Last week Tuesday, Brick police officers responded to the Kentwood Village Apartments in reference to a burglary in progress. The victim, who was not home, observed a male on a security camera inside the apartment. The victim was able to provide police with a description of the subject they observed in the apartment.
Within minutes, police responded to the scene and located a male matching the description running from the apartment. Ptl. Matt Farnkopf ordered the suspect to stop, but he refused and continued to run. After a short foot chase, Ptl. Farnkopf apprehended the suspect on Route 70.
The suspect was identified as Joshua R. Guarino, 34 years old from Brick Township. Guarino was found to be in possession of women’s clothing and jewelry. Only some of the items in Guarino’s possession were claimed by the reporting person. Police believe there are additional victims.
Guarino was charged with Burglary, Theft, Obstruction, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Resisting Arrest and Interference with Transportation. Guarino was transported and processed at Brick Police Headquarters and lodged in Ocean County Jail.