One charged, one on the run in Manchester house burglary attempt
One of two men suspected of an attempted house burglary in Manchester is in custody, but another is outside the grip of the law, and police seek your assistance to track him down.
A hunt is on for Ronald Heugal, 23, of Beachwood, in connection with a Thursday predawn break-in attempt in Crestwood Village 4. Jordan Stuart, 19, of Lyndhurst, is in custody, police said.
At about 5 AM on December 22, officers responded to a report of a burglary attempt in progress at a house on Molly Pitcher Boulevard. Patrolman Michael Anderson watched an individual in a dark jacket and hat walk between several houses, then disappear into nearby woods.
The intended victim told police that two window screens were dislodged, and that someone through a large rock through one of the windows. Police surmised that the screens were removed in a fruitless search for unlocked windows, and the rock was the alternative. The break-in attempt was unsuccessful, police said.
Discussion wtih bystanders on Molly Pitcher Boulevard led Anderson and Detective Craig Beaulieu to identify Heugal and Stuart. Heugal eluded apprehension, and Stuart was charged with one count of criminal attempt-burglary and placed in the Ocean County Jail on bail of $2,500.
Heugal has been entered in to the New Jersey database as a wanted person, and faces counts of criminal attempt-burglary and criminal mischief. Upon apprehension, his bail will be $5,000.
Manchester police urge anyone aware of Heugal's location to reach them at 732-657-6111.
Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.