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Jun 11, 2019

Two Juveniles Arrested after Fleeing Police in Attempted Car Burglaries in Long Branch

Long branch broadway car burglary

On June 10, 2019, at approximately at 1:00 am, PO Garcia was in the area of 164 Broadway, Long Branch, monitoring vehicle and pedestrian traffic from his patrol vehicle. He observed two male juveniles attempt to enter several vehicles parked on Second Avenue. Upon observing the attempted burglary, he attempted to stop the accused parties. Both juveniles ignored PO Garciaโ€™s commands to stop and fled on foot through nearby residential backyards. PO Garcia chased both on foot and provided detailed information to dispatch on the descriptions of the suspects. Dispatch, along with the supervisors, relayed the information quickly and accurately and helped coordinate a great effort. The majority of units on shift assisted by immediately setting up a perimeter. One suspect was taken into custody quickly. The second suspect was hiding in brush close by. A K9 was requested through the county radio room and Sgt. McGrogan (Middletown PD) and his K9 partner, Jax responded to the scene to assist.

The officers on scene, with the assistance of the Sgt. McGrogan and K9 Jax were able to take the second suspect into custody approximately one hour after the initial foot pursuit started. The officers on scene had all received minor injuries during the incident as they had checked locations with briers and thorns yet remained on scene until the second suspect could be located in the thick brush. Their dedication to duty is second to none and should be recognized for their tenacity in seeing the second suspect was brought to justice.

(LBPD Officers/Dispatchers included in this incident- Sgt. Gonzalez, Sgt. Umana, Ptl. Garcia #378, Ptl. Gould #359, Ptl. Kim #327, Ptl. K. Morris #357, Ptl. F. Shelrick #367, SLEOII Guzman, SLEOII Minnick, SLEOII Bucciero, SLEOII Lopez, SLEOII Rodriguez #891, Disp. Robbins, Disp. White)