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Stafford Police Apprehend Two Atlantic County Males for Shoplifting and Drugs at Manahawkin Target

Credits: Kaitlyn DeBarth

STAFFORD, NJ - On Thursday May 11, the Stafford Township Police Department were contacted to report on two suspicious males at the Target store. 

Upon police arrival at 8:40 p.m., the two subjects were located. The two male subjects were John A. Sauer III, 34 years old of Brigantine, NJ. and David L. Goheen, 21 years old of Atlantic City, NJ.  

According to the police report, the investigation indicated Goheen and Sauer III were attempting to shoplift various items from Target.

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"Goheen attempted to flee the area upon police arrival, but was quickly apprehended along with Sauer III," said police. "Additionally, Goheen further was found to be in Possession of Heroin and Drug Paraphernalia, and Sauer III had an outstanding traffic warrant from the Brigantine Municipal Court."

The police report states:

Goheen was charged with Shoplifting, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, but later released. 

Sauer III was also charged with Shoplifting, and later turned over to the Brigantine Police Department on the warrant.

The arresting officers were Michael Wade and Anthony Vincent. The Stafford Township Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit also assisted in the arrests. 

As policy, the Stafford Township will not release the photos of any defendants. Also, the media and the public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations, and that the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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