HAZLET – Police have arrested a 26-year old Old Bridge man they believe is responsible for a recent spate of car burglaries and thefts.
Oleksandr Stadnytskyy was charged by Hazlet Police Det. Ryan McAndrews Thursday at Aberdeen Police Headquarters for allegedly committing seven burglaries, five thefts and stealing three vehicles, according to a press release posted on their official Facebook Page.
Stadnytskyy is facing similar charges in Holmdel, Aberdeen and Manalapan too.
Holmdel has charged Stadnytskyy with two counts of burglary and one count of vehicle theft, following an investigation into a Feb. 2 report that several vehicles in the area of Chestnut Ridge Road had been burglarized and one van, which had keys left inside, had been stolen. The arrest was made by Det. Andrew Kret, according to Holmdel PD’s Facebook post.
In Hazlet, police accuse Stadnytskyy of burglarizing multiple vehicles in Raritan Valley on November 18. He is also accused of burglarizing vehicles and stealing a 2017 Nissan Pathfinder from Convent Court and using a stolen credit card he found inside on Jan. 30, and burglarizing an Acura MDX on Kildare Drive, stealing a computer and driving away with that vehicle on Feb. 4. (See article.)
Stadnytskyy is being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold on Friday.
Hazlet Police’s posted statement said it had worked “diligently” for months to find the perpetrator. “We have utilized all available resources and made this a top priority. We thank all of the victims and witnesses who assisted with information that helped the case.”