Burglarize same house twice? Not a great idea!
LAKEHURST: A 22-year-old man accused of burglarizing a Chestnut Street home last month was arrested Wednesday after trying to break into the same home, police said.
Police were sent to the 600 block of the street after a resident had reported a man was trying to pry open a rear window at his neighbor's house with a screwdriver.
The neighbor, who said the man ran away after being noticed, described the would-be burglar to police, who identified a suspect based on an earlier interview with a man whose clothing matched the description given by the neighbor.
Police went to a residence on Maple Street where the suspect, Darnell Wilson, was staying with a girlfriend. Police said they checked inside the house and found Wilson hiding under a pile of clothing in the basement. He was arrested, along with his girlfriend, Chymen Johnson, 23. She was charged with hindering his apprehension.
Police said Wilson admitted trying to break into the home to take jewelry from the master bedroom. Police said Wilson also admitted taking nearly $6,000 in jewelry from the same home Aug. 23.
Wilson was charged with attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools. His bail was set at $10,000, with no option to post 10 percent, police said. He also was charged with burglary and theft in the August incident, and bail was set at $20,000, with no option to post 10 percent. He was taken to the Ocean County Jail, Toms River, according to police.