by Ralph Stocco, TRPD
TOMS RIVER-As a result of tips received from the public after news outlet and social media postings; we have arrested two individuals and charged them with theft. After seeking the public’s help we were able to link both men to a January 11th theft at Walmart. On January 11th a 55 inch Samsung TV was carried out of the store without being paid for. Jason Mayer, 35 of Lakehurst and Clifton Wells III, 36 of Bayville were both charged with theft and are awaiting a future court date.
Original press release from January 13, 2018:
Help With Identification
We are seeking the public’s help in identifying this man. We believe he may have information related to thefts of televisions from several different retail stores and we would like to speak to him. He has a distinctive tattoo on the left side of his neck. Anyone with information should leave an anonymous tip at 732-349-0150 extension 1241. You may also email Detective Mark Bajada at firstname.lastname@example.org