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Avalon Police Charge Middle Township Man With Jewelry Theft

(Avalon, NJ)—Avalon Police Chief William McCormick has announced the arrest of a 32 year old Middle Township man on theft charges relating to an incident at an Avalon home earlier this summer.

Jason Bordo of Burleigh, Middle Township has been charged with Theft 2c:20-3 following an investigation regarding the theft of approximately $17,914 worth of jewelry from an Avalon residence.  Mr. Bordo allegedly stole the jewelry from the home where he was hired by the homeowner to do cleaning services.

The homeowner reported that the jewelry had been removed from the property on or about the dates of July 30th through August 3rd, 2012.  An investigation by Avalon Police Det. Joseph Gaughan resulted in the successful recovery of $17,894 worth of the jewelry.  Mr. Bordo was arrested by Patrolman Matthew Martino of the Middle Township Police Department on August 7th at the Wildwood Park Motel in Burleigh.

Mr. Bordo was transported to the Cape May County Jail where he is being held on $15,000 cash bail.

Avalon Charge Pennsylvania Man After Bike Sting Operation

(Avalon, NJ)—Avalon Police Chief William McCormick has announced the arrest of a Pennsylvania man on charges that he stole a bicycle in the community that belonged to the Avalon Police Department during a bicycle theft sting operation on Monday, August 13th.

Borough Police charged 37 year old John P. McCormick of Perkasie, PA with charges including theft, receiving stolen property, and unlawful taking a means of conveyance.  Mr. McCormick is unrelated to the Avalon Police Chief.

On Monday, August 13th at approximately 1:00am, Avalon police placed a bicycle at the corner of 22nd Street and Dune Drive.  Mr. McCormick was seen by police taking the bicycle and riding away from the intersection.  He was apprehended by the Avalon Police Department Bicycle Unit one block away on Ocean Drive.

Arresting officers were Patrolman Timothy Beal, Special Officer Mark Glassford, and Special Officer Trevor Donohue.  Mr. McCormick was released on his own recognizance following his arrest.

The Avalon Police Department reminds all residents and visitors that a bicycle theft is a crime of opportunity.  When bicycles are not in use, they should be locked up or placed inside a secure building like a shed or garage.