Nicholas Graff, 20, of Gladstone Street in Manchester’s Pine Lake Park section, was arrested at approximately 7:30 p.m. April 8, 2014, when he was found hiding in a house in the Ocean Acres section of Stafford Township.
Graff was wanted by Manchester Township Police after Detective Adam Emmons identified him through surveillance video burglarizing the Jersey Gas, TC & Sons Auto Repair and Krauser’s convenience store in Whiting on March 24. During that burglary Graff was out on $75,000.00 bail from a previous burglary and unlawful possession of a handgun charges stemming from his January 2014 arrest.
Members of the Stafford Township Police Department, the Ocean County Sheriffs Department and the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Graff without incident when it was learned he was hiding in the Ocean Acres residence. After his arrest, Graff was transported to Manchester Township Police headquarters where he was turned over to Detective Adam Emmons and Detective Chris Hemhauser.
Graff is charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief and his bail was set at $150,000 cash-only. After being processed for his arrest Nicholas Graff was lodged in Ocean County Jail in default of bail.
The Manchester Township Police would like to thank everyone who shared the surveillance video online, and submitted tips about Graff’s whereabouts, which greatly assisted the investigation.
Members of the public with information about suspicious or criminal activity in Manchester Township are asked to call the Manchester Township Police Department at 732-657-6111 or utilize the Tip Line on the Police website. Any information provided by the public will be kept confidential.