody only gets off easy because of who his parents are, and his step fathers involvement in everything in town at one point or another.
DYLAN KRAMER September 26, 2012 at 01:08 AM
yea if i had a choice to go back and tell these kids to stop doing this i would of but i was in a bad situation with all the drugs i was useing so i can numb the pain that i have it was all about bad disitions at the time i am sry for what i did and i regret what i did i was only in jail for one week and it did wake me up im going to go to rehab and try to put together my broken self i just want to say im sry for what i did but i needed to get caught and put in jail so it can teach me that i dont have the worst possibble life. i cant change the past but i can make a bright future for myself just watch me. if you have something to say to me then say if you want to put me down then go fuck yourself cause you dont know a thing about me.
Mary Ricciuti September 26, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Sounds like you have some friends that care about you! Lose the ones you "thought" were your friends and focus on a new life for yourself, for your own sake...and your family! Praying for your successul recovery!
john October 13, 2012 at 10:59 AM
dylan, get hooked up with people that can help you, u can beat this drug problem and become a productive citizen..get into a program, get to na meetings, and dont hang out with the crowd that you used with.. you ll get there..... a life of drug use and crime will make u dead eventually... remember many homeowners are armed with more than just golf clubs now.
A.Marie January 03, 2014 at 08:29 PM
All I want to say is I believe in second chances with people, and everyone deserves one. People make mistakes in their life and that is why they are called mistakes. The hate comments are not necessary at all. How about people concentrate on the positive things in life, and stop talking about the negative ones. One man out of the three that was arrested changed his life for the better. He is not the same person anymore because he chose to change for the better. People make mistakes, but it doesn't make them a "bad person". They just need to repent their sins and ask for forgiveness, and learn from the mistakes they made. Being in jail can either go two ways you can either grow up to be a mature adult who knows right from wrong or get out and do the same thing over again. Well, let's stay positive that there is still good in the world and people can change. So stop the HATE comments, and pray for these boys because some of them needed help that they were not receiving.
Keeping whats mine January 04, 2014 at 07:33 AM
Once a scumbag always a scumbag. Watch out whats behind the curtain.
Gail Mahlschnee Blistyak January 23, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Gail B. My son was only one of the three. We didn't bail him out, we left him in jail to learn a lesson for 4 months, not 1 week as other's got because their parent's bailed them out. My son has since become a responsible, caring adult male. He is remorseful and at that time had a drug addiction. He attends groups, works a full-time job and has finally found the absolute most wonderful, beautiful soul of a girl to help him. Please stop the negative comments, this could have been anyone of your son's or daughter's. Look at the paper, everyday there is a story about heroin or "spice" killing our children. Pay attention to your own families and you just may stop your own tragedy someday. A loving Mom
Keeping whats mine January 23, 2014 at 05:19 PM
Ashley Massa was a drug shooting house burglar at one time. She has changed her life to just getting pregnant with different fathers now. So instead of stealing illegally she will play the system. We get to feed, house, cloth and educate her bad decisions. Yea for us!


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