The Toms River Police investigation into a family of geese run over on Wednesday at the Indian Head Shopping Center on Route 9 North has ended with an arrest.

Quintin Alec-Manning, 20, of Brick is accused of deliberately running over a family of geese with his car killing five of them.

Toms River Police Officers photographed the scene and began their investigation upon reports of the incident taking place Wednesday.

Another officer, a designated Humane Law Enforcement Officers, was assigned to the investigation.

During the investigation, police spoke with multiple business owners and patrons who provided information leading to identifying the suspect Alec-Manning.

On Thursday police located and made contact with Alec-Manning along with an NJ DEP Fish and Wildlife Conservation Police Officer.

Alec-Manning was taken into custody without incident and transported to Toms River Municipal Jail with the assistance of TRPD patrol units.

He was charged with 5 counts of Third Degree Animal Cruelty, one charge for each deceased goose.

New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Law Enforcement will also be issuing summons.

The investigation was assisted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, NJ DEP Fish and Wildlife Conservation Police and members of the public who provided valuable information.

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