>Crime Scene Middletown: Car Thief Caught In The Act

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On June 29, 2011 at approximately 6:10 am Patrolman Felipe Benedit and Patrolman Anthony Gigante responded to the area of Antonia Court in reference to a report of a car burglary in progress. Patrol officers were advised that a home owner was currently involved in a struggle with the suspect.

Patrolman Benedit arrived on scene and engaged in a foot pursuit with the actor, identified as Matthew Drury, age 25, from Emory Drive in Lincroft, NJ, who had broken away from the home owner. Officer Benedit and Officer Gigante were able to apprehend Drury and take him into custody. Police say the home owner was awoken by his dog barking and observed Drury inside his neighbor’s car. The homeowner then confronted Drury and tried to detain him for the police.

Drury was charged with four counts of Burglary, Simple Assault, Receiving Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medication. Drury was found in possession of Xanax and Soboxin at the time of his arrest. He was being held on $52,000.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Thompson. Police are investigating whether Drury may be connected to other car burglaries in the area.

** This information was supplied by the Middletown Township Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

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Filed under burglary, car theft, Crime Scene Middletown, drug possession, Lincroft NJ, Middletown Police, simple assalt

2 responses to “>Crime Scene Middletown: Car Thief Caught In The Act

  1. >Criminal records, including conviction records, are available online at the APP.com web site. (Data Universe feature) http://www.app.com/section/DATA

  2. >What a moron – I'm glad he was caught in the act. That's great that there's no 10% option on the bail too – I hope they throw the book at him. Loser!!

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