Alleged Thief Steals From Multiple Business Cars

Alleged Thief Steals From Multiple Business Cars

William McMenamin (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  LACEY – A 29-year-old man was arrested and charged for theft after allegedly stealing important documents from several business cars in the area, police said.

  On October 8 around 11 p.m., Officers Michael Hyle and Scott Keefe from the lacey Township Police Department responded to the Lacey Mall regarding a car burglary. The victim, a business owner, said that an unknown man entered her delivery van and stole documents. The victim further stated how the man left and headed towards the Kohls parking lot. 

  Around the same time a similar incident occurred at parking lot of Anthony’s Pizza where Officer Patrick Watkins was dispatched to. The caller said how an unknown person entered his car in between deliveries and stole several checks and his passport.

  According to police, this incident was captured on video surveillance and they were able to identify the suspect as the same man from the incident at the Lacey Mall.

  After searching the area, officers located William McMenamin, 29, near the Sunrise Boulevard Extension and subsequently placed him under arrest.

  When police searched for the stolen property, Detective Adam Ewart found that McMenamin was also involved in a third incident after committing the burglaries. A resident of the Lacey Inn said that he was assaulted while seated in his car and reported that during the assault, McMenamin stole his sneakers.

  McMenamin was charged with Assault, Theft (3 counts), 3rd degree Burglary (2 counts), 2nd degree Burglary, and Robbery. He was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility without bail.

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