Freehold Borough Man Arrested and Charged for Impersonating a Police Officer and Robbery
September 26, 2023
FREEHOLD – Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Friday that a Borough man has been arrested and charged in connection with two separate incidents, including impersonating a police officer.
The suspect, identified as Anthony Burke, 46, is facing multiple charges, including fourth-degree Impersonating an Officer, second-degree Robbery, and four counts of third-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.
The arrest stems from an incident that occurred in Freehold Township on September 17, 2023. Burke allegedly attempted to impersonate a law enforcement officer by pulling over a driver. Before leaving the scene, he stole the victim’s cell phone. On Wednesday evening, Burke was apprehended during a traffic stop in Freehold Borough.
Authorities are urging anyone with information about Burke’s activities in Freehold or the surrounding areas to contact MCPO Detective Kayla Santiago at 800-533-7443 or Freehold Township Police Officer Charles Lasky at 732-462-7500.
For those who wish to remain anonymous, information about the crime can be submitted to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers. They can call the confidential telephone tip-line at 1-800-671-4400, download and use the free P3 Tips mobile app (available on iOS and Android), or visit the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.
The case has been assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie Dugan of the Special Victims Bureau. At the time of writing, Burke’s legal representation was not immediately available.
If convicted, Burke could face up to ten years in state prison for these crimes.
It is important to note that despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a trial where they have all the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.
For more information and updates on this case, please visit the official website of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
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