Two Point Pleasant residents in violation of Gov. Murphy orders
Two Point Pleasant residents, one from the borough and the other from Point Pleasant Beach, have been charged for seperate offenses but both are in violation of Governor Phil Murphy's executive orders aimed at preventing the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced enforcement actions against theses violators of Governor Murphy’s Emergency Orders related to COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon.
Kevin Brady, 49, of Point Pleasant Beach, was charged with theft by unlawful taking and conspiracy to commit theft, both third-degree charges, in connection with the theft of up to 1,600 respirator masks from Prudential Financial in Iselin.
Bradye was charged in an ongoing investigation by State Police, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Woodbridge Police and Point Pleasant Beach Police based on a referral from the National Hoarding & Price-Gouging Task Force headed by New Jersey U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.
Brady has been an on-site electrical contractor with access to storage areas in the Prudential Financial facility.
Between March 27 and April 1, Colonel Callahan said that Brady allegedly stole seven to eight cases of N95 respirator masks, each case containing 200 masks.
Prudential Financial had intended to donate the masks to a local hospital.
Kayla Kraus, 22, of Point Pleasant, was arrested on Tuesday by Point Pleasant Police and charged with two counts of terroristic threats (3rd degree) and aggravated assault on an officer (4th degree).
Colonel Callahan said that Kraus allegedly punched police officers and threatened to infect them with COVID-19 when police responded to the Point Pleasant Inn on a report of an emotionally disturbed woman.