Ring doorbell alert leads to arrest of three burglary suspects in Jackson; One still on the run

Multiple burglars are in custody in Jackson, thanks to a ring doorbell alert.

At approximately 3:28 am on Friday, Police Officer Travis Ceppaluni responded to a residence located on Round Hill Road when a resident reported being alerted by his Ring security camera of an unknown subject in his driveway near his vehicles. The resident advised that his vehicles were locked at all times and he had checked the area for the subject but was unable to locate him.

Multiple officers were then dispatched from their assigned patrol zones to saturate and check the area and at approximately 4:30 am when checking Overlook Drive, Police Officer Christopher Brown observed a subject run into the woods from a Ford Explorer which was parked in a driveway with the door left open. In the street near this residence was a 2005 Buick with two occupants and the officer stopped and conducted a motor vehicle stop with the vehicle. Other officers responded to the scene and a K-9 was requested from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department to attempt to locate the suspect who ran from the scene.

As the investigation progressed, the two males in the Buick were placed under arrest and the K-9 track resulted in the suspect who fled the scene being located and placed under arrest.

– Kahlif Sandifer, age 21 of Newark, NJ. He was processed and charged with burglary, criminal trespassing and eluding.
– Tyrone Jones, age 20 of Newark, NJ. He was processed and charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.
– Kyel Watson, age 21 of Newark, NJ. He was processed and charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.

All three arrestees were later turned over to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and lodged in the Ocean County Jail and the Buick was seized pending further investigation.

During the investigation it was discovered that there was a fourth male involved who was not located and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with any information related to this incident is asked to contact Det. Robert Reiff at 732-928-1111.

Residents are reminded to remove any valuables and lock their parked vehicles at all times and to call police headquarters at 732-928-1111 to report suspicious activity so officers can respond to investigate.


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