Numerous tips received by the Manchester Township Police Department led to the arrest of a 26-year-old Manchester man March 28, 2017, on charges of criminal mischief.
Tyler Kowalski, of Wranglebrook Road, was positively identified as the individual who caused approximately $5,000 in damage to the soccer and JV softball field fences at Manchester Township High School with his quad on Saturday, March 25th. Additionally, Kowalski was also found to be responsible for damaging the front entrance to the High School when he attempted to drive his quad through the front doors of the building.
Kowalski was arrested and charged with criminal mischief on Tuesday evening after he was identified as the quad operator in this incident. He was identified after officers received numerous tips from the public via social media.
Following Saturday’s incident, Manchester Township Police posted several images of the suspect attempting to drive his quad through the front doors of the High School on its social media sites in an attempt to solicit tips and/or leads from the public. After receiving numerous tips, Officer Christopher Cerullo and Detective Richard Jupinka were able to identify Kowalski as the individual responsible for the damage. As a result, Kowalski was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in connection with the incident. Kowalski was released on a criminal summons pending a court hearing after his arrest.
The Manchester Township Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in providing the information which lead to the identification and arrest of the perpetrator. Residents are reminded that tips and information can also be reported to the Manchester Police anonymously at 732-657-6111 or online via the Department’s website, www.manchesterpolicenj.com, by clicking the “Tip Line” link.