At 1pm today the Holmdel Police responded to a shoplifting call at Lowes Home Improvement. Lowes loss prevention advised that the suspect had fled the store in a black BMW and had shoplifted several large spools of copper wire. Ptl. Patrick Weimer located and stopped the BMW on Hwy 35 North.
Upon further investigation, Ptl. Weimer discovered that the driver, 29 y/o Michael Castinira of Browns Mills, had stolen 22 spools of Copper wire worth approximately $5,098.00. Castinira was also found to be utilizing various ficticious license plates by affixing them with velcro tape.
Castinira has been charged with Shoplifting and other related offenses and will be lodged in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.