WHITING – Manchester Township police are reminding residents to always lock their vehicles after a Whiting resident was recently arrested for a car burglary that occurred in Crestwood Village III, officials said.
Forty-one year old Anthony Pope, Crestwood Village V resident, was arrested for the burglary of a vehicle belonging to the daughter of a Crestwood Village III resident, from which he stole a debit card and $4 in cash.
On Jan. 21, Manchester Township Police Department responded to a call from Constitution Blvd. after the victim reported someone entering her vehicle, which was parked in front of her parents’ Crestwood Village III residence, officials said. The woman was later notified by her bank of some activity on her stolen debit card at several local businesses.
Patrolman Micciulla obtained video surveillance from these local businesses, from which Manchester police were able to identify Pope as a possible suspect.
On Jan. 22, Micciulla and the department’s Investigation Bureau confirmed Pope as the suspect upon visiting his residence on Penwood Drive. Pope was arrested and transported to the Manchester Township police station for processing. Pope was charged with burglary to motor vehicle, theft of movable property, possession of stolen property and computer criminal activity.
He has since been released, pending a court appearance.
Manchester police have been continuously investigating numerous car burglaries to the area of Crestwood Village. If anyone has any further information, call the Manchester Township Police Department at 732-657-6111.