Ocean Township police arrested two men on Jan. 9 in connection with the theft of mail from mailboxes.
Police said at approximately 10:15 p.m. patrol officers were dispatched to the Oakhurst Post Office for a report of a subject breaking into the mailboxes. Officers arrived on the scene and observed two subjects leaving the rear of the post office.
Officers made contact with these subjects and identified them as Ricky Javier, 23, of Hackensack, and Kaseem Kid, 29, of Lyndhurst. During the on-scene investigation, officers located several pieces of mail in Kid’s pockets and near the vehicle where Javier was located. The mail appeared to be dry despite the rainy conditions and many pieces of the mail had a sticky glue-like substance on it.
Officers checked the mailboxes located at the rear of the post office and observed a sticky substance on the slot where patrons would insert their mail. Based on the totality of the circumstances, Kid and Javier were placed under arrest. The vehicle they were operating was seized pending a search warrant.
Kid and Javier were transported to police headquarters where they were processed and charged accordingly. Kid was charged with burglary, theft, possession of burglar tools, Receiving Stolen Property, and Tampering with Evidence. He was released on a summons pending a future court appearance. Javier was charged with burglary, theft, possession of burglar tools, and receiving stolen property. He was committed to the Monmouth County Correctional Institute pending an initial court appearance.
If anyone is missing mail or their bills have not arrived at their final destination and they were mailed from the Oakhurst Post Office please contact Detective Michael Legg at 732-531-1428.