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Cops: Son Burglarized, Started Fire In His Father’s Toms River Home

John Voltolino (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

John Voltolino (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

A 45-year-old Toms River man is behind bard Monday following his arrest of charges of breaking into his father’s home, than using a Molotov cocktail-like device to set a fire in the living room.

Toms River police officers were called to Sun Valley Road for a report of a burglary Monday at about 5 p.m., police spokeswoman Jillian Messina said.

The homeowner reported that his son, identified as John Voltolino, Jr., broke into the residence and stole a laptop. Responding officers observed a broken window in the bathroom on the first floor, as well as blood throughout the residence, said Messina. Additionally, a strong odor of gasoline was detected, and an extinguished fire on the living room floor – adjacent to a gasoline container – was seen by the officers.

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An investigation determined that Voltolino, Jr. “was, in fact, responsible for the burglary of his father’s residence and theft of the laptop,” the statement said. “Voltolino, Jr. was subsequently discovered in a wooded area behind the residence and placed under arrest for burglary and theft.”

It was determined after an investigation by a number of agencies that a fire had been intentionally set in the living room utilizing an open flame, paper towels, and a gasoline container. Further investigation revealed that Voltolino, Jr. was responsible for setting the fire that had been extinguished, it is alleged. As a consequence, Voltolino, Jr. was additionally charged with aggravated arson and criminal mischief. He was transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he is presently lodged pending a detention hearing.

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