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STAFFORD POLICE REPORT: Arrest Made in Regal Cinema Bomb Threat

Thirteen-year-old charged with creating a false public alarm.

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. 

Nj Ghost October 04, 2012 at 07:02 PM
He's 13.....Put him over your knee....I don't want to hear all the couldda wudda shudda things that might have happened....Spank him, he's an idiot.
Proud Pappa October 04, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Why is there a pic of a Barnegat Twp. police vehicle when the bomb threat had nothing to do with Barnegat??..as for the punk..charge him..fine his parents for the cost of the dogs to be brought in, the loss of revenue for the regal and throw his stupid a@@ in the shelter for a few months..
Mac October 05, 2012 at 10:42 AM
There was a time when the biggest fear a young teen had was for the local police to take him/her home to the parents. It may not have been a perfect practice, but there was certainly much more respect for the standards of the community back then. It might be worthwhile to give some thought to returning some community home-rule options back to the community.
Sententia October 05, 2012 at 03:17 PM
I don't understand why The Patch insists on including pictures with every article even if they are unrelated, from a previous event, etc. Having an unrelated or old picture certainly doesn't enhance a story. But it can certainly lead to confusion or provide a false impression.

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