On July 18, 2020, a citizen reported being inappropriately touched on the buttocks by an unknown male at the Hazlet Shoprite. After a day or so of attempting to identify the subject via surveillance footage, we posted the still images of the suspect on our Facebook page asking for assistance from our community. Within hours of posting we were able to positively identify the subject thanks to a tip from the public. The subject, a 16- year old male from Old Bridge, was taken into custody. A complaint for juvenile delinquency was prepared and forwarded to the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office for criminal sexual contact, a fourth degree crime.
We want to thank our community for their assistance with this case and their unwavering support they show us on a daily basis.