Tent City Resident Caught Burglarizing School

A resident of Tent City was caught red handed leaving a school he’d just burglarized, Police Chief Rob Lawson tells TLS. At about 6:50 PM on July 21, police dispatched officers to the elementary school after receiving a burglar alarm coming from the school.

Officer Kevin Sunath was the first to arrive to the school and began walking around the premises, Chief Lawson says.

As the officer made his way around the building, he witnessed a man walking away from a window of the building, holding a shopping bag.

The officer ordered him stop, and he was taken into custody. The bag contained a cordless drill.

Police charged the 28 year old man with burglary and tresspassing. His bail was set at $15,000 and is being held in the Ocean County Jail. TLS.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. Sounds a lot like Robin Hood..

    Only the poor are stealing from the poor for themselves…

    On second thought, it’s nothing like Robin Hood… Just plain “Hood”

    Shut it Down already!!!

  2. Ya, don’t get me started on this again…… SHUT IT DOWN ALREADY! Maybe then the fellons will head outa lakewood- and not congregate here! SHUT IT DOWN SHUT IT DOWN SHUT “Tent City” DOWN!!!

  3. ….and every time something like this happens, the “reverend” that started tent city should be held accountable, with a large sum of $$$$$$$

  4. Its time for this eyesore to go. If any decent citizen tried to set up a campsite on public land they would promptly be arrested. These people have “advocate” status so its been hands off. Well, the time has come for some “insensitivity” and take down this menace.

  5. Hey, lets get Christie here to see tent city, maybe he can help. Oh, wait, he’s afraid to come to Lakewood. (moderated) that he is.

  6. Sad to let everyone know but if they shut down tent city the residents will just spread out within the township and live wherever they want making it even more difficult to catch them when they commit a crime. Be careful what you wish for.

  7. Like any community theres a few bad apples. Why take anything down that works. These ppl have the right to survive even in such primative conditions. Why hold the reverend responsible when he is just doing the Lords work? The town gives them everything else so maybe a city entrance application for residency should be applied before allowing these poor souls to commune at the city. Back ground checks with finger prints can either let the p.d. know the bad apples from the rest of the community and or will have such losers be scared off and move on else where. Either way blaming the whole for a few rotten ones isnt fare. The biggest plus is it keeps them out of my neighborhood.

  8. I don’t see the problem with theft from a big building. These people are simply taking from the rich (the 1%) and giving to the poor (the 99%). Isn’t this what we all want? We should be thanking these thieves, and voting them into office again and again so that they can continue to steal from the 1% and give to the 99%, just like the current crop of elected (moderated).

  9. Driving through the town of Lakewood, looks worst than tent city. How many accidents, pedestrians killed, etc. And you’re worried about such a tiny area in the woods? You’re all so perfect.

  10. Uruh Yeshainim Me’Shenaschem…

    Hashem is so, so kind. Every so often HE reminds us that we are not living in an idealistic environment.

    B”H it is only through these small wakeup calls that HE reminds us.

    Rabosiay, we are in Glous.

    What can WE do about that? Let us try….

  11. Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world; and whoever rescues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world.”

  12. So, where is Ocean County? There must be a Plan B, to move the homeless to a safe environment outside of Tent City. Lakewood alone, cannot remedy the situation.

    The court waiting for Plan B. It is time to press the OC Board of Chosen Freeholders to get their act together and assist Lakewood, by providing a safe alternative to living in a tent.

    That despicable human storage facility in North Toms River is not a safe alternative.

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