Jackson, NJ Police arrest three of four from Newark, NJ for vehicle burglaries on Round Hill Road
The crime spree trend of car thefts and vehicle burglaries across the Jersey Shore and the Garden State as a whole continued over this past week.
Jackson Police said that they arrested three residents from Newark -- with a four one on the run -- following vehicle burglaries that occurred last week in the middle of the night on Round Hill Road.
The homeowner was awoken to the noise of his Ring security camera going off and that's when he spotted someone outside near his vehicles, which he told police were locked at all times.
He looked around the area but couldn't find the man.
Police responded around 3:28 am to the call and then by 4:30 am, backup was called in and officers looked through the area checking along Overlook Drive and then, suddenly, a suspect was spotted on foot heading into the woods while leaving a door open in a Ford Explorer.
There was also a 2005 Buick with two people inside of it heading through the area which ended up being pulled over by police, but as the vehicle stopped, the men got out and it was with the assistance of an Ocean County Sheriff's Office K-9 requested by Jackson Police that helped find the suspect.
Three men involved in the vehicle burglary were arrested.
Kahlif Sandifer, 21, of Newark, was processed and charged with burglary, criminal trespassing and eluding while Tyrone Jones, 20 of Newark, was processed and charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, and Kyel Watson, 21 of Newark, was processed and charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.
Sandifer, Jones, and Watson were then turned over to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and brought to the Ocean County Jail while the Buick was seized by police, pending further investigation.
Jackson Police said there was a fourth man involved in the vehicle burglaries who has not yet been found.
If you have any information that can help in the investigation, you're asked to contact Jackson Township Police Detective Robert Reiff at 732-928-1111.