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Bayville Man Charged in Assault that Began at Lacey Park

Lawrence Young allegedly robbed and assaulted a juvenile male

A Bayville man was arrested after he allegedly robbed and assaulted a juvenile at a Lacey park, police said.

Lawrence Young, 18, was arrested after police responded to an assault at the intersection of Beverly Road and Earie Way on Monday, Oct. 1 at 3:57 p.m.

Police determined that a “strong-arm” robbery, which began at Bud Mezara Park, occurred, police said.

During the robbery, a 16-year-old male victim sustained a facial injury, police said. He was transported to Community Medical Center for treatment.

Young was charged with second degree robbery and aggravated assault. He was sent to the Ocean County Jail with bail set at $150,000.

PROTECTTHEINNOCENT October 02, 2012 at 06:08 PM
You can think what you want, but only the people who are involved know the true story. I was not defending Lawrence about this situation, I was just informing the public that the previous comments posted by Tallie10 were bull, and past issues that aren't even relevant to his arrest. That is all. Have a lovely day. And yes, that was sarcasm.
PROTECTTHEINNOCENT October 02, 2012 at 06:15 PM
And I'm actually not a parent, I am someone who knows the situation well enough though. BUT GOOD TRY ;D
Hun1 October 02, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Seriously. Just because YOU don't see these gangs does that mean they don't exist? Obviously this town, which I happen to love, is falling on some hard times with their youth. Parents need to help get their kids involved in some kind if activity and get them off the streets. This particular gang of kids, not just one person, has been terrorizing this family since he came to the aid of someone being assaulted. They have vandalized his property multiple times with the police coming and saying there is nothing they can do. This is why they have no fear. On a recent walk down the street I saw two separate gangs of kids in arguing matches with an adult. Wake up, they are out there and it seems we will not be getting much help from the police in this matter.
you dont need to know my name October 02, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Listen, I was lawrences friend, and I know the situation pretty well. Everyone, know what you're talking about before you comment. K? You're all being pretty ignorant and its pissing me off. There are no gangs, and if there were, there's not anymore. Peace
Miche October 02, 2012 at 09:19 PM
ARE YOU SERIOUS. GET KIDS INVOLVED WITH WHAT? I KNOW FOR INSTANCE ONE KID WHO IS 17 AND IS A GREAT KID EVEN HAS THOUGHT ME A THING OR TWO ABOUT THE BAY. IF THE PARENTS ARE INVOLVED THEN THE KID WILL BE OK IF NOT, BLAME THE PARENTS PERIOD! DO NOT MAKE A COMMENT THEY MUST HAVE SOMETHING TO DO, THERE IS PLENTY TO DO IN THIS TOWN, IF ANYTHING GO OLD SCHOOL AND DROP THEM OFF IN ELIZABETH NJ AND SEE HOW FAST THEY START CRYING TO MOM AND DAD. KIDS HERE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT A GANG IS OR FOR THAT MATTER WHAT TOUGH IS
DevilsFan609 October 02, 2012 at 09:52 PM
The deleting of certain comments on Lacey Patch is awful. Certain people get deleted and now the comment section reads terribly.
My town October 02, 2012 at 10:40 PM
So protecttheinnocent if this group is so innocent then how come one of them besides LJ Young was arrested for stealing money from the first fifteen year old boy that was assaulted. Don't make these kids out as anything than what they are.TROUBLE
My town October 03, 2012 at 12:00 AM
I agree you don't know. This isn't a gang its just a group of brothers and sisters in a poorly parented family.
beth sweeney October 03, 2012 at 01:09 AM
that was my nephew who got robbed n beat yesterday soooo ny 1 who does such a horrible thing like that needs major help!
People wake up October 04, 2012 at 06:23 PM
There are gangs for one there are a mexican gang floating around and bunch of wantabees. There a tag marks in some areas. These are gang markings. So dont be so stupid as to think there arent gangs in Lacey as there are drugs. There here!! If you didnt cut back on the police department to save money maybe things could get cleaned up. Some of you people need to wake up. You must be the ones that think NOT My Child??? Were are the parents? Give up somethings so you can keep an eye on your kids be part of there life. Most of these kids are throw aways and as soon as they are 18 they are out of the house. If not raising themselfs now. Think about it...
People wake up October 04, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Your nephews family need to file charges against the kids that did it. This is under the new law The school is to be notified so with the police and school this should be covered as for protection. But a police report with charges against those kids need to be done. Your family needs to do it!!!!
Joe Stewart October 08, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Back in the day, if someone did this to your family member then they got the &^%(*^% kicked out of them by a big brother or an uncle or a father. the world protects the criminals now, not the victims. Eye for an eye!
Jon M October 08, 2012 at 01:59 PM
I don't know about gangs, lol. But just these dumbass kids that think they are hardcore. Let me take these kids to where I grew up, let's see how hardcore they are. They wouldn't have a chance.

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