A Lanoka Harbor and a Toms River man were arrested after a motor vehicle stop related to a shoplifting incident, police said.
Jeffery Allan, 33, of Lanoka Harbor allegedly stole a television and assorted electronics from Walmart on Dec. 16.
Allan left the area in a car. He was pulled over on Haines Street and arrested.
The total value of the stolen merchandise was $581.88.
Allan also had two outstanding warrants totaling $750. He was charged with shoplifting, issuing an additional $1,500 warrant. He was sent to Ocean County Jail.
Allan’s passenger, Charles Bandbelt, 33, of Toms River was also arrested for an outstanding warrant. He posted bail and was released.
Lt. Scott Tirella provided the following information:
Michael Cereghini, 24, of Toms River was charged with shoplifting after he allegedly walked into Walmart and stole two televisions at 10:22 p.m.
Cereghini fled the scene in a vehicle and was stopped by police at Route 9 and Taylor Lane.
The value of the televisions was $656.
Cereghini was charged with shoplifting. He was processed and released.
Cereghini’s 21-year-old female passenger was released at the scene.
Victoria Tsougarakis, 46, of Forked River was arrested and charged with DWI and reckless driving. She was pulled over in a motor vehicle stop on Lake Barnegat Drive at 1:36 a.m. She was processed and released.
Unknown suspects passed four fraudulent bills at Walmart at 4 p.m. The incident is under investigation.