A 13-year-old Stafford boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the bomb threat called into the Regal Movie Theatre on Sept. 22.
The theater had been evacuated after the bomb threat had been made to the theater, police said. The bomb squad and bomb sniffing dogs responded, police said.
The boy, who was not identified due to his age, was arrested and charged Sept. 27 with creating a false public alarm and was released to his parents pending a future court date in Ocean County Superior Court.
The arresting officer was SRO Ronald Brummer, who was assisted by Detective Neil Mckenna.
In other Stafford police news, police arrested and charged Joshua Young with burglary and theft, after he allegedly entered the Southern Regional High School on Oct. 2 early in the morning.
Officer Robert Mullin responded to Southern Regional High School for a burglar alarm, at which time he observed a white male, later identified as Young, exiting the school wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a backpack.
Young had outstanding criminal warrants from Newark and Tinton Falls, police officials said. They added that a search of Young revealed proceeds from the school and a screwdriver along with a "large amount of cash." Young was charged with burglary and theft.
Also, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2012, Stafford Township Police investigated a check fraud case that occurred on Galley Ave.
An investigation led to the arrest of Kayla F. Burdette, of Forked River, for burglary, theft, and forgery.
Police said Burdette entered the victim's Galley Avenue residence and removed a checkbook, then forged the victim's signature, and cashed the check at a local banking establishment.
Burdette was processed at police headquarters and transported to Ocean County Jail in default of $1000 bail. This matter is pending a future court date in Ocean County Superior Court.
Ptl. Richard J. Sinopoli, Jr. was the arresting officer, with assistance from Ptl. Mark Flanagan and Ptl. Edward Kunder.
In other news, Stafford police arrested Richard E. Smrkovsky, of Manahawkin, on an outstanding warrant from Stafford in the amount of $200. Smrkovsky was processed at police headquarters and later released after satisfying bail.
On Sept. 28, Stafford Township police arrested Alycia Mullin, 35, of Manahawkin, on an outstanding warrant out of Ocean County. Mullin was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters, where she was processed and turned over to the Ocean County Sheriff’s department pending a future court date.