Asbury Park police arrested a city man alleged to be responsible for multiple burglaries within the city in March.
Police said burglaries took place March 3 and March 29 at 550 Cookman Ave. sometime overnight. An unknown person or persons entered each of two businesses at the location by breaking the glass to a rear entry door. Just over $1000 in cash was removed from both businesses.
A subject caught on video from Confections of a Rock Star, one of the businesses, was described as a heavy-set male, light skin, wearing a light colored hoody, dark colored face mask and glasses. The subject also appeared to be wearing light colored sweatpants and sneakers bearing reflectors.
Police said on Fri., April 1 as a result of an investigation into multiple burglaries police arrested Derek M. Charpentier, 23, whose last known address was 105 Memorial Dr.
Video obtained from one of the incidents aided in the identification Police said investigating detectives encountered Charpentier early Friday morning near Springwood Avenue and Memorial Drive. He was accompanied by a female identified as Jessica Funk, 32, of the same address.
During this investigation Charpentier and Funk were both found to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance:heroin, marijuana and Xanax without a prescription.
Charpentier was charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft. Additionally, Charpentier and Funk were both charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
The Asbury Park Police Department is asking business owners and residents to be vigilant and report suspicious activity to (732)774-1300 opt(0). If emergent call 911.