Three Arrested in Barnegat, Waretown Burglaries

Two Waretown, one Forked River resident charged

Three area residents have been arrested and charged with burglaries connected with two seasonal residences located on Bayshore Drive in Barnegat and one seasonal residence in neighboring Waretown.

Arrested and charged between October 11th and October 15th were Anthony Brito 3rd, 19, of Forked River, Tyler Lecoque, 18, of Waretown, and Richard Tieto Jr., 20, of Waretown, according to Barnegat police. 

The Barnegat burglaries occurred at two seasonal Bayshore Drive residences on Sept. 15 and Sept. 18.

More than $11,000 in electronics and jewelry was stolen from one residence. The suspects did not get away with any property from the second residence as an audible security system resulted in them fleeing the home.

All three subjects were charged with two counts of burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Brito and Lecoque were lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of $20,000 bail. Tieto Jr was processed and released after posting bail.

The arrests were the result of a three-week joint investigation with Ocean Township police. Barnegat Police Detective Maryann Cirulli made the arrests. 

The Ocean Township Police also signed complaints against all three subjects for the burglary that occurred in Waretown. 

Anthony Brito was indicted in September 2011 for burglarizing six vehicles in Ship Bottom, stealing valuables from them, and having an illegal drug on April Fools Day. Brito was accused of stealing a credit card, two cameras, two Ipods, and two pairs of sunglasses. He was charged with using a stolen credit card on April 2 in Stafford, and having Skelatin in Waretown on May 24.

grace October 17, 2012 at 01:59 PM
well done barnegat police dept!
ATIS2012 October 17, 2012 at 02:10 PM
it's NOT "skelatin" it's skelaxin
Jon M October 17, 2012 at 05:38 PM
What is skelaxin?
Chrisjewl October 17, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Skelaxtin is kind of a muscle relaxer, it's used for things like sciatica pain. Gee I guess Anthony Brito mom was wrong about how her son is a great kid & someone who is going to make something of his life. Well he did make something of it, he made himself a burgler. Nice, steals from ppl that WORKED hard for their nice things, unlike all those PUNKS that were to lazy to get a job & BUY themselves the nice things they wanted but I guess that was to hard for them & they STOLE it instead. Give all 3 the max
Mary October 18, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Now let's get the dirtbags that are robbing houses in Lacey


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