Accused Burglar Facing New Theft Charge

Grand juries hand up indictments


A Toms River man already under indictment on burglary charges in Lacey has been indicted again.

Nicholas Merola, 19, was indicted last week by an Ocean County grand jury on theft and dealing in stolen property charges.

Merola stole various jewelry from a Lacey couple on or around Sept. 9, 2010, the indictment states. The jewelry, worth more than $500, was then sold by Merola, authorities charge.

Merola was previously indicted on charges accusing him of and stealing more than $30,000 in jewelry and a laptop. 

He is facing two counts of burglary, two counts of theft and two counts of dealing in stolen property for the alleged Laurel Boulevard burglaries.

Merola received a summons for the most recent charges, but otherwise is still being held in the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, no 10 percent option.

Grand juries also indicted:

  • Keith C. Sisler of Sinclair Avenue on burglary and theft charges.

Sisler allegedly broke into a township building on Lacey Road on Sept. 8 and stole copper wire worth at least $200, the indictment states.

When caught, Sisler allegedly fled Patrolman Vincent Meehan, authorities charge. The grand jury also upheld charges of obstructing the administration of law and resisting arrest.

Sisler is being held in the Ocean County jail in lieu of $20,000 bail, no 10 percent option.

  • A Forked River couple on charges accusing them of burglarizing an Ocean Township home and selling jewelry they stole.

The indictment upheld charges accusing Renae Milko and Joseph P. Suckiel, both of Brookdale Park Drive, of burglarizing a home sometime from May 16 to May 20 and taking more than $500 in jewelry. Milko and Suckiel then sold that jewelry in Lacey and Berkeley several days later, the indictment states.

Each are charged with burglary, theft and dealing in stolen property.

  • Three Lanoka Harbor men on a possession of heroin charge.

Juan Santana, Daniel Pentz and Scott K. Thomson all were arrested in the township on June 29 and accused of possession. Pentz also was indicted on a possession with intent to distribute charge.

Santana posted $25,000 bail on July 13 and was released from custody. Pentz remains in Ocean County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail, 10 percent option. Thomson was released on a summons.

  • Thomson, however, was indicted on a separate charge accusing him of two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance for allegedly having heroin and alprazolam in his possession when arrested May 15.

He was initially held on $25,000 bail, no 10 percent option, but posted May 18.

Mary September 30, 2012 at 03:28 PM
I wonder if all these kids will be tied into all the homes that have been broken into, sounds like they all hang with eachother


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