Drifter sought for Monmouth house burglary
The probe of a Tuesday-night house burglary in Monmouth's Ocean Township leads to a suspect whose last known address was in the community.
Richard Stridion, 56, is wanted in connection with the incident in the Oakhurst section, between Larchwood and Norwood Avenues.
He's described as black male, 5'10" in height, weighing about 170 pounds, with black hair that exhibits some greying.
Police said that an alarm summoned officers at about 10:20 PM. Officers, assisted a K-9 team, pieced together information pointing to Stridiron, police said.
Authorities did not describe any goods reported stolen or their value, nor did they elaborate on whether the house was occupied, locked or unlocked, or whether surveillance cameras operated in the vicinity.
Upon capture, Stridiron will face charges of burglary, criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools and attempted theft.
Detective Steve Walker and Detective Sergeant Greg Tongring can be reached through the department's anonymous e-mail tip portal, via direct message on Facebook or Twitter, through the ReporIt app, or by phone. The confidential phone tip line is 732-531-3323. Ocean Townshi's detective bureau is 732-531-1428. The main line is 732-531-1800.
Investigators include Officers Kyle Kane and Joseph Larkins, and MIddletown Police Officer Brian McGrogan with K-9 Jax.
Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.