Members of the Manchester Township Police, Patrol and Investigations Bureau, have been investigating eight forced entry burglaries which have occurred in the Pine Lake Park section of the Township. The suspect used a pry tool to force entry to the exterior doors of the residence, including sliding glass doors. During the investigation Detectives were able to identify a suspect in the burglaries as Pine Lake Park resident, Dominick Frizino. Surrounding law enforcement agencies were notified that Frizino was a person of interest in the burglaries and were asked to assist in locating him. On Sunday March 03, 2013, Toms River Township Officer Jennifer Jukas located Frizino in that jurisdiction. Officer Jukas then contacted Manchester PD to make notification that Frizino had been located.

A subsequent investigation by Detective Adam Emmons and Detective Albert Vega, of Manchester Township Police Division, led to the arrest of 26 year old Dominick Frizino. The investigation revealed that Frizino acted alone in the burglary of eight homes in Pine Lake Park and pawned most of the stolen items at local pawn shops.  Manchester Police Detectives have been working with surrounding jurisdictions to recover the stolen merchandise from pawn shops so it can be returned to its rightful owners. 

After being processed for his arrest, Dominick Frizino was transported to Ocean County Jail in default of $90,000.00 bail with no ten percent option.  Frizino was charged with multiple counts of burglary, theft, and criminal mischief. 

Assisting with the investigation was the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminalistics Investigative Unit, Toms River Township Police Department and the Manchester Township Police Division Patrol Bureau. We would also like to remind all Township residents to keep all doors and windows locked, including vehicles, and to immediately report suspicious persons or activity to Manchester Police at 732-657-6111