On Wednesday, Oct. 22, a resident of Burnside Street in Manchester’s Pine Lake Park section called Manchester Township Police in the early morning hours to report three gun shots after a vehicle passed by the residence.
Three patrol units arrived on scene and minutes later dispatch received another call from a resident who reported hearing six gun shots from the area of Hannibal and Madison Streets also located in the Pine Lake Park section of Manchester Township. After hearing the shots, the caller observed three people running up Hannibal Street toward Commonwealth Boulevard. Officers searched several locations where the callers had reported hearing gunshots and located multiple empty shell casings.
While police continued their investigation Sgt. Robert Sharry and Patrolman Michael Anderson conducted a motor vehicle stop which led to the arrest of the driver, Angel Morales-Cordoso, 21, of Forest Valley Drive, Toms River, for DWI. Mr. Morales-Cordoso was driving a 2007 Chevy pickup truck when he pulled into the driveway of Manchester resident Micheal Dymond, 20, at 1741 Commonwealth Boulevard. Also identified at the Dymond residence during that time were Andrew Norris, 20, of Third Avenue Toms River, along with Michael Dymond.
Detective Craig Beaulieu and Patrol Officers continued to investigate the shootings and canvassed the neighborhood. After the review of residential video surveillance systems, numerous interviews and recovered evidence, the investigation led back to the Dymond residence and the three men they encountered following the shootings. Officers were also lead to the Third Avenue home of Andrew Norris where multiple guns were recovered which included the handgun believed to have been used in the shootings.
Norris was charged with possession of a handgun without a permit, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, and disorderly persons offenses. Dymond and Morales-Cordoso were charged with unlawful possession of a handgun and disorderly conduct.
All three men were transported to the Ocean County Jail in default of bail, which was set at $75,000 each, no 10 percent option.