Oink: Pig, ammunition removed from home of man arrested in TRPD parking lot

A 500 pound pig was among items removed from the home of a man arrested today in Toms River.

At approximately 7:00 AM, police arrested Joseph Kelly of Toms River in the parking lot of the Toms River Police Department.

Mr. Kelly told police that he may have a warrant for his arrest.

Further investigation revealed a loaded shotgun serving no legitimate purpose in Mr. Kelly’s vehicle.  Mr. Kelly was charged and later transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.  Based upon statements Mr. Kelly made during detention, his residence on Egret Drive was checked for the safety of any additional occupants.

The residence was found to be vacant; however, additional weapons and ammunition were located inside.  Due to the unknown age and condition of some of the located munitions, the New Jersey State Police Bomb Unit responded and assisted in their removal as a precautionary measure. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office also assisted in the investigation. Egret Drive had been closed for several hours, but has since been reopened.

Animal Control removed a 500lb pig from the residence for safe keeping. At no time were threats made to the public. This is a continuing investigation, additional charges are pending.

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