Lacey Man Charged With Burglary, Arrested in Municipal Building
Lanoka Harbor male accused off stealing money out of a pickup truck was at the Lacey Township Municipal Building for a scheduled court date
A Lanoka Harbor male was arrested inside the Lacey Township Municipal Building after he allegedly stole money out of a pickup truck, police said.
Patrick Cornelius, 23, was reportedly stealing money out of a pickup truck parked in the municipal parking lot on Tuesday, July 31, police said.
When police arrived at the scene at 2:41 p.m., Cornelius was located inside the Municipal Building for a scheduled court date, police said.
Cornelius was arrested at the scene and charged with burglary, theft and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He was sent to the Ocean County Jail with bail set by Judge Damian Murray at $30,000.
Cornelius was previously issued a complaint summons in July 2011 after police responded to a male and female stealing recyclables and scrap metal from resident’s trash bins on Central Lake Drive in Forked River.
Police also arrested Cornelius in January 2012 for a $500 warrant issued by Asbury Park Municipal Court and a $300 warrant issued by the Dover Township Municipal Court.