FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 01, 2015
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Millstone Township, Monmouth County - The New Jersey State Police have arrested three New Jersey men, Dean Lombardi, 23, of Jackson, Thomas Ditre, 23, of Brick, and Tomas Sinkevicius, 20, of Howell, in connection to eight residential burglaries in Millstone Township that resulted in approximately $117,000 worth of stolen jewelry and property, and a stolen .22 caliber handgun.
Detectives from the Troop "C" Criminal Investigations Office, with assistance from Hamilton-Sub Station troopers and Manalapan Police Department, were able to develop the three men as the main suspects for a string of burglaries that began on September 17 and ended on October 30.
Dean Lombardi was arrested on Saturday, October 31, as a result of a bulletin issued by the State Police. Manalapan Police located Lombardi driving a Nissan Altima in the area of Sweetmans Lane, Manalapan Township. Officers stopped him in his vehicle and notified State Police.
At the time of his arrest, detectives seized burglary tools and stolen jewelry from inside his car. Additionally, detectives later seized a loaded .22 caliber handgun from a residence on Wetherill Drive, which was previously reported as a burglary in progress. Lombardi is alleged to have previously stolen the handgun from a different home.
Evidence also connected Ditre and Sinkevicius with the burglaries. On Wednesday, November 4, detectives served complaints to Thomas Ditre at the Ocean County Jail where he was lodged on unrelated charges, and on Monday, November 24, Tomas Sinkevicius was arrested and charged at Hamilton-Sub Station.
Dean Lombardi was charged with burglary (8 counts), theft (8 counts), unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and certain persons not to possess a weapon. He was lodged at Monmouth County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail no 10% option.
Thomas Ditre was charged with burglary (6 counts), theft (6 counts), unlawful possession of a weapon, and certain persons not to possess a firearm. He was served complaints at Ocean County Jail. Bail was set at $50,000 with no 10% option.
Tomas Sinkevicius was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary for allegedly driving the suspects to and from a burglarized residence. He was served a summons complaint and released pending a future court date.
Charges are mere accusations and the suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.
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