Monmouth burglary arrestee suspected of two-year spree
The Neptune Township man who allegedly pulled off a rash of burglaries in Monmouth's Ocean Township during Summer 2015 is now suspected of a string of home and business lootings dating back as far as two years.
Tommy Earls, 55, was placed in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Wednesday, with bail set at $600,000 in connection with more than a dozen incidents, according to Ocean Township police.
The charges include ten additional home burglaries and the ransacking of a business.
The Ocean Township incidents were among a larger number that occurred in Holmdel, Little Silver and Shrewsbury. Police in all four communities pooled their investigative efforts.
On December 10, investigators learned that Earls had items that were reported missing in a burglary in Little Silver. After Ocean Township detectives took Earls into custody, Little Silver police executed a search warrant at a house and car he occupied, and a Neptune storage unit.
Police said that they uncovered items from burglaries in Ocean Township that had been on the books since 2013.