The Jackson Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of an alleged bias incident which took place on Thursday June 24, 2021.
At 4:10pm, Police Officer Kyle Stybe responded to a residence located at 73 East Connecticut Concourse on the report of criminal mischief. The victim, who is of the Jewish faith, advised the officer that at approximately 3:15 pm, he heard a crashing sound and then went into the study of the house and observed a broken window and a rock on the floor. The victim reported that he felt that this incident was in retaliation to legal actions he is currently involved with concerning the township.
As per the New Jersey Attorney General’s Guidelines for Bias Incident Investigations and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Bias Incident Investigation policy, this incident is being treated and investigated as a bias incident at this time.
The investigation is ongoing at this time and anyone who may have any further information on this incident is asked to contact DLT. Frank Mendez at 732-928-1111 or through the department’s StopIt app online.
– The media and the public are reminded that any persons arrested or charged with any offenses or crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
After follow up investigation completed by detectives as per Attorney General Guidelines, this incident is being closed and will not be labeled as a bias or criminal incident. Detectives determined that the damage was caused by employees of a lawn company doing work at the location and that company will be making repairs.