Barnegat police arrested a Waretown man today on several charges less than 24 hours after asking for the public's help to identify a person on the department's Facebook page.
Parkhill III, 26, turned himself in to Detective Maryann
Cirulli at the police department at 1:15 p.m. He was charged in connection with the use of a stolen debit card at Meyer's Liquors on Route 9 on August 8.
Cirulli received several
phone calls from concerned citizens identifying Parkhill as the subject
in the surveillance photos only hours after posting the surveillance pictures taken inside and outside the store.
Parkhill contacted Cirulli shortly after seeing the
surveillance photo of himself posted on Facebook and agreed to turn
himself in. He was charged with computer criminal activity and
theft of property lost and released pending a court date, police said.
case marks the fourth time that the Barnegat Police Department has
sought the community's assistance in identifying a suspect via Facebook.
In each case, the suspect was successfully identified by a concerned
citizen who saw the Facebook posting.
Barnegat Police Department continues to be appreciative of the support
and assistance provided by our residents who continue to be valued
partners in our shared pursuit of keeping the community safe," the Facebook page states.