2 men arrested in Asbury Park burglary


Two men were arrested for their roles in a wave of break-ins in Asbury Park last month, authorities said.

The thefts began on September 18 when officers responded to a report of an electric tricycle theft in the basement of the Munroe Towers building on Sewall Avenue, Asbury Park Police Sgt. Michael Casey said.

The same man, later identified as Latie M. Nealy III, 45, entered the basement of Asbury Ale House on Cookman Avenue on September 22 and left when management came down to check, authorities said .

He struck again on September 23 when officers responded to a report of DeWalt power tools, a laptop computer and numerous liquor bottles stolen from Barrio Costero on Bangs Avenue, Casey said.

Later that day, he recounted bottles of Black Swan liquor on Mattison Avenue, police said.

Nealy has been charged with four counts of burglary and several counts of theft.

In a separate incident on September 22, officers responded to Asbury Lanes on 4th Avenue after reporting the theft of numerous bottles of alcohol, police said.

Then, on September 25, officers responded to an apartment building on Deal Lake Drive after reporting that many packages had been stolen from the mail room, Casey said.

For the two aforementioned incidents, Daniel T. Ferrara Jr., 49, of Ocean Grove, was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary and several counts of theft.

Nealy and Ferrara were treated at the Asbury Park Police Department before being transported to Monmouth County Correctional Facility and dropped off pending a court date.

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