EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at approximately 2:09 pm, East Brunswick patrol units responded to the area of Sullivan Way for a suspicious vehicle occupied by multiple individuals.  The caller had reported seeing occupants exit the vehicle and approach several houses on Sullivan Way.  Officers located the vehicle, which was occupied by a female and two males at the time. 

Through investigation, it was learned that there was a third male unaccounted for.  Patrol units, along with Detective Bureau personnel, initiated a search of the immediate area for the male and any signs of burglary to residences and found a residence on Sullivan Way had been burglarized, says a report issued by the East Brunswick Police Department today.  

At this time, a description of the third male had been obtained and broadcasted to units on scene.  Detectives observed a male fitting the description in a taxi in the area and conducted a motor vehicle stop of the taxi on Corona Road.  During the motor vehicle stop and subsequent investigation, it was confirmed that the male passenger in the taxi was dropped off by the three individuals in the occupied vehicle. 

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The male, Ryan Carroll, 24, of North Brunswick, was found in possession of stolen property, specifically, numerous pieces of jewelry that were reported stolen by the resident on Sullivan Way.  Further investigation revealed the three occupants, Shanita Daniels, 23, of New Brunswick, Shawn Pellichero, 31, of North Brunswick, and a 17 year old male from New Brunswick, in the suspicious vehicle were in possession of suspected stolen jewelry, heroin, burglary tools, and $2681 in cash. 

Daniels and Pellichero were charged with Conspiracy to Commit Burglary.  Carroll was charged with Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Hindering Apprehension, and Possession of Heroin.  All 3 were transported to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center.  The juvenile, who was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Burglary and Possession of Heroin, was released to his parents, say police sources. 


These arrests and subsequent investigation assisted Bridgewater Police Department in solving a burglary in their township on the same day. Additional charges of burglary tools and stolen property are pending against Daniels, Pellichero and the juvenile.