Four Atlantic City teens who traveled to Barnegat to steal cars arrested

BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, NJ – Barnegat Police detectives charged four individuals with theft and conspiracy to commit theft in connection with the theft of motor vehicles from Barnegat developments earlier this week.

A 16-year-old from Baltic Avenue in Atlantic City was charged with 3rd-degree theft and two counts of 3rd-degree conspiracy to commit theft.

A 17-year-old from Clayton Way in Absecon was charged with 3rd-degree theft and two counts of 3rd-degree conspiracy to commit theft.

A 17-year-old from McKinley Avenue in Atlantic City was charged with 3rd-degree theft and two counts of 3rd-degree conspiracy to commit theft.

Henry Alvarez, 18, of Beach Avenue in Atlantic City, was charged with 3rd-degree theft and two counts of 3rd-degree conspiracy to commit theft.

The Barnegat Police Department would like to thank our partners in the Stafford Township Police Department, the Atlantic City Police Department, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for their assistance with this investigation,” said Chief Keith A. Germain.

Chief Germain lauded the outstanding and timely police work done by the involved detectives and officers.

“We will not allow the crime and victimization that has exploded elsewhere to become common and accepted here. Our detectives– working in concert with our local, county, and regional partners– have once again shown that they will quickly and effectively utilize their training, skills, and vast professional networks to bring those responsible for willfully violating our laws to justice,” said Chief Germain.”There will be consequences for committing crimes in Barnegat Township.”

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