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Forked River Man Accused of Burglarizing Neighbor

Grand juries hand up indictments

A Forked River man is free on $10,000 bail after being indicted by an Ocean County grand jury last week.

Christopher Boardingham, 20, of Lakeside Drive North, broke into a home on his street between May 23 and 26, stole jewelry and cash in excess of $500 and then sold it within Berkeley Township, police said.

Boardingham was charged with burglary, theft and dealing in stolen property, all in the third degree. He posted $10,000 bail Feb. 4.

Boardingham was previously charged by the Lacey Township Police Department in May after allegedly removing and stealing a street sign.

Grand juries also indicted:

  • Jeffrey P. Emanuel, 31, and Anthony J. Costa, 25, on drug charges.

Both men are accused of being in possession of oxycodone when they were arrested in Lacey Oct. 24, while Costa also was indicted on charges of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. 

Emanuel additionally was charged with tampering with physical evidence.

Costa was released on his own recognizance, and Emanuel was released on a summons.

Costa was previously arrested by the Lacey Township Police Department for an out of Wall Township.

  • Matthew Copeland, 21, of Lakeside Drive South, on burglary and theft charges.

Copeland is accused of breaking into a 1993 Saturn in Lacey Oct. 17 and stealing a purse and diamond earrings. He was released on a summons.

Copeland was most recently arrested in an alleged connection to a

Silver dollar April 05, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Ashley last year you said . Mathew Copeland could do no harm. Look where you are now . Get away from him and start over for your own good
Laura E April 05, 2012 at 12:39 AM
that kid is like Teflon Don.
DevilsFan609 April 05, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Well said over taxed. I recall the defending of Copeland and wondering how she could justify that.
Lee Long April 05, 2012 at 06:13 AM
I wanna see matt get his life together as i wanna see all theese people but the only way you will see this happen is if you eliminate the drug problem we have which will never happen im sorry but its the blunt truth, only thimg we could do is try, i dont like when people post they are scumbags and lock them away and throw away the key, theese are the people that have never had to experience the harsh realities of substance abuse, instead of opening up new jails, put the money toward new rehabilitation centers, i would rather learn how to live the right way on the streets than go to prison and learn how to be a better criminal, believe me i have seen it all


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