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Hazlet Police Blotter: Sept. 14 - Oct. 5

Two residential burglaries are reported to police. One on Poole Ave, and the other on Seventh Street.

The following information was released by Hazlet Police on Oct. 11. An arrest is not a conviction. 

Sept. 22: Jonathan English, 54, of Highland Avenue in Hazlet was charged with attempting to steal a fleece jumpsuit and shampoo valued at $86.08 from K Mart. He allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying. He was charged with shoplifting and released pending a court date. 

Sept. 24: John Baccarella, 49 of Bayonne was charged with shoplifting at Home Depot. He allegedly took two different drills, valued at $600, and walked out the door. He was released pending a court date.  

Sept. 27: Travis Sickles, 39, of Union Beach was charged for shoplifting when he allegedly attempted to return extension cords and a power car charger valued at $280 for a cash refund at KMart in Hazlet after exiting store some time earlier with the unpaid merchandise. He was released pending a court date. 

Oct. 1: A home on Poole Avenue, near Calt, was burglarized during the day on Monday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. The homeowner discovered the rear sliding glass door smashed in. Reported stolen was an iPad and jewelry valued at $2,500. A police K-9 did not pick up a scent. Det. Kevin Leonard is investigating. 

Oct. 5: A home on Seventh Street in West Keansburg was broken into and $300 worth of jewelry was reported stolen. An investigation revealed that the burglar entered through an unlocked side window. Det. Jerry Burgos is investigating. 

Oct. 7: Hazlet Police responded to a report of a fight at Park East Restaurant, at Route 35 and Holmdel Road. According to Det. Lt. Charles McBride, words were exchanged between two groups as they were leaving the restaurant. Armand Osmanovic, 22, of Marlboro allegedly picked up a 21-year old male from Port Monmouth and threw him on the ground outside the entranceway, breaking his femur. The victim was taken by medevac helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center, where he was in fair condition last week. Osmanovic was charged with aggravated assault in the second degree, an indictable offense. He was released pending a court date.

Hazlet Police ask anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them at 732 -264-6565. 

Oct. 11: As part of a larger investigation by Holmdel Police, Brian Moore, 25, of Belleville was charged with shoplifting by Hazlet Police after he and a co-defendant were allegedly caught walking out of Pathmark with $2,151 worth of chewing gum on May 11, reportedly for the purpose of resale. 

There were no arrests for drunk driving during this period of time. 

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