BAYVILLE —A Berkeley Township man was arrested in connection to multiple car burglaries throughout the town, according to the Berkeley Township Police Department.

Thomas Sloan, 33, of Saint Thomas Drive allegedly burglarized 11 unlocked cars in the Holiday City and Silver Ridge Park sections of the township.

On Friday, officers executed a search warrant of Sloan's home where they found stolen gift cards, jewelry, and other personal items. Drugs and drug paraphernalia were also recovered in the raid.

Sloan has been charged with Third Degree Burglary and Third Degree Theft and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

He also has a charge of Contempt of Judicial Order listed under his name, thus keeping him behind bars at the Ocean County Jail.

More charges may be tacked onto Sloan after evidence is processed, police said.

Residents are reminded to always lock their car doors and not to leave valuables in their car overnight.

If you see anything suspicious in your neighborhood, you should contact the police immediately. Tips can be left at 732-341-1132 ext. 611.

Mark Anthony is a reporter with Townsquare Media: Mark.Kowalski@townsquaremedia.com

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