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Police: New Egypt Man Stole 20 Bags of Donated Clothing

Police blotter for the last week

A New Egypt man was charged with allegedly stealing clothing from drop-off bins located in the parking lot of a local shopping center.

Elijah Singleton, 21, was arrested and charged at 4:30 a.m. Dec. 9. He was charged with theft after stealing approximately 20 bags of clothing from bins in the parking lot of Eric’s Plaza on Lacey Road, police said.

Dec. 11
Celia Berrios, 28, of Forked River was charged with shoplifting $150 of merchandise from Walmart. She was processed and released.

Dec. 7
Four Lacey juvenile females were handed charges after police responded to a Beach Boulevard home for a loud party at 9:40 p.m. At the party, four juveniles were charged with consumption of alcoholic beverages underage. The resident, also a juvenile female, was charged with underage possession and consumption of alcohol underage. 

Dec. 6
Elisha Hawk, 30, of Bayville was arrested at Walmart on an outstanding warrant from Lacey Township for failure to appear on shoplifting charges. She was sent to Ocean County Jail with bail set at $1,000. Lodged in Ocean County Jail.

Dec. 3
Jamie Able, 28, of Toms River was arrested at 3:35 p.m. Police conducted a motor vehicle stop at Route 9 and Sunrise Boulevard where Able was charged with DWI, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and reckless driving. 

Dec. 2
Christopher Burris, 38, of Bayville and the owner of the Forked River House was arrested after Toms River police investigated a motor vehicle accident at Route 166 and 37 in Toms River.

Burris was charged with DWI and reckless driving after the two-vehicle non-injury accident that occurred at 7 p.m.

Captain Ed December 13, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Stealing donated clothing ? REALLY? Your parents must be real proud of you!
GB Shore December 13, 2012 at 12:01 PM
I hope that the local restaurant owner above will use this as a wake up call and get his act together and start acting like a responsible adult......if not, he is going to lose EVERYTHING.....
grace December 13, 2012 at 01:27 PM
just saw on the news in hoboken bags of donated clothes were stolen from their community center too.....seriously?
Louie December 13, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Does anyone know for sure if we donated clothing is sold for scrap to other countries or is it actually donated to families. I remember watching a tv investigation show reporting the clothing is actullay sold by the pound to other countries. Is this true of the bins we have on town.
WhyohWhy December 13, 2012 at 01:50 PM
GB Shore... as long as he has certain officials in his pocket he will go untouched. This IS NOT the first time he has gotten stopped, or a DWI.BUT yet he continues to be seen as an upstanding citzen in Lacey. God help him if he is on the road driving drunk and he injures one of my friends or family....God Help Him!
Captain Ed December 13, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Thats why I almost donate either directly or to where Im sure its getting used properly. So many times too much of it is being used for the wrong reasons and only a little gets trickled down to where its supposed to go. Its shameful really.
Captain Ed December 13, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Almost always i meant
Xavier December 13, 2012 at 02:09 PM
A lot of times the charities sell it to companies that then cut them up and turn them into rags.
Louie December 13, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Chris...I thought so. Its a shame to think we are donating clothing to the needy and they are sold and cut into rags.. I guess Goodwill in Bayville is better, although they sell their items it is very affordable to those in need.
VoiceofReason December 13, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Forked River house sucks anyway. Something better needs to go there.
Johnny bravo December 13, 2012 at 05:19 PM
The patch did not have to mention Chris owning his business they don't disclose everyone elses occupation
Michael Hendrickson December 13, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Chris is an upstanding citizen and buisness owner in lacey who does a lot for the community
just.tellin.the.truth December 13, 2012 at 06:11 PM
wow... stealing $150 worth of stuff from walmart... at 28yrs old... is pathetic. not only are you old enough to know better, but your also a mother... great parenting!!
Captain Ed December 13, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Yea, I noticed that about listing his occupation and business venture. Thats pretty messed up. Guess someone doesnt like him or something. Whats up with that.
Captain Ed December 13, 2012 at 06:39 PM
We have all done stupid stuff as a kid. That you usually get a pass for. You grow up and move on. But adults past their early 20's doing stupid stuff. Thats just stupid. NO PASS. U FAIL. NO PASS GO. U go to jail!
grace December 14, 2012 at 12:13 AM
toms river turned down a chipoltle grill lets grab it!
Kathy Candeletti December 14, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Chapter 2 thrift shop across the street from A's ....people helping people...not people looking to get rich!!!
dniece68 December 14, 2012 at 02:12 AM
There are signs posted on these bins not to leave anything on the ground or you can be fined....so where did he break the law? These bins have been there for many years not put there for Sandy Victims....take a look at the bin area at the shop rite center in lacey....a total mess,I wish someone would take the junk left on the ground
VoiceofReason December 14, 2012 at 02:03 PM
No he's not.
sandy shorts December 15, 2012 at 07:30 PM
agreed...typical forked rumor
sandy shorts December 15, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Why mention the name of an individuals business? Was the vehicle involved in the accident branded with the business name? If not than keep the business out of it. As a business owner, I don't think that's fair reporting.
Louie December 16, 2012 at 07:26 PM
@sandy shorts. I agree 100%.


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