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Area Men Arrested in Ocean Acres Car Burglaries


STAFFORD – The Stafford Township Police Detective Bureau concluded a week long investigation with arrests related to a series of car burglaries in the Ocean Acres section of Manahawkin. 

The arrests were made Saturday, May 6. Three men were arrested and they were Ryne Samler 24 years old, Christopher Triandafilou 24 years old both from Manahawkin, N.J., and Jeremiah Kramer 23 years old of Tuckerton, N.J.
Early in the investigation, Detectives learned of the stolen property from the series of car burglaries being posted for sale on various social media sites by Jeremiah Kramer. The Detectives arranged to meet Kramer to purchase the stolen property. Upon meeting with up with Kramer, he was taken into custody, and some of the stolen items were recovered.
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During the follow-up investigation, Detectives obtained information that additional stolen items were being stored at a residence on Beach Lane in Ocean Acres. A search warrant  was obtained and executed on the Beach Lane residence with the assistance of the Ocean County Swat Team and the Stafford Township Drug Enforcement Unit. 

At the residence, the search and investigation led to the recovery of additional stolen property from the car burglaries, two rifles, and evidence implicating Ryne Samler and Christopher Triandafilou. 
Ryne Samler was arrested on possession of heroin. Multiple counts of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, and theft. He was also arrested for second degree possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Samler is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail.

 Christopher Triandafilou has been charged with multiple counts of burglary, conspiracy to commit Burglary and theft.  Triandafilou was also previously arrested by Stafford Police May 3.

Jeremiah Kramer was charged with multiple counts of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and theft.
Triandafilou and Kramer were later released. All three defendants face future court appearances in Ocean County Superior Court. All recovered stolen property has been returned to the original owners.
Detective Drew Smith was the investigating officer assisted by Detective Sergeant David Johnson and the Stafford Township Drug Enforcement Unit.
Detectives are requesting assistance from the public in locating two additional items that are both believed to have been stolen by the defendants.
1.   A black and silver Microsoft Surface Pro 3 laptop, serial number 045783144653.
2.   A gray Samsung Galaxy S7 phone, serial number 351713084101.
Anyone with any helpful information regarding this case may contact Detective Drew Smith of the Stafford Township Police Department at (609)597-1189 Ext 8435

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