There was so much that happened last week in Ocean County, Monmouth County, and the state of New Jersey from pending Covid updates and mandates ending, new rules for Covid, a missing teenager from Lakewood, a police officer in Marlboro who thwarted an attempted vehicle burglary and more.

One of the lessons learned last week -- and really, over the last few years, just recycled here -- is that when you lock your car doors and bring your valuables inside your home, there is nothing to worry about.

It also shows that if you're alert, see or hear something that's wrong taking place, it's important to act quickly and call the police if/when needed to prevent any crime from taking place or stop those who have already committed a crime.

With regards to the missing person, contact Lakewood Police with any helpful information after looking at the picture below.

If you have any information on a pending or active case, contact the appropriate authority there as well.

Here are some of the biggest stories that took place last week across Ocean County, Monmouth County, and the state of New Jersey as well.

The Most Impactful Stories In New Jersey Over The Past Week

Here are New Jersey's Most Wanted Criminals