Several Arrested after Man Runs into Abandoned Home, Slams Door on Police; Drugs Found

lpd new charger 1Several people were arrested after a man ran from police and prompted a search of an abandoned home, police say.

On January 17th, Officers Edguardo Vega and Ryan Dancey were patrolling the area of Ridge 4th Street when they observed what they believed to be suspicious activity at house known to be vacant.

“Upon further investigation they observed an unidentified man enter the rear door of 410 Ridge 4th Street,” Dsgt. Greg Staffordsmith said. “They ordered the man to stop, however, despite their effort the man ignored them and slammed the door shut on them.”

After additional officers responded, they made entry into the home and located several people as well as some drug paraphernalia.

“As a result, 24 yr old Anthony Levine of Brick, 27 yr old Samantha Johnson of Jackson and 24 yr old Kevin Gordon of Clifton, NJ were all arrested and charged with criminal trespassing.”

Levine and Johnson received additional charges for the possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000 full for each.

Kevin Gordon was released after being served with his compliant.


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  1. If these weren’t violent offenders and the property has been abandon for so long that it has become a “known vacant property” than why bother perusing charges at all? Wouldn’t our limited resources be better spent prosecuting real crimes instead of these victimless drug possession chargers? Maybe just a fine would be warranted because the burden this places on our justice system is overwhelming. Never mind the questionability of cops entering and searching the premises.

  2. Is it true detective Gomez retired from LPD? I sure hope not everyone talked so highly about him on the scoop and I haven’t heard much from him since he arrested my home burglar

  3. Hey Gesh it’s victimless until the break into your house to steal things to support there drug habit. And when u walk through the door they don’t want to get caught so they beat you senseless or worse

  4. The war on drugs in general and the fact that we spend resources jailing non violent kids for victimless crimes like drug paraphernalia is probably the single biggest indictment of our society. Period.

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