Media Release - Residential Burglary

Incident Type: Residential Burglary

Date and Time of Incident: October 11, 2011 at 10:00AM  

Accused Name Only When Charged and Arrested / City / Age: Carlos Morales of Egg Harbor City, 28 y/o.

Incident Location: 1200 Block of Bella Donna Dr in the South Egg Harbor section of Galloway Twp.  

Misc. / Other Related Information:  

While conducting a traffic enforcement detail Patrolman Kline stopped a suspicious male riding a bicycle in the area of Route 50 near the 4H Fairgrounds.  Patrolman Kline noticed that Morales was carrying a box of wire and copper pipe.   

During the encounter Galloway Police received a call for a residential alarm coming from a residence on the 1200 block of Bella Donna Drive .  Upon patrol arrival at the residence police were able to determine that a burglary had just occurred as they located blood on a broken window and a shed door that was forced open.  Morales also had blood on his hands and was covered in spider webs.  

Patrolman Kline located stolen property on Morales and was able to connect him to the burglary.  Morales was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of criminal mischief, and one count of theft.  He was placed in custody and lodged in The Atlantic County Justice Facility on $30,000 bail.



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