Law enforcement in Lakewood, N.J., about an hour south of New York City, arrested and charged a Manchester Township, N.J. man purportedly related to a string of burglaries at building supply companies in the area, according to news reports.
As first reported in Patch.com, Jesse Vonderlin, 39, was arrested after a two-month investigation. From November 2022 to January 2023, the Lakewood Police Department responded to numerous burglaries at several building material supply companies. According to Lakewood Police Capt. Gregory Staffordsmith, at each of the crime locations, a light-colored Jeep Liberty was spotted either in the area or on the property at the time of each incident.
Police say they discovered the vehicle was registered to Vonderlin; Lakewood PD also asserts the suspect was caught on surveillance committing the crimes. The investigation resulted in police seizing roofing material at Vonderlin's home, and was believed to have been taken from a Beacon Building Products branch.
Vonderlin has been charged with five counts of burglary, one count of receiving stolen property, and one count resisting arrest by flight; he was transported to the Ocean County Jail in New Jersey.