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Five-Foot Brass Propeller and $5,000 Worth Of Jewelry Stolen

Thieves target two separate Toms River residences

Toms River Police are investigating a burglary at Hemlock Hill Drive and a theft from the yard of an Arcadia Road home. 

On Hemlock Hill Drive, suspects entered the residence by prying open a sliding door, according to Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. They then removed over $5000 in jewelry and $500 in cash from the residence, according to the chief.

The burglary, which occurred between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday is being investigated by Officers Adam Koeppen and Jason Putkowski. 

At Arcadia Road, which is located in the Pleasant Plains section of the township, Officer Thomas Herbst is investigating the theft of a 62” brass propeller blade that weighed over 1000 pounds.

The propeller blade, which was stolen from the front lawn of the residence, was a lawn ornament. The owner was a commercial fisherman and the blade came from a boat of his that had sunk, according to Mastronardy.

The theft of the propeller, which is estimated to be worth $5000, occurred between midnight and 10 a.m. Saturday, police said. Tire marks were visible on the victim's lawn from the vehicle that was used to commit the theft.

Anyone with information on these incidents can contact Detective Bureau Commander Bruce Burgess at 732-349-0150 ext 1200.

1stcav January 17, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Because he paid for it and it was HIS !!! Not up for bid about what one can keep on THERE property , it's THEIRS, until a thief comes in the night and steals from YOU !!!! He worked for it, he payed for it and it's HIS, no matter what it is !!!!!! Would you think a 1000 lb anchor had a chance of walking off YOUR lawn, no way , until today.
1stcav January 17, 2012 at 09:01 PM
This current Admin. better get moving , from the Pres. on down in Congress, were tired of hearing the same old crap, there salaries are up, there Health care is THE best around, there pensions are ALL 6 figures and were loosing jobs, homes and our kids futures because we can't send them to College, and there's no jobs for them went they do get out...where else can we turn ??? Wheres our FDR & a WPA program to get this country going again !

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