On January 15th Detective William Hetrick arrested Kelly Grotts, 31, of West Creek in connection with the burglary and theft of jewelry from a Spruce Lane residence.
Officers initially took a burglary report on January 5th when the homeowner contacted police after noticing jewelry, cash, and her debit card had been taken from her residence. The suspect had accessed the house through an unlocked front door.
Detective Hetrick’s investigation led to an area pawn shop where he was able to recover the victim’s jewelry and identify Grotts as the suspect.
Grotts was charged with burglary and theft and was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of $5,000 bail.