Township Police Charge Alleged Mailbox Vandals

Township police say they have solved about 20 cases of criminal mischief occurring over the past several months with the apprehension of three people on Feb. 19.

Stephen Weingart, 20, of Skillman and Tony Fresolone, 19, of Kendall Park were charged with criminal mischief after they allegedly damaged a mailbox on Old Georgetown Road, police said. A 17-year-old South Brunswick resident was also taken into custody, police said.

Weingart and Fresolone were released on $2,500 bail with a 10 percent option. The 17-year-old was released into the custody of his parents, police said.

The department’s Crime Suppression Unit established surveillance in the Old Georgetown Road area in response to the number of mailboxes that had been damaged over the past few months, according to a press release from township police. At about 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, officers on the detail saw a Plymouth minivan speeding down Old Georgetown Road, according to the release.

Another officer hear a cracking sound while information on the minivan was being passed on, after which officers on the detail and members of the patrol division found and stopped the minivan.

Police said a number of cider blocks were found in the back of the minivan.

Police continue to investigate cases of criminal mischief in the area, according to the release.

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