Brick, NJ Police Street Crimes Unit charge 7 in crackdown on inauspicious behavior in town
Brick Police have announced a string of arrests made and charges given amid a period of inauspicious behavior in the township over the last month.
It was the Brick Police Street Crimes Unit specifically who has eyes and ears out across town and has worked relentlessly to sweep up crime and take drugs off the streets.
David Edgar, 38, of Brick was charged with possession of prohibited weapons on January 13 after police spotted a suspicious vehicle in the Quick Check parking lot.
When they pulled the vehicle over, police said they found several police-related items including handcuffs, a police baton, and brass knuckles.
Following his arrest and processing, Edgar was released on a summons.
Melissa Medvitz, 25, of Toms River, and Myron Robinson, 26, of Eatontown were both arrested for their alleged roles in a drug deal.
At the time, on January 27, Brick Police SCU was running a drug operation with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Strike Force, OCPO Major Crimes Unit, and Brick Police Patrol Division and after pulling over a vehicle on Cedar Bridge Avenue near Mantoloking Road, police found a bevy of drugs.
Medvitz was the driver of the vehicle pulled over, and she was charged with, possession of Oxycodone and Xanax, distribution of Xanax and Oxycodone, and possession of CDS paraphernalia.
Robinson was the passenger and he was charged with conspiracy to possess a controlled dangerous substance, Conspiracy to possess CDS, two counts of conspiracy to distribute CDS, and possession of CDS paraphernalia.
Medvitz and Robinson were later released on a summons.
Dawn Simon, 54, of Brick was arrested and charged with DWI, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to stop or yield, and improper signal.
Brick Police said the SCU was surveilling the Drum Point Road area on February 9, when detectives saw a vehicle swerve on the wrong side of the road -- twice -- which, led to several vehicles swerving out of the way to avoid being hit.
Simon is accused of committing several motor vehicle violations altogether including going 20- 30 mph over the speed limit, using her left blinker to turn right, and turning right at a red light, without stopping at the intersection.
When police made a stop, they learned that Simon was under the influence of narcotics or prescription medication.
Horace Bland, 31, of Toms River, and Vincent Infante, 30, of Seaside Heights were arrested for their roles in a drug deal that took place near 35 Beaverson Boulevard -- Lions Heads Office Park -- on February 11.
Detectives with the Brick Street Crimes Unit said they observed suspicious activity and then made two motor vehicle stops.
Infante was then charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and wandering in a public place to obtain a controlled dangerous substance.
Following his arrest, Infante was processed and then released on a summons.
Bland was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The other driver, Darion Showers, was charged with conspiracy to possess heroin with the intent to distribute, conspiracy to possess heroin, wandering in a public place to obtain a controlled dangerous substance, and driving a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
Brick Police said that Bland and Showers were processed and then brought to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River.