August 16, 2021
BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (BURLINGTON)–The Bordentown Township Police Department announces the arrest of four (4) males for traveling to the Township in a stolen vehicle for the purpose of committing auto burglaries.
This incident originated at 3:54 a.m. when a resident of Hattaras Ct. contacted police and reported that a group of males were burglarizing her vehicle. The resident then advised that these males left the area in a red SUV and officers received a second call reporting that this same group was now trying to burglarize a vehicle on Lexington Rd.
Officers located the SUV on Yorktown Rd. and attempted to stop such which led to all four (4) occupants abandoning the vehicle and fleeing on foot. Officers were able to apprehend one (1) of the subjects during the foot chase but the other three (3) evaded capture. A perimeter was then quickly established and community notification was made via our Nixle emergency notification system.
At 7:30 a.m. a resident contacted police after observing the three (3) remaining suspects on Holloway Lane and all three (3) were then located hiding in a homeowner’s shed on Matthew Court.
Further investigation found that the red SUV, a 2020 Mazda CX-5, had been stolen from New Brunswick earlier this morning. All four (4) subjects were then charged with burglary, conspiracy, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest by flight.
The subjects are identified as:
Ikeem Thomas, age – 18, Broadway Ave. Newark, NJ. Committed to the Burlington County Jail.
Tysean Brown, age – 21, Adams Lane New Brunswick NJ. Committed to the Burlington County Jail.
Tash Augustine, age – 21, Crosspointe Dr. East Brunswick NJ. Released on summons complaints.
Josiah Talbert, age – 18, Perry Dr. North Brunswick NJ. Released on summons complaints.
The following agencies provided invaluable assistance during this incident: New Jersey State Police, Bordentown City PD, Mansfield Township PD, Florence Township PD, Cherry Hill Police K9 Unit, Bordentown Township Fire District #2, Willingboro Fire Department and Cinnaminson Fire Department.
Any residents who have further information or home security video of this group can contact Det. Anthony Nagle at 609-298-4300, ext. 2142, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Brian Pesce of the BTPD commended the many officers who participated in this investigation as well as the numerous residents that provided assistance.
“The initial suspicious behavior of this group was quickly reported by several residents and then others took heed of our Nixle alert and provided us with vital information which led to their apprehension. Community policing is not just programs and events for our agency, it also involves being transparent with our residents and keeping them informed so they can better protect themselves. We encourage everyone to opt into our Nixle notification system so they can receive future alerts of this nature by texting their zip code to 888777.”
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.