FREEHOLD – A Rockland County, New York man was arrested Wednesday after police responded to a call about a trespasser and the man became uncooperative prompting a response from the county emergency response team (MOCERT), announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Deal Police Department responded to a call at approximately 12:41 p.m. reporting a trespasser who entered the vacant Loch Arbour Beach Club. Upon arrival, Deal Police officers recognized the subject as Edward Schwarz, 60, of Monsey, NY. Schwarz was wanted out of Ramapo, NY for terroristic threats against law enforcement. Schwarz was uncooperative and refused to exit the structure when approached by officers. As a result, the Deal Police Department requested assistance from the Monmouth County Emergency Response Team (MOCERT).
Law enforcement agencies were successful in having Schwarz exit the structure peacefully and without further incident. The subject was charged with third degree Burglary, fourth degree Criminal Trespass, a disorderly persons charge of Criminal Mischief, and as a Fugitive from Justice. Schwarz was transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township. There was no threat to the public during this isolated incident.
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The Deal Police Department was assisted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Allenhurst, Asbury Park, and Ocean Township police departments.
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