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Point Pleasant Borough Man Pleads Guilty to Toms River Robbery

Toms River

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on March 14, William McMenamin, 29, of Point Pleasant Borough, pled guilty before the Honorable Lisa A. Puglisi, J.S.C., to two counts of Robbery and Aggravated Assault relative to an incident that occurred in Toms River Township on April 28, 2021, as well as a separate incident that occurred in Lacey Township on October 8, 2021. 

Officials said at the time of McMenamin’s sentencing on May 6, 2022, the State will be seeking a term of five years New Jersey State Prison, subject to the terms of the No Early Release Act.

On the above date, officers from the Toms River Township Police Department were summoned to the area of Main Street and Route 37 for a report of a fight in progress. 

Responding Officers located a nineteen-year-old male victim who reported that he had been assaulted and that his backpack had been stolen. 

The victim was transported to Community Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. 

A subsequent investigation conducted by the responding Toms River Police Officers identified McMenamin as the individual who attacked and robbed the victim. McMenamin was arrested and transported to the Ocean County Jail; he was subsequently released by the Court due to New Jersey Bail Reform.

On October 8, 2021, Officers from the Lacey Township Police Department were summoned to the Lacey Inn for a robbery report. 

An investigation by responding Officers revealed that McMenamin - who was a guest at the Lacey Inn - attacked and robbed a fellow occupant of the Inn. 

McMenamin was arrested and transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he has been lodged since his apprehension on October 8, 2021.