Archive for the ‘OG Crime Blotter’ Category



This announcement was sent to us by the Neptune Township Police Department on October 16, 2014:  

On 1/23/14 at approximately 2000 hrs., Neptune Twp. Police Department arrested Thomas Lockhart, 54 yrs. old of Neptune for active warrants and in reference to the on-going investigation of burglaries committed in Ocean Grove.

At that time, Lockhart was charged with an active bench warrant, Resisting Arrest and for Receiving Stolen Property. The stolen property was identified to be the proceeds of a burglary in Ocean Grove. He was transported to Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $50,000.00 bail (from Neptune and Asbury Park Municipal Courts) with no 10% option.

On 10/15/14, through an exhaustive investigation, Lockhart was charged by Sgt. Jason Petillo with Burglary, Theft and Criminal Mischief to an Ocean Grove residence. Lockhart was held on $76,000.00 bail with no 10% option.

Anyone with information regarding Lockhart or any burglaries in Ocean Grove is encouraged to contact Sgt. Petillo of the Neptune Twp. Police Department at (732) 988-8000 x731.

Residents are urged to keep their houses and vehicles secured at all times.


Lt. Michael J .McGhee


Editor’s Note:  Thomas Lockhart was recently released from jail.  He also had been sent to prison (for 3 years)  in 2011 for burglary in Ocean Grove—PG


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I want to report car break-ins on July 19, 2014.   At  midnight  I observed 2 males pulling on car doors, getting into one of them, rummaging thru, getting out of the car, and pulling on other car doors setting off alarms as they walked up the street.

I called the police, and 5 police cars came to investigate. They did a great and thorough job investigating.

The strange thing, is I watched these guys,  and they saw me on my porch, as they blatantly pulled on car doors right in front if me. I was nervous to call the police be cause they know where I live. But I called anyway. I am ngry that this is happening , but my car, in the past,  has also been ransacked.

This happened at the west end of Abbott Ave.  Just thought evryone should lock their cars


Ocean Grove, N.J.  July 19, 2014


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From the Neptune Township PD today, December 31, 2013:

There were several houses entered by unknown actors. The houses that were entered are located in the area between Mt. Hermon Way and Webb Ave.  The actors gained entry to the houses through windows and by prying open rear doors.

Keep your windows and doors locked.  Overnight keep your exterior lights on until the morning. If you see something suspicious call the police immediately via 9-1-

Michael Adam, NTPD, Neighborhood Watch

From John W. Higley:  (Citizen reporter and photog.)

“From the porch at #79, just came home to this, was told it was only a CO2 alarm gone off.”

Photo by John W Higley.  DEc 31, 2013

Photo by John W Higley. DEc 31, 2013

From Eileen @Blogfinger:  A man was seen walking west on Heck Avenue looking into the windows of every car he passed.  He was white wearing a dark hoody and a red jacket.  She spotted a Neptune Twp police car on Main near Firemen’s Park,  She gave him her eyewitness report and then he drove off in the direction of Heck Ave.

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Old Time Police

We will post any crime, even those that seem trivial. They will be posted by date, with the most recent on top, and we can add information to an item if more details come in. If the NTPD and Neighborhood Watch post an incident on BF, we will not repeat it here.

We believe that the citizens of OG will benefit from knowing what’s going on.  Of course, not everyone in town reads BF, so we make no claim that this is comprehensive. Even the police don’t know it all, because some crimes are not reported.   — Editors @Blogfinger

1. October 16, 2012: From “Mighty Mad.”     “We had a garden ornament stolen yesterday.”

2.  October 15, 2012.  From “Gosh.”  Hanging carved angel stolen from arbor.

3. October 15t, 2012. From Empress: Bicycle was stolen from behind house on McClintock. It was reported to police. Later, a man was seen trespassing on McClintock properties, roaming from one house to another looking around front, side, and back. Bicycle never recovered.

4. October 9, 2012. From Jean Bredin.  The Halloween bandit struck 94 Heck Avenue. A ceramic jack o’ lantern with light was plucked from our porch last nite. We even had the porch lite on!

5. October 6, 2012. From “Two Incidents.” I was speaking to a neighbor today and she related two recent incidents.  First her shiny new grill went missing, then a ‘vagrant’ was just sitting on her porch and wouldn’t leave. She did call the police and he left, but she said the trespasser just didn’t seem to care. Brazen break-ins and entries, stolen property, car theft, numerous petty crimes and now some residents actually talking about getting guns. Just how long before something truly tragic happens?

6. October 6, 2012. From “Anonymous.” A car was broken into on Seaview Avenue last Thursday. Minor items were stolen including a small Louie Vuitton purse. Reported to police.

7. October 3, 2012. From “Agree.”  A week and a half ago or so a garden ornament was stolen from my front porch on Cookman Avenue in OG. It’s wasn’t worth anything, but the fact that someone came on my porch to take the item certainly gave me pause. I didn’t think much of it until I read the other comments here on Blogfinger.

8. October 3, 2012. From Ted Aanensen:  “Yesterday, a neighbor corner of Abbott and Pligim Pathway was resting on her couch when an intruder cut her screen door and tried to break into the house. Fortunatetly, her screams chased the intruder away. Police were called but the homeowner was so shook up she could not give a terribly accurate description, other than thin, white and in a tee shirt.”

9. October 2, 2012. From “Gosh.” One Saturday night while on patrol for the Citizens Patrol, we had found 2 bikes in the street within a block of each other. We reported to base the finding and waited for police to come and collect the bikes. Two hours later, after no response from the police, we had to bring them by Thornley Chapel to the police sub station.

10. October 2, 2012.  From Larry McKeown.  “We too have been the victim of lawn ornament thieves (thief?). Our multi-colored gazing ball was discovered missing several days ago from our home at 107 Embury Avenue. Do ya think that the thief is holding it for ransom? By the way, I enjoy the “Blog” — move forward.

11. October 2, 2012.  From Ann Yannell.  “Ann Horan just told me that a woman in O.G., today, noticed missing items from her yard and spotted a white van but did not get the license plate. I would like to know more details because I have a plate number of a white van I saw this morning that seemed suspicious to me. Please let me know.”

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