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Toms River Cops Credit Public Tips With Theft Arrests

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Jason Mayer (left) and Christian Wells. (Photos: TRPD)
Jason Mayer (left) and Christian Wells. (Photos: TRPD)

Toms River police, after receiving information following the release of a suspect’s photo on social media and to the press, said circulating the photo led to an arrest.

Earlier this month, the department released photos of a man accused of stealing a television from a local big box store. After receiving a number of tips from social media users who saw a surveillance photo of one of the incidents, police identified Jason Mayer, 35 of Lakehurst and Clifton Wells III, 36 of Bayville, as the suspects.

Police spokesman Ralph Stocco said the tips the department received helped link both men to the Jan. 11 incident, during which a 55-inch Samsung television was stolen from the township’s Walmart store.

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