A Neptune man was charged with theft last week in connection with a report of a stolen generator in Asbury Park Aug. 21.
Police Officer Connie Breech responded to Life Storage located at 813 Main St. to take a report of a stolen generator Aug. 21, The victim related that he left his generator unattended on the side of the building for a brief period of time. Upon returning to the area, the victim discovered the generator was missing.
While investigating the incident, Breech was able to obtain a description of a vehicle and a male subject involved, through surveillance footage. This information was broadcast to all, however, yielded negative results. The investigation report and surveillance footage were forwarded to the detective bureau for further investigation.
Investigating Detective Anthony Troublefied, was able to identify the vehicle and the subject involved as Charles Ivory, 54, of Neptune. On Aug. 27 Ivory was located at his residence and advised of the investigation. Ivory responded to Asbury Park Police Headquarters with the stolen generator and provided a statement confessing to the crime. Ivory was charged with theft of property and released on a summons with a pending court date.
Upon returning the victim’s generator to him he was both surprised and appreciative, police said.