On February 14, 2011 at approximately 4: 49pm police responded to the Kohls Department Store in reference to a report of a shoplifting. Upon arrival Patrolman Raymond Sofield was advised by store security that they had observed four subjects walking throughout the store for approximately two hours.

The security officer advised Officer Sofield that the four subjects then left the store with approximately $1240.00 in merchandise without paying. Security stopped the group in the parking lot at which point they dropped some of the merchandise and fled in a silver colored Kia Sodona.

The description of the vehicle was given out to other patrol units in the area and was located and stopped by Sgt. Michael Kenney in the area of Highway 35 and Apple Farm Road. Sgt. Kenney located some of the stolen merchandise and placed the occupants under arrest.

Arrested were George Garulle, age 42, Mary Garulle, age 43, and Chantelle Garulle, age 28, all from Sandy Hook Avenue in Belford and Adam Stranges, age 19, from Seabreeze Avenue in Middletown. All subjects were transported to police headquarters for processing and were charged with Shoplifting and Conspiracy to Commit Shoplifting.

While being processed police located outstanding Contempt of Court warrants out of New Jersey and California for George Garulle and outstanding Contempt of Court warrants out of California for Chantelle Garulle.

Chantelle Garulle was held on $30,000.00 with no 10% option, George Garulle was held on $20,000.00 with no 10% option, Mary Garulle was released on $1,500.00 bail with a 10% option and Adam Stranges was held on $15,000.00 with no 10% option. Bail was set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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