David Shank, 30, of Ocean Township, was arrested for shoplifting at Family Dollar on Route 35 on Thursday, May 19 when He was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was processed and released by the Ocean Police Department on a criminal complaint penind a future court appearance, according to an announcement by the Ocean Township Police Department.
Shortly after his release, Detectives Michael Melody and Jesse Orbach spotted Shank walking along Deal Road and then running up to a residence. Melody and Orbach exited their vehicle and located Shank in the rear of the home actively attempting to gain entry. Back at the station, Shank was now found to be in possession of a prescription pill bottle containing 12 Xanax pills.
Shank was charged with Attempted Burglary, Criminal Mischief and Possession of Legend Drugs. Municipal Court Judge Louis Garrppo, Jr set bail at $20,000 with no 10% option. Shank now resides at Golden’s Palace in Freehold.