Two Monmouth County men were arrested in Ocean Township on several charges after being caught driving a stolen vehicle loaded with items stolen out of vehicles in Ocean Township, police said today.
Township of Ocean Police Department responded to a residence on Eisele Avenue in reference to a stolen motor vehicle shortly after 2 a.m. last Tuesday. The vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, was reported stolen from the driveway of a residence. While on scene officers also determined that several vehicles on that street were burglarized.
At approximately 4:25 am, officers from the Neptune Township Police Department responded to the area of Spray Avenue in Ocean Grove in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Officers located the stolen Trailblazer occupied by Christopher Sperling, 32, of Asbury Park and Thomas Beerman, 22, Neptune City, who were subsequently placed under arrest.
According to police, the items stolen earlier from cars in Ocean Township were recovered inside the stolen Trailblazer.
Beerman was charged with three counts of burglary, motor vehicle theft, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools. Beerman's bail was set at $30,000.00 with no ten percent option. He was transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution to await a future court hearing.
Christopher Sperling was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled dangerous substance and hypodermic syringes in Neptune Township. He was released on a complaint summons and scheduled to appear at a future court date.