Intoxicated Forked River man steals car from shop, then gets arrested when it stalls
His getaway nearly worked but his intoxication helped lead to his arrest.
A Forked River man was seen stumbling around after moving his disabled vehicle from Princeton Avenue and Post Road in Brick to the shoulder of the road on Robins Street around 3:05 am on April 29.
A Brick Police Officer watching it unfold approached him.
After seeing some patch-up work on the 2005 silver Subaru Forester and parts in the back seat, the driver was questioned.
Camilo Galindo-Sanmartin, 27, got out of the car staggering about and told police the car belonged to a friend but he couldn't remember the owner's name.
Officers believed the vehicle to be in the process of getting repaired by an auto body shop due to the parts being kept inside.
Police found a front grill assembly on the back seat, the key ring had a work order tag attached and the front hood had tape on it, commonly used to cut edges in preparation for painting.
One of the officers suspected the vehicle may have been stolen so he went to Andrews Auto Body which is close by
When he got there the officer saw the garage door open and the window smashed in the paint booth.
There were fresh tire tracks in the sanding dust on the floor of the garage as well.
Someone who works at Andrews Auto Body responded to their shop and confirmed the Subaru was in fact stolen.
Back at the scene police connected the dots to Galindo-Sanmartin being responsible for the burglary and theft of the vehicle.
Officers on scene returned the vehicle to Andrews Auto Body.
Galindo-Sanmartin was transported to headquarters where he was charged with Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Driving while intoxicated, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving and Obstruction of Traffic.
He was processed and released on summons with a return court date.
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