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Mar 16, 2023

Tire Theft at Ocean Township Car Dealership

On Monday, March 13 at approximately 8:30 am, Ocean Township Police officers were dispatched to Seaview Jeep for a report of a theft that had occurred. The reporting party advised Officer Quinn Schulhafer that a vehicle, which was offered for sale, had all four wheels removed sometime over the weekend. Officer Schulhafer observed the vehicle, which was now being held up by bricks.

Officer Schulhafer was able to review the surveillance footage from the dealership which showed the suspect enter the lot, remove the wheels and leave the scene.

Detective Steven Walker was assigned to conduct a follow-up investigation on this case and was able to obtain a license plate of the vehicle used during the theft.

The suspect was identified as Shawn M. Alston, and he was located by Detective Walker along with the vehicle that was used during the commission of the crime. Alston was placed under arrest and interviewed by detectives. Alston was charged with Theft and Possession of Burglars Tools. He was released on a summons pending an initial court appearance.

The wheels were recovered by Detectives Walker and Detective Zachary Rhein and turned over to Seaview Jeep.